The Recycling and Waste Conference: Sustainability through behavioural change
In December 2016, official statistics from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs showed that UK household recycling rates had fallen for the first time on record. This is a significant setback for the UK’s official target of recycling 50% of all household waste by 2020.
A 2015 report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme found that a high proportion of recyclable goods were still being disposed of in the general rubbish. The report found that inadequate council services and communications strategies are serving as “barriers to recycling” and called for improvements.
Research suggests that focusing on public knowledge and attitudes towards recycling could have a significant impact. With local authority budgets under financial strain, influencing public behaviour could be an effective way of boosting recycling rates without needing serious capital investment.
Join us for the Recycling and Waste Management Conference where leading experts will discuss how the public sector can boost sustainability by engaging the public.
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Who should attend?
Delegates attending on the day will include, Local Authority Policy makers in Environmental Services, Waste Management Professionals, Sanitary Services, Recycling Officers, Energy Efficiency Officers, Renewable Energy Providers, Environmental & Utilities Service Providers, Planning Officers, Chief Executives, Directors & Elected Members, Sustainability Advisers, Climate Change Officers, Strategic Policy Directors, PFI Programme Directors, Emergency Planning Officers, Procurement Officials, Transport Professionals, Building & Estates Services, Environment Engineers and Architects, Technology Providers, Third Sector Practitioners, Academics, Analysts and Researcher from across the Packaging Industry, Regulatory Bodies, Central Government Departments and Agencies, Local Authorities, Universities, School, the NHS, wider Private Sector and all those involved and with an interest in the future of waste management.