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Preparing for a Circular Economy: Plastics, DRS & Net Zero

With the Scottish Government currently considering how to proceed on the deposit return scheme bill, working on a circular economy bill, and targeting for Net Zero by 2045, what are the key steps needed to develop a system that addresses concerns whilst protecting environmental benefits? 

The Context

At this event, we will revisit the strategy and look to the latest initiatives which fall under it, namely the deposit return scheme. We will scrutinise the priorities for creating a successful circular economy through education, opportunity and innovation to affect real and lasting change.

Building on the 2016 Circular Economy strategy, this event will examine Scotland’s commitment to move towards a society that has a less heavy consumption of valuable resources.

Working towards Net Zero, practical strategiegies to meet your sustainable development goals. 

Join Holyrood on 17th March 2020 as we examine the key perspectives and discuss the way forward on this vital issue.

Key Issues We'll Address With You

  • Priorities for tackling single-use plastics
  • The Deposit Return Scheme, what success might look like
  • Getting communities on board – how consumer behaviours can spearhead change
  • Fresh approaches to creating a circular economy, supporting your pioneering projects
  • Embedding Circular Economy into your procurement strategies

Confirmed Speakers

  • Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy & ERDF Operations, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, bpi group
  • Margaret Smith, Policy & Public Affairs consultant, Scottish Wholesale Association
  • Cllr Mo Razzaq, South Lanarkshire Council
  • Jamie Pitcairn,  Circular Economy & Sustainability, Ricardo
  • Dr Pauline Deutz, Cresting Project Coordinator, University of Hull
  • Sam Mills, Head of Projects, Changeworks
  • Jason Longhurst, Chair of Regeneration and Business, UK Business for Sustainable Development
  • Dr Winifred Ijomah, Director, Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing

Agenda

09:00 Registration and Refreshments

09:30 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Priorities for tackling single use plastics
  • Update on the Deposit Return Scheme Consultation
  • The Circular Economy Bill
  • Building on the climate emergency momentum to make circular economy a success

09:35 Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy & ERDF Operations, Zero Waste Scotland

10:00 Jamie Pitcairn, Technical Director, Circular Economy & Sustainability, Ricardo

10:20 Jason Longhurst, Chair of Regeneration and Business, UK Business for Sustainable Development

10:40 Q&A

11:00 Refreshments and Networking

11:20  Session 2: Protecting Equalities Whilst Changing priorities

  • How do we introduce a scheme which maintains choice, protects communities and promote citizen support?
  • Getting industry on board, from small business to big business.
  • Getting communities on board – how consumer behaviours can spearhead change
  • Boosting recycling to tackle littering and improve plastic sustainability

11:20 Sam Mills, Head of Projects, Changeworks

11:40 Dr Pauline Deutz, Cresting Project Coordinator, University of Hull

12:00 Mike Baxter, External Affairs Director, bpi group

12:20 Q & A

12:40 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Good Practice and Case Studies

  • Fresh approaches to reducing plastic use in commercial, public and domestic settings
  • Expert examples of innovative approaches to changing societies reliance on single-use objects.
  • The economic and environmental benefits of getting plastic use right
  • Embedding Circular Economy into your procurement strategies

13:30 DRS in Practice

Cllr Mo Razzaq, South Lanarkshire Council 

13:50 The Case for Remanufacture

 Dr Winifred Ijomah, Director, Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing

14:10 Glasgow Plastics Reduction Strategy 

Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council

14:30 Q & A 

14:50 Panel Discussion: The Deposit Return Scheme – Where Are We Now?

Colin Smith, Chief Executive, Scottish Wholesale Association
Cllr Mo Razzaq, South Lanarkshire Council

15:25 Closing Remarks from the Chair

15:30 Close of Event

Please note the agenda is subject to change

Get In Touch

Book now or  or call Laura  on 01312854457

If you have an inspiring case study or a project that you think is relevant, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

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Date
17 Mar 2020
Venue
Central Edinburgh
Cost
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1 place £145+ VAT

Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m

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1 place £295+VAT | 2+ places £245+ VAT per place

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