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Potential of the Waste & Resource Sector in Delivering Avoided Emissions | with Adam Read

Potential of the Waste & Resource Sector in Delivering Avoided Emissions | with Adam Read

Waste Management is often marginalised in discussions about meeting the Net Zero Carbon agenda, with policymakers and activists tending to favour transport, energy and manufacturing sectors for intervention. But if societies and businesses are serious about delivering on one planet’s living commitments and reducing their carbon emissions, then they must embrace the opportunities presented by effective resource management, enhanced resource efficiency and a more circular economy.

This panel explores how we can not only make the link between sustainable resource management and climate change but also consider what activities, interventions and policies governments, businesses, and organisations should take now to ensure that planned green transitions across a range of sectors and regions are deliverable – can we really decarbonise industry without effective waste management? We consider specific material streams (plastics, food & textiles), local services (recycling, composting), policy measures and behavioural change programmes from across the globe as examples of what can and must be achieved.

What are the big opportunities to decarbonise society’s waste management, and how can we support others as they look to reduce their emissions – if these questions are of interest, then this panel and our webinar are for you!


Daniels Langeberg, Founder & CEO @EcoCaddy

Daniels founded EcoCaddy after returning from Shanghai, China, where he was working as an Urban Designer. Propelled by his design of sustainable cities, his exposure to traditional transport solutions around Asia and his love for the environment saw the creation of EcoCaddy to provide an alternative transport mode for city users. As the years rolled on, Daniels and his team looked to innovative business models, adding out-of-home advertising, eco-tourism and resource recovery to the list of services the company now provides. Daniels’ accolades include InDaily 40 under 40 recipient, inaugural member of The South Australian Premier’s Force Forty and winner of The Adelaide to Zero Carbon world competition. Daniels splits his time growing the business, working with other startup founders and business owners at his coworking space Mache Coworking with his partner Izzy and providing business consulting services to SMEs.

Sarahjane Widdowson, Director @INTELISOS LTD

Sarahjane Widdowson is a Chartered Waste Manager working as an independent consultant for As a consultant, she advises clients on all aspects of waste and recycling, from circular economy and sustainability through to waste operations, treatment and disposal. Sarahjane is a Trustee for (an amazing charity that shares recycling skills worldwide), a CIWM Centre Councillor (London & Southern Counties) and a Fellow of the RSA. She’s interested in everything connected with the environment, climate change and social change, as what we do and how we behave in our everyday lives often dictates the waste we produce and how we manage it.

Mar Escarrabill, Community engagement specialist and Project Manager @Science for Change

Biologist, Master’s in Science Communication and Master’s in Human Rights and Citizenship, Mar has been working in Barcelona and Amsterdam in European Projects regarding citizen science, circular economy and science education as project manager and concept developer. During the past years, I’ve explored resources for fostering quadruple helix methodologies and strengthening science-community partnerships to advance towards circularity.


Adam Read, Cheif Sustainability and External Affairs Officer @SUEZ recycling and recovery

Adam has specialized in waste management policy development, strategic decision-making, behaviour change, procurement and training for the last 19 years, first as a municipal waste management officer, then as a University based researcher, and for the last 12 years as a consultant working globally on waste services and strategies.

Adam has a PhD in waste management decision-making from Kingston University, has an honours degree in Geography from Exeter University, and was awarded an honorary professorship from Northampton University in 2002 for his contribution to waste management research and communications.

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