Press Comment
16th August 2017

CIWM welcomes latest Government reassurance on environmental standards

CIWM has welcomed the statement in the Government’s latest Brexit paper ‘Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper’ on maintaining environmental standards.

“It is one brief point among many but CIWM welcomes the Government’s explicit commitment to maintaining high environmental standards in the new Brexit position paper published yesterday,” say chief executive Dr Colin Church. “It is essential that our environmental standards are not sacrificed in the pursuit of future trade deals or economic growth at any cost. Every statement of intent given by the Government on this front helps to ensure that it can be held to account if actions don’t meet words.”


Notes to Editors:

  1. CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the leading professional body for the resource and waste management sector representing around 6,000 individuals in the UK and overseas. Established in 1898, CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. More information can be found at

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