Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Tackling waste across the UK - standardising waste collections, expanding extended producer responsibility, and implementing the Resources and Waste Strategy

Morning, Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will assess the priorities for waste policy across the UK, with a particular focus expected on providing consistent collection policies across England, introducing deposit return schemes and developing the circular economy.


The agenda also includes sessions on latest developments in Scotland and Wales.


Issues for discussion at this conference include:



Speakers:


There will be keynote addresses from: Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK; ­Chris Preston, Deputy Director, Resources and Waste, Defra; Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government and a senior speaker confirmed from the Scottish Government.


Further speakers include: Susanne Baker, Associate Director, Climate, Environment and Sustainability, TechUK and Chair, Joint Trade Association; Steve Longdon, Regional Director, FCC Environment; Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, Suez UK and Dr Anna Willetts, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co and Junior Vice President, CIWM..


The agenda:


  • Next steps for implementing the Resource and Waste Strategy;
  • Standardising dry material collections, separating waste streams and implications for businesses;
  • Introducing deposit return schemes - examining business led approaches, implications for local authorities and changing consumer habits;
  • Extending EPR into wider policy, increasing capacity for reprocessing and connecting with external industries; and
  • Government priorities for future waste policy.

Case Studies:


  • From Wales - progress in providing consistency in waste collection from the Collections Blueprint; and
  • From Scotland - the national circular economy and creating a deposit return scheme.


Keynote Speakers

Peter Maddox

Director, WRAP UK

Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

Senior speaker confirmed from The Scottish Government

Chris Preston

Deputy Director, Resources and Waste, Defra

Keynote Speakers

Peter Maddox

Director, WRAP UK

Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

Senior speaker confirmed from The Scottish Government

Chris Preston

Deputy Director, Resources and Waste, Defra

Chair

Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Speakers

Dr Anna Willetts

Senior Associate, Clyde & Co and Junior Vice President, CIWM

Steve Longdon

Regional Director, FCC Environment

Dr Adam Read

External Affairs Director, Suez UK

Susanne Baker

Associate Director, Climate, Environment and Sustainability, TechUK and Chair, Joint Trade Association