Talking Rubbish – key policy seminar on waste management and the circular economy

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Chris Short is hosting a key policy seminar on waste management and the circular economy together with Sue Oppenhiemer, who is a former graduate from the University of Gloucestershire Environment Planning and Management Masters course.

The seminar is to take place on Friday, 29th April at the University of Gloucestershire Park Campus. It is organised by Resource Magazine and CommunityR4C and is supported by the University of Gloucestershire and sponsor, Ecotricity, Britain’s leading green energy supplier.

The seminar – Talking Rubbish – will be chaired by the well known British environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt CBE, and will share the latest thinking and current market data with regard to waste management, applying leading European and UK thinking to a local context.

Gloucestershire has been chosen for this seminar as an area where a large incinerator is planned.

Key questions to be addressed at the seminar include:
• How will the waste management and infrastructure decisions being implemented today work in the world of 2020 and beyond?
• How can authorities best plan to minimise costs while continuing to meet the changing requirements of a sustainable circular economy?
• What can Gloucestershire and other Councils do to move up the waste hierarchy, meet national targets and ensure that resources are not wasted?
• How can positive engagement with the community enable the process and deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits?
• Do incinerators themselves create a barrier to moving towards a circular economy?

Chris Short said,
“We are delighted to host the event on this very important topic. In particular, it is good to see our graduates leading discussions and asking vital questions on such key issues.

“The seminar is free to attend, but you should register your attendance beforehand on the seminar webpage

The seminar takes place on Friday, 29th April, 2016 from 14.15 to 16.30 at the University of Gloucestershire Park Campus, Room TC007. More information, including agenda.