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News round-up 25/7

Circular economy on BBC Newsnight; WRAP Cymru funding; Post-grad certificate on offer, Inflatable elephant loose in Torbay

Circular economy features on BBC Newsnight

A short documentary on the transition to a circular economy was shown on BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Newsnight on Thursday.

The video featured Ellen MacArthur, who has been promoting the concept of the circular economy through the work of her foundation, as well as academics and business innovators.

Research and data on electronic waste was provided by WRAP.

The video is available here.

WRAP Cymru gives funding

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has received funding from WRAP Cymru to boost the town’s recycling levels. 

The money was used to buy recycling bins from manufacturer Taylor’s range of products, including 20 mini street units and eight street units.

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Post-grad certificate on offer

RWM has partnered with CIWM to offer the chance for a resource management professional to gain a fully-funded qualification University of Northampton worth over £2,000.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Resource Management part-time course is usually completed in one year (maximum two years) and is aimed at anyone looking for career progression into a management role or for existing managers looking to improve their skills and knowledge. 

Sarah Porter, divisional director for the environment events at i2i, which includes RWM in partnership with CIWM, said: “With rapid growth taking place in the waste sector and fast changing innovations, it’s important that people working in this sector are able to keep pace.

“The University of Northampton is a world leading specialist for the study of wastes management and resource efficiency and so we are delighted to have partnered with such a prestigious learning institution to support someone’s industry and technical knowledge and support their career advancement.”

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Inflatable elephant loose in Torbay

An inflatable blue elephant is touring Torbay to encourage residents to ‘Remember to Recycle’.

The council said that amount of rubbish sent to landfill by Torbay residents weighs “the same as 7,400 elephants”.

The elephant, part of Torbay Council’s recycling campaign, is visiting locations across Torbay Bay during July and August as part of a road show to help people remember to reduce their household waste by recycling.

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