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. Scroll further down the page to download speaker slides.
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Extended Producer Responsibility Outlook - Phil Conran OBE, Director, 360 Environment, Outgoing Chair ACP (The Advisory Committee on Packaging)
EPR: Local Authority Perspective - Andrew Bird, Head of Recycling & Fleet Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, (LARAC EPR Lead)
EPR: Threats and Opportunities for Obligated Businesses - Robbie Staniforth, Head of Policy, Ecosurety
Extended Producer Responsibility Across Europe - Laura Rimmer, International Compliance Manager, Valpak
Achieving a Sustainable Europe Through the EPR - Axel Darut, EU & International Affairs Advisor, CITEO
The What, Why, how of EPR for Bulky Wastes - Nia Bell, Senior Consultant, Oakdene Hollins
The Importance of EPR - John Redmayne, Managing Director, ERP UK
Using EPR to Move Waste Up the Waste Hierarchy - Mathieu Rama, Senior Policy Officer, RREUSE
Communications and Labelling - Margaret Bates, Executive Director, OPRL
Modulated Fees and Design - Gerald Rebitzer, Director of Sustainability, Amcor Flexibles
Closing Keynote: Call to Action on EPR - Françoise Bonnet, Secretary-General, ACR+