Our ninth annual Waste Prevention Exchange will focus on the circular economy and the challenges and opportunities this brings to local authorities.
The conference will see a number of expert panellists discuss what it takes to establish a circular economy, and why it is important to understand the whole system in which we’re operating. It is this ‘systems thinking’ that allows us to identify the barriers to and opportunities within moving to a more circular economy. At the heart of the circular economy lies the chance to design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems. Currently, this vision is a utopia for local authorities battling with the outputs of the wasteful linear economy, but it could become a reality through a joined up approach across social, economic and environmental initiatives.
The event will feature a selection of circular economy specialists, waste sector leaders and academics who will present effective strategies and tangible insights, using examples of circularity in practice.
The Waste Prevention Exchange will take place online on May 18 2023. The event will run from 09:00-14:00.
09:00 - 09:30 - Registration & Networking
09:30 - 09:40 - Opening & Chair’s Introduction, Councillor Clyde Loakes, Chair of North London Waste Authority and Deputy Leader London Borough of Waltham Forest
09:40 - 10:00 - Sector Outlook, Emma Tilbrook, Principal Consultant, Eunomia
10:00 - 10:20 - Systems Thinking Approach to Designing Effective Waste Prevention Strategies, Speaker TBC
10:20 - 10:40 - Systems thinking - Case Study from the Sector, Speaker TBC
10:40 - 11:00 - Questions and Answers
11:00 - 11:30 - Networking Break
11:30 - 11:50 - Circular Economy Case Study, Sarah Burns, Innovation & Sustainability Coordinator, Bristol Waste Company
11:50 - 12:10 - Food Waste Case Study, Rachel Parks, Recycling Officer, London Borough of Hackney
12:10 - 12:30 - Using The Right Language To Bring People Along On Waste Prevention Agenda, Jake Reynolds, Associate Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)
12:30 - 12:45 - Questions and Answers
12:45 – 13:00 - Closing the Event, Martin Capstick, Managing Director, NLWA
13:00 - 14:00 - Delegate Networking