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Terms of Reference
The remit of the Waste Working Party is to monitor, understand and influence the development of waste management law, as well as being UKELA's mouthpiece on waste management law issues. It is also currently contributing to UKELA's input to the debate on the transition to a Circular Economy and the debate on the implications of Brexit for environmental law.
The Waste Working Party meets quarterly, usually in London.
The Working Party is open to all UKELA members with experience of waste law. If you would like to join, contact the group's convenors.
Brexit Part 2 Seminar on Wednesday 6th March - bookings now open
After the interest and success of last year's UKELA seminar, we are pleased to be able to offer a second update seminar, 12 months on. As outlined last year, the post-Brexit world which draws ever closer and will present new challenges for the waste and resources industries.
This is the second joint seminar UKELA has hosted with ESA and CIWM and opened to their members. We have an exceptional line up of speakers on this key subject which is open to UKELA, ESA and CIWM members. The seminar is aimed at anyone who deals with waste and resources in a legal, consultancy or technical capacity.
The afternoon will provide you with a detailed understanding of the potential impact of Brexit on the UK waste management and export industry. We look forward to welcoming you along. The programme starts at 3.30pm, register from 3pm.
Exploring the pathway to a Circular Economy on Tuesday 2nd April - bookings now open
Join us for an afternoon seminar which will consider the impact of the circular economy package including in the context of Brexit. The afternoon will start with an overview of the circular economy from a legal perspective. Trevor Nicholl, Senior Vice Chair, CIWM, will then lead a panel discussion. Each of our speakers will make a short 5 minute presentation, which will then be discussed and debated by the rest of the panel. Audience members will be invited to join the debate.
This seminar aims to bring together experts from throughout the waste industry and their advisors to create the opportunity for valuable discussion and debate about the real implications and impacts of the circular economy package. We hope that professionals working in all areas of the waste industry will find this event informative and will feel able to get involved to make the most of the wealth of knowledge and experience on the panel.
Refreshments will be available once the speakers have concluded to enable delegates to continue their discussions in an informal space and to allow networking.
Details coming soon
Recent Events and Activities
The most recent Waste Working Party meeting was held on Saturday 2 July 2016 at the UKELA Annual Conference at the University of Sussex. Jenny Scott of the Environment Agency and Angus Evers of Shoosmiths LLP gave presentations on the transfrontier shipment of waste and offshore decommissioning respectively.
The Waste Working Party's previous meeting, on 27 April 2016 at the Environment Agency's offices in Bristol, was a seminar by Jenny Scott of the Environment Agency on: “Definition of waste and the circular economy package – closing the loop at last?” Other meetings have included seminars on “Topical issues in criminal enforcement by regulators" and "The Circular Economy: what is it and what are the legal barriers to achieving it?"