DAY ONE

PROGRAMME

09.00 VIRTUAL CHECK IN & NETWORKING
SESSION ONE: THE BIG PICTURE 
09.30  WELCOME ADDRESS  
            Carole Taylor, Chair, LARAC 
09.40  DEFRA ADDRESS 
            Chris Preston, Deputy Director, Defra 
09.55  THE LARAC APPROACH TO THE RWS CONSULTATIONS 
            Lee Marshall, CEO, LARAC 
10.10  EXTERNAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
            Richard Thompson OBE, Plymouth University
10.25  QUESTION & ANSWER
10.45  BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING
SESSION TWO: IMPLEMENTING THE RESOURCE AND WASTE STRATEGY  
11.15  DELIVERING CONSISTENCY   
            Chris Mills, Special Adviser – Collections and Recycling, WRAP 

·       Cost of delivery for Household and Non-Household Municipal sectors

·       Implementation risks and mitigation

·       Future scenarios and support

11.30  EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY 
            Adrian Hawkes, Policy Director, Valpak 

·       What are the options for designing a world-leading system for EPR Packaging and what can we learn from other countries?

·       What short term measures we could put in place to make the system more robust?

·       What other material streams may EPR be applicable for and how do we track what is currently out there?

11.45  DRS – SOCIAL RESEARCH 
            Nick Roberts, Director in Kantar’s Behavioural Practice
12.00  QUESTION & ANSWER
12.25  CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS
12.30  BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING
SESSION THREE: WORKSHOPS
14.00   COMMUNICATIONS
                      Chris Dessent, Managing Director, Creative Concern 
    Faye Bulleyment, Business Director, Creative Concern
  • Showcasing an engaging methodology for coming up with new creative ideas in a short space of time. 

  • Demonstrating how to harness the creativity of your team and how to channel this creativity to find new ways of looking at old problems. 

  • Run the session using our Creative Lab framework which is a fast, fun and engaging way to develop innovative ideas to win hearts and minds. 

  • Everyone will be involved, everyone will contribute and everyone will be part of the creative process.

14.00   WASTE MINIMISATION
Waste Nothing Challenge
                       Gwen Frost, Head of Innovation and Sustainaiblity, Bristol Waste Company
  • How we got engagement with our residents and partner organisations 

  • What the campaign journey looked like 

  • Results so far 

Diverting a tonne of food from the waste stream through community fridges

   Emma Stuart, Waste Prevention Project Manager, Worcestershire Council

  • Why we set them up

  • How we set them up (perils, pitfalls, challenges) 

  • How they are working (including total amount of food diverted).

15.00  BREAK & VIRTUAL NETWORKING
SESSION FOUR: WORKSHOPS
15.30     FOOD WASTE
Tackling Dorset’s household food waste
                       Marten Gregory, Recycling team Leader, Dorset Council 
  • Communications (Dorset Does – social normalisation, website, leaflets, social media, radio, talks, roadshows) 

  • Communals (introducing aperture lids for food bins plus comms)

  • Recent trials (caddy liner trials – free / subsidised), door stepping, food prevention)

Preparing for mandatory food waste collections

    Mark Richmond, Technical Director, WRM Ltd

  • Options for collection and treatment of food waste

  • Considerations to develop a local authority organics strategy

  • The timescale to meet the 2023 commitment

15.30      FLATS AND COMMUNAL BINS RECYCLING 
   Erica Manfroi, Project Delivery Manager, The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Background: current recycling and non-recycling services to flatted properties

  • Challenges to improve recycling services and enhance service reliability and street scape: i.e. public perception, competition for street space, on street bins visual impact, parking restrictions, public behaviour, trade abuse, transient population

  • How to turns challenges to opportunities – the  Edinburgh Communal Bin Review project

  Gemma Scott, Local Authority Support Manager (Flats), Resource London (the LWARB local authority support programme)

  • Understanding the challenges in purpose-built flats (flats) and developing solutions

  • Improving existing flats services – toolkit and cost/benefit calculator resources

  • Using the planning system to improve WM facilities and performance

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