Morning, Thursday, 23rd April 2020
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:
- Waste policy - next steps following the Government responses to the recent suite of consultations, including:
- Recycling and reprocessing - the way forward for expansion of UK capacity;
- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) - developing new systems for the wider sector, including Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE); and
- Collections of household and business waste across England - overcoming barriers to consistency.
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..
- 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.
- 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.