Part two of a three part series exploring waste reduction - six months on from a plastic-themed World Environment Day.
Webinar recorded on Wednesday 21st November 2018. Please find the full recording below.
Expert Talk by Caroline Salthouse CEnv:
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.
Find out more about Caroline below.
Expert Talk by Martin Ballard CEnv:
Plastic - Waste or Material?
As the Group Environment Manager at Willmott Dixon Holdings, Martin is a key decision maker and influencer within the organisation. He discusses what Willmott Dixon do to protect and reduce their impact on the environment and suggests ways in which other organisations could make a difference.
Martin will also focus on the #PledgeLessPlastic project with the perspective of the organising group and Willmott Dixon.
Find out more about Martin below.
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About the Expert Speakers
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).
Martin Ballard CEnv - Group Environment Manager @ Willmott Dixon
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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