BIFM Webinar: Waste - a matter of practice and principle

28th March 2017 (12:00PM)

Location Webinar
Contact Alexandra Edwards
Tel +44(0)1279 712645
Details Waste - a matter of practice and principle

Businesses have an increasingly complex challenge when it comes to their recycling and waste management operations and with Facilities Management Professionals (FMs) at the forefront of reducing environmental impact and ensuring compliance with legislation it is important that FM’s are up to speed with the latest practices and principles governing the management of waste. Following the launch of the updated Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management this webinar addresses some of the key legislation changes that FM’s should be aware of, the shift in the principles of best practice over recent years, as well providing some key points on now to communicate an effective recycling programme.

1. Legislation overview – Key changes and impacts – 10 minutes
Presenter- Dean Newton Group Sales Director, Waste Cost Reduction Services

This presentation provides an overview of the key changes in waste management legislation since the last GPG was published and the possible impacts to FM’s.

2. Is it all a waste? The principles of better waste management – 10 minute presentation
Presenter - Ann Beavis Director, Honeymaker Ltd

This section of the webinar is focused on helping FM’s look at proactive ways they can approach managing their waste higher up the waste hierarchy looking at how reuse can become part of everyday practice.

3. The importance of good communication – 10 minute presentation
Presenter - Marcus Sanders DipM. MCIM – Group Marketing Director
Windsor Integrated Services Group

This 10 minute presentation aims to provide FM’s with the basic principles to planning and communicating a recycling initiative internally to staff and the benefits to be gained.

Bios and company summaries

Dean Newton
Dean is a Director at Waste Cost Reduction Services and has worked within the waste management industry for over 25 years, working with a number of large national/multi-national companies, SMEs and Local Authorities assisting them in achieving their environmental and resource management aspirations through the implementation of best practice solutions and new services.

Waste Cost Reduction Service (WCRS) – sponsors of the Good Practice Guide
WCRS is a provider of recycling and waste management solutions to businesses across the UK. With proven experience and a strong track record, we support FM services across a wide range of sectors to find, implement and maintain solutions that are compliant, sustainable and cost-effective.

Ann Beavis
Ann has worked in the environment and sustainability sector for over 15 years. During this time she has helped devise and grow market leading reuse and recycling services for a range of waste streams. Ann is co-author of the Best Practice Waste Management Guide with Nicki Chennells and Kirsteen Harrison and is a member of CIWM, CIM and committee member of the BIFM Sustainability SIG.

Honeymaker specialise in working with businesses that are not only focused on developing and growing their organisations, but that also recognise that ‘better’ is not only measured in increased financial strength, but also in delivering stronger social and environmental outcomes.
A key client is Premier Sustain, with whom Ann has helped develop the market leading office furniture reuse, refurbishment and remanufacturing service which last year achieved the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development.

Marcus Sanders
CIM qualified in 1992 and a practicing marketer for some 20 years, Marcus and has worked with various leading organisations within the retail, construction and manufacturing sectors to enhance their communications, creating a boost in productivity and sustainable business growth.

Windsor Integrated Services Group (WISG)
WISG is a group of organisations that provide a range of innovative products and services, enabling businesses to manage their resources and deal with their waste in a sustainable and compliant way.

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