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Circularity and resource efficiency within the public sector in UK and Europe

20.03.2018 10:30 to 16:00
SWALEC Stadium
Sophia Walk
Cardiff
United Kingdom

This event will bring together intermediaries, decision makers, buyers and procurement professionals from across the public sector to share learnings from across Wales and the EU to showcase how the public sector can drive demand for and demonstrate principles of circular economy. The workshop will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn how to adopt sustainability, circularity and resource efficiency principles in their working and organisation’s practices.

Resource efficiency and circularity: benefits for the public sector

WRAP Cymru and the European Resource Efficiency Centre for Excellence are delighted to invite you to this free event that will enable you to network with colleagues from across Wales and the EU, share learnings and discover the many benefits of embedding sustainability into your organisation’s procurement practices.

What will it involve?

Bringing together decision makers, intermediaries, buyers and procurement professionals, this event is a fantastic opportunity for you to exchange ideas, news and experiences, and to hear success stories from organisations – both here in Wales and further afield in the EU -  who have benefitted from incorporating the principles of sustainable procurement into their working practices.

Delegates will benefit from interactive workshops that set out the strategic and commercial benefits that can be gained through prioritising resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability when procuring goods and services. Roundtable discussions will also provide the opportunity to discover the ways in which innovative approaches to procurement can enable organisations to meet goals set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 and other strategic/legislative aims.

The event will be chaired by Head of WRAP Cymru Carl Nichols; other speakers will include Dr Mervyn Jones (Sustainable Global Resources Ltd.), Cuno van Geet (Rijkswaterstaat), Dr Andy Rees (Welsh Government), Rebecca Jones (Swansea Council), and Michael Mcleod (UniGreen Scheme).

Why should you attend?

  • Free to attend
  • Learn how to adopt sustainability and resource efficiency principles in your working and organisation’s practices
  • Hear examples of best practice showcasing how cost savings and wider organisational benefits have been achieved through innovative procurement
  • Networking opportunities
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

The summary of the event is now available here.

Host: 
WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and Rijkswaterstaat