An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Waste Management and Circular Economy

Contemporary Approach and New Trends

Course Introduction

Global consumption patterns with increasing complexity and volume of generated waste, urge for the need to continuously optimize waste management. The driving force behind this mobilisation is primarily attributed to the ever-increasing climate change concerns and also the plethora of pollution incidents and their subsequent environmental effects. This, in turn, requires the coordination of activities of the different stakeholders including manufacturers, regulatory authorities, consumers and waste disposal companies.

This Waste Management and Circular Economy training course will focus on the contemporary waste management practices and will examine each of these in relation to applicability in different sectors of the economy. Particular reference will be made to the transition from the linear economy to the circular economy approach and the implications of this on the sustainable use of resources.

This Oxford Management Centre's Waste Management and Circular Economy training course will highlight:

  • Waste management sectors
  • Specific toxic and/or infectious types of waste
  • The waste management hierarchy
  • The circular economy approach
  • The different levels of waste regulators


At the end of this Waste Management and Circular Economy training course, you will:

  • Learn to differentiate between the different types of waste
  • Develop your skills in assessing the risks involved in waste management
  • Understand the link between waste management and pollution
  • Apply waste management protocols based on global environmental treaties
  • Develop understanding of the transition to the circular economy model

Training Methodology

This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes trainer-guided discussions between participants, involving their personal experience. In addition, case studies and group exercises will further assist in comprehending the core principles of Waste Management and Circular Economy

Organisational Impact

Organizations sending their employees to attend this Waste Management and Circular Economy training course, will gain the following:

  • Knowledge on regulatory compliance in relation to waste management
  • Promote good relationships with stakeholders
  • Implementation of a proactive policy in waste management and pollution
  • Achieve economic benefits through a sustainable waste management policy
  • Cultivate the “reduce at source” strategy
  • Safeguard customer loyalty to their products/services   

Personal Impact

Participants in this Waste Management and Circular Economy training course will benefit in the following aspects:

  • Improve employee perception on waste management in general
  • Become aware of sector-specific waste
  • Implement and monitor a waste management policy
  • Better understand waste treatment processes
  • Understand the importance of on-going regulatory compliance
  • Realise the environmental implications of waste management 

Who Should Attend?

This Waste Management and Circular Economy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Health, safety, and environmental professionals
  • Personnel of waste management companies
  • Regulatory compliance officers
  • Local environmental authorities
  • Companies operating landfill sites

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to Waste

  • Waste classification criteria
  • The waste management chain and resource allocation
  • The waste hierarchy – From production to final disposal
  • Definition of hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • The waste management industry – Who are the stakeholders?

Day 2

Waste Management - The Waste Generation Sectors

  • Domestic/Municipal waste – Treatment and applications
  • Commercial and industrial waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Medical and toxic waste
  • Introduction to regulations and best practices

Day 3

Environmental Implications

  • Environmental impact of waste management
  • Water, land, and air pollution
  • Difference between pollution & contamination
  • Air pollution and health impacts
  • Climate change – Greenhouse gas emissions

Day 4

The Circular Economy Perspective

  • Definition according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
  • Sustainable consumption and production – The hotspots analysis tool
  • Raw materials global spread, use and depletion
  • Energy use
  • Water use and scarcity

Day 5

The Risks Involved in Waste Management

  • Prevention of contamination
  • HAZID (HAZard IDentification)
  • HAZOP (HAZard & OPerability)
  • Landfill sites - The most common method of organised waste disposal
  • Environmental ethics


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.



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5 Days
Classroom, Live/Online
Choose the date and location that suits you:
Classroom Sessions
04-08 Dec 2023
Fee: $5,950
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10-14 Jun 2024
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30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
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02-06 Dec 2024
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30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
Fee: $3,950
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