Morning, Wednesday, 20th June 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to examine the practicalities and next steps for meeting waste and circular economy targets in the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan, which is due to be published shortly.
Delegates will discuss what is needed from the regulatory framework to support the drive to meet waste reduction targets, with particular reference to extended producer responsibility initiatives - such as the Scottish Government’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme and commitment to match an EU ban on single use plastics by 2020 - and what they mean for local authorities, retailers, the manufacturing industry and individuals.
The agenda also brings out what is being learnt from waste reduction initiatives outside Scotland, with a case study from the Welsh Government, whose introduction of statutory targets for local authority waste collection is credited with positioning Wales near the top of world recycling league tables.
Further sessions assess priorities for developing Scotland’s circular economy in the context of the £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund.
Sessions look at the economic potential of the circular economy, opportunities for remanufacturing, next steps for embedding greater partnership working between industry, local government and the third sector, and the way forward for creating ‘Zero Waste Towns’.