As the leading membership body for the waste and resources sector, CIWM delivers an extensive programme of webinars and podcasts on a variety of topics throughout the year.

Why CIWM? 

  • A source of knowledge and information, directly from the minds of some of the brightest stars, and influential players in our sector
  • Provide valuable opportunities to update your CPD records
  • Topical episodes, focussing on the "hot topics" in the industry
  • Available to catch-up on demand in our Knowledge Centre at your convenience
  • FREE for CIWM Members

  • Don't forget to share your attendance online, using the #CIWMWebinars hashtag!

    We always love to hear how we can further help our members, and if there is a specific topic you think we should be covering, we'd be delighted to hear from you! Please send your suggestions to If you'd like to be considered as a host or panellist of a CIWM Webinar or Podcast please email or for advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please email

    Upcoming Webinars

    We'd like to thank our 2024 Webinar Supporters for their support; NTM , Bucher Municipal, Keenan Recycling, WasteRecruit  & Contenur


    Understanding our Waste: The good, the bad and the hard to recycle

    14th February 2024 - live @ 12:30pm GMT (45-minutes)

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    FPF FlexCollect Interim Report - Key insights for the waste and resource industry

    28th February 2024 -  live @ 12:30pm GMT (1-hour)

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    This webinar will focus on: 

     - Breaking down hard to recycle materials into their key components to better understand how we deal with these in the value chain. Specifically focusing on mainstream products like multiple material products. 
     - Examples of infrastructure changes that have increased hard to recycle materials recycling and reuse rates. 
     - Discussing if EPR and other waste/ producer policies are helping in the case of hard to recycle materials. 
     - How tackling these materials lends itself to driving a green economy. 

    Speakers include Alice Harlock from OPRL and Julien Tremblin from TerraCycle Europe

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    The Flexible Plastic Fund (FPF) FlexCollect project is now halfway through and has released an interim report at the end of January 2024.

    The interim report provides encouraging insights from the seven local authorities currently running flexible plastic kerbside collection pilots, covering nearly 30,000 households from across the UK. The report provides encouraging insights at the project’s half-way stage which will help the waste and resource industry to prepare for UK-wide collections in just over three years. 

    This webinar will present the key findings from the interim report – from operational findings and compositional analysis of collected materials, to insight into household participation and reprocessing trials. The session will also cover the next steps for the project will give participants time to ask any questions at the end.

    Speakers include Gareth Morton from Ecosurety, Oliver Morrall from Suez, Adam Herriot from WRAP and Steve Morgan of Recoup.

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    Policy & Product: Joining forces to tackle WEEE and textiles 

    17th April 2024 - live @ 12:30pm BST (45-minutes)

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    Festival of Circular Economy: 2023 Reunion

    15th May 2024 - live @ 12:30pm BST

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     Delve into policy topics including: 

     - The current policy landscape for WEEE products - discussing what should be covered, what’s working, what’s not working, and what needs to change. 
     - What the next steps are for WEEE producer responsibility. 
     - PR for textiles, should this already exist and what would it look like? 
     - Should overarching principles be applied to all materials to incentivise repair and reuse as we look to embed circular economy business models into policies? 

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     Hear from some of FOCE's 2023 partners and thought leaders as they catch up to discuss the key takeaways from last years festival and the progress we've seen since, including: 

     - The importance of collaboration - have we seen more of this across sectors? Are there new incentives helping to drive collaboration and decentralisation between industries and geographies? 
     - Material and product design, technology, policy, funding, start-up growth, business models, regeneration, green skills, consumer awareness; where have we seen the biggest progress in the last 6 months? 
     - Examples of organisations undertaking positive change in transitioning to more circular processes. 
     - Heavy investment is crucial for the success of driving innovation and change – are these critical conversations underway? 
     - What is your main Circular Economy focus ahead of FOCE24? 

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    Food Waste: For businesses and local authorities 

    12th June 2024 - live @ 12:30pm BST

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    Reviewing Simpler Recycling: For local authorities 

    10th July 2024 - live @ 12:30pm BST

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     Watch this space for more information!   Reviewing the reforms and the changes relating to local authorities including: 

     - The changes that have been implemented in the last 6 months, and the response to these. 
     - The latest update on New Burdens funding. 
     - Meeting the deadline for new commercial and household waste collections - where to begin? 
     - What challenges or barriers have arisen for Local Authorities since the announcement and where is clearer guidance still required?

    Click here to register for the webinar

    Thank you to our 2024 Webinar Supporters



    Upcoming Podcasts

    Upcoming podcast episodes:   A spin-off series with an internal sector focus: 
    Ep 5 - Resource conference Cymru debrief
    Operational Series, Ep 1 - An inward look: What we think, need and want as a sector 
    Release date: 26th March
    Delving into Wales's waste journey to becoming a UK leader in recycling, and unpicking the top moments and key takeaways from this years Resource Conference Cymru. 

    Release date: 27th February
    Join Lee Marshall and fellow waste experts as they take an inward look at the sector, discussing what the current landscape looks like for operators, experiences of working cultures and what people need to help their roles. 

    Ep 6 - Election time, where's your vote going? 
    Operations Series, Ep 2 - Behaviour change for a resilient future 
    Release date: 23rd April
    Join us for an election special! More information to follow. 

    Release date: 25th June 
    Episode 2 will focus on behaviour change internally for the sector and what this means in helping to build a resilient future, including skills development and retraining opportunities. 

    Ep7 - Fast-Track Comms for Circular Economy Innovators, part 1 
    Operations Series, Ep 3 - Our role in the value chain 
    Release date: 21st May 
    More information to follow. 

    Release date: 24th September 
    More information to follow. 

    Episode 8 - Presidents farewell: Reflecting with Dan Cooke 
    Operations Series, Ep 4 - The challenges, pivots and a look to the year ahead 
    Release date: 4th June 
    Join CIWM's president Dan Cooke and host Lee Marshall as we roundoff Dan's presidential year with a look back on the key milestones during his time in the role, and the work his presidential report led on to help drive opportunities for communications, collaboration and growth. 

    Release date: 10th December 
    More information to follow. 


    Be sure to check back regularly and see what we've got coming up for you on the Beyond Waste podcast - happy listening!

    Access Past Webinar Recordings

    Recordings from past webinars are available in the CIWM Knowledge Centre. Simply filter by "Webinar" in the Article type menu to see the latest recordings. 


    Unpacking the Simpler Recycling Reforms - Wednesday 8th November 

    In this topical CIWM webinar, our panel unpacked the recently announced recycling collection reforms that the UK government says will boost stagnating recycling rates and end confusion among householders in England regarding what materials can and can’t be put into their recycling.

    The session covered:

    • The key points that were outlined in the update, unpacking the details into comprehensible takeaways.
    • What the reforms mean for different roles within the sector, from policy-makers to recycling facility operators.
    • The ‘quick actions’ that need to be implemented to meet the deadlines outlined in the reforms, offering a roadmap for swift compliance.
    • Any exclusions to the update and their respective impacts, so you can anticipate any challenges ahead.
    • The areas where we still need guidance across the resources and waste landscape, highlighting gaps that need to be addressed for smoother implementation.

    CIWM's Policy & External Affairs Director, Lee Marshall, was joined by;

    • Cathy Cook, Senior Advisor, ReLondon/ Chair, LARAC
    • Robbie Staniforth, Innovation and Policy Director, Ecosurety
    • John Coates, Policy and External Affairs Manager, Re-Gen Waste

    Catch up
     here .

    If you would like to speak to a member of our team about webinars, you can contact them by:

    Telephone: 01604 620426


    If you are interested in co-hosting a Company Webinar with CIWM, please contact Ginny Thacker on 01604 823346 or email

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register for a CIWM webinar?

    Follow the link by clicking on the name of the webinar you are interested in - you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. 

    How do I know if I am registered?

    You will be sent an automated email with the details you need to access the webinar on the assigned date and time.

    I can't attend the webinar but would like to receive the recording and slides after the webinar, how do I do this?

    Register for the webinar in the normal way - you will then be sent a 'Sorry you were unable to attend' email which will contain a link to the recording

    Can I send my registration confirmation email to a friend or colleague for them to attend the webinar?

    No this is personal to you. They will need to register separately.

    What's the best way to listen to a webinar?

    A headset plugged into your computer is the best way as the sound is much clearer and won't cost you anything (data charges may apply if joining via a mobile device - check with your internet provider) but you can join by telephone using the dial in and PIN number provided in your registration confirmation email.

    How can I find out about upcoming webinars?

    Check back on the Member Webinar page on the CIWM website as new webinars will be added here as they are confirmed. Or keep your eye on the weekly News Online and Journal Online emails as they will also be advertised on there. If you are a member of LinkedIn or Twitter be sure to follow CIWM as they will be posted on there too.

    Are there webinars available for non-members?

    Yes these will be advertised on the CIWM website and social media (LinkedIn and Twitter). The webinars advertised on the Members Webinars page are for members only.

    I am interested in a specific topic that I think would be useful as a webinar. How do I contact you about this?

    We are always interested to hear about current 'hot topics'. Email your suggestion to

    I would like to be involved in a webinar as a panellist. How can I do this?

    Email with your details including your area of specialism or telephone the Education & Training Team on 01604 620426

    My company would like to co-host a webinar with CIWM. How do I go about this?

    Contact Ginny Hunter or Mark Norton on 01604 620426, they will be happy to discuss the process with you.

    If you can't find the answer to your question get in touch with us at or telephone the Education & Training Team on: 01604 620426