Our Waste – The Future?

Wednesday 4th December 2019

10:00 – 12:30   Community Partnerships in Action

12:45 – 13:30   Networking Lunch

13:30 – 17:00   Towards a Circular Economy

Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield

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Join the conversation about the future of our waste in Kirklees.
Community Partnerships In Action – how residents, community organisations, businesses and councils can work together to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Towards A Circular Economy explores the implications of the new National Waste Strategy within Kirklees – for minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and creating a local circular economy.

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Conference objectives

  • Raising awareness and planning for change – resulting from the national waste strategy, public expectations in a climate emergency and new council waste disposal arrangements
  • Promoting waste reduction, re-use and recycling
  • Encouraging networking between the public sector, private sector and community and voluntary sector
  • Exploring the links between waste and our industrial strategy, environmental protection and poverty agendas
  • Identifying the stakeholders in Kirklees
  • Establishing a Kirklees Waste & Resources Network (www.kwrnet.org.uk)

Who should attend?

Stakeholders in Kirklees – in waste management, recycling and re-use; businesses and institutions that are significant waste producers; communities and voluntary organisations actively involved in waste alternatives and waste prevention; researchers, regulators and environmentalists

What will it cost to attend?

Corporate (business and public sector) £20
Community* £10
Concessions (students & low income residents) £5
Lunch and refreshments £10

*for delegates from voluntary sector, community organisations and Kirklees residents

Conference Organisers

This event is a collaboration between Environment Kirklees Ltd – a not for profit company – and SURGE, the Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics, part of the Huddersfield Business School at the University of Huddersfield.