Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Reducing avoidable plastic waste - incentives, targets, and policy priorities

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This conference examines next steps for policy - and for the practices in industry and local government - aimed at reducing avoidable plastic waste in the UK.


Areas for discussion include:


Discussion will also draw on issues emerging from government responses to the consultations related to the Resources and Waste Strategy on:


Speakers


Keynote contributions: Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP; Arnoud Passenier, Senior Program Manager Circular Economy, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management; Professor Rosalind Malcolm, Director of Environmental Regulatory Research Group, University of Surrey and Tony Ward, Head of Highways, Facilities & Environmental Services at Denbighshire County Council.


Further confirmed speakers include: Peter Andrews, British Retail Consortium; Paula Chin, WWF; Bryan McCluskey, Natural Source Waters Association; Paul Mines, Biome Technologies; Dr Adam Read, SUEZ; Bryony Rothwell, Waste Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough; Beth Simpson, Anthesis Group; Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon and UKELA; and Barry Turner, British Plastics Federation.


The agenda


  • Regulating for a circular plastics economy;
  • Incentivising industry: extended producer responsibility and the plastic packaging tax;
  • Case studies: learning from policy initiatives and established waste management models:
    • Innovative waste management disposal - incentivising plastic waste recycling; and
    • Moving towards standardised recycling collections - challenges and opportunities.
  • Developing infrastructure for zero plastic waste: deposit return schemes, consistency in recycling collections and bioplastics; and
  • The UK Plastics Pact - transforming the plastic waste system and tackling pollution.

Participation by policy officials


Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have already reserved places representing: BEIS; Cabinet Office; Civil Service Fast Stream; Defra; DfT; Department for International Trade; Food Standards Agency; MHCLG; National Infrastructure Commission; Ofwat; The Scottish Government and The Welsh Government.



Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes

Presentations

Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval


Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda

Q&A

Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Articles

Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates