Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, is today launching the Re-Gen Academy, a dedicated support initiative to provide high-quality, engaging learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.
Through the Academy, bursaries will be available for those working in local authority waste management roles to access a range of training and development services delivered by CIWM, including face-to-face training, on-demand e-learning courses, virtual training programmes, and CIWM membership.
You don’t need us to tell you it’s been a challenging year. This year’s Recycle Week focussed on thanking the nation for continuing to recycle despite everything that has been thrown our way, and thanked you and our amazing bin crews for continuing to work, despite the many challenges you’ve faced. We saw thousands of partners getting behind the Week to help to share and amplify our messages – a big ‘thank you’ to all our local authority partners for the role that you played in this!
As we move into December it really does feel like we are actually getting towards the end of a year that at times has felt like it is never ending.
By the time you read this I will have “attended” what was probably the final meeting of a Defra instigated cross industry group discussing the consultations. The group first met back in January and at that point the next round of consultations were planned/expected to be released in October this year.
As 2020 draws toward an end there are many for whom this cannot come quickly enough. Whilst I don’t want to prolong the ‘agony’ that the Covid pandemic has brought to all our lives, it is always instructive to reflect on the experience and learn for the future.
Walking my dog this morning I came across 2 more discarded face masks - I find them every day, and I live in rural mid-Wales. Goodness knows how many masks and gloves are found on the streets of cities and big towns. At the weekend, I was asked by a local teaching establishment if detaching the ear strings it would help the recycling of the many masks they get through every day. I could only say, follow government guidelines and discard them in your waste bins.