September 2018

Waste and the circular economy in Wales: next steps in the Towards Zero Waste strategy

18 September 2018

This seminar will be an opportunity to examine new elements of the Towards Zero Waste strategy (TZW), with the consultation due this month - including its fit with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 - and to assess the strategy’s contribution to the Welsh Government’s One Planet goal and to the sustainable management of natural resources in Wales.

It will also be an opportunity for delegates to consider the latest policy developments regarding plastic waste, such as the UK Government’s announcement of plans for the implementation of a deposit return scheme in England, and the Welsh Government considering a similar scheme for potential introduction in Wales, as well as the recent launch of the UK Plastics Pact that aims to change the plastic packaging sector by 2025.

Website: Event Location:
Central Cardiff

December 2018

Next steps for reducing plastic waste: innovation, incentives and options for policy

6 December 2018

This seminar focuses on policy for reducing the amount of plastic waste in the UK.

With a range of policy initiatives in development, delegates will consider practicalities, priorities and options for reducing plastic waste - including the proposed ban on single-use plastics products such as plastic cups, plates and cutlery, the potential impact of a plastic bottle deposit return scheme and options for wider measures that could incentivise progress.

Delegates will also examine latest thinking on improving recycling rates - looking at developments in adopting new technologies, notable examples of innovation and best practice, and potential outcomes from the government consultation on measures to help local authorities enforce the duty of care on household waste.

Website: Event Location:
Central London