Dr Colin Church

28th March 2018
Developing Case

Developing Case

CIWM’s chief executive, Dr Colin Church, sets out the moral and environmental case for increasing the proportion of UK aid spent on waste management in developing countries, and asks… why should we care how poorer countries manage their waste? Much … Continue reading

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23rd March 2018
UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package

UK Will Vote In Favour Of EU Circular Economy Package

The UK will vote to in favour of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP) when it comes to the Council, Defra has confirmed. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed that it has written to inform Parliament … Continue reading

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22nd March 2018
UK Government Should Spearhead International Marine Plastic Treaty – CIWM

UK Government Should Spearhead International Marine Plastic Treaty – CIWM

CIWM has urged the UK Government to spearhead the negotiation of a “binding” international treaty to tackle marine plastic pollution, as well as increase foreign aid spent on waste management to at least 3% from its current estimated level of … Continue reading

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8th March 2018
Diversity & Inclusion: People Are Resources Too

Diversity & Inclusion: People Are Resources Too

On International Women’s Day, CIWM’s CEO, Dr Colin Church, talks about the need for diversity and inclusion in all areas, including the resources and waste management sector, and how CIWM is playing its part… CIWM was proud recently to launch … Continue reading

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27th February 2018
New CIWM Code Of Conduct To Encourage Resources Sector Excellence

New CIWM Code Of Conduct To Encourage Resources Sector Excellence

CIWM, the professional body for the resource and waste management sector, has set out a new code of conduct that organisations affiliated with the body must agree to adhere to – or face possible expulsion – with an aim of … Continue reading

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21st February 2018
CIWM Sets Out 4-Weekly Waste Collection Service “Checklist”

CIWM Sets Out 4-Weekly Waste Collection Service “Checklist”

CIWM has set out a service “checklist” of what councils might consider when rolling out a three- or four-weekly residual waste collection in order to address potential hygiene concerns.  The list has been sent in a letter to Conwy Council … Continue reading

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13th February 2018
Ask, Nudge Or Shove?

Ask, Nudge Or Shove?

CIWM’s CEO, Dr Colin Church, looks at behaviour change and consumer choice, saying we can’t simply accuse people of laziness or ignorance leading to poor behaviours, we need to make it easier for people to reduce, reuse and recycle…   … Continue reading

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10th November 2017
CIWM CEO’s Blog: Environmental Governance After Brexit

CIWM CEO’s Blog: Environmental Governance After Brexit

CIWM’s CEO, Dr Colin Church, looks at how environmental legislation might be governed post-Brexit, following Michael Gove’s announcement that the Defra intends to consult on the issue… In a previous blog I highlighted some of the reasons many in the … Continue reading

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