The UK is rubbish at rubbish, dumping around 50% of its municipal waste into landfill sites, compared to just 1% buried by Germany, the 2011 Institute of Civil Engineers The State of the Nation report finds. Statistics published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in 2014 show that England is "no closer” to meeting the European Union’s 2020 50% recycling targets. According to the Government’s 2014 Waste from Households statistics, recycling rates in England have almost flatlined, rising just 0.1 percentage point in 2014 compared to the previous year, to 44.2%. Businesses and homeowners are involved in finding innovative new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, as directed by government legislation and initiatives. More must be done, however, if the UK is to achieve the ‘circular economy’ that the EU directives aspire to.
Join us for, where high level speakers from government, industry and non-profit organisations will be presenting their views on how to solve the UK’s waste management problem and bring recycling in line with EU directives. Topics covered will include innovative ways that government, businesses and homeowners are reducing, reusing and recycling waste and what more must be done to achieve a ‘circular economy’.
Delegates attendingwill learn about the arguments around improving UK waste management, and how government, businesses and individuals can contribute to reducing waste. They will learn how applying a reduce, reuse, recycle approach to waste across all areas of their lives can reduce environmental impact and lead to economic savings.
Benefits of attending:
- Government initiatives for reusing waste
- Economic benefits of reusing waste
- How is energy from waste important
- Economic waste management benefits for businesses
- How carrier bag charge will reduce waste
- Changes to private sector recycling
- Impact of food waste at home
- Initiatives to combat food waste
- Benefits of buying reused goods
To reserve your place at the discounted rate of £200 + VAT please quote Discount Code: REA38 when booking online or email Eleanor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 295 0115