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Ricardo Energy & Environment provides insights on how to achieve Zero Waste in Wales

Ricardo Energy & Environment will join a high profile panel at a Policy Forum for Wales seminar in Cardiff on Monday to provide insights on how to achieve the goal of zero waste in Wales.

The ‘Moving towards Zero Waste for Wales’ seminar will bring together policymakers and stakeholders to examine the steps that can be taken to minimise the amount of waste produced in Wales.  Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Regional Director for Wales Brian Mayne will outline the case for adopting a range of policy measures which focus on making it easier for consumers and businesses to become more resource efficient.

Mr Mayne is set to join representatives from Newport City Council, Constructing Excellence in Wales, Ecodesign Centre and Cylch on a panel to discuss the progress made by Wales towards zero waste.  Questions to be addressed by the panellists include whether the steps taken by the Welsh Government to meet its target of a 1.5% reduction of waste every year have been successful and how local authorities can work more efficiently to meet their targets.

The seminar features keynote addresses from Jasper Roberts, Deputy Director, Waste and Resource Efficiency Division, Welsh Government; Beth Winkley, Head, WRAP Cymru (Waste & Resources Action Programme in Wales) and Dr Frank O'Connor, Director of the Ecodesign Centre.

Brian Mayne said:  “We are delighted to be a part of this high profile event which will shed a light on the policies and practical steps needed to promote the zero waste agenda.  It will be a valuable opportunity to review the progress made by Wales to date and what measures are needed to help achieve the goal of zero waste.”

To find out more about the event click here. 

Leading environmental consultancy Ricardo Energy & Environment has grown by around 20 percent in Scotland over the past year.
Ricardo Energy & Environment is currently working on a number of projects in Scotland across resource efficiency, carbon management, renewables and air quality. A major area of focus at present is supporting the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland in moving Scotland towards a zero waste economy and in particular providing support to SMEs to realise the substantial economic benefits available through resource efficiency.
Leadership by the Scottish government in important policy areas such as resource efficiency and the development of the Low Carbon Economic Strategy intends to increase the value of the low carbon goods and services sector to more than 10 percent of the Scottish economy by 2015, creating 60,000 green jobs. The Low Carbon Economic Strategy also aims to encourage Scottish companies to exploit commercial opportunities.
Jamie Pitcairn, director of Ricardo Energy & Environment in Scotland said: “The growth of Ricardo Energy & Environment in Scotland is a direct result of the country’s ambitious targets, supported by the policies and practical leadership of the Scottish government. We look forward to supporting both government agencies and the private sector in realizing the potential for a low carbon Scot