Waste Stories 17/8/2016

10th anniversary

1.CIWM sustainability and resource awards

The CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards are now open for entries. If you have an outstanding project, innovation or a success story to shout about this is your time to shine.

For more information click here

2. World Business Monitor from ISWA

Welcome to your latest complimentary issue of AcuComm’s Waste Business Monitor (WBM). This issue provides analysis of all projects reported on in June 2016: 77 in total, with an estimated investment value of just over US$4.6 billion. Waste-to-Energy incineration projects represented 43% of reported new or planned waste project capacity this month.
WBM provides an ongoing and comprehensive analysis of current projects in the global waste industry, enabling you to establish the level of activity in the different sectors of the waste industry around the world. The data in is taken from AcuComm’s proprietary Business Database. This is a database of projects compiled and maintained by us on a daily basis. The information in it is not readily available from any other source.
To access the issue, please click here


3. New free tool to help waste management industry assess workforce competences

The Competence Assessment Tool has been developed by the SWITCH Forum (Scottish Waste Industry Training Competency and Health & Safety) to help managers, supervisors and team leaders in the waste management industry to assess individuals and their teams against a range of competences and skills relevant to their job roles.

For more details, click here

4. Dr Colin Church to become new CEO of the CIWM

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced that Dr Colin Church, formerly Director of Environmental Quality at Defra until earlier this year, will be taking over from Steve Lee as Chief Executive Officer in the Autumn.

Dr Church has extensive experience in strategic environmental policy making and in his most recent role at Defra was responsible for government policy on issues including climate change adaptation, air quality, industrial pollution prevention, local environment quality, resource efficiency and waste, and sustainable procurement. He managed the Government’s support for waste infrastructure development, led for Defra on climate change mitigation, and was also a non-executive director of WRAP, the waste reduction and resource efficiency body.

Read more here

5. Funding opportunities for energy efficiency

Innovate UK is offering businesses and universities a share of up to £19 million to develop innovative solutions to global energy challenges.

Read more here

6. Technologies to reduce food waste

Cutting-edge technology – from intelligent food labeling to mobile phone-controlled apps and even smart fridges – is set to transform the way consumers shop and control their domestic food waste. For more information click here