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Module 3:

Prevention Reuse and Recycling

Module 3 provides an overview of the main waste prevention and waste recycling approaches. The course explores many aspects of Circularity that features strongly in the current national waste policy and waste management plans.

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Module 3 : Prevention Reuse and Recycling

This is the first of three technology based modules that explore waste treatment and handling techniques.  We begin with the activities at the top of the waste hierarchy and examine the measures that can be used to reduce waste production and prevent waste arising in the first instance.  The course explores many aspects of Circularity that features strongly in the current national waste policy and waste management plans.  This includes a detailed look at the concept of preparing for re-use, taking materials that may otherwise be discarded and preparing them for extended life or second life.   The course also analyses the concept of recycling looking at a variety of materials and techniques that are suitable for recycling waste that is found in the municipal waste stream.  During the course you will learn how to plan a recycling system, deal with markets for recyclables as well as looking at the important aspects of recyclable processing in the design of material recycling facilities.  The course looks at facility design with a specific focus on civic amenity sites and household waste recycling centres.  It provides excellent practical understanding for those that are involved in facility operation or for those that need an overview of how these types of facilities work.

The contents of the course are as follows:

  • Waste prevention, re-use and recycling in the context of the waste hierarchy.
  • Recycling data and statistics.
  • Principles and methods of household, commercial and industrial waste prevention.
  • The National Waste Prevention Plan.
  • The fundamental principles of recycling, such as the importance of markets; relationship between recycling collection and processing.
  • How to plan a recycling scheme from assessing the materials available to implementation.
  • The key components of waste material flow to markets as compared to the key components of decision on what materials to collect.
  • The key drivers of market volatility on a global to local level
  • A European and  global market outlook for certain recycled materials
  • Systems which are available for processing of recyclables, including sorting techniques, equipment and outline MRF design.
  • Options available for recycling collections such as vehicle technology, bring sites, kerbside collection and other systems and processes.
  • Design of operation of Civic Amenity (CA) sites or Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC).

You will receive a detailed Manual on the day.

In common with all modules on this course, a set of manual notes will be provided to each delegate.  The course also involves a number of exercises and group workto allow delegates to explore the topics in more detail.

A tutor will provide worksheets and exercise materials for group work that is incorporated into the delivery of this module.  Each module also includes a set of visual aids typically in powerpoint, that the tutor uses to guide delegates through the learning materials.

Vip Patel is the course tutor for Module 3.

Vip Patel is an experienced trainer and waste and environmental professional with over 30 years operational, training and consultancy experience gained in Ireland, UK, Hong Kong, Europe, and North America. He has extensive experience in all aspects of work concerned with integrated waste management projects, including policy development, feasibility and strategic studies, market intelligence and assessment.

He also has a good appreciation of life cycle assessment / analysis, producer responsibility issues, waste contract development and assessment, conceptual design and development of waste collection /recovery & recycling/ treatment / processing systems, including technology assessments and reviews. He is also a highly experienced environmental trainer / communicator and believes in strong links with government, regulators, and industry to achieve sustainable environmental solutions.

A range of Waste Managers & Regulators...

The course is suitable for a wide range of waste managers and regulators.  Module 3 & Module 4 provide a detailed overview of the technologies and approaches to waste management that form the basis for the waste management hierarchy.

This course is suitable for those running facilities and also those that have a requirement for an overview of these types of activities, for example, regulators or waste management planners.

Check out our other Modules on the Waste Management Training Programme

Module 1 - Waste Management Policy and Legislation

Tullamore Court Hotel
11th-12th September 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €725

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Module 2 - Regulation of Waste Activities

Tullamore Court Hotel
25-26th September 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €635

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Module 3 - Prevention, Reuse & Recycling

Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore
9-10th October 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €635

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Module 4 - Biological & Thermal Treatment

Tullamore Court Hotel
23-24th October 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €635

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Module 5 - Landfill Management Planning & Development for Waste Facilities

Tullamore Court Hotel
13-14th November 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €635

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Module 6 - Facility Management Compliance & Reporting

Tullamore Court Hotel
27-28th November 2024
9.00am - 4.00pm
Module Cost : €635

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Module 1 € 725. Modules 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 €635.  Entire course Modules 1-6 discounted to €3490 when booked at commencement. (If you take Module 2 independently not having completed Module 1 then the cost for Module 2 is €725 to allow for purchase of additional reference documents).

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