CANCELLED: CIWM: No Time to Waste – resources for a climate emergency

Following UK Government guidance on 16th March, the University is now in the process of reducing its level of operation.  As such, Keele University and CIWM will be cancelling the CIWM: No time to Waste – Resources for a climate emergency event set to take place Thursday 19 March 2020 at 5.00pm – 7.30pm until further notice

Join us for this Keele University event, in partnership with The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) “No Time to Waste – Resources for a Climate Emergency” in the brand new Denise Coates Foundation Building. 


The Changing World of Waste - Trevor Nicoll, President of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

The way we manage waste has changed radically over the last 20 years, and now it is being treated more and more as a resource to be valued, not disposed of. This is having a significant impact on the wider resources and waste sector, in terms of people, jobs, training and infrastructure. This talk will cover how CIWM is addressing this challenge by responding to the needs of the sector. Trevor will explain the challenges of driving a circular economy and reducing carbon through effective and innovative waste and resource management.

Our Rubbish Resource: Studying Staffordshire waste behaviour - Dr Sharon George, Senior Lecturer & Course Director MSc ES, Keele University

Recent research has shown high rates of preventable, recoverable and valuable waste thrown away by households. This talk covers work done at Keele to characterise types and amounts of waste households throw away and the associated link to behaviour and the opportunities and sometimes surprising barriers to cleaning up our act.

Speaker Profiles:

Trevor Nicoll, President of The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Trevor-Nicoll200px Trevor NicollTrevor has a wealth of experience in municipal waste management – he is currently Assistant Director for Waste and Special Projects at Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, and previously worked as Head of Recycling, Waste and Fleet Services at Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council.

Trevor is passionate about education in the waste sector and has been a Director of WAMITAB. During his presidential year, Trevor wants to highlight the importance of supporting skills and professional development across the resources and waste sector. The sector currently employs around 150,000 but it is anticipated that there could be more than 600,00 job in the wider circular economy by 2030.

To drive this, Trevor launched the CIWM Green Careers toolkit at his presidential inauguration in November developed to inspire students in secondary schools and colleges to think about careers in the resource and waste sector, by showcasing the range, relevance and diversity of jobs available.

Dr Sharon George, Senior Lecturer & Course Director MSc ES, Keele University

Dr-Sharon-George200px Sharon GeorgeDr Sharon George is a senior lecturer and the Director of the MSc programme in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and a researcher in Keele’s Institute for Sustainable Futures at Keele University. She is a PhD chemist with a background in industrial high-temperature material manufacture and is a specialist in sustainable development, technology development and deployment. She works with local government authorities, businesses, entrepreneurs and the general public on projects involving sustainability, technology, waste and resources management and behaviour change. She is an active international media commentator in her areas of academic expertise, including the Independent, Guardian, BBC, Sky, CNN and Al Jazeera. Current research includes cleaner technology development and feasibility studies, sustainable material development, sustainable resource management in the UK and developing countries, engagement with and effectiveness of smart meters in households, and smart building technology. International research on resource and distributed energy technology focusses internationally in UK, Cairo and Bangladesh.

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