SWMA Talk: Living in a new material world by Dr Andy Rees OBEAdd to cal
Online via Zoom
Join us for our next SWMA Talk on “Living in a new material world: Addressing net zero and a circular economy in Wales” by Dr Andy Rees OBE on Monday 16th May at 6pm via zoom. Andy is the Head of Waste Strategy for the Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Division of the Welsh Government.
Free tickets available on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swma-talk-living-in-a-new-material-world-by-dr-andy-rees-tickets-332861426487
Talk description: The talk will focus on how addressing the use of materials must be at the heart of tackling global carbon emissions. Moving towards a circular economy can help, along with industrial symbiosis. But how can we move to a position where we only use our fair share of the world’s materials? Andy will explain the steps the Welsh Government is planning to take under its circular economy strategy, ‘Beyond Recycling’ and its new Net Zero Wales plan.
Speaker biography: Andy has 42 years’ experience of working in the environmental field, including spending the last 26 years in the area of waste strategy. Andy has been Head of Waste Strategy at the Welsh Government for the last 22 years and is responsible for waste and circular economy strategy policy. In 2017 he received the Material Recycling World magazine’s ‘Editor’s Choice Award’, and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s ‘Waste and Resources Leader’ of the year award, in recognition of Wales’ success in recycling. Andy was awarded an OBE by the Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom for ‘services to the environment and recycling in Wales’ in the New Year Honours 2019.