One year on from the China waste ban

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Church House Conference Centre

Deans Yard

Westminster

SW1P 3NZ

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We are delighted to invite you to One year on from the China waste ban

One year ago, China said it no longer wanted to be a dumping ground for ‘foreign waste’. It was a decision that promised to bring ‘recycling chaos’ to the countries that had become reliant on the Chinese market to accept sometimes low quality plastic and other material that they could not recycle domestically.

This event will mark the anniversary and reflect on the impact the ban has had on businesses, people, the environment, and other countries that have so far picked up the slack. In England, the government has just launched its first resources and waste strategy in more than a decade, in which Environment Secretary Michael Gove said that this nation should not be offshoring its waste for other nations to deal with. Has the ban been the catalyst for more sustainable solutions at home?

Speakers will include:

  • Dawn Woodward, Defra’s deputy head resources and waste (strategy and regulation), who will deliver a keynote address outlining how the new strategy will address the challenges*

  • Emma Priestland, plastics campaigner at Friends of the Earth

  • Adam Read, external affairs director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

  • Caroline Laurie, head of sustainability at Kingfisher plc

  • Libby Peake, senior policy adviser on resources at Green Alliance

There will be drinks following the talks.

Please register above.

*Note that there has been a speaker update: Dawn Woodward is taking the place of Chris Preston, Defra's deputy director of waste and recycling

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Church House Conference Centre

Deans Yard

Westminster

SW1P 3NZ

United Kingdom

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