Education programme in Poland


Start 2014 - Finish 2016

Our mission in Poland together with our partner was to facilitate a waste management education programme. There were 650 people in attendance from different companies who were involved in waste management who participated in the training programme for a total of 8 days (10 hours of training plus 2 hours of consulting time), held on four occasions. 

The content of the Education:

- Environmental aspects of waste management

- Basic legal framework in the EU and Poland

- Overview of different systems, methods and techniques.

- Sorting and separation of waste

- Collection and treatment of waste

- Recycling of materials

- Hazardous waste

- Sustainable transport

- Communication and Eco Branding

- Business models in waste management

- Procurement of waste management services


Each participating company did its own work improving the environment or developing its operations towards a more environmentally controlled way of working. In particular, the participants appreciated that the

training gave them opportunities to see how they could develop their own business and, within the course, create a contact network to further refine their own business. The educational package has been adapted to be used in other countries, based on their unique conditions.

Positive examples

Among other things, the training has resulted in one

of the participants starting an education programme for children and young people in the field of waste management in their home town.

Another participant involved in the printing industry has started sorting his paper in a better way after attending the education programme and now makes a better profit on it. The same participant also started business with another participant also involved in the training programme, who now helps him to manage his hazardous waste in a more sustainable way.

"A significant amount of importance is placed on the increased recycling of waste and priority given to the prevention of waste going to incineration which has high costs and a negative environmental impact.Therefore, we pass on knowledge and help create the conditions for everyone to participate and contribute"

A quote from a participant