NO TIME TO WASTE: HOW TO MAKE THE UK A WORLD LEADER IN RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

19th June 2018

Registration for this event has now closed. If you are a member of the Aldersgate Group and would like to attend, please contact Sophie.

The government has committed to establishing the UK as a world leader in resource efficiency and to doubling resource productivity by 2050. To meet these targets, the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, expected this Autumn, must set an ambitious trajectory.

This event will be hosted by Peter Aldous MP and feature a keynote speech from Chris Preston, Deputy Director for Waste and Recycling at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, followed by a multi-sector business panel. It will explore how to drive greater resource efficiency in the UK and marks the launch of the Aldersgate Group’s latest policy paper, An effective Resources and Waste Strategy. The paper focuses on six key policy areas for the upcoming Strategy, making the case for a range of regulations, incentives and fiscal mechanisms to support business investment in resource efficiency and better management of resources across the UK.

Date:

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Location:

Macmillan Room

Portcullis House

Westminster

London SW1A 2JR

Time:

9.00am: Registration, tea and coffee

9.30am: Panel starts, followed by Q&A session

11.00am: Panel ends

Keynote speaker:

  • Chris Preston, Deputy Director for Waste and Recycling, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Panellists:

  • Walter Scheel, Inbound Support Manager, Cement Operations, CEMEX
  • Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability, Kingfisher plc
  • John Kenny, Chief Officer Circular Economy, SEPA
  • Dr. Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
  • Julia Barrett, Director, Willmott Dixon Re-Thinking Limited

Chair:

  • Joan Walley, Chair, The Aldersgate Group

The event will be live tweeted using #RWS from @AldersgateGrp. We welcome you to join the debate on Twitter.