• Date and time: Wednesday 14 February 2018, 12.30pm to 17:30
  • Location: Lakehouse, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York

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In association with One Planet Week, the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and GreenSTEMs will be hosting a waste symposium as part of One Planet Week.

The symposium will showcase the breadth of research being conducted at the University of York around reducing waste, the principle topic of this year’s One Planet Week. Including both global and local perspectives, we will explore the key challenges and possible solutions to managing waste more effectively worldwide.

YESI will also be launching its Waste Network, a new interdisciplinary hub to connect researchers interested in all aspects of waste.

This will be followed by a key note presentation from Dr Henry King, Science and Technology Leader for Sustainability at Unilever, a transnational consumer goods company who’s brands include Dove, Ben and Jerry’s, and PG tips. Dr King will provide a corporate perspective of waste management and will show how Unilever addresses the waste issue.

There will be a chance to ask our speakers questions, both in our concluding panel discussion and at our drinks reception following the event.

Provisional Event Agenda

12:30-13:10 Registration and buffet lunch

13:10-13:15 Welcome and introductions to YESI and GreenSTEMS-Prof Sue Hartley 

13:15-13:30 Global waste challenges-Dr Richard Friend, Environment Department

13:30-13:45 Plastic waste-Dr James Comerford, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

13:45-14:00 Recovering value from electronic waste-Jennifer Attard, Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

14:00-14:15 The Restart project and the promise of the repair movement-Dr Nicki Lisa Cole, Stockholm Environment Institute at York

14:15-14:30 Making sense of sewage-Dr James Chong, Dept of Biology

14:30-14:45 Iknowfood and the WasteLess app-Prof Helen Petrie, Dept of Computer Science  

14:45-15:15 Tea and coffee break and networking

15:15-15:30 Launch of the University of York Waste Network-Dr James Chong, York Waste Network Lead

15:30-16:00 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Unilever Waste strategy-Dr Henry King, Unilever

16:00-16:45 Panel discussion-Dr Richard friend, Dr James Comerford, Dr Nicki Cole, Dr James Chong, Dr Henry King

16:45-17:30 Networking and drinks reception in the atrium

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