Reducing and managing waste in the UK is subtitled implementing the Waste Prevention Programme and moving towards a ‘zero waste’ economy. This event will take place on January, 21, 2014 at the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum in Central London. Key issues facing the UK in waste management will be addressed including the priorities for the Waste Prevention Programme.
The guest of honour will be Karen Lepper, Deputy Director, Waste Strategy and Management, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The event is timed to take place shortly after the publication of the Government’s Waste Prevention Programme for England at the end of 2013. This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess progress and next steps in the UK’s efforts to move towards a ‘zero waste economy’.
Planned sessions include key stakeholder perspectives on the overall content of the Waste Prevention Programme and the priorities for implementation, as well as how best to positively address the associated behavioural and practical barriers for businesses and consumers to maximise savings.
Further sessions will look more widely at waste policy in the UK – including an assessment of the Government’s efforts to increase the use of anaerobic digestion and introduce more voluntary responsibility deals to ensure that businesses are taking a more sustainable approach to waste management and that a proportion of the goods are recycled. Delegates will also discuss industry concerns, in the wake of further reductions to Defra’s budget as part of the latest Spending Review, for delivering waste reduction policies in the UK.
Topics that will be explored include: Towards Zero Waste in Wales and The Impact of the Zero Waste Scotland initiative, Waste strategies: The future for finance and investment. Innovation and investment in energy recovery and waste strategies. The next steps towards a zero waste economy.
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