Tickets now available for National Food Waste Conference 2024

Tickets are now available for the National Food Waste Conference 2024. 

Taking place on 7 March 2024 at the America Square Conference Centre in London, the event brings together key stakeholders from various segments of the food waste value chain to engage in extensive networking and delve into key themes impacting the sector.

More information on the agenda and tickets can be found here.

The event returns for 2024 at a crucial time after the publication of Simpler Recycling, where it was confirmed that weekly collections of food waste will  be introduced for most households across England by 2026.

This will also apply to businesses from next year.

Whatever part of the food waste value chain you contribute to, the conference offers a unique opportunity for attendees to participate in extensive networking and to engage with expert speakers throughout the day. From operators to manufacturers, local authorities to anaerobic digestion plants, the conference covers content that will explore impacts across all stages.

To secure your ticket, please click here.

Event Highlights

Attendees can expect deep dives into key industry themes, including mandatory food waste collections, simpler recycling and its impact on your operation, procurement challenges for bins and lorries, and emerging technologies.

Throughout the day, attendees will also have the chance to engage in interactive Q&A sessions, and take part in critical discussions during a series of networking breaks.

Speakers and Sessions

The morning session will commence with Chris Mills, special adviser for collections and recycling at WRAP, who’ll provide a detailed analysis of waste costs and implementation to meet the Simpler Recycling requirements.

Luke Ford, general manager – food strategy & development at Veolia will also address the challenges of moving food waste up and out of the waste hierarchy, followed by the managing director of Keenan Recycling, Grant Keenan, who’ll outline the challenges and opportunities faced in commercial waste from mandatory food waste segregation.

Composting and Anaerobic Digestion will feature prominently throughout the day

Natalie Verner, senior sustainability and environmental policy executive of the Food and Drink Federation will explore mandatory food waste reporting for businesses and what this means for the sector going forward.

The afternoon sees a panel debate on best practice for preparing for and meeting deadlines in the UK, with insights from British Bins and ADBA.

Industry case studies include navigating contamination in compost and anaerobic digestion sites from REA’s head of organics Jenny Grant, and a detailed look at food waste recycling in flats from Fife council’s Sandy Anderson.

The day will conclude with a best practice case study from Sarah Robinson, operations manager at Guernsey Waste

View the full agenda and secure your ticket over at the conference website here.

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