The LIFE SMART Waste project is led by SEPA working in partnership with three partner agencies who will also contribute resources:
- NRW (Natural Resources Wales), United Kingdom
- ACR+ (Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and sustainable Resource management), Belgium
- IBGE-BIM [Institut Bruxellois pour la Gestion de l’Environnement – Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer (“Bruxelles Environnement – Leefmilieu Brussel")], Belgium
Adopting a collaborative approach, we will encourage environmental bodies to set intelligence and investigatory objectives using common tools around shared areas of concern, before collectively identifying and tackling illegality. For certain interventions, collaborations are likely to involve non-environmental bodies, such as the police, customs or financial authorities.
Guidance, information and support for the LIFE SMART Waste project is also being provided by a number of organisations and experts through a wider External Steering Group.