Policy Forum for Wales

Policy on waste in Wales - next steps for management, energy generation and the circular economy

Morning, Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN


This seminar will focus on the future of waste policy in Wales and the implications for waste management, energy generation and the circular economy.

It comes as the Welsh Government updates its waste strategy Towards Zero Waste and seeks to become a zero waste nation by 2050.

The seminar is scheduled during uncertainty over the impact of Brexit on waste regulations, and as Wales prepares to implement its own landfill tax.

Delegates will also discuss the impact of legislation such as the Environment (Wales) Act, Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and Planning (Wales) Act on waste policy.

Further planned sessions focus on managing waste to deliver the target of recycling 70% of waste by 2025, developing the circular economy and progress so far in gaining energy from waste and the potential for further action.

Guest of Honour

Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government

Guest of Honour

Andy Rees

Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government

Keynote Speaker

Sarah Tully

Landfill Disposals Tax Policy Lead, Welsh Government


Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Member, Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee

Neil McEvoy AM

Member, Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Energy


Michael Dunn

Director, Iona Capital

Tom Campbell-White

UK Commercial Director, DS Smith

Rachel Jowitt

Head of Waste and Street Services, Monmouthshire County Council and Chair, All Wales Waste Heads of Service Network

Nicola Mead-Batten

Associate, Capital Law

Emma Thomas

Director, Constructing Excellence in Wales

Joe Papineschi

Director, Eunomia

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability, Coca-Cola European Partners

Gareth Banks

Design Manager, Orangebox

Ian Marshall

Green Gas Development Manager, Wales & West Utilities

Rebecca Colley-Jones

Director, Ynys Resources

Jakob Rindegren

Recycling Policy Advisor, Environmental Services Association

Richard Edwards

Trustee, Fairshare Cymru and Chief Exectutive, Huggard

Steffan Owen

Regional Contract Manager, North Wales Residual Waste Treatment Project