Policy Forum for Wales

Waste and the circular economy in Wales: next steps in the Towards Zero Waste strategy, the future for regulation and the role of local authorities

October 2018

Sessions examined ways the Welsh Government might shape and refine the TZW strategy so as to ensure success in meeting its targets including: increasing resource efficiency, the creation of a circular economy by 2050 and contributing towards Wales’ wellbeing goals.

Delegates also considered the interaction between food and plastic waste, strategies for changing public behaviour and attitudes in relation to waste, as well as considering the role the waste sector can play in the generation of renewable heat.

Further sessions focused on Welsh local authorities' performance in waste reduction to date, discussed strategies to build on the success that has been made in this area and how the decline in price of the commodities associated with recyclable materials highlighted the need for local recycling markets and building a circular economy.

In addition, discussion was held on the role of regulation in underpinning the efforts to increase rates of municipal recycling, supporting the development of the circular economy and heard perspectives on extended producer responsibility and its implications for regulation.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales 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