DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER

SESSION ONE

09.35-09.40




Welcome address

Andrew Bird, Chair, LARAC

09.40-10.00




Why we need resource efficiency targets: delivering a circular economy in the UK?
Paul Ekins, Director: Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

10.00-10.20


Keynote address 
Speaker to be confirmed 

10.20-10.40



How to stop recycling rates from flatlining: moving up to 70% recycling rates 
Paul Vanston, Partnership Manager, Kent Waste Partnership
 
10.40-10.55Question and answer
10.55-11.25

Tea, coffee and networking 

SESSION TWO 

11.25-11.40



Why source separate collections? 

Andy Moore for Campaign for Real Recycling

11.40-11.55



To commingle or not to commingle? That is not the question. Quality and freedom of choice in recycling
Herman van der Meij, Director VRM, Viridor

11.55-12.10

Question and answer

12.10-12.25


Guidance on the route map
Peter Jones. Senior Consultant, Eunomia Research and Consulting

12.25-12.40


Shall we bring back bring banks?
Matt Feeking, Recycling Area Manager, Aylesford Newsprint

12.40-13.00Question and answer
13.00-14.00

Tea, coffee and networking

SESSION THREE

14.00-15.00






The big debate - avoiding waste miles: questions around infrastructure capacity

Gev Eduljee, Director of External Affairs, SITA UK
Dominic Hogg, Director, Eunomia Research and Consulting
Bill Griffiths, National Organics & Recycling Manager, Viridor
Panel to be confirmed

15.00-15.30

Question and answer 

SESSION FOUR

15.30-15.45



Markets: how to get the most from your recyclates
Linda Crichton, Head of Resource and Quality, WRAP

15.45-16.00


Contracts: how can your contractor help you? 
Pete Dickson, Development Director, Biffa

16.00-16.10Question and answer 
16.10-16.15Chair's closing remarks 
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