Morning, Tuesday, 18th September 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
The seminar will be an opportunity to examine new elements of the Towards Zero Waste strategy (TZW), with the consultation due this summer - including its fit with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 - and to assess the strategy’s contribution to the Welsh Government’s One Planet goal and to the sustainable management of natural resources in Wales.
It will also be an opportunity for delegates to consider the latest policy developments regarding plastic waste, such as the UK Government’s announcement of plans for the implementation of a deposit return scheme in England, and the Welsh Government considering a similar scheme for potential introduction in Wales, as well as the recent launch of the UK Plastics Pact that aims to change the plastic packaging sector by 2025.
Delegates will also look at the prospects created in conjunction with the TZW strategy by the renewed government commitment to the circular economy model in the £6.5 million fund, as well as the challenges that the strategy presents for businesses in Wales - looking at issues around added costs, the infrastructure needed to manage waste in Wales and future direction of regulation.
The seminar also takes place as the Welsh Government introduces the Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme that replaces the Landfill Communities Fund and aims to help local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Further sessions consider the most recent thinking on overcoming barriers to reducing municipal waste in Wales - with particular attention given to the impact on local authorities of China’s ban on importing foreign waste and the significance of the role waste management companies will play in reducing municipal waste.