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End of Waste Conference to help the waste and recycling sector with the challenges of implementing complex EU criteria

The impact of end of waste regulations, designed to divert waste materials from landfill, will be addressed at the End of Waste and Quality Protocols Conference. This specialist forum for businesses within the waste and recycling industry takes place on 30th January 2014, at 76 Portland Place, London.
The event, organised by the Environment Media Group and supported by the Environment Agency and the Environmental Services Association, will provide delegates in the waste and recycling industry with a detailed analysis of criteria for the following sectors:
• Biowaste and organics
• Glass
• Paper
• Plastics
• Metals
The end of waste regulations set out when certain waste stops being classified as waste and gains the status of a marketable product or a secondary raw material. The regulations began with iron, steel and aluminium scrap in October 2011. This was followed by glass cullet, adopted from June 2013. Further European Commission end of waste regulations for other materials, such as scrap copper and paper, are currently being addressed.

This one day conference, split into four sessions will:
• Review policy and regulation and provide practical guidance on how to achieve end of waste status
• Share industry best practice in paper, glass, plastics, metals and biowaste recycling
• Explore recovery options via the production of refuse derived fuel (RDF), and the analysis of markets
• Share questions and answers and enable networking opportunities
• Close with a panel debate addressing whether the waste industry is losing out due to end of waste regulations.
Keynote speakers at the event include Peter Davis, Director General from the British Plastics Federation; Roger Hoare, Environment and Business Manager at the Environment Agency; Stuart Pohler, Recovered Paper Sector Manager at the Confederation of Paper Industries; Ian Hetherington from the British Metals Recycling Association; Nina Sweet OBE, Organics Sector Specialist from WRAP and Iris Soler, National Environment Permitting Manager from Veolia ES.

Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com, who will open the conference, said: "Our event gives attendees the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues related to the regulations, and provides clarification and further knowledge on what is still a complex and relatively unknown subject. Challenges include how and when waste can qualify as a product and quality of the material. This is the second edition of what has proved be a highly successful industry forum."

The event is aimed at individuals and companies working within waste and recycling; local government; industry forums and those providing support services to the industry.

Conference tickets are £195. To register for the conference, please visit www.regonline.co.uk/EndofWaste2014 or contact Daniella Jarvie-Thomas at Environment Media Group by emailing daniella.t@letsrecycle.com or telephone 020 7633 4524.

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