One year on from China waste ban
Circular Economy

One year on from China waste ban

A panel event and reception organised by Green Alliance for the Circular Economy Task Force.
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, Friends of the Earth
Adam Read, external affairs director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK
Libby Peake, senior policy adviser on resources, Green Alliance
Caroline Laurie, head of sustainability, Kingfisher plc

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24 January, 2019
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For more information:
contact Elena Perez, Events manager on eperez@green-alliance.org.uk