CEW/ICE/CIWM: Waste Innovation Event
If we all work towards improving how Wales manages its waste everyone will benefit – but how do we do it?
Innovation is the key and sticking to the plan. Dr Andy Rees is explaining how on the 10th February.
If you want to stay up to speed with the innovative ideas driving policies around waste management in Wales, then save the date: Wednesday 10th February 2016. 5.30pm for 6.00pm at the Trevithick Lecture Theatre, School of Engineering, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA for a talk from Dr Andy Rees.
As the Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government Dr Andy Rees is at the heart of the mission to make Wales a zero waste economy. His lecture, jointly organised by ICE Wales Cymru, Chartered Institution of waste Management (CIWM) and CEW will highlight the economic, social and environmental benefits to Wales of moving towards a circular economy where resources are kept in productive use for as long as possible. The context includes the new Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the Welsh Government's 2050 'one planet' resource use goal and the European Commission's recently published 'Circular Economy Package'.
His presentation is followed by Dr Katie Beverley from ECDW. She will cover the opportunities for a circular economy approach for critical raw materials (focussing perhaps on rare earths used in the electronic industry) and industrial wastes (focussing on industrial symbiosis opportunities). Katie will give examples, both from her own experience and from elsewhere.
Refreshments at 5.30pm in Junior Common Room, lecture at 6.00pm in the TLT.