On 7 November the British Plastics Federation (BPF) will host its annual plastics recycling seminar at the offices of Trowers and Hamlin, in the heart of London. Sponsored by The Environment Exchange, the event will bring together companies from across the plastics supply chain to network and exchange ideas.
The event will open with an introduction by the BPF Recycling Group Chairperson Roger Baynham, who is also the managing director of Philip Tyler Polymers. He will be followed by AMI Senior Research Analyst Olivia Poole, who will speak on the UK and European recycling industries, providing insights into trends in the market and future expectations.
A representative from Defra will provide an update on the DRS/EPR infrastructure report, before the organisation’s Head of International Waste Shipments, Hazardous Waste and Mercury Policy Robert Taylor discusses Defra’s consultation on delivering a ban of exports of plastic waste to non-OECD countries, as well as other regulatory reform.
Justin Guest, partner at Archipelago Eco Investors, will present on ‘Investability in the Plastics Recycling Industry’, exploring EU Regulation, technology risk and future financing prospects. Alliance to End Plastics Waste Chief Adviser Doug Chamberlin will then present on ‘How Collaboration Works Along the Value Chain’, covering how the Alliance convenes companies from across the value chain to try to effect systemic change. He will discuss the ambition to have legally binding guidance and the role the UK industry can play.
Following this there will be a panel discussion called: ‘How Can We Stimulate More Growth in the UK Recycling Sector’ featuring Amie Stringer, Procurement and Trading Director at Viridor; RECOUP’s Policy and Infrastructure Manager Tom McBeth and BPF Sustainability Manager Helen Jordan. This will be followed by a talk from Carla Brian, Head of Partnerships (Major Projects) at Biffa, who will provide insights into its innovative ‘Bottle to Bottle’ project.
BPF Sustainability Manager Helen Jordan states, “The recycling sector in the UK faces a number of challenges as it seeks to adapt to a changing landscape and evolving market conditions. We put together this event to provide a thorough overview of plastic recycling at this point in time, and we encourage any business with an interest in plastic recycling to attend.”
The BPF recycling seminar will run from 10.00 to 15.35 on 7 November. The event costs £99 + VAT for BPF members and £149 + VAT for non-members.
Full details of this online seminar can be found at bpf.co.uk.
Read more from the BPF here.