Six months on from a plastic-themed World Environment Day 2018, the Society for the Environment are launching a series of free webinars exploring waste reduction, drawing together expertise in the environmental profession. Each webinar will be lead by two registered environmental professionals (CEnv or REnvTech), sharing in twenty minute talks their insight into the key issues and good practice surrounding waste reduction and/or management.
In the second of three webinars in this series, Chartered Environmentalists Caroline Salthouse and Martin Ballard will be joining us to share their unique perspectives and expertise in the world of waste management. These insights will be pulled from the construction industry - namely Willmott Dixon - and the aquatic and marine environment.
Each will offer a twenty minute talk, followed by participating in a question and answer session with the audience to conclude. This is your chance to ask the expert - or indeed offer an alternative solution.
To find out more about the speakers and their talks, and/or to listen and participate for free on the 21st November 2018, please keep reading.
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Plastics in the Aquatic and Marine Environment - Consequences and Solutions
The consequences of discarded/escaped plastics in the aquatic and marine environment are far more wide-ranging than many realise, and we are really only just starting to recognise many of the problems caused.
Plastics are only one form of waste, but they provide a relevant example to focus on, with the same thinking applied to other waste streams. Plastics waste are the issue for which Caroline feels most passionately, given the issues it causes.
Caroline will discuss solutions such as the need to address a range of societal / economic issues to tackle the existing problem and avoid future problems; responsible citizenship regarding what to do with consumer waste; responsible manufacturing including cradle to grave thinking/zero waste solutions; and responsible waste handling.
Caroline Salthouse CEnv - Principal Consultant @ CSalthouse Environmental Consultancy, Training & Events
Caroline is a self-employed environmental consultant specialising in coastal issues. She is on the Management Board of the North West Coastal Forum (NWCF) – a regional multi-sector coastal partnership working together across boundaries to deliver economic, environmental and social benefits for coastal communities in North West England. She formerly provided the paid secretariat for the NWCF for 14 years and continues to do so in a voluntary capacity.
She has extensive experience of working on a wide range of coastal policy and marine planning issues at local, national and international level and continues to represent the North West Coastal Forum’s interests on a range of external bodies such as the North West and North Wales Coastal Group (coastal defence) and the national Sustainability Appraisal Advisory Group (marine planning).
#PledgeLessPlastic - Why? Achievements? What Next?
Martin will focus on the #PledgeLessPlastic project with the perspective of the organising group and Willmott Dixon. Further details to follow.
Martin Ballard CEnv - Group Environment Manager @ Willmott Dixon Holdings
Martin Ballard is Group Environment Manager for Willmott Dixon, responsible for environmental protection, legal assurance and promotion of environmental improvements for risk mitigation, assisting the business with best practice to perform to company targets. He is responsible for the Group’s ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System. Martin has chaired the industry’s Water Task Group and the BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards selection panel.
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Other Webinars in this Series
This webinar is one of three in this free waste related series. Find out about other webinars below: