Morning, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar examines the next steps for waste and recycling policy across the UK.
Discussion will focus on the implementation of the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy - expected to be published by the end of November - which will set out plans to phase out avoidable plastic waste, stop food waste to landfill by 2030, reform the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) system, and set new targets for waste and recycling.
It also comes against an active policy backdrop with:
- The UK Plastics Pact bringing together WRAP, the third sector, academia and industry to reduce plastic use - including commitment to eliminate the use of single-use packaging by 2025;
- A consultation on a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use drinks containers in England and Wales expected by the end of the year - following a recent consultation in Scotland and as UK industry begins trialling DRS; and
- The recent announcement of an additional £15m for a pilot scheme for reducing food waste from retailers and food manufacturers.