In the 21st century, sustainable waste management is as much about resource management and recovery, as it is about safe and effective disposal.
This course helps participants who either produce waste or handle waste to use information gained to develop a more sustainable and cost-effective way of managing waste in both a local and national context. It follows the principles of the waste management hierarchy to underpin good practice in waste management, in a way that recognizes waste as a resource. This will both help to protect the environment and maximize profit.
Participants will learn to use a range of tools to explore opportunities in waste prevention, re-use and recycling; and in so doing, reduce management costs and create commercial opportunities.
Opportunities for energy generation from biological waste, including food waste, will also be identified.