Kicking off the series is Carl Nichols, head of WRAP Cymru, which provides Wales-specific support on behalf of the Welsh government, including the delivery of the Circular Economy Fund, sustainable procurement assistance for the public sector, the Collaborative Change Programme for local authorities, and the Wales Recycles campaign. WRAP Cymru’s work also includes UK-wide programs such as The UK Plastics Pact. Carl will shed light on the Welsh experience in driving reuse and recycling, discussing issues such as:
- Wales’ progress on plastics against the backdrop of the recently released Ellen Macarthur Foundation 2020 New Plastics Economy report.
- Wales’ efforts in increasing material recovery.
- Lessons that we could apply in Australia.
MEET OUR SPEAKER
Head of WRAP Cymru
Carl joined circular economy experts WRAP in 2004 and held several senior roles before being appointed Head of WRAP Cymru in April 2014.
He is responsible for developing and delivering WRAP’s ambitious multi-million pound work programme in Wales, managing the relationship with the Welsh Government and leading the WRAP Cymru team. During his time at WRAP Cymru, Wales has become the third highest recycling nation in the world.
His extensive leadership experience includes management positions at Royal Mail, RAC and Severn Trent Water, and as an interim manager working with high profile multi-nationals.
Carl holds an MBA from Warwick Business School and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from the University of Newcastle. He is also Chair of Cardiff Food Council, a Parkrun Ambassador and is a Trustee of a multi-academy education trust.
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Non-members - $50
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