Financing waste infrastructure – Chris Jonas at national conference
30th November 2015
Viridor Director of Business Development, Chris Jonas, was a keynote speaker at the recent ‘financing waste infrastructure’ conference organised by the Environmental Services Association, London Waste & Recycling Board, and Addleshaw Goddard.
Held in London on 26th November, the conference considered the needs of London in relation to new waste infrastructure to reduce reliance on landfill and support a more resource efficient economy based on recycling, re-use and remanufacture.
During his address, Mr. Jonas called on the UK Government to adopt a model of regional resource networks to boost stagnating national recycling rates.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Jonas said:
“Regional resource networks where resource policy is aggregated across council boundaries, mapping infrastructure to economic development, are the key to boosting stagnating recycling rates.”
Viridor is encouraging government to recognise the success of the ‘Manchester Model’ and, as part of national infrastructure and resilience policy, consider options such as setting common standards for collections by councils and piloting standard collections on specific materials such as glass or e-waste.
Speakers at the event included:
- Wayne Hubbard, COO, London Waste and Recycling Board
- Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association
- Chris Holmes, Managing Director, Waste & Bioenergy, Green Investment Bank
- Chris Jonas, Director of Business Development, Viridor
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