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Innovation in Waste Management, Cardiff

10 February, 2016 | 17:30 - 19:30

Keeping waste in productive use for as long as possible.
Keeping waste in productive use for as long as possible.

About this event

This evening lecture is jointly organised by ICE Wales Cymru, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and Constructing Excellence in Wales (CEW)

Dr Andy Rees' presentation will highlight the economic, social and environmental benefits to Wales of moving towards a circular economy where resources are kept in productive use for as long as possible. The context includes the new Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, the Welsh Government's 2050 'one planet' resource use goal and the European Commission's recently published 'Circular Economy Package'.

Dr Katie Beverley from ECDW will cover the opportunities for a circular economy approach for critical raw materials (focussing perhaps on rare earths used in the electronic industry) and industrial wastes (focussing on industrial symbiosis opportunities). Katie will give examples, both from her own experience and from elsewhere.

Call for Papers

The Proceedings of the ICE journal is inviting papers on the topic of Waste and Resource Management for a themed issue on the Circular Economy in the Built Environment. The deadline for abstracts is 29th Feb 2016. Find out more.

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Event materials

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Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

Andy Rees
Andy Rees

Andy has 36 years experience of working in the environmental field, including spending the last 20 years in the area of waste strategy. Andy has been Head of Waste Strategy at the Welsh Government for the last 16 years and is responsible for waste strategy policy and delivery. He is a Chartered Environmentalist and a Chartered Chemist.

Dr Katie Beverley - Research Officer, Ecodesign Centre

Katie Beverley
Katie Beverley

Katie joined the Ecodesign Centre in October 2014 as Research Officer and works across a number of the Centre's projects. She holds a PhD and first class BSc in Chemistry from the University of Hull, and has been involved in design education and research for the last ten years.

Katie has previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Leeds delivering ecodesign and sustainability to product, fashion, textiles and graphic design undergraduates and postgraduates. She is passionate about ensuring that ecodesign is appropriately embedded into mainstream design courses. Katie's research to date has focused on sustainable fashion and textiles and she has supervised several PhDs in this area.