Taking place over two days this year’s virtual event will consider the country’s plans for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), including updates on its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and its impending landfill ban. It will look at how the Scottish government intends to take forward its ‘plastic tax’, the possible shape of its Circular Economy Bill, and the longer-term pathway to transform Scotland into a circular economy.

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Day 1Day 2

09:30 – Opening & Networking Opportunity

Opening & networking opportunities.

10:00 - 10:10 – Introduction and Welcome
Introduction and Welcome by Ray Georgeson MBE – Head of Resource Management, Waste & Recycling, Zero Waste Scotland

10:10 - 11:00 – Keynotes

The Big Picture – setting the scene: In this session we will outline the evidence supporting the recommendations being made by the Climate Change Committee and the decisions around climate Scotland faces in its journey towards achieving net zero by 2045.

Speakers –

  • Prof Dave Reay – Director, Policy and Chair of the Directorate – ClimateXChange
  • Marcus Gover – CEO, WRAP

11:00 - 11:30 – Break

Opportunity for Networking & Exhibition Viewing.

11:30 - 13:00 – Session one: Will Scotland's targets deliver net zero?

The acceleration of the climate emergency has intensified the focus on the impacts of carbon, and the Scottish Government has committed to reducing emissions by 75% by 2030 and to be net zero by 2045. In this session we look at the waste and resources sector’s achievement, to date, and consider what more needs to be done to maximise the sector’s contribution to the net zero pathway.

Session chair: Ray Georgeson MBE – Head of Resource Management, Waste & Recycling, Zero Waste Scotland

Speakers –

  • John Ferguson – RMAS
  • Jon Molyneux – Scottish Affairs Lead, Fareshare
  • Michael Cook – CEO, Community Resources Network Scotland

13:00 - 14:00 – Lunch

Lunch break with opportunities for networking.

14:00 - 15:30 – Session two: Towards Net Zero: Maximising circularity

To achieve net zero, Scotland must transition to a circular economy based on responsible production and the principles of waste prevention, re-use, repair and recycle. A new route map will set out Scotland’s transition to a circular economy post-2025, when the current strategy expires. What changes are necessary and how must the sector adapt?

Session chair: Dr Adam Read – CIWM President, Director of External Affairs, Suez

Speakers –

  • Winifred Ijomah – Director, Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing
  • Naomi Ross – Managing Director, Sioda
  • James Martin – Associate Consultant (Waste & Resource Management), SLR Consulting
  • Elaine Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Remakery

15:30 - 16:30 – Networking until close

Networking opportunities.

16:30 – Close

Conference summary.

10:00 - 10:30 – Open & Networking

Opening & networking opportunities.

10:30 - 10:40 – Welcome & Introduction
Introduction and Welcome by Iain Gulland – Executive director and CEO, Zero Waste Scotland

10:40 - 11:30 – Ministerial address

A look beyond the 2025 targets – how will the waste and resources sector contribute towards Scotland’s 2045 net-zero target?

Session Chair: Jane Stewart – Non executive Director, Topolytics

Ministerial address:

  • Lorna Slater MSP – Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity

Response to Ministerial address:

  • Dr Adam Read – CIWM President, Director of External Affairs, Suez
  • David Harley – Head of Water & Planning, SEPA
  • Iain Gulland – Executive director and CEO, Zero Waste Scotland

11:30 - 11:45 – Break

Opportunity for networking & exhibition viewing.

11:45 - 13:15 – Session one: How policy decisions will impact the journey of materials

The average Scot consumes materials at twice the sustainable level set by the UN. This session will focus on the materials that contribute towards Scotland’s carbon emissions and ask how will future policy decisions impact their journey.

Session Chair: David Harley – Head of Water & Planning, SEPA

Speakers –

  • Mike Groves – Founder and CEO, Topolyitics
  • Julien Tremblin – General Manager, Terracycle
  • Jenny Grant – Head of Organics and Natural Capital, REA

13:15 - 14:00 – Lunch

Lunch break.

Opportunity for networking & exhibition viewing.

14:00 - 15:30 – Session two: Why is Carbon Management important and what’s the role for our sector?

With the increasing levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere becoming a concern, this session will look at why carbon management is important to control and monitor the impacts and what the role is for our sector to reduce our carbon emissions?

Session Chair: Linda Ovens, CIWM Scotland Centre Councillor

Speakers –

  • Gordon Manson – Programme Manager (Technical Projects), Energy Saving Trust
  • Dr Jill Miscandlon – Senior Manufacturing Engineer, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland
  • Dr Martin Valenti – Director for net Zero, South of Scotland Enterprise
  • Becky Stephen – BP

15:30 – 15:45 - Award Presentation by SRC Steering Committee

Outstanding COVID-19 Response Award Presentation.

15:45 – 16:30 - Networking

Opportunity for Networking.

16:30 - Close

Event Close.

Contact us

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