24 Oct Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar (18 Jan, 2018)

This seminar discusses progress and next steps for waste management, recycling and the circular economy in the UK.

Morning, Thursday, 18th January 2018
Central London

As the agenda includes discussion relevant to packaging and manufacturing, including reducing waste and implementing circular economy processes in businesses and the supply chain, we thought this might be of interest to you. The discussion is also informed by contributions from Peter Clayson, Business Development and External Affairs Manager, DS Smith and Henry le Fleming, Assistant Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC.

With the Spring Budget announcing new recycling targets to 2020 for paper, aluminium, steel and wood packaging, it is bringing together policymakers with key stakeholders to consider the policy priorities and additional approaches that can be adopted by businesses to reduce waste production. As recycling rates stall in the UK, the seminar will provide an opportunity to analyse the latest initiatives for improving recycling and waste management at a local level – looking at waste collection processes, developing incentives and engagement strategies, innovation and the experience of devolved authorities.

The seminar also comes as the UK launches the world’s first Circular Economy Standards and with the EU proposing measures to raise recycling targets to 70% by 2030.

Further sessions discuss the outlook for transitioning towards a more sustainable economy and implementing the Circular Economy Package, including the regulatory impacts of Brexit, fostering producer responsibility, an efficient energy-from-waste sector and managing e-waste.

Areas for discussion include:

  • The next steps for waste and recycling in the UK;
  • The outlook for local waste management and recycling, including opportunities for innovation and engagement;
  • Devolved perspectives on waste management and the circular economy;
  • Future legal and regulatory issues as a consequence of Brexit;
  • Policy priorities waste management and the circular economy.


The draft agenda is copied below my signature, and a regularly updated version is available to download here.


Included in this seminar keynote addresses from Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive Officer, WRAP; Nadeem Arshad, Partner, Bevan Brittan; Dr Liz Goodwin, Chair, London Waste and Recycling Board and Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government. Further confirmed speakers include: John Redmayne, UK General Manager, European Recycling Platform; Simon Rutledge, Group External Affairs & Sustainability Manager, Biffa and Paul Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, FCC Environment.

To book places, please use the online booking form.

Angela Mason
Angela Mason