Waste Awareness and Waste Minimisation

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This course is designed to introduce waste minimisation and provide an overview of how to implement a waste minimisation program. Waste minimisation provides many benefits to companies including aiding in legislative compliance, finding and saving hidden costs, and running the business more efficiently.


There are no entry qualifications required for this environmental training course.

Course content includes:

  •  An introduction to waste “What is waste?
  •  An overview to relevant waste legislation,
  • An introduction to waste minimisation-fundamental concepts including the waste hierarchy and the approaches taken to achieve continual improvement,
  • Techniques used to identify waste streams including waste audits and waste mapping,
  • An overview of planning, implementing and maintaining a working waste minimisation program.


Upon completion the candidate should:

  • Have an understanding of what is waste, and the types of waste,
  • Be able to identify the principal pieces of waste legislation and their requirements,
  • Understand and be able to describe the waste hierarchy,
  • Understand the concepts behind waste mapping and be able to plan and conduct a waste audit,
  • Be equipped to be able to implement and maintain a waste minimisation programme.

Duration: 1 Day


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