Recycle Link Wales Hosts its Latest Event
Hannah Blythyn AM Joins Recycle Link Wales at it's Latest Event in Swansea
On Thursday 20th June Recycle Link Wales held its latest networking event at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum. In partnership with MyWasteApp, the event generated a high level of interest from across the waste sector and representatives from NRW, Welsh Government, CWIM Cymru, WRAP, Local Government, manufacturing sector organisations and waste companies were all in attendance.
A Message from Welsh Government
The event was delighted to welcome and hear from the Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn AM, who gave an update on Welsh Government’s support to the industry. Her remarks centred on the continued drive towards a circular economy in Wales and that recycling businesses in Wales are key in helping create that circular economy and moving towards a zero waste Wales.
The importance of collaboration between all organisations connected to the industry was also heavily focused upon. Recognising the recent climate emergency declaration by Welsh Government Hannah Blythyn boldly declared to our event:
"It's a new way of working in Wales. One that can only be achieved through collective leadership and collective action from each and every one of you in this room"
Hannah Blythyn AM
Presentations and Discussion
The morning event also heard from James Kay of Resource Efficiency Wales. James shared experiences on his current role as co-ordinator of the Collaborating Local Authorities in Resource Efficiency (CLAIRE) Wales group of 14 Welsh Councils. Click Here to Link to James’s Presentation.
Jane Hall from MyWasteApp also participated by sharing a current update to the challenges while Celine Anouilh from CIWM Cymru gave an update to the work of the organisation and the benefits it can bring to its members. Details of Jane and Celine’s presentations can be found in the links below:
Discussion and Networking
Time was allocated for delegates to network in order to make new and strengthen existing business relationships. A good sense of excitement and a feeling of productivity was generated during these sessions and positive reports were immediately received back to the event that many delegates found new opportunities to take awaywith them.
The morning concluded with a “Waste Doctor” panel. Designed to discuss problematic issues currently faced by industry, Trevor Smart of Turmec, Brian Mayne of Ricardo, Jane Hall of MyWasteApp and Steph Charnaud from Enzygo all lined to respond to audience questions.
Trevor Smart from Turmec and Brian Mayne from Ricardo
participate on the "Waste Doctor" panel
The use of technology and how regulation changes will impact the industry were some of the topics discussed in this session and it rounded off a morning which was aimed to deliver opportunities for all who attended to gain from the content of the speakers presentations and have opportunity to benefit from the network and discussion sessions.
Our thanks go to all those who came and shared their time to participate in the event. It is the intention to make these events free and inclusive to all. This event was made free to delegates because of our main event sponsor, Dauson Environmental Group along with our refreshment sponsor, Turmec.
We encourage you to click the links to find out more about their services along with our other sponsors: Clearpoint Recycling, Severn Trent Green Power and Enzygo. We thank them all for their support.
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