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Resourcing the Future 2016

14/06/2016 @ 10:00 - 15/06/2016 @ 15:30


DAY 1 – TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2016


Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister for Resource & Environmental Management


The CE Action Plan: realistic roadmap or a case of jam tomorrow?

When the revised EU Circular Economy package was published in December 2015, it was seen by many as having too great a focus on waste and too little on incentivising change higher up the supply chain and stimulating more stable secondary materials markets. This debate will explore if the forward looking Action Plan offers the right balance of demand-side and supply-side measures to deliver real change.

Chair: James Murray, Editor, Business Green

Panellists include:

Dr Kieran Mayers, Head of Environment and Technology Compliance, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Ian McAulay, Chief Executive, Viridor
Jacob Simonsen, Vice-President, Municipal Waste Europe
Joan-Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe
David Newman, President, International Solid Waste Association

14:00-15:20 – SESSION 2:

The UK perspective on the EU Circular Economy Package

This session explores what the key elements in the CE package mean for the UK in practical and cost terms, from higher recycling targets, separate food waste collection and changes to Producer Responsibility scheme rules through to the wider proposals in the Action Plan, such as resource efficient design and targeted action on plastics.

Chair: Ray Georgeson MBE, Chief Executive, Resource Association

Speakers include:

Gabrielle Edwards, Deputy Director EU Environment, Defra
Steve Lee, Chief Executive, CIWM
David Taylor, Director of Contract Services, GMWDA
Roger Baynham, Chairman, British Plastics Federation Recycling Group
Michael Tracey, Managing Director, William Tracey Group (invited)
Ian Ellison, JLR sustainability manager and CISL senior associate

15:40-17:00 – SESSION 3:

New tools to deliver ambition I – the future role of Producer and Extended Producer Responsibility

Is a more robust and extended Producer Responsibility framework the silver bullet for a Circular Economy? This session will explore how the concept of Producer Responsibility might better support collection, reuse and recycling, stimulate and incentivise resource efficient decisions at the beginning of the product lifecycle rather than the end, and improve consumer awareness.

Chair: Scott Butler, Managing Director, ERP

Speakers include:

Steve Read, Managing Director, Somerset Waste Partnership
Phil Conran, Chair, Advisory Committee on Packaging
Michal Len, Director, RREUSE
Gordon Henman, Group Head of Packaging and Compliance, Kingfisher plc (invited)
Adrian Hawkes, Policy Director, Valpak


09:30-11:00 – SESSION 4:

New tools to deliver ambition II: Economic mechanisms and incentives

The EU is keen on Member States deploying economic incentives, but what interventions would be most effective in the UK to incentivise quality recycling and drive waste up the hierarchy? What game changers are on the table and are there lessons the UK learn can learn from other EU countries? And what role can the trend towards collection harmonisation play? This session will explore the potential options including household incentives, PAYT and taxation.

Chair: Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, ESA

Speakers include:

Levers and drivers across Europe – Institute for European Policy (speaker TBC)

Andrew Bird, Chair, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC)

The harmonisation agenda and the Scottish Charter for Household Recycling – Lorna Richardson, COSLA (invited)

Combining interventions across the Waste Hierarchy – John Wante, Head of Policy, OVAM, Flanders (invited)

11:30-13:00 – SESSION 5:

New tools to deliver ambition III: The future for food waste: capture, quality and treatment

With separate food waste collection stipulated by the EU Circular Economy Package and broad agreement that food waste is the next big challenge in raising recycling levels, this session explores the latest thinking and initiatives to move this agenda forward.

Chair: TBC

Speakers include:

Mike Falconer-Hall, Organics Programme Manager, WRAP
Ian Pickles, Local Authority Manager, Biogen (UK) Ltd
Mark Varney, Director of Food, Fareshare
Peter Jones, Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting

14:00-15:15 – CLOSING DEBATE:

The EU, the UK and the Environment

How important is EU membership in driving robust environmental policy and legislation in the UK and supporting growth and jobs in the UK waste and resource management sector? What are the implications of an exit and how can the industry prepare itself? This closing debate draws commentators with a range of views together to debate what the future might look like.

Chair: Joan Walley, Chair, Aldersgate Group

Panellists include:

David Palmer-Jones, President, FEAD
David Campbell Bannerman MEP (invited)
Zac Goldsmith MP (invited)
Angus Evers, UKELA and Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

15:15-15:30 – SUMMARY AND CLOSE


14/06/2016 @ 10:00
15/06/2016 @ 15:30
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