Over 14 months have passed since the government issued its roadmap to reforming the resources and waste sectors. The first consultations concluded in May 2019 with responses from the government in July 2019, whilst the consultation on Biodegradability Standards closed in October. A second round of consultations on EPR, DRS, collections and the Plastic Tax, is expected in 2020 (and may even have been announced by the time we meet here).
Meanwhile, Parliament unanimously agreed to a binding net carbon zero target for 2050 and a new government has been elected with a resounding mandate to govern for the next five years. The big questions are: how much alignment will there continue to be with EU policy on the environment and will the policy frameworks outlined in the Resources and Waste Strategy be confirmed?
Throughout this day together we try to understand the certainties and the uncertainties we all face in coming to conclusions on these issues regarding waste, packaging, consumer behaviour, bioeconomy and circular economy – issues which will shape investments, employment, technologies and services over the next 15 to 20 years.
The day will be organised with a mixture of keynote presentations on the wider issues followed by Q&A sessions, to expert panels on the specifics.
Public sector bodies and BBIA members will be able to send one representative free of charge. For all others, the cost will be £65 (inclusive of VAT). Refreshments will be served over the course of the meeting.
COST: £0 – £65
Regent’s University London
Inner Circle, Regent’s Park
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