Waste Management and recycling is a fast-evolving industry, tasked with transforming more than 400 million tonnes of UK waste into power and reusable raw materials each year. With huge legal and environmental pressures to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill sites, recycling and reuse is big business with technology innovations really driving change.
There will always be waste materials to process – so your skills will always be in demand
Jobs are available in the industry at all levels, including entry level
The waste management industry employs more than 141,000 people in the UK. These professionals collect, transport, treat and manage waste and recyclables, often at highly sophisticated Energy from Waste and landfill sites. What’s more, the technology in this area is advancing all the time.
Companies outside the established industry are increasingly getting involved in waste management. For example, large retailers and manufacturers are carrying out their own waste recycling/reusage/waste to energy schemes, or working in partnership with the traditional sector to do so.