Taking place over two days this year’s inspirational programme will feature sessions on key priority areas including extended producer responsibility (EPR), Climate Change, deposit return scheme (DRS), Construction, Consumer Behaviour, Food Waste, Plastic Tax and Circular Economy.

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Day 1Day 2

08:45 - 09:30 – Registration

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

09:30 - 10:15 – Ministerial Keynote

Welcome – Sally Magnusson

Ministerial Address – Mairi Gougeon MSP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Natural Environment

10:15 - 11:00 – Game Changing Policies

This session will focus on the range of policies that are currently being implemented, or are in the process of being implemented, across the UK – EPR/DRS/the Landfill Ban/Plastic Tax/Consistency of Collections and the Household Recycling Charter.

What does it look like across the UK and what are the opportunities and impacts?

Chair: Dr Adam Read, CIWM Junior Vice President, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Panellists:

  • Don McGillivray, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy, Scottish Government
  • Speaker from Welsh Government
  • Linda Crichton, Extended Producer Responsibility Team, DEFRA
  • Janice Harris, Head of Waste Strategy, DAERA

11:00 - 11:30 – Break

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

11:30 - 12:30 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from four interactive workshops and discuss and debate specific topics with our industry experts.*

*Delegates can choose one session to attend before lunch and a different one after lunch.

EPR - Unpacked
This workshop will focus on the outputs from the recent EPR Consultations and will focus on the preferred best delivery model for the UK, how this will impact on markets, materials placed on the market, new recycling targets, consumers, and the opportunities and mechanisms to improve the quality of capture through local authority collection systems.
Facilitator: Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Panellists:
Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
Paul Vanston, Chief Executive Officer, INCPEN
Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Zero Waste Scotland
Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy & External Affairs, Scottish Retail Consortium
Delivering Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
In May, the Scottish Government announced the design of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme. In this workshop, key stakeholders will discuss the implementation of the scheme and its implications for the sectors involved.
Facilitator: Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Coca Cola

Panellists:
Jill Farrell, Chief Operating Officer, Zero Waste Scotland
Bryan McCluskey, Circularity Director, Natural Hydration Council
Shahid Razzaq, South Lanarkshire Councillor and retail business owner
Jenni Hume, Campaign Manager, Have You Got The Bottle?
Climate Change - What's our role?
The Scottish Government has a declared a climate emergency in recognition of the urgency to act against the threat of climate collapse. Scotland’s 2018 Climate Change Bill sets an ambition to achieve a net-zero GHG emissions target and identifies the Waste Sector as 1-of-4 key mitigation areas. What role is the sector playing to adapt and build resilience? This session will focus on: current policy; the key sources of waste emissions; and, current practice.
Facilitator: Veronica Formosa-Hamilton, Waste Disposal Team Leader, Stirling Council

Panellists:
Sophie Gilham, Head of Sustainability and Environment, Recycling Technologies Ltd
Rebecca Walker, Head of Materials & Sector Planning, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Grant Keenan, Managing Director, Keenan Recycling Ltd
Taking Responsibility for Scotland's Waste: Tackling Contamination & Improving Recyclate Quality
Delivering high volume, high quality recycling is paramount to maximising the environmental and economic benefits of reprocessing raw materials as part of a global market, yet Scottish household recycling rates are down and contamination rates at material recovery facilities are up. This session will consider these trends, changes in waste policy, and offer practical advice on maximising the quality and quantity of materials for recycling.
Facilitator: Gary Walker, Waste & Landfill Tax Manager, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Panellists:
Janet McVea, Head of Zero Waste Unit, Environmental Quality & Circular Economy Division, Scottish Government
Pam Walker, Waste & Recycling Manager, Aberdeen City Council
Angus Hamilton, Managing Director, Levenseat
Adam Read, CIWM Junior Vice President, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

12:30 - 13:30 – Lunch

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

13:30 - 14:45 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from four interactive workshops and discuss and debate specific topics with our industry experts.*

*Delegates can choose one session to attend before lunch and a different one after lunch.

EPR - Unpacked
This workshop will focus on the outputs from the recent EPR Consultations and will focus on the preferred best delivery model for the UK, how this will impact on markets, materials placed on the market, new recycling targets, consumers, and the opportunities and mechanisms to improve the quality of capture through local authority collection systems.
Facilitator: Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

Panellists:
Joachim Quoden, Managing Director, EXPRA
Paul Vanston, Chief Executive Officer, INCPEN
Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Zero Waste Scotland
Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy & External Affairs, Scottish Retail Consortium
Delivering Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme
In May, the Scottish Government announced the design of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme. In this workshop, key stakeholders will discuss the implementation of the scheme and its implications for the sectors involved.
Facilitator: Julian Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Coca Cola

Panellists:
Jill Farrell, Chief Operating Officer, Zero Waste Scotland
Bryan McCluskey, Circularity Director, Natural Hydration Council
Shahid Razzaq, South Lanarkshire Councillor and retail business owner
Jenni Hume, Campaign Manager, Have You Got The Bottle?
Climate Change - What's our role?
The Scottish Government has a declared a climate emergency in recognition of the urgency to act against the threat of climate collapse. Scotland’s 2018 Climate Change Bill sets an ambition to achieve a net-zero GHG emissions target and identifies the Waste Sector as 1-of-4 key mitigation areas. What role is the sector playing to adapt and build resilience? This session will focus on: current policy; the key sources of waste emissions; and, current practice.
Facilitator: Veronica Formosa-Hamilton, Waste Disposal Team Leader, Stirling Council

Panellists:
Sophie Gilham, Head of Sustainability and Environment, Recycling Technologies Ltd
Rebecca Walker, Head of Materials & Sector Planning, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Grant Keenan, Managing Director, Keenan Recycling Ltd
Taking Responsibility for Scotland's Waste: Tackling Contamination & Improving Recyclate Quality
Delivering high volume, high quality recycling is paramount to maximising the environmental and economic benefits of reprocessing raw materials as part of a global market, yet Scottish household recycling rates are down and contamination rates at material recovery facilities are up. This session will consider these trends, changes in waste policy, and offer practical advice on maximising the quality and quantity of materials for recycling.
Facilitator: Gary Walker, Waste & Landfill Tax Manager, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Panellists:
Janet McVea, Head of Zero Waste Unit, Environmental Quality & Circular Economy Division, Scottish Government
Pam Walker, Waste & Recycling Manager, Aberdeen City Council
Angus Hamilton, Managing Director, Levenseat
Adam Read, CIWM Junior Vice President, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

14:45 - 15:15 – Break

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

15:15 - 16:30 – The future of food waste in Scotland

Food waste is a global problem. An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted every year, accounting for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. With Scotland committed to reducing its contribution by 33% by 2025, how will our manufacturers, retailers and householders respond? Key stakeholders and futurologists share their vision.

Chair: Gary McLean, Scotland’s National Chef, multi-award-winner, Senior Lecturer at City of Glasgow College, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals

Panellists:

  • Iain Clunie, Programme Manager – Food and Drink, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Derek Stewart, Agrifood Business Sector Lead, James Hutton Institute
  • Professor Dave Reay, Chair in Carbon Management & Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager, Commercial Team – Food Policy, CO-OP

16:30 - 16:45 – Conference Summary & Close

Conference summary.

16:45 - 17:30 – Development of Joint Industry Guidance on the Misclassification of Waste and How to Avoid it

This workshop offers delegates the opportunity to discuss the Classification of Waste in the Context of the Forthcoming Landfill Ban. Chaired by CIWM, panellists from Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Environmental Services Association, Resource Management Association Scotland and the audience will review and debate the requirements for further information and guidance to support the correct classification of waste in the context of the forthcoming landfill ban.

Chair: Colin Forshaw, Vice-Chair, CIWM Scotland Centre

Panellists:

  • Peter Lang, Unit Manager, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Stuart Fraser, Resource Management Association Scotland (RMAS), Representative
  • Simon Glen, Resource Sector Specialist
  • Simon Rutledge, Group External Affairs & Sustainability Manager, Biffa

16:45 - 18:00 – Exhibition, Networking and Drinks Reception

Conference Drinks Reception. Stay for drinks, form vital connections and build lasting business relationships with your fellow delegates.

08:45 - 09:30 – Registration

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

09:30 - 11:00 – Keynote Address

Welcome – Sally Magnusson

Keynote 1 – To be confirmed

Keynote 2 – Mike Webster, Chief Executive, WasteAid UK

11:00 - 11:30 – Break

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

11:30 - 12:30 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from four interactive workshops and discuss and debate specific topics with our industry experts.*

*Delegates can choose one session to attend before lunch and a different one after lunch.

Circular Tayside
Find out how collaborations across Tayside are embedding circularity at every level. This session presents examples and perspectives from SMEs, large business, the public sector and education.
Facilitator: Alison Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce
Panellists:
Naomi Clarke, Sustainability and Climate Change Officer, Dundee City Council
Helen McKeever, Chief Executive, Helm Training
Erik Smyth, Founder Director, Ecoanolytes
Consumer Behaviour – Storm in a coffee cup
The coffee cup, once considered only for its ability to transport and keep drinks hot, has become a symbol of our throwaway convenience culture, catapulting the scrutiny of packaging waste to primetime television and the benefits of re-use into newspaper headlines. The study of drinkers’ relationships to their beverages and their containers has uncovered various reasons behind consumer behaviours and a plethora of potential solutions.

This session examines the options available presenting literature reviews, trial results, and systems being operated successfully. Discussing the material used, the incentive to return, the infrastructure to recycle, and the outright ban, this panel discussion looks at mechanisms applicable across the broader packaging sector and circular economy.
Facilitator: Michael Lenaghan, Policy Advisor, Zero Waste Scotland

Panellists:
Chris Baker, General Manager, KeepCup
Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, ToGoCup
Wendy Rayner, Sustainability Manager - Facilities Directorate. Procurement Commissioning & Facilities NHS National Services Scotland
Trewin Restorick, Chief Executive Officer, Hubbub
Andrew Forsyth, Zero Waste Team Leader, Scottish Government
Construction: Markets and Innovation in Secondary Materials
The construction sector is the largest consumer of resources in Scotland and the single largest waste producer. This session will explore the both the challenges and opportunities of secondary material use and showcase innovative approaches to reuse and recycling of construction materials.
Facilitator:
Nick Ribbons, Construction Section Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation

Panellists:
Gabriela Medero, Professor in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Kenoteq
Peter Lavelle, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Wood Recycling
Graeme DeBrincat, Senior Engineer, Arups
Andrew Sullivan, Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Community Resources Network Scotland - Maximising the Social Value of the Circular Economy
A workshop to spotlight how organisations can go beyond the environmental and economic benefits of the Circular Economy to demonstrate greater social value and impact. During this workshop we will consider how can you better communicate the social impact you are already making and how can you collaboratively deliver even more social impact going forward. We will also include some case studies which demonstrate strong social impact in a Circular Economy setting.
Facilitator: Michael Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Community Resources Network Scotland

Panellists:
Lesley Campbell, Reuse Consortium Coordinator, Community Resources Network Scotland
Naomi Johnson, Freelance Consultant

12:30 - 13:30 – Lunch

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

13:30 - 14:45 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from three interactive workshops and discuss and debate specific topics with our industry experts.*

*Delegates can choose one session to attend before lunch and a different one after lunch.

Circular Tayside
Find out how collaborations across Tayside are embedding circularity at every level. This session presents examples and perspectives from SMEs, large business, the public sector and education.
Facilitator: Alison Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce
Panellists:
Naomi Clarke, Sustainability and Climate Change Officer, Dundee City Council
Helen McKeever, Chief Executive, Helm Training
Erik Smyth, Founder Director, Ecoanolytes
Consumer Behaviour – Storm in a coffee cup
The coffee cup, once considered only for its ability to transport and keep drinks hot, has become a symbol of our throwaway convenience culture, catapulting the scrutiny of packaging waste to primetime television and the benefits of re-use into newspaper headlines. The study of drinkers’ relationships to their beverages and their containers has uncovered various reasons behind consumer behaviours and a plethora of potential solutions.

This session examines the options available presenting literature reviews, trial results, and systems being operated successfully. Discussing the material used, the incentive to return, the infrastructure to recycle, and the outright ban, this panel discussion looks at mechanisms applicable across the broader packaging sector and circular economy.
Facilitator: Michael Lenaghan, Policy Advisor, Zero Waste Scotland

Panellists:
Chris Baker, General Manager, KeepCup
Kevin Murphy, Chief Executive Officer, ToGoCup
Wendy Rayner, Sustainability Manager - Facilities Directorate. Procurement Commissioning & Facilities NHS National Services Scotland
Trewin Restorick, Chief Executive Officer, Hubbub
Andrew Forsyth, Zero Waste Team Leader, Scottish Government
Construction: Markets and Innovation in Secondary Materials
The construction sector is the largest consumer of resources in Scotland and the single largest waste producer. This session will explore the both the challenges and opportunities of secondary material use and showcase innovative approaches to reuse and recycling of construction materials.
Facilitator:
Nick Ribbons, Construction Section Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation

Panellists:
Gabriela Medero, Professor in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Kenoteq
Peter Lavelle, Chief Executive Officer, Glasgow Wood Recycling
Graeme DeBrincat, Senior Engineer, Arups
Andrew Sullivan, Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Community Resources Network Scotland - Maximising the Social Value of the Circular Economy
A workshop to spotlight how organisations can go beyond the environmental and economic benefits of the Circular Economy to demonstrate greater social value and impact. During this workshop we will consider how can you better communicate the social impact you are already making and how can you collaboratively deliver even more social impact going forward. We will also include some case studies which demonstrate strong social impact in a Circular Economy setting.
Facilitator: Michael Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Community Resources Network Scotland

Panellists:
Lesley Campbell, Reuse Consortium Coordinator, Community Resources Network Scotland
Naomi Johnson, Freelance Consultant

14:45 - 15:15 – Break

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

15:15 - 16:30 – Resilience

Over the years our sector has shown its resilience through adapting to change, remaining at the forefront of sustainable resource management. In this session we consider our response to the latest challenges at home and abroad, such as the Landfill Ban, leaving the EU, and the war on plastics.

Chair: Linda Ovens, CIWM Scotland

Panellists:

  • Mike Webster, Chief Executive, WasteAid UK
  • Jim Brown, The Scottish Resource Management Association
  • Speaker from Peel Environmental

16:30 – Close

Conference closes

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