The challenges and opportunities posed by new materials in consistent collection, sorting and end markets.
With proposed amendments to Extended Producer Responsibility and a new consistent collections policy both up for their final consultation in the first quarter this year, a new vision for the future of recycling in the UK is quickly taking shape. A wider range of materials are expected to be collected for recycling from households and businesses across the country, including packaging like cartons, plastic films and flexible packaging whose unique qualities will require special consideration.
We are presenting a webinar series to discuss the opportunities and challenges to collect new materials for recycling, mapping out how they could fit into the future waste management system in the UK and highlighting key considerations along the value chain. Experts from industry, local government, and consumer brands will dive deeper into what it might look like to collect, sort, and recycle these materials.
Webinar one | Managing new materials in CORE: collections
03 March 2021 at 10am In the first session of the ‘managing new materials in core’ webinar series, our expert panel will share their experience and insight on how the new materials could be efficiently collected under the new system, any changes that would need to be made to ensure successful transition, and any new challenges that may come with collecting new materials alongside the existing.
Webinar two | Managing new materials in CORE: sorting
17 March 2021 at 2pm In this second session of the ‘managing new materials in core’ webinar series, our expert panel will share their experience and insight to how collection methods need to be aligned with sorting and treatment processes. Drawing on experiences from Europe, the panel will reflect on the need for service, sites and infrastructure to adapt, change and transition to accommodate the new materials.
Webinar three | Managing new materials in CORE: end markets
25 March 2021 at 11am In this third and final session of the ‘managing new materials in core’ webinar series, our panel will discuss end markets for the proposed new core materials, looking at how they are currently recycled in other countries, the requirement to scale up existing treatment options, and consider the treatment options that may become available.