This seminar will assess the progress and next steps for waste policy in Wales - with the Welsh Government setting a recycling target of 70% for municipal waste and reducing landfill waste to 5% in the next decade.
The agenda in summary
- ‘Re-use and recycled content in the circular economy - sustainable public sector procurement and the Circular Economy Fund’ - with Carl Nichols, Head, WRAP Cymru;
- Shaping the Towards Zero Waste Strategy - with Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government - on the upcoming Strategy, as well as further Welsh Government priorities for waste policy.
Panel sessions and speaker contributions:
- Towards Zero Waste strategy: implementing the Circular Economy Fund and addressing challenges for business:
- Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK - on how the range of waste policy elements fit together, in addition to discussing the challenges for delivery at the local level;
- Councillor Fiona Cross, Executive Board Member for Environment, Torfaen County Borough Council - on how the Strategy could be shaped to support local authorities in achieving the ambitious recycling targets; and
- Iain Cox, Director, Ecostudio - on how the TZW Strategy can make an impact, and supporting greater levels of recycling across all sectors of the economy.
- Issues for implementation of EPR and deposit return schemes in Wales:
- Brian Mayne, Visiting Lecturer, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University - on recent work with Welsh Local Government Association on the EPR and DRS, as well as other EPR projects in the Middle East and Australia;
- Derick Lawes-Gale, National Account Manager, Princes Gate Spring Water - on strategies for water bottling companies to reduce plastic waste; and
- Gill Bell, Head of Conservation Wales, Marine Conservation Society - on the progress on the DRS and EPR scheme in Wales and areas where it needs more funding.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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