Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Conferences that are scheduled to take place before September will be conducted online.
The format will mirror physical conferences organised by the Forum with speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish.
The conferences will be chaired and there will be opportunities for delegate questions and comments.
We will be contacting all participants in advance of each conference with full information and guidance on how to take part.
There will be some exceptions where conferences will be postponed, for instance those that would largely involve key stakeholders in the NHS or emergency services.
All participants affected by this will be informed as soon as possible.
If you’d like to speak to us over the phone about any booking-related queries, please call one of the following numbers: +44 (0)7951044809 / +044 (0)7503591880 / +44 (0)7538736244

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

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***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***


This conference will focus on waste policy across the UK - assessing latest developments and priorities for legislation and implementation.


Key areas for discussion:


  • Consistent collection policies across England, Scotland and Wales;
  • Introducing a deposit return scheme - including how to set effective incentives and minimise costs for business and local authorities; and
  • Developing the circular economy.

Developments that are relevant to the discussion:


  • Budget commitments to tax products with less than 30% recycled plastic, and accelerated delivery of an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme, including additional funding for system design;
  • Reintroduction of the Environment Bill and its aim to implement policies outlined in the Resources and Waste Strategy - such as:
    • improving resource efficiency and sustainable production methods, and
    • standardising kerbside waste collections.
  • Plans to implement a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland following last year’s consultation; and
  • The Committee on Climate Change report on land use policies, its recommendations on mandatory waste separation, and plans to introduce standardised waste collection schemes across England and Northern Ireland.

The agenda:


  • Next steps for implementing the Resource and Waste Strategy;
  • Case study: progress in providing consistency in waste collection from the Collections Blueprint;
  • 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;
  • Introducing EPR into wider policy, increasing capacity for reprocessing and connecting with industries outside the waste sector; and
  • Government priorities for future waste policy.

Policy officials attending


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stake holders.


It’s certainly the case with this one. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from both House of Parliament, officials from MHCLG; BEIS; the Crown Commercial ServiceDefraDepartment for International Trade; the Food Standards Agency; the Health and Safety ExecutiveHM Revenue & Customs; the Office for National StatisticsOfwat; the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government.


This is a full-scale conference taking place online***


  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



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