CIWM SW Centre - Resources & Waste Strategy

CIWM SW Centre - Resources & Waste Strategy

Resources & Waste Strategy
‘A Stairway to Heaven?’

A focus on local authority recycling and waste services

Date:  Friday 8th February 2019

Venue:  Petroc College, Tiverton

CIWM South West have drawn together leading national experts to discuss the newly launched Strategy with a focus on the implications for local authority resource recovery and waste management services and consistency in the South West. 

With consultations expected from Defra in late January, this seminar will provide very timely and essential information, advice and discussion.

CIWM has welcomed the scope and ambition in the document which provides a much-needed framework to reboot recycling and support progress towards a more circular economy. But there is a lot more detailed work to be done to turn the proposals into positive action and change.

The seminar will explain the scope, detail and ambitions in the Strategy and the various consultations on which views are being sought. We will look at the current State of The Nation, aim to learn from the Welsh experience as the leading Nation in resource management and consider what WRAP can do to support local authorities in delivering change.

Having set the strategic scene, we will explore in detail the current challenges and performance in South West local authorities with expert practitioners and consider and comment on the potential impact of the various measures on future delivery.

Come and learn what the Strategy means for you and get an early opportunity to have your say and provide input into the consultations.


09.15 – 10.00 Registration, refreshments and networking

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and Introduction to the day 
                Ian Poyser, Chair CIWM South West 

10.05 – 10.30 Resources & Waste Strategy – all you need to know
                Pat Jennings, Head of Policy & Communications, CIWM

10.30 – 10.55 The State of the Nation – will the strategy deliver: an industry perspective
                Dr Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, Suez and CIWM Junior Vice President

10.55 – 11.20 WRAP’s perspective on the Strategy and how can we help?
                Patrick Mahon, Strategic Assistant to the CEO, WRAP 

11.20 – 11.50 Break & networking

11.50 – 12.15 Leading the way in Wales/Cymru: what can we learn from the Welsh experience?
                Russ Owens, Waste & Resource Efficiency, Welsh Government

12.15 – 12.50 South West Local Authorities overview
               Challenges, opportunities, performance & planned action to deliver the Strategy in SW
               Mickey Green, MD Somerset Waste Partnership and other SW representatives TBC.

12.50 – 13.00 Summary & Conclusions – Ian Poyser

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Networking

Seminar kindly sponsored by             

CPD:   The seminar counts 3 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development.

Delegate Fee:   £10 students, retired, volunteers; £20 CIWM Members; £30 Non-Members.

Venue Directions and Visitor Signing In Information is as follows:
D Block/Business Hub
Mid Devon Campus - Petroc
Bolham Road
EX16 6SH
Tel: +44 (0)1884 235200

Upon Arrival Information for attendees: 
* Once at Petroc Tiverton, please follow the Signs marked Business Hub Car Park (there is no need for you to Sign In at Reception).
* Car Parking is in our Business Hub Car Park, once parked please Pay & Display at £1.20 per vehicle, per day and then make your way to the gangway that leads you to the Entrance of our Business Hub – which is at the back of D Block.
* Rail Travel: the nearest Railway Station is Tiverton Parkway and is approximately a 15-minute Taxi Ride to Campus.
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If you experience any issues with your booking then please contact the Member Support Team on 01604 620426

Petroc College Business Hub Tiverton EX16 6SH

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