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Waste not, want not: Global waste challenges and solutions

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Lakehouse, Ron Cooke Hub

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University of York

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In association with One Planet Week, the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and GreenSTEMs would like to invite you to a waste symposium as part of One Planet Week.

The symposium will showcase the breadth of research being conducted at the University of York around reducing waste, the principle topic of this year’s One Planet Week. Including both global and local perspectives, we will explore the key challenges and possible solutions to managing waste more effectively worldwide.

YESI will also be launching its Waste Network, a new interdisciplinary hub to connect researchers interested in all aspects of waste.

This will be followed by a key note presentation from Dr Henry King, Science and Technology Leader for Sustainability at Unilever, a transnational consumer goods company who’s brands include Dove, Ben and Jerry’s, and PG tips. Dr King will provide a corporate perspective of waste management and will show how Unilever addresses the waste issue.

There will be a chance to ask our speakers questions, both in our concluding panel discussion and at our drinks reception following the event.

Provisional Agenda:

12:30-13:10- Registration and buffet lunch

13:10-13:20- Welcome and introductions to YESI and GreenSTEMS (Prof Sue Hartley)

13:20-13:40- Global waste challenges (Dr Richard Friend, Environment Department)

13:40-14:00- Plastic waste (Dr James Comerford, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence)

14:00-14:20- Recovering value from electronic waste (Jennifer Attard, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence)

14:20-14:40- The Restart project (Dr Nicki Cole, York Stockholm Environment Institute)

14:40-14:50- Tea and coffee break

14:50-15:10- Making sense of sewage (Dr James Chong, Dept of Biology)

15:10-15:30- Iknowfood and the WasteLess app (Prof Helen Petrie, Dept of Computer Science)

15:30-15:40- Launch of the University of York Waste Network (Dr James Chong, York Waste Network Lead)

15:40-16:00- Tea and coffee break

16:00-16:20- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Unilever Waste strategy (Dr Henry King, Unilever)

16:20-16:40- Panel discussion (Dr Richard Friend, Dr James Comerford, Dr Nicki Cole, Dr James Chong, Dr Henry King)

16:40-17:30- Networking and drinks reception

For directions to the Ron Cooke Hub please click here

In addition, there will be a short workshop in the morning (10:00-12:30) for York researchers to discuss new collaborations and future funding opportunities on the topic of ‘Plastics in the Environment.' For further details and to register please contact yesi@york.ac.uk.

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