Waste, Emissions, Land & Sustainable Development (C5)

The module looks at the various types of waste and air/ water emissions and land management and the major issues arising. It provides a common, step-by-step approach to assessing these issues ecologically, legally, in terms of business implications, good and best practice (including contingency planning). It examines Integrated Prevention Pollution and Control (IPPC) - and its adaptation for Sustainable Development. It presents a pathway for movement from environmental management to ecologically and socially sustainable development, exploring issues of implementation, integration and facilitation over the medium to long term.


  • Develop significant knowledge, understanding and initial competence in the basic work of environmental management, covering environmental, regulatory compliance, technical and management issues related to: storage and handling, waste, emissions and land management including: penalties, good practices, hazardous waste management and treatment, transport and disposal of waste - and assurance.
  • Achieve a working appreciation of the fundamentals of systematic environmental management, including inspection, the principles of pollution control, aspects, source-pathway-receptor, the waste hierarchy, aspects evaluation, material efficiency, energy management and organising and managing a comprehensive multi-project strategy.
  • Develop an initial working knowledge and understanding of possibilities and approaches for moving from environmental improvement to ecologically and socially sustainable management of waste, emissions and land, including a) design and reframing b) action on waste hierarchy and material efficiency c) closed loop d) bio-mimicry, e) whole system optimisation f) applying Natural Step criteria pragmatically and in a system for sustainable management and g) site demonstration.
  • Justify, secure support and facilitate a project for such a comprehensive, systematic, step-by-step operational approach for a specific business organisation over the medium to long term.

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