5 October 2015
The LIFE SMART Waste project was amongst the topics considered at the three-day IMPEL TFS – Waste Conference which commenced on 30 September 2015 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference convened to consider the theme of “Waste Crime” and was attended by approximately 100 delegates from countries throughout Europe.
Willie Wilson (National Operations Waste & Enforcement Manager, SEPA) spoke about the LIFE SMART Waste project during his presentation on the formation of the Scottish Environmental Crime Taskforce and its adoption of the model used by Interpol’s National Environmental Security Taskforce. More detail on the LIFE SMART Waste project was given by George Hope (Unit Manager – LIFE SMART Waste, SEPA), including the collaborative nature of the project’s ‘Hub’ and an overview of a number of the innovative toolkits (e.g. relating to remote sensing and financial investigations) which will support regulators, inspectors and waste crime investigators.
The conference provided a good opportunity to raise awareness of the LIFE SMART Waste project and to engage with a network of potential users and interested parties who could provide expertise and experience in key technical areas.
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