Circular Economy in Practice - #BuildBackBetter - How the UK resources & waste sector can deliver a green recovery

9th July 2020


This session is a critical review of UK policy on resources & waste, including the UK Resources Sector Deal and the government’s Resources & Waste Strategy. This is an opportunity to discuss the role of the resources & waste sector in helping to design out waste wherever possible and capture and utilise all remaining recoverable resources in support of the UK’s green recovery.

The UK resources and waste sector employs a workforce of more than 150,000 people, with an estimated 600,000 or more jobs existing in wider circular economy activities such as reuse, repair, leasing and other related activities.

During this webinar we reviewed whether policy strategies such as the UK Resources Sector Deal (which builds on the government’s Resources and Waste Strategy), can provide a long-term framework for businesses handling waste, championing innovation and growth opportunities to design out waste in all relevant sectors and capture and utilise all remaining recoverable resources in support of a green recovery for the UK.

Attendees will gain:

  • An overview of the sector deal;
  • An understanding of the vulnerabilities of the Resources and Waste Strategy and the deal itself;
  • Insight on the role of the resources and waste sector in helping deliver a green recovery and net zero carbon for other sectors;
  • An overview of the lessons learnt/recommendations since the Covid-19 outbreak and how this will impact the transition to a circular economy.

Speakers:

  • Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK;
  • Andy Whyle (FIEMA, Chair of the IEMA Circular Economy Network steering group), Environment and Sustainability Specialist, Ricoh UK Products Ltd;
  • Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK;
  • Roger Morton, Managing Director Technology and Innovation, EMR Group.

This webinar counts for 1 hour of CPD, so don’t forget to add it to your IEMA CPD Portal. This can be accessed through your member account on iema.net.

Presentations

Circular Economy in Practice - #BuildBackBetter - How the UK resources and waste sector can deliver a green recovery, Webinar slides - M, Jourdan - IEMA, A, Read - SUEZ, A, Whyle - Ricoh UK, S, Hayward-Higham - SUEZ and R, Morton - EMR Group - CLICK HERE


Related Topics

Author

IEMA


The Solent: Recycling - Behaviour Change

Are you or your work team keen but confused about what to recycle or simply not engaged? Recycling has been with us for a long time, but recycling rates are not as high as they could be and contamination is common. The IEMA Solent event discussed how to improve your recycling rate, reduce contamination and looked ahead to changes coming in the next couple of years, including how to tackle drink container recycling through the deposit return scheme.

23rd September 2021

Read more

This session provided an insight from one of our IEMA members into establishing a ‘green champions’ network in your organisation.

15th July 2021

Read more

Diverse perspectives equal a diverse range of solutions in tackling the world’s biggest problem. This webinar was hosted as part of LCAW 2021 by IEMA on behalf of the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.

2nd July 2021

Read more

The IEMA South West region held a special event which screened the incredible Our Planet: Our Business film, followed by a panel discussion featuring Rhiannon Shah from WWF, Nick Blyth from IEMA and Mike Barker from RPS Consulting.

2nd July 2021

Read more

Our final episode in our second Day in the Life mini-series digitally shadowed two full members who work in Corporate Sustainability.

22nd June 2021

Read more

The second episode in second our Day in the Life mini-series digitally shadowed two practitioners who work in Corporate Sustainability. If you are a student wanting to understand the progression of a career in Corporate Sustainability or a graduate looking towards your next promotion, this series will help you bridge the gap between theory and practice.

17th June 2021

Read more

This webinar sought to demystify the new EU regulations that form part of the EU Green Deal and explain how they are interconnected with the work of sustainability professionals.

14th June 2021

Read more

During this session, the IEMA Fellows network launched its latest thought piece providing cross sector case studies and recommendations by IEMA members and tech experts on how to ensure disruptive technologies can support a transformation towards sustainability.

9th June 2021

Read more

The first episode in our second Day in the Life mini-series digitally shadows a graduate and an associate working in Corporate Sustainability.

9th June 2021

Read more

Media enquires

Looking for an expert to speak at an event or comment on an item in the news?

Find an expert