Running out of Juice - Local Authority Webinar Series: Batteries/ WEEE
Date: 8th August 2023
Price: FOC for CIWM Members
Non-members: £20 + VAT
While disposal of
waste, recycling and reuse schemes have steadily progressed over recent years,
an area that seems to have fallen behind is in the case of batteries and WEEE.
From a consumer perspective, the awareness around the safe disposal of
batteries is still very limited, with many people not realising the real
hazards these everyday items can cause.
From policy delays
in government, to the production of batteries in single-use disposable items
and reselling of secondhand battery powered devices, this webinar will look at
the real life challenges the waste sector is dealing with trying to manage WEEE
and batteries waste.
In this session we
- The need for a review on policy and compliance e.g. how EPR is not
fit for purpose for this material/ device.
- How can we optimise WEEE and battery collection while minimising
- Are we prepared for new technologies coming to market and the
disposal process? E.g. vapes and the call for a ban on disposable designs.
- How the current system is proving extremely costly for local
- The current research underway to understand consumer awareness to
help build a robust framework for collections and reuse.
- Examples of what the UK can learn from European
countries progressing in this space
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John Twitcher - Founder/Consultant, Stuff4Life
Jim Armitage - Head of Procurement, Valpak
David Reynolds - Business Manager - Battery Reuse and Recycling, Veolia
Dr Saeed Oluwadipe, Waste and Resource Professional, Westminster City Council
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