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Webinar Series 2: Waste Reduction - Part 3

The final part of a three part, expert led series exploring waste reduction - six months on from a plastic-themed World Environment Day.

Webinar recorded on Wednesday 5th December 2018 - exactly six months from World Environment Day 2018. Please find the full recording below.


Expert Talk by Adam Read CEnv:

The Future of Plastics Wastes, a New Consumerism and the Opportunity for Effective Producer Responsibility

Chartered Environmentalist Adam Read focuses on future of plastics wastes, a new consumerism and the opportunity for effective producer responsibility. He discusses 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!

Find out more about Adam below.


Expert Talk by Martin Gettings CEnv:

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:
  •  Educate and segregate
  • Food to go is the next frontier
  • Importance of leadership
  • Consumers are ahead of the game
  • Access is key for on the go recycling
  • 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.

Find out more about Martin below.


Full Webinar Recording:


About the Expert Speakers

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.


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.


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