February 2014

Chris Sherrington to Speak at Cardiff CIWM Conference

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27/02/14 Chris Sherrington to speak at Cardiff CIWM Conference

Chris Sherrington, Senior Consultant at Eunomia, will be speaking at the CIWM Conference Cymru in Cardiff on Tuesday 4th March. The conference, entitled ‘Towards Zero Waste’ will be held at the iconic Wales Millennium Centre at Cardiff Bay.

Chris will be presenting in the session on implementation of the Waste Prevention Programme, and will then take part in a panel discussion. The session will be chaired by Dr Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy Branch, Welsh Government. Other members of the discussion panel will include Dr Sharon Prenderville from the Ecodesign Centre, Emma Marsh, head of the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign at WRAP, and Sarah Germain from Fareshare Cymru.

Chris has managed much of Eunomia’s recent work on waste prevention, including:

  • two studies for Brussels Environment on the potential role of economic instruments, and the feasibility of implementing obligations for reusable items at events,
  • the launch of Eunomia’s free Waste Prevention Toolkit for local authorities, and
  • the evaluation of finalists’ impacts in Nesta’s Waste Reduction Challenge Prize.

In anticipation of the launch of Defra’s Waste Prevention Programme for England last December, Chris authored Eunomia’s own waste prevention ‘wish-list’, containing five key measures that would spread “a little more joy and a lot less waste.” In addition to reducing waste, the five measures proposed in the wish-list would bring about:

  • improvements to local environmental quality from reduced littering;
  • reduced levels of plastic litter entering the marine environment;
  • increased resilience to future heatwaves;
  • reduced food poverty impacts; and
  • improved wellbeing for some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Chris said,

“In order to be successful, waste prevention needs to be ‘visible’, with measures that capture the public’s imagination and clearly demonstrate tangible benefits. Preventing waste offers the opportunity not only to advance resource efficiency, but to deliver important social and economic gains.”

For more information regarding the conference and to reserve a place, please click here.