Waste Management Topic Support Network - June 2022

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On the 8th June 2022 the Waste Management Topic Support Network met virtually to reflect on the "The Circular Economy Jigsaw". With the Scottish Government having just launched the draft Circular Economy Bill and route map, this event aims to explore how institutions can support a circular economy through different lenses, including: 

  • Procurement frameworks
  • Community engagement
  • Legislation (Circular Economy Bill and Call for Evidence on Single Use Items)
  • Learning, Teaching and Research 

Presentations and speakers included:

  • Supporting the Circular Economy in the Community and Key Asks for the upcoming Circular Economy Bill - Michael Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Circular Communities (starts 0m 5s)
  • Procurement and the Circular Economy - Andy Anderson, Head of Estates and Facilities, APUC; and Vicky Shanley, Supply Chain Manager - Estates and Facilities Category, APUC (starts 25m 31s)
  • Learning, Teaching and Research and the Circular Economy - Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd, Research Fellow, Exeter Centre for Circular Economy [University of Exeter] (starts 58m 48s)
  • Call for evidence: Tackling consumption of single-use food containers and other commonly littered or problematic single-use items - Matt Woodthorpe, EAUC Scotland (starts 1h 13m 20s)

Presentations can be downloaded from the right-hand side and the TSN recording can be viewed below.