30 JUNE 2023

Eliminating biodegradable waste from landfills in the UK

United Kingdom
From 30/06/2023 14:00:00 to 30/06/2023 15:00:00 local time
  • It's easy to read currently live consultation on elimination of biodegradable waste from landfill and be led by the questions raised by Defra. But, a ban on landfill materials above the target minimum biological content has significant implications to the sector and the system it has supported for many decades.


    In this webinar, we will look to consider not only some of the key questions, but also the wider systems and impacts of proposed changes. We will consider a wider context before analysing the detail. Our panellists will explore the following questions:

    • What should energy-from-waste facilities (EfWs) and other residual treatment options consider when access to landfill is not an option during planned or unplanned downtimes?
    • What can we adapt or learn from the Scottish journey on banning materials to landfill?
    • How might landfill tax be used to manage the transition through to the ban?
    • How can fraud and other crimes be avoided? Can European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes, digital waste tracking and the manner of exemptions help?
    • Do different timelines between devolved authorities create opportunities or challenges for the Defra proposals?
    • What impact will the proposed landfill ban have on solid recovered fuel (SRF) and refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports?
    • How might plans for the inclusion of EfW in Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) support or undermine the landfill proposals?


    Listen to our panel of experts for an insightful 60-minute webinar as they address the above questions and explore the system impacts.

  • Speakers

    • Stuart Hayward-Higham, Chief Technical Development and Innovation Officer, SUEZ
    • Simone Aplin, Technical Director, Anthesis
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