Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, Thérèse Coffey MP, has confirmed she will be speaking on day one of this year’s Resourcing the Future (RTF) conference.
Against the backdrop of the Defra 25-Year Environment Plan and the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, RTF 2018 aims to provide the ideal forum to debate and shape a new policy framework that supports the delivery of the ‘zero avoidable waste’ vision.
Key themes for this year include:
• from design to disposal: resource efficiency in the product supply chain
• eliminating avoidable plastics by 2042: priorities and pitfalls
• reducing and recycling: renewing the focus on food waste
• ‘Home & Away’: building better secondary material markets
Thérèse Coffey, who will deliver her keynote speech on day one, was appointed resource minister in 2016 and was elected the Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal in May 2010.
Her responsibilities include:
• natural environment, including biodiversity, the marine environment, and international wildlife trafficking
• forestry, 25 Year Environment Plan
• floods, water and waterways
• air quality
• resource and environment management
The two-day conference will take place in London on 13-14 June. The joint annual event is organised by CIWM, the Environmental Services Association (ESA), the Resource Association (RA) and WRAP.
To see “the buzz” on twitter for this year's conference, use the hashtag #RTF18.
For the full programme click here.
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