25th Mar 2004
That was the question put to candidates recently at the Scottish version of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Waste Awareness Certificate Course. Although most participants were pretty confident that they were well informed, without exception they learned a thing or two! The Waste Awareness Course takes you on a comprehensive but fairly basic journey through:
- Why we need to bother at all;
- What exactly is waste;
- What can we do to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste;
- The best ways to dispose of waste when we have to;
- Health and safety issues;
- Where we are with legislation;
- Where can we get some help.
Most of the candidates completing the inaugural courses, organised by Alasdair Meldrum of Ayr based consultancy, Albion Environmental Ltd, agreed that they knew something about their waste at the outset, but they had all really learned a lot by the end of the day. It was a surprise to many that they didn’t really understand just how much their waste was costing them and more to the point, how easy it is to make substantial savings in a relatively short time. The Waste Awareness Certificate Course was officially launched on 1st March 2004 at the National Waste Plan – Stakeholder Conference 2004, Glasgow, hosted by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency. Allan Wilson MSP presented the first successful participants with their certificates. Well done!!
If you know of anyone who would benefit from being Waste Aware, or wish to attend a training course please contact us through our web site www.waste-awareness.co.uk.