Welcome to CIWM Webinars

CIWM delivers an extensive programme of webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year. As well as being a source of knowledge and information, these webinars also provide valuable opportunities to enhance and update your CPD or SLD records.



If you have any questions about our webinars, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions section at the bottom of this page. If you can't find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us at education@ciwm.co.uk.


Member Webinars

As part of our efforts to support the resources and waste sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, all CIWM webinars are currently open to both members and non-members.


Open Webinars

Open webinars are available to both members and non-members and places are available on a first come, first served basis. To register for one of the open webinars below, simply click on the registration link in the description. 

How Covid 19 Has Affected Street Cleansing Services During 2020, Cleaner Streets & Improved Service outcomes - Is Artificial Intelligence a Legitimate solution? - Citizen Engagement and Community Power

This webinar will cover topical themes around litter and street cleansing and will be chaired by Mark Richmond, the Chair of the NE Centre of CIWM. Speakers include:

  • Steve Robinson, Essellar Waste and Resource Management
  • Gareth Morton, Discovery Manager, Ecosurety
  • Andrew Kemp, CEO, Littercam Ai

Register here.




The focus of this webinar is to take a holistic look at Climate Change and the Circular Economy and what this means for managing the resources on our planet.

The webinar will start by giving a high level overview of the climate and biodiversity emergency we are now in. This will be followed by details on how Ireland plans to address this climate emergency from the perspective of waste action for a circular economy.

Finally, there will be a talk on how stakeholders in the Waste Management and related sectors can take specific action for the circular economy. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and discussion at the webinar.

Register here.




The plastic recycling sector received a boost recently when Innovate UK announced the award of grants totalling £20m to fund new technology development. The panel will comprise of representatives from 3 leading Advanced Recycling businesses that are developing different processes for the chemical cracking of difficult to recycle plastics.  Much of the waste plastic that currently goes to landfill or incineration is from household sources and there is a big increase in packaging waste arisings over the Christmas period. Our lead speaker will discuss strategies for Christmas waste minimisation. There will be a quiz towards the end of the webinar, so make sure to stick around and take part.
 
Register here.



Contamination of household recycling continues to be an issue for local authorities and their contractors. A number of initiatives are coming over the horizon that promise to help, but these are several years away. In this webinar, we’ll examine the three different tactics you can deploy NOW to make a difference.

ENFORCE – a commonly-used approach, involving escalating interventions, from tagging, through to threatening bin removal, to denying contaminators access to the kerbside recycling service. Beverley Simonson will present LWARB’s evidence about what works.
INCENTIVISE – encouraging people to recycle correctly by offering an incentive is an attractive proposition. Donna Cox will explain how a popular scheme which offers benefits to residents has reduced contamination in Bracknell Forest.
COMMUNICATE – communicating with residents to inform and persuade them to recycle correctly is essential, but not something that everyone gets right. Sarah Ottaway of Suez will showcase some of the more successful approaches.
 
Register here.

Online Events

CIWM colleagues are invited to join our online virtual ‘Pub’ Quiz on Friday 4th December at 1pm-2.30pm.

Unfortunately we can’t host our annual CIWM Northern Ireland Centre Chairperson’s Christmas Lunch this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so why not attend our ‘Pub’ Quiz for a virtual get-together over lunchtime and join in the fun!

Register here.


Join in the fun at the CIWM South West Centre Christmas ‘pub’ quiz.  You’ll get to test your waste and environmental knowledge, get to know other CIWM South West Members and most importantly, have fun!

Register here.


Future CIWM Webinars


We’re eager to find out what topics you’re interested in and what the ‘Hot Topics’ are that everyone is talking about. If you’d like to suggest a specific theme or topic for a webinar, please get in touch and let us know what you would like to hear about in the coming months. Contact us with your suggestions at education@ciwm.co.uk

If you’d like to be considered as a host or panellist for one of our webinars, please email us at education@ciwm.co.uk.

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

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 education@ciwm.co.uk

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

Email education@ciwm.co.uk 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 education@ciwm.co.uk or telephone the Education & Training Team on: 01604 620426

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

Telephone: 01604 620426

Email: education@ciwm.co.uk

If you are interested in co-hosting a Company Webinar with CIWM, please contact Ginny Hunter on 01604 823346 or email ginny.hunter@ciwm.co.uk