Waste Industry Directory
Category: General Info
A comprehensive acronym and jargon-buster for all those in the industry. Click on the right-hand side for full information behind.
Anglia Ruskin University has developed a new, online Masters course designed for Operations Officers and Managers working within the Sustainable Resource sector. It is a work-based programme that explores the operational, financial and sustainability challenges of the sector and is specifically designed for managers who want to build on their technical expertise and round out their management skills. Go to the link for full information
Recycling information for households and businesses and bring-bank site finder.
Chartered Institute of Wastes Management. Publications, news, events and jobs relating to wastes management.
Making it easier for local communities, charities and voluntary organisations to find whre the nearest community repaint scheme is.
Information about the Community Waste Sector, including: setting up and running a community waste organisation; partnership working between community waste organisations, the public and private sectors; relevant networks and community waste organisations; important strategic information on waste and the third sector; useful ways to keep up-to-date on waste related issues.
Centre for Remanufacturing and Re-use. RRF member Oakdene Hollins has launched this webiste with the express intent of raising the profile of remanufacturing within the UK. Features industrial case studies, recommendations for future policy, links to useful organisations and a forum page for comments from stakeholders.
FRN's site dedicated to selling items on Ebay which have been collected by re-use charities.
The Environmental Services Association (ESA) works on behalf of our Members to support and promote the waste and resource management industry. They work with governments, parliaments and regulators to bring about a sustainable system of waste and resource management for the UK.
These pages of the EU website gives information and strategy info on issues of the environment
The Freecycle Networkâ„¢ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are exchanging stuff for free in their own towns. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer. Free membership.
International Solid Waste Association. Information on worldwide sustainable waste management issues.
The CIWM website now has a page of acronyms and jargon from the waste and resource management industry. Tocontribute any new acronyms, terms of phrase or jargon you would like added to the list email email@example.com.
Recycling information website.
Support for recycling and recyclate markets within the London area.
The Biffaward Mass Balance programme seeks to improve information about the environmental impact of resource use throughout the UK.
Materials Recycling Week website - complementing the magazine.
Municipal Waste Europe is the European association representing municipalities responsible for waste management and their publicly owned waste management companies, promoting public responsibility for waste management as a service of general interest. Municipal Waste Europe Rue des Deux Églises 26 BT 5 BE-1000 Brussels Tel: +32 2 229 2145 Fax: +32 2 218 12 13
The National Association of Wheelie Bin Washers represents those wheelie bin washing companies that are able to satisfy the associations entry criteria, which requires them to comply with all existing legislation and guidelines for the washing of bins using high pressure water pumps.The association aims to provide a forum to monitor and influence UK and EU Legislation with regard to the washing of wheelie bins whilst policing the industry on behalf of its members to try and improve standards within the association’s membership. It also aims to influence both Councils and Government with regard to the policing of those companies that do not respect present legislation and guidelines whilst carrying out the activity of washing wheelie bins.
National Hazardous Household Waste Forum. News, events, publications and legislation on hazardous household waste. Visit the virtual house.
A very useful website, should you ever need to find out about disposing of pesticides.
The Renewable Energy Association was established in 2001 to represent British renewable energy producers and promote the use of sustainable energy in the UK. The REA was called the Renewable Power Association until October 2005. Representing a wide variety of organisations, including generators, project developers, fuel and power suppliers, equipment producers and service providers. Members range in size from major multinationals to sole traders. Membership topped 500 in early 2007, making the REA the largest renewable energy industry association in the UK.
WRAP National Recycling Campaign - lots of information for the householder.
Recyclezone, is a great way to introduce ideas about recycling, reduction and reuse of waste to children between 5-13 years old. Loads of fun activities and quizzes and a teachers' section full of useful resources
A Scraps/Waste and Recycled Materials Business to Business Directory or search engine covering paper, iron, steel, metal, plastic, rubber tyre scrap,Computers, mibles phones, class, minerals, chemicals, textiles, leather and waste recycling equipment machines and reprocessed raw material.
This is a public interest/information site. How to recycle just about everything! Contains over 70 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.
Recycling Guide - A fun, informative and educational guide to recycling offering useful tips on why to recycle and how to go about it.
The Resource Association's ReQIP project brings together information from a wide range of reprocessors about their quality requirements for recyclate received by them, and highlights what they class as ‘prohibited materials’ which affect the integrity of their raw material. It is designed to provide information of use to local authorities and companies servicing the C&I sector as they determine the best ways to collect recycling in their local area, in the absence of any formal guidance from Government in England. It should be read alongside other valuable sources of information, all gathered within the WRAP Resource Hub, and including the Waste Regulations Route Map.
ReusefulUK is a registered charity incepted by scrapstores, resource and creative reuse centres to gather and share information about issues, barriers, opportunities, good practice, achievements, promotions and publications.
SITA Environmental Trust have supported a project, carried out by r3 environmental technology limited and AEA Technology PLC, to collate the large body of existing, and apparently forgotten, information about composting mechanically separated fractions of MSW including sampling and sample preparation issues; and then to present this information in a form that is easily accessible to the UK waste management industry, environmental consultants and researchers.
SITA Trust supports community and environmental improvement projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. On the website you can find out how to apply and see what projects they have supported across the UK.
An indespensible source of information on every possible aspect of the waste industry. packed with loads of information sheets relating to common materials, legislation and published reports. An ideal site for use by everyone from householders to students to policy makers.
Established with support from the European Commission Directorate General for Research as an information centre on sustainable waste solutions. The Waste Solutions Web Centre was brought to you by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability in cooperation with the partners of the Waste Solutions European Urban Waste Management Cluster (EUWMC). If you are an urban waste management officer, policy maker, expert or urban planner, this site offers you a wide variety of resources and tools for implementing sustainable waste management. Also visit www.iclei-europe.org.
The website of this national charity is carefully organised to guide visitors to the information they are looking for. The website is arranged according to their main areas of work and gives a good idea as to the diversity and breadth of Waste Watch.
Waste management is vital for people’s health, environment and local economy, and yet half the world’s waste isn’t properly managed. WasteAid UK is making an impact on the global waste emergency. WasteAid UK Partners with local organisations to improve the health, environment and livelihoods of people without waste services. WasteAid UK Builds the Skills of local people to deliver practical solutions to the waste crisis in their own communities. WasteAid UK Raises Awareness of the benefits of proper waste management and campaigns for greater change.