How can policy and regulation support resource recovery from waste?
Understanding how change in the governance of waste and resource management can be achieved is vital to promote resource recovery and increase resource efficiency as part of the transition towards the circular economy. To address this, four one-day workshops will be hosted by RRfW to promote knowledge exchange between academia, government and industry. Each workshop will focus on a different technology area and the outcomes will be used to formulate policy recommendations for governmental bodies throughout the UK, as well as to shape our ongoing research.
Each of workshops will give an introduction to the Resource Recovery from Waste vision and approach for the transition towards a circular economy. You will also get insight into our environmental technologies, aiming to recover valuable resources from legacy landfills, bioenergy wastes and by-products, industrial wastewater, road dust and more.
Following this, each workshop will pose the question: “How can we realise resource recovery in the UK within our policy and regulatory context?” We will ask for your knowledge and experience to carry out a policy analysis, identifying drivers and barriers for resource recovery in general and for specific technologies, and identify which actors could drive required changes in the policy and regulation landscape. Based on this research, we will formulate policy recommendations for governmental bodies throughout the UK.
|4 October 2017||Belfast||Producing soil conditioners from bioenergy residues|
|13 October 2017||Edinburgh||Copper recovery from distilleries’ waste water and mine drainage|
|31 October 2017||Durham||Vanadium recovery from steel slag landfills|
|3 November 2017||Cardiff||Metal recovery from legacy landfills using passive leaching technology|
Workshop spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. To find out more and register for the workshops, please email Anne Velenturf stating which workshop you are interested in.