Beyond commissioned projects, RWA firmly believe we have a duty to contribute to the progression of industry thinking through the sharing of acquired knowledge. Our team regularly contribute to thought leadership programmes around the world and always welcome the opportunity to participate in conferences and round-tables that seek to progress our industry and the betterment of society.

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Working Groups

RWA are participants in the Collaborative Working Group for Solid Waste Management in Low and Middle Income Countries (CWG): a forum and community of sector specialists for the sharing of practices and interaction in sustainable solid waste management. The CWG aims to achieve fundamental improvements in the approach to solid waste management in low-and middle-income countries, focusing in particular in improved livelihoods and living conditions for the urban poor.


Wasteaware is RWA’s sister NGO organisation. Founded in 1997, it works across the world in partnership with academia, policy makers and industry leaders sharing innovative approaches to waste and resources management from policy advocacy to publications and creating unique tools to assist progressive working and development.

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Tackling the Issue of Single Use Plastic and Plastic Pollution.

Report from round table conveened following the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer’s call for evidence in 2018.

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CWG Energy from Waste Rapid Assessement Tool:

This Rapid Assessment Tool provides a series of simple checklists to help decision makers ask the right questions and includes some simple guidance on how to uncover the authenticity and credibility of the companies behind offers for Energy from Waste facilities including questions on the technical, financial and contractual conditionalities and on the compatibility of the technology offer with the policy, legal, financial, environmental and social context.

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Producer Resonsiblity for Packaging Waste. Policy Paper.

The Policy Paper concentrates on the subject of producer responsibility for packaging waste with particular focus to facilitate the implementation of integrated solid waste management (ISWM) in the countries:Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia but content relevant to other regions.