Two countries journey to a circular economy


Date and time:

10 December 2021

11:00 - 13:00 hrs

Platform: Go-to-Webinar
The Wales and Ireland Centre's are proud to jointly deliver this webinar in partnership. Both Centres recognise that partnership working is not only key to enhancing our member's knowledge, but fundamental to ensuring our institution remains inclusive, sustainable and resilient.

Despite being separated by 50 miles of sea Ireland and Wales have many things in common and are connected in different ways from our language and legends to our culture and creativity. Whilst the links between Ireland and Wales are long established both countries continue to look at new ways of cooperating together and learning from each other with the waste management and resource efficiency industry no different. In common with each other both countries have their sights determinedly set on a sustainable future, this event looks at the journey, taking place on both sides of the Irish sea as each country realise their ambitions to create a circular economy.

Delegates attending the webinar will hear snapshots from eight different speakers (four from Ireland and four from Wales) representing the public, private and not for profit sectors. Each speaker will highlight how their organisations are taking action to deliver sustainable solutions in their own countries, improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of their citizens in accordance with circular economy principles.

Attendance is free although in the spirit of Christmas we will be asking that all attendees make a donation of their choice to WasteAid An independent charity (non-profit), set up by waste management professionals to share practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries.

There will be two panels of experts from each country presenting their respective views on how the concepts of Circular Economy and Waste Resource Management work together – or not. Please join the webinar and have your questions/opinion ready. The pitch is set for exciting soundbite presentation, debate, and discussion.

Speakers include:

Janet Lynch, ARUP 

Dr Geraldine Brennan, CIRCULÉIRE’s Programme Manager, 

David Tobin, Renewable Energy Director,  Beauparc. 

Claire Downey
,Policy & Research Director at the Rediscovery Centre, National Centre for Circular Economy

Dr Andy Rees OBE, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government.

Ellen Petts, MD, Greenstream Flooring

Keith James, Head of Policy and Insights, WRAP Cymru  

Ella Smillie, Director and Co-founder of Benthyg Cymru

We have a series of discussion topics on which we would like you vital input in order for us to help and support you better in your career and throughout your membership. What would you like to get out of your CIWM membership and how you would like us to engage with you? 

Come along, heat from the latest industry experts and network with other  members. 

If you experience any issues with your booking then please contact the Operations Team on 01604 620426

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10/12/2021 11:00 - 13:00

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