External Steering Group - LIFE SMART Waste project

A number of organisations and experts have agreed to be part of a wider External Steering Group to provide expert guidance, information and support for the LIFE SMART Waste project:


 The organisations represented in the External Steering Group include:

External Steering Group Members


Chartered Institution of Wastes Management CIWM logo

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service


Environment Agency (England)

 Environment Agency 

The European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment (ENPE project)


HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC logo


Brussels Institute for Environment

Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency

Irelands EPA


 Legambiente logo

Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales logo
Northern Ireland Environment Agency

NI Environment Agency

Police Scotland

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Scotland Europa

Scotland Europa logo

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SEPA logo

Zero Waste Scotland


The External Steering Group is also working with a number of interested stakeholders, including representatives from:

Mission Statement

The mission statement for the LIFE SMART Waste project's External Steering Group is:

  • We will use our expertise and our desire for the project’s success, to steer it, so that it delivers innovation and useable products
  • We will ensure the requirements of the project plan are met through collaborative input and productive partnerships


The key roles of the LIFE SMART Waste External Steering Group are to:

  • Provide constructive steer and advice on the technical aspects of the LIFE SMART Waste project
  • Bring technical innovation, expertise and information to the project
  • Shape, challenge and review project products – providing assurance on their quality
  • Establish themed sub groups and workshops as required
  • Actively promote the project and contribute to project engagement activities
  • Advise on opportunities for collaborative working through internal/external networks
  • Ensure alignment between the LIFE SMART Waste project and complementary work being undertaken by partners alongside the project
  • Uptake project outputs to demonstrate and promote the benefits


The External Steering Group will:

  • Be innovative through supporting the aims and objectives of the project and being open minded
  • Be positive through championing the project themes and motivating partners and supporting organisations
  • Respect our partners and supporting organisations by actively listening to their views and welcoming their inputs
  • Be planned, briefed and prepared for project discussions, meetings and events
  • Constructively challenge the project direction and ideas ensuring that we maintain credibility across our project partners and supporting organisations
  • Use our wider networks to engage and add value to project actions and deliverables
  • Support the project board and teams. Ensuring we respect the project governance and specified roles of project leads and beneficiaries