CIWM premiers multi-platform digital campaign to inspire ‘A World Beyond Waste’

13 Sept 2023 CIWM (the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) has partnered with CWP to produce a multi-platform digital campaign that shines a spotlight on the pivotal role of the waste and resources management sector in advancing circularity and protecting the world’s environment and resources for future generations.

CIWM is proud to present a preview of the series, titled ‘Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste’, at RWM Exhibition on 13th September, ahead of its official launch on 19th September. 

In the midst of a Decade of Action to accelerate sustainable solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, the series explores progress in innovation, technology, skills, policy and collaboration towards a zero-waste society, whilst raising awareness of the urgency needed for this transition.

The suite of future-focused content, including interviews, podcasts, short films and a documentary, highlights inspiring organisations and individuals who are seizing the moment to advance sustainable consumption, cut emissions, minimise waste, transform reuse and recycling, and support the rebalance of resources.

The series features industry experts including Dan Cooke, President of CIWM; Dr Adam Read, Past President of CIWM; Iain Gulland, CEO of Zero Waste Scotland; Dr Andy Rees OBE, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government; Sam Horne, Chair of NAWDO; and Cathy Cook, Chair of LARAC, among others. Mark Shayler, author, environmental expert & innovation lead, leads discussions in a six-part podcast series that takes a deep dive into key topics affecting the industry.

Sarah Poulter, CEO of CIWM, said: “Our members have been instrumental in advancing the way the UK manages its resources and continue to strive towards our goal of creating lasting change. We’re hugely excited to launch this digital series that celebrates those ‘Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste’ and we hope it serves as a catalyst for further progress and the continued evolution of our sector.”

Organisations featured in the series include Augean, Blue Phoenix Group, CRJ Services, CWM Environmental, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Indaver, KEW Technology & Circular Fuels Ltd, Norse Group & Rochford Norse, Nuclear Waste Services,  Recycleye,  Sherbourne Recycling & Machinex, Smart Environmental Support Services, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, GAP Group North East, West Sussex County Council, and Xworks Tech.

Max Smith, Founder & Managing Director, CWP said: “This is a sector on the cusp of change as it aspires to a world beyond waste. The transformation will take immense effort but there’s a wealth of determination and cutting-edge innovation across the industry. It’s been an incredible journey for us to meet those who are leading the way and we are excited to share their knowledge and inspire others.”

Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste will be available from 19th September at


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About CIWM

CIWM (the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) is the leading professional body for the resource and waste management sector representing over 6,000 individuals in the UK, Ireland and overseas. Established in 1898 – and now in its 125th year – CIWM is a non-profit making organisation, dedicated to the promotion of professional competence amongst waste managers. CIWM seeks to raise standards for those working in and with the sector by producing best practice guidance, developing educational and training initiatives, and providing information on key waste-related issues. 

About CWP

Content With Purpose (CWP) is a strategic content creator that works in partnership with leading member bodies and associations; engaging professionals on their industries’ contribution to solving the climate and ecological crisis.

Notes to Editors

Leading the Way to a World Beyond Waste will be available from 19th September.

Additional content, including podcast episodes and expert interviews, will be released in the coming months.

Media contact

Austen Lees, Sirius Communications