Welcome to the Chief Executive’s blog.

This is the page from which you will be able to access Dr Colin Church’s latest blogs, as well as the full archive as it grows over time.

We’ll be highlighting any new posts on the CIWM website homepage and through our Twitter accounts (that’s @CIWM and @DrColinChurch)

You are encouraged to not only read these blogs, but to post your comments too, so read on…

30.05.2017 Is The Resource & Waste Sector “Leadership Ready”?
With the 2017 General Election less than two weeks away and the party manifestos out, many in our sector are turning their minds to what we should say to the incoming Government, as CIWM chief executive Dr Colin Church explains…
  
16.01.2017 Gov’s “Bland Assertions” On Recycling Commitment Not Enough
CIWM chief executive, Dr Colin Church, offers his thoughts on England’s falling recycling rate, saying Government’s bland assertions that it remains committed to reaching the 50% target by 2020 are no longer enough...
  
09.12.2016  Brexit, waste and resource management…

Dr Colin Church delivers his second blog piece, this time taking on the subject of Brexit. What will it look like? What will Brexit + the circular economy mean for the UK? And where will it all end up? 

  
29.11.2016 Why waste crime is a major issue for society at large

CIWM’s chief executive, Dr Colin Church, says waste crime is an issue for society at large. Here, he asks if we’re just slapping sticking plasters on gaping wounds, or playing a bizarre game of high-stakes Whack-A-Mole! 

20.06.2017 More Q's than A's

There are more questions than answers in politics right now. However, Dr Colin Church, CIWM’s chief executive officer, says the important thing is that the resource & waste sector continues to highlight the contribution it can make both to a better environment and a stronger economy…

03.08.2017 Three Reasons To Be Worried…

In the latest of his blog entries, CIWM’s chief executive, Dr Colin Church looks at enforcement and compliance post-Brexit and identifies three reasons to be worried if you care about environmental protection…