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About the “Waster” – Waste Management Consultancy Service

Image of the IPPTS Associates environmental services logoYour blog author and publisher is a (United Kingdom based) waste management professional. He offers a Waste Management Consultancy Service, based on more than thirty years of experience, and is the Principal of IPPTS Associates.

Steve Last is a Chartered Waste Manager and has worked on projects in the UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Cyprus, and South Africa.

Steve provides a full environmental engineering and waste management consultancy service. Click the following link to view his environmental compliance consultancy website at

The main areas of expertise are:-

Our mission is to educate and inform the public about the waste management industry and to promote sustainable waste disposal practices.

The Waster's Origins: Born to Dump Rubbish!

The Waster before he became a Resource Manager.
Dressed to Fill Landfills!

Above: The Waster before he was converted from a love of landfilling to a committed recycler.

He still likes to landfill a lot, but he is now fully converted to waste avoidance and all kinds of waste diversion away from landfill and he likes to think of himself now as a Resource Manager within the Circular Economy.

Our Finest Moment

Receiving our award for Best Paper of the Year in Waste Management.

Receiving our award for Best Paper of the Year in Waste Management.

Left to right: Steve Last, Howard Robinson, CIWM President Keith Simmonite, and Jonty Olufsen.

The James Jackson Medal for 2005 was awarded to the best paper presented to a meeting of the Institution, for our combined paper, Design and Operation of Cost Effective Leachate Treatment Systems at UK Landfills: Recent Case Studies, as included in CIWM's Scientific and Technical Review.

Why Blog?

I run my own independent environmental consultancy so blogging helps me maintain a professional presence and brings in leads to my business.

It is also a form of relaxation! My professional services website is at

The most rewarding part of blogging is when people comment on the articles, so please do give comments and provide feedback via our Contact page.

Points of Interest

  • There are about 400 articles on this blog and rising!
  • Our eBooks have been downloaded more than 3,500 times.
  • On our busiest day recently we had over 600 visitors who viewed the site.
  • 95% of those that have voted on our eBooks say they are “Very Useful”.

Our current most popular articles are about waste processing and waste separation methods. Our article writing has been given a platinum certificate by the staff at EzineArticles.

The Waster started blogging in June 2006, and with an occasional guest blogger has been posting newsy and technical articles about waste, re-use, and recycling, at between once a month and weekly, ever since.

Steve Last

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