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Resource Recovery from Waste Annual Conference 2017 (registration deadline: 31st October 2017)

The successful implementation of ideas, frameworks and technologies for resource recovery from waste will require the formulation of strong business cases for a variety of actors in industry and government. This year’s conference - Making the Business Case for Resource Recovery for Business and Government - aims to present both conceptual ideas and practical experiences on the formulation of business cases for resource recovery as part of the circular economy.
When Oct 31, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where Cloth Hall Court, Leeds
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Resource Recovery from Waste Annual ConferenceResource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) is a 5-year programme of research funded by NERC, ESRC and Defra to develop knowledge and tools to reduce pressure on natural resources and create value from wastes.

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Prof Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Advisor, Defra “A Government Perspective on Resource Recovery from Waste
  • David Fatscher, British Standards Institution, talking about the first global circular business model standard BS8001
  • Prof Jan Jonker, Radboud University. “Circular Economy: the quest for a changing focus in value creation in industry and government”.
  • Prof Phil Purnell, University of Leeds. Making the business case for Circular Economy infrastructure.
  • Libby Peake, Green Alliance, to talk on the UK Circular Economy strategy after Brexit

 

Specialist sessions to include:

  • Creating value from wastes in the bioeconomy
  • Recovering materials from mine legacy landfill
  • New sustainability assessments and models

 

For further details, including a preliminary schedule, please see visit the event webpage.

 

 If you have any questions relating to this meeting, please contact Juliet Jopson (s.j.jopson@leeds.ac.uk Tel 0113 3432325).

 

 

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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