DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER

SESSION ONE

09.30-09.35




Welcome address

Andrew Bird, Chair, LARAC

09.35-09.55




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

09.55-10.15


Keynote address 
Speaker to be confirmed 

10.15-10.35



How to stop recycling rates from flatlining: moving up to 70% recycling rates 
Paul Vanston, Partnership Manager, Kent Resource Partnership
 
10.35-10.50Questions and answers
10.50-11.20

Tea, coffee and networking 

SESSION TWO 

11.20-11.35



Why source separate collections? 

Andy Moore for Campaign for Real Recycling

11.35-11.50



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

11.50-12.00

Questions and answers

12.00-12.15


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

12.15-12.30


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

12.30-12.45

Questions and answers

12.45-13.00

LARAC AGM (Members Only)

12.45-14.00

Lunch 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

Questions and answers

SESSION FOUR

15.30-15.45



Achieving higher recycling rates: challenges and opportunities

Linda Crichton, Head of Resource and Quality, WRAP

15.45-16.00


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

16.00-16.10Questions and answers
16.10-16.15Chairs' closing remarks 



Approved by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, this conference provides two days towards the Institution’s Graduate Structured Learning & Development Programme, or 13 hours of Continuing Professional Development
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