News and events

Project extension


We are pleased to confirm that the work of the LIFE SMART Waste project will continue until 31 May 2020.

A one-year extension for the LIFE SMART Waste project, which is co-funded by the EU LIFE Programme, has been approved by the European Commission. The extension will enable ...

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IMPEL targets waste crime


During 2019, IMPEL (the European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law) is involved with three exciting projects related to tackling waste crime: LIFE SWEAP; WasteForce; and SPIDER WEB.

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Progress on technical actions


LIFE SMART Waste has published a report to provide a high level summary of the project’s progress towards developing and demonstrating innovative ways to understand, tackle and reduce waste-related crime.

The ‘Progress on technical actions’ report was prepared for ...

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Interested in our training?

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The LIFE SMART Waste project is developing a range of useful tools and user manuals to help environmental regulators to tackle issues related to waste crime.  Following pilots to test and refine these materials, we will develop and deliver supporting training modules.

The final training modules will relate to ...

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Principal Policy Officer appointment


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has appointed Eleanor Strain as Principal Policy Officer for the LIFE SMART Waste (LSW) project.

Eleanor joined SEPA in 2002. Since then, she has worked in a number of roles to support sustainable resource use and waste management compliance. Most recently, she ...

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INTERPOL investigative case meeting, Lyon


LIFE SMART Waste have been supporting the work of INTERPOL's Pollution Crime Working Group by participating in an investigative case meeting on the involvement of organised crime in pollution crime.

Representatives from 18 countries met in in Lyon 20-22 March, 2019 at the invitation of the INTERPOL General Secretariat and ...

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We're recruiting a Principal Policy Officer

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A vacancy has arisen for a Principal Policy Officer to lead the design and development of policy and legislative changes arising from the LIFE SMART Waste (LSW) project within Scotland, UK and Europe.

The Principal Policy Officer will be employed by SEPA with responsibility for environmental regulators, enforcement bodies and waste industry representatives and includes ...

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