The Welsh Public Sector & the Plastics Challenge - North Wales

The OpTIC Centre, St. Asaph Business Park, Ffordd William Morgan, Saint Asaph , LL17 0JD, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 10:00 - 13:30

Addressing the plastics challenge through procurement

WRAP Cymru is delighted to invite you to a free half-day workshop, designed for those who are responsible for making or influencing public sector procurement decisions in Wales.

The recent Blue Planet II programme and subsequent media coverage has created an unprecedented surge in public concern regarding the use and disposal of plastic in all aspects of modern society.  The public sector has a key role in addressing this, and this event aims to identify the challenges and potential solutions in the wider context of procuring and delivering public services in Wales.

The current momentum and interest in plastics creates opportunities for improvements in the ways in which products are procured, used and recycled, and there is significant scope for the public sector to drive positive change and reduce the environmental impact of plastics.

What will be covered?

  • Introducing the WRAP Cymru ‘Towards a Plastics Route Map' and WRAP UK Plastics Pact to highlight the current market dynamics and impact on public sector procurement.
  • Identifying and understanding plastic use in public sector, costs, opportunities and impacts.
  • Outlining potential solutions and barriers to implementation, with scope for cost-savings, and moving towards the goals outlined in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
  • Embedding good practice through the procurement process aligned with the waste hierarchy to reduce, reuse, recycle.

Who is it for?

  • Heads of Procurement and Category Managers
  • Catering Heads and Managers
  • Environment Directors
  • Estates and Facilities
  • Public Sector Sustainability Professionals
  • Elected Members
  • All supply chain stakeholders


Click here to secure your free place at the St Asaph workshop.
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