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Slimming Bristol's waste
If you live in Bristol you will be aware that arrangements for waste collection and recycling have recently changed. In addition you may know that towards the end of 2011 recycling , composting and resuse rates rose to nearly 50% in the city .
But the resources on earth are still running out ... fast. So for a sustainable future we need to go up a gear in reducing our usage and waste .
Bristol is renowned for it's passion for 'green ' issues and it's innovative ideas so we are inviting you to this public event so that you can hear what our expert speakers have to say and challenge them if you think it is needed .
Speakers are currently being confirmed and we will update this page as they are but we promise you and exciting range including industry , council , waste specialists and a supermarket !
Speakers confirmed so far :
Councillor Gary Hopkins - Cabinet member for strategic waste
The council's vision for a city with less waste.
Jane Stephenson - Resource Futures
Jane has been working in the waste sector for over 20 years and has extensive experience at a strategic, regional and national level as well as local project delivery. She was one of the early advocates for increased recycling in the UK and was awarded an MBE in 2001 for her services to community recycling.
Jane heads up Resource Futures programme of work to provide support to the waste industry including collection and disposal contractors, reprocessors and manufacturers
Rob Scoulding - Co operative stores
Rob looks after the energy and environmental aspects of the 630 Co Operative store in the South West and Wales with nearly 30 years experiance in the supermarket sector . We all love to blame the supermarkets for so much - Rob is keen to explain the challenges that they face as well as the solutions they have developed.
Julian Okoye - Business Devleopment Manager GENeco
GENeco are currently building Bristol’s first large scale food waste anaerobic digestion treatment plant which will begin accepting first food waste in Autumn this year. The plant is already under construction and will transform solid and liquid food waste into renewable energy and nutrient rich fertiliser. Julian will be accompanied on the night by the Bio Bug.
Nick Francis -
Nick has a wealth of experience in finding outlets for waste as localised as reasonably possible to it's source. So how is this done and where does Bristol's stuff go ?
If you can't get here on the night you can still join us.
This event will also be webcast as a live broadcast at
and we will be taking questions from the on line audience.