Welcome to the Wise on Waste site. Here are some general guidelines to help make sure everyone gets the best out of the site:

  • Comments should generate thoughtful, civil conversations

  • Try to back up any strong opinions or assertions with facts and or insightful rationale

  • If you do share reports, papers or research, please reference and ensure no copyright laws are broken

  • Do respect other peoples' views

  • Do stay on theme and be relevant to the debate

  • Do be honest – we want to hear both the good and the bad

  • Do be responsible in your comments – think about how your comments will effect others and remember children use the site

  • Do be patient – respect other's abilities

  • Do write in English – it’s important to make sure that everyone can understand the debate

  • Don't be afraid to take part in the discussion

  • Don't be abusive – personal insults will not be tolerated

  • Don't use bad language or offensive content – if you are not sure then don't post it!

  • Don't use this site to address personal complaints – use the correct channels

  • Don't reveal any personal information about yourself or about other people

  • Don't use the site for business advertising or personal promotion


Everyone who registers to use Wise on Waste is subject to the following terms and conditions. These rules also govern how user submissions are moderated, as defined below, and the message boards on the site. These rules may be reviewed and updated at any time; the latest copy will be displayed on this page. See the section below about legal issues which apply to your user submissions.

General safety advice

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Please remember that if you use your real name as your user name that this will be visible to other people – some people prefer to make up a 'screen name'.

Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).

Please remember to be cautious when agreeing to meet people from the website – they may not be who they say they are.

Please take a moment to read the Internet Safety Guidelines provided by Directgov.

About the law

You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in wiseonwaste.co.uk. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

Breaching these Terms of Use

If you fail to abide by Wise on Waste terms and conditions, you will be sent an email that informs you why your contribution has been rejected and / or why your account has been suspended / deleted.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to wiseonwaste.co.uk then we may notify relevant third parties about your content. We reserve the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any account, at any time, for any reason and without notice.

General Points

The views expressed in wiseonwaste.org.uk are those of members of the public.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Data Protection Statement

This statement covers the personal data you give us when you register to use the service.

Data protection

Your personal data you give us on the registration form will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Information on the Act can be found here: Data Protection Guide. 


Your personal data will be used for the purpose of communicating with you, evaluating the project and ensuring that wiseonwaste.co.uk is being used in accordance with the terms of use for the site. The data will not be used for any other purpose that is not compatible with the purposes for which it is collected.