Taking place over two days this year’s inspirational programme will feature sessions on key priority areas including Marine Plastics, the Biodegradable Landfill Ban, DRS, Construction Waste, CoPLAR, Market Stability, Scottish Circular Business Innovations and Circular Economics.

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Day 1Day 2

08:45 - 09:30 – Registration

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

09:30 - 10:15 – Ministerial Keynote

Ministerial Address – Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Hosted by – Sally Magnusson

10:15 - 11:00 – The Big Topics – single use, plastics, deposit return systems

Our expert panel will be kicking off the debates with a response to the Cabinet Secretary’s keynote address and tackling the sector’s hottest issues around single-use packaging, plastics, marine litter, and forthcoming policies including Scotland’s deposit return system.

Panellists:

  • Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive, SEPA
  • Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

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.

Deposit Return – we have the bottle, how do we use it? – Lennox 3 (Level -2)
This engaging interview style panel session, with insight from ZWS, will provide an update on the forthcoming DRS system, and what the impacts and opportunities are likely to be.
Facilitator: Dr Nicki Souter, Chair, CIWM Scotland Centre
Panellists:
Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Research & Evaluation, Zero Waste Scotland
Peter Mitchell, Senior Economist, Valpak
Bruce Reekie, Waste Services and Community Greenspace Manager, Perth and Kinross Council
Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy, Scottish Retail Consortium
Chinese National Sword, International Markets & Brexit – Barriers or Facilitators? – Lennox 2 (Level -2)
Game changers don't come much bigger than this. All of these external influences mean a rethink in terms of resource management. Has materials trading on a global scale meant we've lost the meaning of Promximity Principle? How has our industry been affected to date and what needs to happen to ensure our resources are responsibly managed in the future? Will these influences drive market developments closer to home to support local economic growth?
Our panel members will each set out their key thoughts on the future followed by an interactive session with the audience.
Facilitator: Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK TBC
Panellists:
Jim Brown, Commercial Director, Binn Group
Robert Fell, Chief Executive, British Metals Recycling Association
Colin Morrow, SEPA
Duncan Simpson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Valpak Limited
Circular Economy Opportunities in Construction – Monteith (Level -1)
The Construction & Demolition sector accounts for around 50% of all waste generated in Scotland. This discussion on how a circular economy approach can offer both financial and environmental benefit for Scotland will be facilitated by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and will feature presentations by Eunomia and Circl ABN AMRO - please come and contribute.
Facilitator: Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Panellists:
Duncan Oswald, Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd
Petran Van Heel, Circl ABN AMRO
Nick Ribbons, Sector Manager - Construction, Zero Waste Scotland
Litter and Fly-Tipping – Lowther (Level -1)
The cleanliness of Scotland’s streets are in decline and the Christie commission report identified that prevention is the most cost effective means of reducing litter. Scotland’s new litter code of practice, COPLAR is the first piece of statutory legislation that recognises prevention as a route to legal compliance. This session will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the current landscape and opportunities, developing litter prevention actions plans, emerging technologies, and their experiences of what makes an effective proactive approach to litter prevention.
Facilitator: Stephen Boyle, Programme Manager Construction, Zero Waste Scotland
Panellists:
Colin MacBean, Head of Zero Waste, Scottish Government
Cath Wilson, Sector Manager – Litter and Flytipping, Zero Waste Scotland
Pete Leonard, Operations Director, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Debbie Johns, Head of Performance Networks, APSE
Seán Lynch, OpenLitterMap.com

12:30 - 13:30 – Lunch

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

13:30 - 14:30 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from four interactive workshop 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.

Deposit Return – we have the bottle, how do we use it? – Lennox 3 (Level -2)
This engaging interview style panel session, with insight from ZWS, will provide an update on the forthcoming DRS system, and what the impacts and opportunities are likely to be.
Facilitator: Dr Nicki Souter, Chair, CIWM Scotland Centre
Panellists:
Callum Blackburn, Head of Policy, Research & Evaluation, Zero Waste Scotland
Peter Mitchell, Senior Economist, Valpak
Bruce Reekie, Waste Services and Community Greenspace Manager, Perth and Kinross Council
Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy, Scottish Retail Consortium
Chinese National Sword, International Markets & Brexit – Barriers or Facilitators? – Lennox 2 (Level -2)
Game changers don't come much bigger than this. All of these external influences mean a rethink in terms of resource management. Has materials trading on a global scale meant we've lost the meaning of Promximity Principle? How has our industry been affected to date and what needs to happen to ensure our resources are responsibly managed in the future? Will these influences drive market developments closer to home to support local economic growth?
Our panel members will each set out their key thoughts on the future followed by an interactive session with the audience.
Facilitator: Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK TBC
Panellists:
Jim Brown, Commercial Director, Binn Group
Robert Fell, Chief Executive, British Metals Recycling Association
Colin Morrow, SEPA
Duncan Simpson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Valpak Limited
Circular Economy Opportunities in Construction – Monteith (Level -1)
The Construction & Demolition sector accounts for around 50% of all waste generated in Scotland. This discussion on how a circular economy approach can offer both financial and environmental benefit for Scotland will be facilitated by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and will feature presentations by Eunomia and Circl ABN AMRO - please come and contribute.
Facilitator: Jennifer Smart, Business Relationship Manager, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Panellists:
Duncan Oswald, Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd
Petran Van Heel, Circl ABN AMRO
Nick Ribbons, Sector Manager - Construction, Zero Waste Scotland
Litter and Fly-Tipping – Lowther (Level -1)
The cleanliness of Scotland’s streets are in decline and the Christie commission report identified that prevention is the most cost effective means of reducing litter. Scotland’s new litter code of practice, COPLAR is the first piece of statutory legislation that recognises prevention as a route to legal compliance. This session will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss the current landscape and opportunities, developing litter prevention actions plans, emerging technologies, and their experiences of what makes an effective proactive approach to litter prevention.
Facilitator: Stephen Boyle, Programme Manager Construction, Zero Waste Scotland
Panellists:
Colin MacBean, Head of Zero Waste, Scottish Government
Cath Wilson, Sector Manager – Litter and Flytipping, Zero Waste Scotland
Pete Leonard, Operations Director, Keep Scotland Beautiful
Debbie Johns, Head of Performance Networks, APSE
Seán Lynch, OpenLitterMap.com

14:30 - 15:00 – Break

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

15:00 - 16:15 – Ready – Steady – Ban

In this topical session we’ll focus on the reality, response and readiness of industry to the forthcoming Biodegradable Municipal Waste Landfill Ban.

Chair: Linda Ovens, CIWM Scotland Centre

Main Speakers:
Janet McVea, Scottish Government
Gary Walker, Waste and Landfill Tax Manager, SEPA

Panellists:

  • Stephen Cooper, Head of Direct Services, Moray Council
  • Craig Sinclair, Managing Director, Avondale Environmental Ltd
  • Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

16:15 – Drinks Reception

Conference Drinks Reception – Sponsored by Envipco. 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 Speakers

Mark Shayler, Founder at Ape

Why is the world changing, and what does this mean for resources, skills, and ultimately Scotland? Mark is known for his high energy, challenging and funny presentations and will be talking about why innovation matters and how sustainability can be used for a driver for innovation.

Ian Schofield, Own Label & Packaging Manager, Iceland

It’s been 6 months since Iceland announced it would remove plastic from all Own Label lines by 2023. Hear first-hand from Ian who will provide an update on progress, share some key wins and frustrations, and discuss how the next year is looking.

Hosted by – Sally Magnusson

11:00 - 11:30 – Break

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

11:30 - 12:30 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from four interactive workshop 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 Economy Scottish Business Innovations – Lennox 3 (Level -2)
The Circular Economy movement is gaining global momentum; hear from leading innovative Scottish businesses who are transforming business models and modifying supply chains to reshape waste management and recycling approaches.
Facilitator: Doug Morwood, CEO, Whole Earth Futures
Panellists:
Dr Douglas McKenzie, Chief Executive, Xanthella
Saskia Goeres, Founder, Sofa for Life
Scott Kennedy, Co-Founder of Revive-Eco Ltd.
Skills for a Circular Economy – Lennox 2 (Level -2)
Incorporating and embedding circular thinking into mainstream services and provision within the business, skills and education infrastructure, programmes and practice will collectively enable Scotland to make the transition to a more circular economy. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss research in this area and hear about ongoing initiatives and pilots.
Speakers include representatives from the Circular Economy Skills Hub Strategic Leadership Team.
Panellists:
Dr Isabella Guerrini de Claire, Director, Aurora Sustainability
Chrissy Mackay, Managing Director, BeYonder
Catherine Lyons, Edinburgh Tool Library
Zero Waste Towns – Monteith (Level -1)
Take this opportunity to find out about the Zero Waste Town movement and hear first-hand from those actively involved in engaging with communities and developing innovative approaches to reducing waste.
Facilitator: Nicki Souter, Chair CIWM Scotland Centre
Panellists:
Susan Guy, Director, Miixer (Zero Waste Dunbar)
Sam Martens, Zero Waste Perth Coordinator, Zero Waste Perth
Hannah Milne, Zero Waste Leith Co-ordinator, Changeworks
Olivia Nathan, Project Coordinator Zero Waste Edinburgh, Swap & Re-use Hub
Chris Morrison, Project Manager – Consumer Campaigns, Zero Waste Scotland
Where Biotech Meets Circular Economy – Lowther (Level -1)
Delegates who attend this workshop will participate in discussion exploring the benefits and opportunities that industrial biotechnology (IB) offers. Facilitated by Roger Kilburn, the support available from IBioIC will be outlined, and leaders from ground-breaking IB projects Celtic Renewables, Ingenza, and Pennotec will discuss their experiences and how they’ve benefitted from the support.
Chair: Roger Kilburn, CEO, IBioIC
Panellists:
Dr Ian Fotheringham, Managing Director, Ingenza
Dr Jonathan Hughes, CEO, Pennotec
Mark Simmers, CEO, Celtic Renewables

12:30 - 13:30 – Lunch

Opportunity for Refreshments, Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

13:30 - 14:30 – Interactive Workshops

Choose from three interactive workshop 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 Economy Scottish Business Innovations – Lennox 3 (Level -2)
The Circular Economy movement is gaining global momentum; hear from leading innovative Scottish businesses who are transforming business models and modifying supply chains to reshape waste management and recycling approaches.
Facilitator: Doug Morwood, CEO, Whole Earth Futures
Panellists:
Dr Douglas McKenzie, Chief Executive, Xanthella
Saskia Goeres, Founder, Sofa for Life
Scott Kennedy, Co-Founder of Revive-Eco Ltd.
Skills for a Circular Economy – Lennox 2 (Level -2)
Incorporating and embedding circular thinking into mainstream services and provision within the business, skills and education infrastructure, programmes and practice will collectively enable Scotland to make the transition to a more circular economy. In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss research in this area and hear about ongoing initiatives and pilots.
Speakers include representatives from the Circular Economy Skills Hub Strategic Leadership Team.
Panellists:
Dr Isabella Guerrini de Claire, Director, Aurora Sustainability
Chrissy Mackay, Managing Director, BeYonder
Catherine Lyons, Edinburgh Tool Library
Zero Waste Towns – Monteith (Level -1)
Take this opportunity to find out about the Zero Waste Town movement and hear first-hand from those actively involved in engaging with communities and developing innovative approaches to reducing waste.
Facilitator: Nicki Souter, Chair CIWM Scotland Centre
Panellists:
Susan Guy, Director, Miixer (Zero Waste Dunbar)
Sam Martens, Zero Waste Perth Coordinator, Zero Waste Perth
Hannah Milne, Zero Waste Leith Co-ordinator, Changeworks
Olivia Nathan, Project Coordinator Zero Waste Edinburgh, Swap & Re-use Hub
Chris Morrison, Project Manager – Consumer Campaigns, Zero Waste Scotland
Where Biotech Meets Circular Economy – Lowther (Level -1)
Delegates who attend this workshop will participate in discussion exploring the benefits and opportunities that industrial biotechnology (IB) offers. Facilitated by Roger Kilburn, the support available from IBioIC will be outlined, and leaders from ground-breaking IB projects Celtic Renewables, Ingenza, and Pennotec will discuss their experiences and how they’ve benefitted from the support.
Chair: Roger Kilburn, CEO, IBioIC
Panellists:
Dr Ian Fotheringham, Managing Director, Ingenza
Dr Jonathan Hughes, CEO, Pennotec
Mark Simmers, CEO, Celtic Renewables

14:30 - 16:15 – Keynote Speaker

Duncan Mackison, Chief Executive Officer, Jahama Highland Estates

As GFG Alliance’s Scottish ambassador, Duncan will present their vision for an industrial revival using local resources and renewable power, underpinned by sustainable ownership. Duncan oversees the implementation of this vision in Scotland, from a vast and growing hydropower network and wind farm development to the responsible management of Liberty Aluminium in Fort William and the surrounding area.

16:15 – Close

Conference closes

Contact us

Delegate Places and Award Entries: Email victoria.knight@ciwm.co.uk or call 01604 823342
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