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Cracking Commercial Waste Recycling – 25th February 2008

Posted by hclinch Saturday, 2 February 2008- 8:49 am

Cracking Commercial Waste Recycling – 25th February 2008

The Caledonian Environment Centre are organising a series of seminars, the fourth of which will be ‘cracking Commercial Waste Recycling’ The seminar will be held on Monday, 25th February 2008 , in the William Harley Building, Main City Campus, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA.

Scotland’s Councils have made tremendous advances in increasing municipal waste recycling performances to over 30% by the end of the first half of 2007. Although the bulk of the success has been achieved on the back of household waste recycling strategies the UK Government originally accepted that the definition of ‘municipal waste’ includes commercial waste collected by the Councils and this latter stream therefore falls within the diversion targets set out in the EU Directive on Landfill, and the recycling targets announced recently.

Council commercial waste collection services differ from household collections in that there is no obligation on businesses to use the Councils’ services. Councils must offer commercial waste collection services if requested (and must also demonstrate that full cost recovery measures are in place). Commercial waste arisings are subject to far greater variations in volumes and frequencies.

The Scottish Government has set municipal waste recycling targets for Councils to meet or exceed 40% by 2010; 50% by 2013; 60% by 2020; and 70% by 2025 and there is considerable debate about the country’s ability to achieve this given the current legislative and financial regimes. The fact that the private sector handles a significant amount of Scotland’s commercial waste means that they have a major role to play if the successes secured by the Councils are to be emulated. This seminar will examine commercial waste recycling in all its aspects and try to identify the limiting factors which will have a bearing on success or otherwise.

This 1 day seminar brings key stakeholders in the waste sector to consider the options for recycling commercial waste. Programme Details here.

Attendees should be prepared to contribute to the discussion session.

Audience numbers will be limited to 50 on a ‘first come’ basis.

If you would like to attend the seminar, please complete the attached form and return to Mary Harley by fax on 0141 273 1430 or email to Download the booking form here.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely


Mary Harley

Office Manager

Caledonian Environment Centre

Glasgow Caledonian University

5th Floor, Buchanan House

Cowcaddens Road

Glasgow G4 0BA

T: +44 (0) 141 273 1404

F: +44 (0) 141 273 1430


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Dear Green Place Film Night

Posted by hclinch Tuesday, 29 January 2008- 10:40 pm
Planting Trees and Facing Detention – Children’s Lives in Glasgow: a film night for the Dear Green Place, at 7pm on Wednesday, 6th February 2008, CCA cinema (CCA 4)
Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Admission free (but ticketed)

Three short films presenting experiences of children sharing the benefits of planting fruit trees and facing the harsh reality of detention

1) Planting A Tree directed by Jenny Brown, Margaret Macintosh and Ruth Glen, in 2007. Two pupils from Rosepark Learning Centre in Glasgow show other pupils how to plant a tree.

2) The Wee Apple – Carbon offset you can eat directed by The Children’s Garden,
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 2007. The Wee Apple inspires Young People to eat, dream, think fruit and save the planet.

3) Unjust Treatment – Detention of children in Britain, directed by Peter Ross, Chiaroscuro, in 2007. A film about the detention of children in Britain and how it affects them and their families

Total running time: 18 minutes.

The films will be introduced by Martha Wardrop, with representatives from Save the Children and the Children’s Garden. There will be time for discussion regarding the children experiences of growing fruit trees and the affects of detention following the films.

Tickets will be available on the night of the screening, but if you wish to get one in advance please contact the CCA box office a week or so before the screening. All tickets are free.

CCA box office: 0141 352 4900

Martha Wardrop
Tel: 07854 817 665
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World Green Maps on Youtube

Posted by hclinch Monday, 21 January 2008- 8:47 pm
Hi, Wendy thought this might be of interest to Green Mappers
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How can we integrate sustainable housing and regeneration?”

Posted by hclinch Thursday, 17 January 2008- 7:28 pm
Dear Colleague

We are pleased to attach a flyer inviting you to attend a forthcoming masterclass and practice event on “How can we integrate sustainable housing and regeneration?” which is taking place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 28 February 2008.

If you wish to attend then please complete the on-line booking form, you will find the link to the form on page three of the flyer. You will receive an email shortly after you register, confirming your place and a delegate pack which includes workshop choice form and directions to the venue.

Please Register for SCR monthly e-bulletin.

If you have any problems registering then please contact

Kind regards

Cathie Pringle

SCR Events

Tel: 0141 574 1906
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