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Definition of Waste Code of Practice
The Definition of Waste Code of Practice (DoWCoP) provides a clear, consistent and efficient process which enables the reuse of excavated materials on-site or their movement between sites.

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  1. National Brownfield Forum November 2019 Meeting - Notes available

    National Brownfield Forum November 2019 Meeting - Notes available

     January 2020
    The National Brownfield Forum November 2019 meeting notes now available to download here.
  2. NICE publish guidelines for indoor air quality in residential buildings

    NICE publish guidelines for indoor air quality in residential buildings

     January 2020
    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently published guidelines that cover indoor air quality in residential buildings.  It aims to raise awareness of the importance of good...
  3. Historic England publish guidelines on evaluating and recording Gasworks and redundant Gas Holders

    Historic England publish guidelines on evaluating and recording Gasworks and redundant Gas Holders

     January 2020
    Historic England has recently published "Gas Works and Redundant Gas Holders: Guidelines for their Evaluation and Recording".  It is available to download here.  The guidelines are designed to inform an...
  4. EEA report on emerging chemical risks in Europe - PFAS

    EEA report on emerging chemical risks in Europe - PFAS

     January 2020
    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently published a briefing summarising the known and potential risks to human health and the environment in Europe posed by persistent chemicals the per-...
  5. Anniversary Conference videos are ready!

    Anniversary Conference videos are ready!

     December 2019
    CL:AIRE is delighted to let you know that the videos from its 20th Anniversary Conference are now available to view by delegates and CL:AIRE members. 21 presentations were recorded, 18 from the...
  6. Asbestos in Soil Training

    Asbestos in Soil Training

     December 2019
    With a hugely successful 2019 for CL:AIRE asbestos in soils training for land professionals, we are delighted to announce its 2020 classroom dates for CAR-SOIL and Non Licensed Work training (see...
  7. Registration Open for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

    Registration Open for CL:AIRE Members' Social Event in Bristol - 11 March 2020

     December 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to be hosting an informal social event on Wednesday 11 March 2020 in Bristol for CL:AIRE Members and DoWCoP Qualified Persons.
  8. Environment Agency update on land contamination risk management (LCRM)

    Environment Agency update on land contamination risk management (LCRM)

     December 2019
    In June 2019 the Environment Agency published on GOV.UK an update to the model procedures for the management of land contamination (CLR11). The EA requested feedback on the technical content and...
  9. New Material Donor Sites at Corfe Mullen (D145) & Havant (D146)

    New Material Donor Sites at Corfe Mullen (D145) & Havant (D146)

     December 2019
    Material Donor sites: D145 at Corfe Mullen has Topsoil for Gardens, Open Space, Verges, Allotments, Play Areas use. D146 at Havant has Subsoil with Ground Reports for Gardens, Open Space, Verges, Allotments,...
  10. Natural capital for clean growth | Research Festival 2020  - University of Plymouth, 23 January 2020

    Natural capital for clean growth | Research Festival 2020 - University of Plymouth, 23 January 2020

     December 2019
    The South West has a wealth of untapped potential as a natural resource centre with a national offer, particularly for emerging sectors. How can these assets be harnessed for clean...
  11. Doug Laidler

    Doug Laidler

     December 2019
    It is with great sadness that we share the news that Doug Laidler has recently passed away. Doug was a hugely respected professional consultant working on land contamination matters for...
  12. Registration Open for the Rushlight Show - 30 January 2020

    Registration Open for the Rushlight Show - 30 January 2020

     December 2019
    The 11th Rushlight Show, kindly sponsored by Innovate UK, BEIS, Flanders Investment & Trade,  Carbon Limiting Technologies, Granted Consultancy, Venner Shipley and London South Bank University is taking place on Thursday...
  13. GeoCareers Fair, University of Plymouth, 26 February 2020

    GeoCareers Fair, University of Plymouth, 26 February 2020

     November 2019
    The Uni. of Plymouth School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences invites CL:AIRE Members to meet current students in relevant disciplines at this careers fair on the 26 February 2020...
  14. CL:AIRE meets training milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos in soil related courses

    CL:AIRE meets training milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos in soil related courses

     November 2019
    CL:AIRE's successful asbestos in soil training courses go from strength to strength and have recently met a key milestone by training more than 1000 professionals in asbestos related courses in...
  15. Final INSPIRATION bulletin published on a decision support tool to mitigate nutrients in drainage waters

    Final INSPIRATION bulletin published on a decision support tool to mitigate nutrients in drainage waters

     November 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announced the final INSPIRATION bulletin has been published, taking the total to 14.  INSPIRATION Bulletin IB11 describes the development and application of a freely available decision support...
  16. Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Consultation Report Summary

    Gas Protection Verification Accreditation Scheme Consultation Report Summary

     November 2019
    In Spring 2019, CL:AIRE undertook an industry wide consultation to gather stakeholders feedback about a proposed development of a gas protection verification accreditation scheme. The scheme seeks to raise standards...
  17. Registration closes Friday 1 November - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference

    Registration closes Friday 1 November - CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference

     October 2019
    CL:AIRE's 20th Anniversary Conference: Innovation, Efficiency & Standards is being held on 14th November 2019 at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. ...
  18. CL:AIRE publishes new DoWCoP Bulletin on the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site

    CL:AIRE publishes new DoWCoP Bulletin on the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site

     October 2019
    CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that a new DoWCoP Bulletin - Implementing the Waste Hierarchy at the Thames Tideway Chambers Wharf site (DoWCoP 1) is now available to download.
  19. Entries open for Rushlight Awards 2019-20 - Closing date 30 November 2019

    Entries open for Rushlight Awards 2019-20 - Closing date 30 November 2019

     October 2019
    The Rushlight Awards 2019-20 are now open to entries!  Entries close on 30 November 2019 and the Rushlight Awards Party will follow the Rushlight Show on Thursday 30 January 2020...
  20. Soils in the SE Workshop 18 - 4 December 2019

    Soils in the SE Workshop 18 - 4 December 2019

     October 2019
    Soil Treatment & Materials Recovery in the South East A workshop designed for developers, consultants, landowners, waste operators and regulators.
  21. University of Plymouth - seeking industry input for new MSc Environmental Geochemistry Course

    University of Plymouth - seeking industry input for new MSc Environmental Geochemistry Course

     October 2019
    University of Plymouth are launching a new MSc Environmental Geochemistry taught masters programme for 2020/21.