Morning, Wednesday, 20th June 2018
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss policy proposals aimed at meeting waste and circular economy targets set out in The Scottish Government’s recently-published Climate Change Plan.
Delegates will discuss key priorities for the design of The Scottish Government’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme and the potential implications for local authorities, retailers, the manufacturing industry and individuals, ahead of expected consultation on the policy later this year.
The agenda also looks at what Scotland can learn from waste reduction initiatives in other areas of the UK, with a case study from the Welsh Government, whose introduction of statutory targets for local authority waste collection is credited with positioning Wales near the top of world recycling league tables.
Further sessions assess priorities for developing Scotland’s circular economy in the context of the £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund - looking at opportunities for remanufacturing; next steps for embedding greater partnership working between industry, local government and the third sector; and the way forward for creating ‘Zero Waste Towns’.