On 16 February 2017, North London Waste Authority (NLWA) held its third North London Prevention Exchange, at Inmarsat conference centre in Islington. 88 delegates attended the conference including officers from central government, regional authorities, local authorities, third and private sector. This year’s theme was ‘The circular economy in a post-Brexit environment: the role of local government and businesses’. Councillor Feryal Demirci, Vice Chair of NLWA and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods Transport and Parks, London Borough of Hackney chaired the event and invited speakers from across the UK and Europe to share their experiences and expertise. The first set of presentations gave delegates the opportunity to consider what the UK environmental policy will look like, post-Brexit and how the adoption of the EU circular economy package will impact on business and trading, whilst the second part of the morning session explored best practice examples from London, and across Europe.
The afternoon workshop invited local authority delegates to explore ‘How local authorities can frame an English circular economy strategy post-Brexit. Ten things you would say to the UK government’. The outcome of this was a report, also available to download, which NLWA will use to feedback on the Mayor’s forthcoming London Environment Strategy.
In the picture: From left to right: Philippe Micheaux Naudet, Dr Dominic Hogg, Matthieu Guerlain, Cllr Feryal Demirci, Miranda Schnitger, Wayne Hubbard, Mark Ash.