Reports and research

CIWM is at the forefront of independent, publicly available research within the resources and waste management sector. We produce reports, commission research and provide evidence for government consultations.

Annually we present a leading piece of research for the incoming President of the Institution.

Recent Reports:

Digital technology and consumer trends: Future scenarios for waste and resource management 2017

This report was commissioned to explore how advances in digital technology are changing and how consumer behaviour are driving the supply chain, with particular reference to packaging and the grocery sector.

Reuse in the UK and Ireland - a 'State of the Nations' report for the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management 2016
Reuse has for many years been the 'neglected child' of the Waste Hierarchy.  Despite many reports and initiatives to analyse the barriers to and opportunities for greater reuse, it remains an underutilised element of our resource management mix and one which deserves more attention from both policy makers and the waste and resource management industry itself.


2017 Reports 

 2016 Reports

2015 Reports

2014 Reports

2013 Reports

2012 Reports

2011 Reports

2010 Reports

2009 Reports

2008 Reports

2007 Reports

2005 Reports