Recycling and Waste Conference: Minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency
Waste Management is a key challenge of modern society due to the ever-expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. Around 22 million tons of waste are sent to landfills and not recycled in the UK every year.
In December 2018, the Government announced its ambitious new Resources and Waste Strategy which focuses on reducing our reliance on single-use plastics, cut confusion over household recycling, tackle the problems of packaging, food waste and waste crime, all of which cost the economy around £600 million alone in 2016.
Though in a time unlike any other, with unprecedented lockdown restrictions, a growing disposable PPE waste problem and the deep economics scars of the pandemic – what does the future now hold for a meaningful recycling and waste strategy? Has the ‘new normal’ created by Covid-19 altered approaches to energy efficiency or increased the need for a stronger voice on the issue?
Returning for its third year, Salford Professional Developments’ Recycling and Waste Conference will offer ideas for innovation both on a small and large scale. A virtual forum to discuss the latest updates on national policy, best practice and shared challenges.
Highlights of the Recycling & Waste Conference include:
Please note timings/speakers/topics are subject to change
Discusses how biogas is the ready to use renewable energy that cuts emissions in the hardest to decarbonise sectors of transport, heat, waste management and agriculture.
Discusses the mission set by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee on influencing UK waste strategy and advancing the circular economy.
Discusses the global challenge of water waste and how we can save our most precious rescource.
Discusses the latest findings from the London Waste and Recycling Board projects with London’s local authorities on reducing contamination in household recycling collections.
Globally one third of food is wasted. This session will explore how Too Good To Go is taking a bite out of the world's food waste problem.
The Auditorium Sessions & Resource Center are available until March 25th, 2021. Come back and watch the sessions you missed or download/share any of the materials.