Resourcing the Future 2018

WRAP is partnering with CIWM, the Environmental Services Association and the Resource Association to deliver the Resourcing the Future Conference 2018. This year's theme is Zeroing in on resources and clean growth: the next 25 years.

Against the backdrop of the Defra 25 year Environment Plan and the forthcoming Resources and Waste Strategy, RTF 2018 will provide the ideal forum for resource and waste management professionals, policy experts, academics and government representatives to debate and shape a new policy framework that supports the delivery of the ‘zero avoidable waste’ vision.

Programme highlights include:

  • Shaun Gallagher, Director, Environmental Quality, Defra
  • Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Head of International Marine Litter Research Unit, Plymouth University
  • Mary Creagh MP, Chair, Environmental Audit Committee
  • Peter Maddox, Director WRAP UK
  • Jonathan Perry, Consultant - EMEA Environmental Affairs, Dell
  • Anthony Sant, Sales & Marketing Director, AO Recycling
  • Claire Brailsford, Chair of NAWDO and Interim Assistant Director of Environment, Derbyshire County Council

The conference takes place on 13-14 June at One Great George Street in London.

full programme of speakers is available across the two days.

Come and join us. 

WRAP speakers are:

13 June 2018




Chris Mills, Special Advisor - Collections and Recycling, WRAP                

Zoning: a different approach to MSW and commercial recycling and waste management

14:00 - 15.10

Sarah Clayton, Head of Citizen Behaviour Change

A new dawn for communications: capitalising on the 'Blue Planet' effect

14:00 - 15:10

14 June 2018




Peter Maddox, Director WRAP UK

This session look at the major initiative on plastics – The UK Plastics Pact – as well as the challenge of reducing non-packaging plastic and longer term opportunities and measures to meet the 2042 target.

Zero avoidable plastic waste by 2042


Peter Sainsbury, Economist, WRAP

This session will provide the latest update on export markets for recyclables, including China, South East Asia, and Europe, and explore what measures and incentives are needed for the UK to ‘reshore’ more of recycling and strengthen domestic markets.

 Part 1: Beyond China: current and future export market trends

 14:00 - 15:00

Julie Hill, Chair, WRAP


Part 2: Supporting the UK economy: building domestic markets

15:00 - 16:00

Stay in touch with all the developments throughout the event on twitter using #RTF18