The seventh annual Waste Prevention Exchange by North London Waste Authority was held on the 4 March 2021 and focused on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
The conference, which took place online, featured an expert panel of speakers who looked at the system as a whole and explored how we could collectively influence the second phase of consultation on the EPR scheme for packaging. In addition, the agenda considered the opportunities for extending EPR to other materials in order to realise the wider carbon, sustainability and waste prevention benefits that EPR can provide. Recordings of the talks from the day are available below. Slides will also be made available soon.
Recordings of the Waste Prevention Exchange 2021 Sessions
Please note that these videos will be available until 30 April 2021.
WASTE PREVENTION EXCHANGE 2021 AGENDA
09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Networking
SESSION ONE: EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY: SECTOR OUTLOOK
09:30 - 9:40 OPENING AND CHAIR'S INTRODUCTION, Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of North London Waste Authority and Deputy Leader London Borough of Waltham Forest
09:40 – 10:00 EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY OUTLOOK, Phil Conran OBE, Director, 360 Environment, Outgoing Chair ACP (The Advisory Committee on Packaging)
10:00 – 10:20 EPR: LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVE, Andrew Bird, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, (LARAC EPR Lead)
10:20 – 10:40 EPR: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OBLIGATED BUSINESSES Robbie Staniforth, Head of Policy, Ecosurety
SESSION TWO: EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY: SYSTEMS AND MATERIALS
11:30 - 11:50 EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ACROSS EUROPE, Laura Rimmer, International Compliance Manager, Valpak
11:50 - 12.10 ACHIEVING A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE THROUGH THE EPR, Axel Darut, EU & International Affairs Advisor, CITEO
12:10 - 12.30 THE WHAT, WHY, HOW OF EPR FOR BULKY WASTES, Nia Bell, Senior Consultant, Oakdene Hollins
SESSION THREE: EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY: DEDICATED SEMINARS
13:45 - 14:00 THE IMPORTANCE OF EPR, John Redmayne, Managing Director, ERP UK
14:00 - 14:40 USING EPR TO MOVE WASTE UP THE WASTE HIERARCHY, Mathieu Rama, Senior Policy Officer, RREUSE
14:00 - 14:40 COMMUNICATIONS AND LABELLING, Margaret Bates, Executive Director, OPRL
14:00 - 14:40 MODULATED FEES AND DESIGN, Gerald Rebitzer, Director of Sustainability, Amcor Flexibles
14:45 - 15:00 CLOSING KEYNOTE: CALL TO ACTION ON EPR, Françoise Bonnet, Secretary-General, ACR+
15:00 - 15:15 CLOSING THE EVENT AND SUMMARY, Martin Capstick, Managing Director, NLWA