Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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


This seminar will assess the priorities for waste policy across the UK.

Areas for discussion include latest thinking on:

  • Providing consistent collection policies across England,
  • Introducing deposit return schemes, and
  • Developing the circular economy.

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

Issues for discussion at this conference include:


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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

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


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

Delegate Pack

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


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates