Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for UK waste and recycling policy and developing the circular economy

Morning, Thursday, 18th January 2018

Central London


This seminar discusses progress and next steps for waste management, recycling and the circular economy in the UK.

It is bringing together policymakers with key stakeholders to analyse the policy outlook and what can be learnt from latest initiatives for improving recycling and waste management at a local level - looking at waste collection processes, developing incentivisation and engagement strategies, innovation and the experience of devolved authorities.

With recycling rates stalling in the UK and the Spring Budget announcing new recycling targets to 2020 for paper, aluminium, steel and wood packaging, sessions discuss the policy priorities and additional approaches that can be adopted by businesses to reduce waste production.

The seminar also comes as the UK launches the world’s first Circular Economy Standards and with EU proposing measures to raise recycling targets to 70% by 2030.

Further sessions discuss the outlook for transitioning towards a more sustainable economy and implementing the Circular Economy Package, including the regulatory impacts of Brexit, fostering producer responsibility, reforming supply chains, developing an efficient energy-from-waste sector and managing e-waste.

Guest of Honour

Dr Marcus Gover

Chief Executive Officer, WRAP

Guest of Honour

Dr Marcus Gover

Chief Executive Officer, WRAP

Keynote Speakers

Dr Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government

Dr Liz Goodwin

Chair, London Waste and Recycling Board


Peter Clayson

Business Development & External Affairs Manager, DS Smith

Paul Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, FCC Environment

Simon Rutledge

Group External Affairs & Sustainability Manager, Biffa

John Redmayne

UK General Manager, European Recycling Platform

Henry le Feming

Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC

Nadeem Arshad

Partner, Bevan Brittan