Agenda

Virtual event | 15 Dec - 27 Jan

Agenda

14.00 WELCOME ADDRESS
Corin Williams, Editor, MRW

14.10 POWER TALK: TACKLING WASTE CRIME 
The new taskforce launched to tackle the £600 million a year criminal waste industry is making waves. Learn about what’s been done so far, the taskforce’s plans for the future, and how waste crime can be avoided.
Nicola Lawton, National Enforcement Service Deputy Director, The Environment Agency

14.40 PANEL: WHY DOES OUR RUBBISH END UP IN WHERE IT SHOULDN’T?
One of the most pressing issues in waste today; countries around the world repatriating thousands of tonnes of plastic waste begs the question – how and why did it end up there? Hear from four industry experts on why this is happening, and what needs to be done next.
CHAIR: Corin Williams, Editor, MRW
PANEL: Simon Ellin, Chief Executive, Recycling Association
Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
Malcolm Lythgo, Head of Waste Regulation, The Environment Agency

15.20 CASE STUDY: NET ZERO: THE RESOURCE TRIANGLE 
The drive towards ‘net zero’ is seeing waste increasingly positioned as the 3rd element of the ‘resource triangle’. Whilst the majority of business are relatively mature in terms of discipline, data and reporting when it comes to energy and water, there is still work to be done to extend this sophistication to the sustainable management of waste and resources. In today’s session we discuss the key factors in ensuring your waste strategy supports the delivery of a Carbon neutral business.
Alison Jenkins, Marketing Manager of Brand and Content, Reconomy

15.40 Coffee Break

16.00 SPOTLIGHT SESSION: ARE MINISTERS DELIVERING THEIR PROMISES?
The government claims it is prioritising the environment – but what’s going on behind the scenes? Hear about new legislation, future plans, and the deadlines set out to combat climate change.
Chris Preston, Deputy Director of Resources and Waste, DEFRA

16.30 POWER TALK: THE PLASTIC PROBLEM – A NEW SOLUTION
As plastic waste becomes an everyday issue, the more we need to find new ways of dealing with it. Hear from one company changing the game with new innovations; reduce your carbon footprint and discover the latest solution in plastic waste management.

16.50 PANEL: CHANGING BEHAVIOURS
Increasingly, the public are calling for a greener waste plan. Yet a paradox remains at the heart of this: few consumers with positive attitudes toward eco-friendly wastage follow through with managing their waste. So how do we train consumers out of the throwaway mindset?
Trewin Restorick, CEO & Founder, Hubbub
James Close, Head of the Circular Economy Programme, LWARB
Angeliki Balayannis, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Exeter
Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK

17.30 CLOSING REMARKS
Corin Williams, Editor, MRW

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