Policy Forum for Wales

Waste policy in Wales: Towards Zero Waste, extended producer responsibility and developing a deposit return scheme for Wales

November 2019


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


Keynote speakers:


  • ‘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
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


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

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