Mark Heggie

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Mark has worked for SEPA for over ten years working predominantly as SEPA’s policy lead for two key waste portfolios namely Hazardous/Special Waste and Healthcare Waste. Mark plays a key role in the development of SEPA’s environmental policies, strategies and guidance.

Mark has been seconded into other SEPA units, leading on SEPA’s implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive, and working with SEPA’s Radioactive Substances Unit.

Mark’s role within SEPA works closely with SEPA’s UK Partner environment agencies, most recently seen in his involvement in the development of WM3 and represents SEPA on a number of CIWM special interest groups namely its Healthcare Waste (Scottish and UK) SIGs, Hazardous Waste SIG, and Regulation SIG.

Mark has also been involved in a number of external projects such as the European Commission led TAIEX scheme, presenting in Macedonia and Turkey, and as a member of the scientific board to the EU funded (INTERREG) PILLS Project.

Prior to joining SEPA Mark worked in Environment Consultancy and was the Waste and Environment manager for one of Scotland’s largest NHS health boards (NHS Lanarkshire). Mark graduated from Strathclyde University with a BSc in Applied Environmental Sciences and Glasgow Caledonian University with a MSc in Energy and Environmental Systems.

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WM3 - Classification and Assessment of Hazardous Waste

The seminar will cover the classification and assessment of hazardous waste in the UK primarily focusing on the UK agency guidance document ‘WM3 – Guidance on the Classification and Assessment of Waste’ focusing primarily on the regulatory framework (European and UK) and various steps required to classify and assess waste in line with the regulatory framework.