5:30pm - 7:30pm


Cardiff University School of Engineering, Trevithick Lecture Theatre, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA


Free to attend

Event description

CIWEM Welsh branch invite you to attend a joint event with ICE Cymru lecture looking at a UK wide resource revolution to save the planet and the role we can all play to make it happen.

After David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, our understanding of the human impact on our environment has never been so great and calls for action have never been so numerous. The backlash against plastic (and its global export and leakage into the rivers and oceans) needs closer reflection, as does the clamour from some quarters for deposit return schemes which have worked across the world.

Dr Adam Read will take a closer look at plans in both the Europe and UK for a radical reform of waste and resource policy and reflect on where some of the proposals are heading. This includes the possible weaknesses in the proposals as well as the role that producers, local government, waste management companies, and the general public will have to play in delivering this resource revolution. This evening will ask the question, what do we need to know about extended producer responsibility, consistent collections and taxes for low recycled content in packaging?

We will also consider recent innovations, collaborations and changing business models and look at whether these disruptors can help to deliver the much-needed resource revolution. Adam will finish off by looking at the UK in 2030 and beyond, the need for a resource sector deal which cements the role of the resources sector as a facilitator for green growth in other sectors – manufacturing, aviation, chemicals and agriculture. We will then open up a debate about the future role of engineers, scientists and wider academia in supporting a new resources paradigm.

Light refreshments will be served outside the lecture theatre between 5.30pm and 6.00pm.

This event is co-hosted by CIWM and CIWEM.

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Booking information

This event is being booked through the ICE website. Please contact Felicity White at felicity.white@ice.org.uk for any booking queries or for further information. Please go to the ICE event page to book your place.

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