Reducing emissions in the waste sector - the opportunities and challenges
The waste and resources sector has reduced the carbon footprint of the waste it manages for its customers by 69% over the last two decades, mainly through diversion from landfill into recycling and energy from waste. Going forward, we need to continue and accelerate this journey, but the solutions to deliver what is already a complex system are even more complex.
Part of this journey is promoting the waste hierarchy and using new and emerging value chain collaborations to deliver innovative solutions for our customers.
We should not forget our own operations, from reducing travel and resource consumption to making our recycling and energy recovery processes more efficient and exploring innovative ways of working. However, big questions stand out ...
How do we design the transition?
What priorities are deliverable on the ground and how effective will they be?
Will it be driven by, or held back by, current and emerging policy, government practice and habit?
Why should you attend?
Learn more about:
Our current footprints, activities and the policy and practice of today, giving context to other parts of the system and our daily lives.
What we can and what we need to do for our customers as we manage their waste production, including how we can empower change in them, as well as in improving the management of the waste they produce.
What we, as businesses in the waste and resource sector, can do, what we can change or needs to change, what needs to happen to deliver that change, and when can it all be delivered.
Who should attend?
Local Authority representatives
Brands and businesses with strong sustainability agenda
Anyone interested in the topic of the decarbonisation of the waste industry
This webinar series is designed to deliver a clear understanding of the sector today, as well as highlighting key considerations of what we need to do going forward.
Unable to join us live? Register for the sessions today and we’ll send you the recording.
Webinar one | Current footprints, policy, practice and performance
03 March 2021 at 10am
In this first session, our panel of subject matter experts will consider the profile of waste management as it currently stands today, how the current and emerging policy environment may impact the sector going forward, and identify areas where measurement, boundaries and performance would be beneficial in our combined efforts of realising - and then reducing – the carbon footprints of those in the waste and resources sector.
Webinar two | Decarbonisation: How do we reduce our customers' waste footprint and carbon burden?
17 March 2021 at 2pm
This session will explore the practicalities of reducing carbon footprints for the diverse and varied customer base of the waste and resources sector and follow on from the first session discussions on measurement boundaries and performance. By taking a holistic view of business operations, we look at how each stage of the waste hierarchy and supply chain work together to achieve results.
By appropriately identifying key areas for consideration and including waste treatment processes, the carbon footprint of our customers waste can be adequately calculated. This allows for informed discussion and planning on how to make a material impact to reduce their carbon footprint in the future.
Webinar three | Decarbonisation: What we need to do
25 March 2021 at 11am
In the third session of the carbon webinars series, our panel will share their views on the practical steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint.
We highly recommend joining first two sessions beforehand or watching the webinar recordings to fully benefit from having a clear picture of the policy, processes and methodology for accurately calculating carbon emissions and understanding how we can help our customers reduce their impact. We will explain the steps we are taking, what we have achieved so far and what we want to change in the future. We will also share how these changes have impacted the business, the challenges we faced and the benefits of our actions to reduce carbon emissions.