News release: Talking Rubbish!

Media and Promotion Office (2001) News release: Talking Rubbish! Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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With an estimated 400 million tonnes of waste being produced each year (enough to
fill the Albert Hall), the Government is constantly looking at new ways of encouraging
the re-use of materials and deterring the dumping of rubbish.
At a recent summit hosted by Enviromnent Secretary Margaret Beckett, criticism was
levelled at the Government, by environmental groups, for the UK' s poor record in this
area, with barely 11% of household waste being re-cycled out of a possible 60-80%.
Responding to this pressure, academics at the University of Central Lancashire, with
funding from the European Social Fund and Single Regeneration Budget, are
launching a new course designed to play a major part in tackling the UK' s waste
The Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Waste Management for Business is aimed
primarily but not exclusively at middle managers employed in SMEs throughout the
North West of England. This predominantly work-based, part-time course will provide
them with business-focused education and training on current 'best practice' in
sustainable waste management.
The course will look at core issues, including: life cycle analysis; development and
evaluation of waste management strategies; environmental auditing of waste materials
and energy; and the role and impact of legislation
"This course is a great opportunity for individuals to develop valuable work-based
waste management skills and for businesses to gain a competitive edge in an
increasingly "green" marketplace", said course tutor Dr Ian Williams
With a combination of seminars, lectures and work-based assignments, the course will
run from February to July 2002. Funded places are available. For further details,
contact Dr Ian Williams from the Department of Environmental Management, tel:
01772 893961 , email.idw.!;JaiL.!t.C._._JJk or visit the department website at
http://www. uk/environmenl.
22 November 2001

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