Webinars@SocEnv: Waste Reduction - 6 Months on from a Plastic Themed World Environment Day - Part 3
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Webinars@SocEnv: Waste Reduction - 6 Months on from a Plastic Themed World Environment Day - Part 3

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Society for the Environment Webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Phil Underwood
+44 (0) 345 337 2951

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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 last of the three webinars in this series, and exactly 6 months since World Environment Day 2018, Chartered Environmentalists Dr Adam Read, Director of External Affairs at Suez, and Martin Gettings, Head of Sustainability at Canary Wharf Group, will be joining us to provide their perspectives and expertise in the world of waste. These insights will be based around what happens to our waste, as well as how to reduce waste from a facilities and leadership perspective.

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 5th December 2018, please see below. 

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What Next for Plastics Wastes?

Chartered Environmentalist Adam Read will focus on future of plastics wastes, a new consumerism and the opportunity for effective producer responsibility. He will be discussing themes around Government’s new resources and waste strategy, looking at single use plastic taxes, EPR reform, changes in service funding and a drive towards more consistent packaging, more simplistic packaging and a willingness by the public to do more, and pay more.

Adam brings his talk to life with data from polls, public workshops, supply chain workshops etc. – this isn’t theoretical! 

Dr Adam Read CEnv - Director of External Affairs @ Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd

Dr Adam Read CEnv is the Director of External Affairs at Suez Recycling & Recovery UK Ltd., where he is responsible for government engagement, and closer working with CIWM, ESA and other trade bodies in the UK and internationally, including ISWA and FEAD. Much of his time in the last 12 months has been dominated by addressing the Chinese recycling import situation, and in working with DEFRA & BEIS on the upcoming new Resources & Waste Strategy. 

Adam has been in the sector for over 20 years as a local authority officer, academic and consultant, the last 15 of which have been in the consultancy space, supporting local authorities on designing, evaluating, procuring and commissioning recycling and residual waste treatment solutions. Adam has worked with MRFs on feedstock controls, technology solutions, and output specifications since 1995, and is now working closely with both the trading teams and the operational teams at Suez, both in the UK and internationally, on improvements that can be made to enable municipal and commercial recyclates to be recovered. He is a Fellow of the CIWM and will become President in October 2020.


Canary Wharf: Making Sustainability Real - Breaking the Plastic Habit

How do you solve a problem like plastic? Lessons from a micro-city with six key outcomes:

  1. Educate and segregate
  2. Food to go is the next frontier
  3. Importance of leadership
  4. Consumers are ahead of the game
  5. Access is key for on the go recycling
  6. Where does the micro-city go next? 

Discover these insights of the Canary Wharf Group Head of Sustainability, Martin Gettings CEnv in his talk six months on from World Environment Day 2018.

Martin Gettings CEnv - Head of Sustainability @ Canary Wharf Group plc

A Chartered Environmentalist, and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, Martins background is engineering, design, and construction management: a foundation for sustainable development in the built environment.

Martin has been with Canary Wharf Group since 2011 and is responsible for achieving some of the Groups highest environmental benchmark ratings and leading sustainability performance to date. 

As mentor in Level39 the Groups in house Future City Accelerator, he has helped several start-ups achieve success in pilot implementation. With over 14,000 connections, Martin is a serial collaborator, working on a number of leading industry initiatives including ‘Ultra Site’, ‘Innovation Lab’ and ‘Breaking the Plastic Habit’, all supporting our overall mission to Make Sustainability Real.



Webinar Chair

Dougal Driver CEnv - Vice Chair of the Society for the Environment and CEO of Grown in Britain

Dougal Driver has extensive experience in the public, private and NGO sectors. After a successful career managing the Defence Estate, he became a Defra Director and Ministerial advisor on environmental matters. He played a vital role in the first green infrastructure and natural capital polices and was a leading advisor in the Secretary of State's team that set up the New Forest and South Downs National Parks.

Dougal is now a board member for several environmentally focussed organisations and is CEO of Grown in Britain. 

Dougal is passionate about the work of the Society and is determined to ensure that environmental professionals are at the heart and start of decisions affecting the world we live in. 


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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: 

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

Society for the Environment
EC1.1 Enterprise Centre, Puma Way 
Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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