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The New Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland: Who's included, what's covered, how will it work?


0845-0930 Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Andrew Henderson, Director of Public Policy, Pinsent Masons LLP
Pinsent_Masons HendoA
Session One: Grasping the Strategic Opportunity
0935-0955 Keynote Address
Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Government
0955-1010 Question and Answer Session
1010-1030 Delivering the Right Scheme
Jill Farrell, Chief Operating Officer, Zero Waste Scotland
1030-1050 Taking DRS Ambition As Far As It Can Go
James Mackenzie, Policy & Communications Adviser, Have You Got the Bottle?
1050-1120 Discussion Panel

Claudia Beamish MSP, Spokesperson for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Parliament

Maurice Golden MSP, Spokesperson for Low Carbon Economy and Chief Whip, Scottish Conservative Party, Scottish Parliament

Liam McArthur MSP, Spokesperson for Justice and Energy, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Scottish Parliament
1120-1140 Refreshment Break
Session Two: Getting the Mechanics and the Governance Right
1140-1200 Understanding Infrastructure Options - Location, Collation, Valuation
John MacDonald, Operations Director, Excel Vending Limited
1200-1220 Own, Operate, Regulate - What's Best?
Bryan McCluskey, Circularity Director, Natural Source Waters Association
1220-1240 Scotland's DRS: International comparisons and unintended consequences
Dr Peter Lee, Head of Operations, Oakdene Hollins
  • The materials in scope and the objectives of the proposed design
  • Review Scottish Government statements against international examples
  • Review of alternative packaging and waste policies
1240-1300 Question & Answer Session
1300-1345 Lunch 
1345-1350 Chair's Welcome Back
Session Three: Addressing Wider Challenges
1350-1410 Who Pays and Implications for the Current Market
Stephen Freeland, Policy Advisor, Scottish Environmental Services Association
1410-1430 Implications for the Whole Market
Colin Smith, Chief Executive, Scottish Wholesale Association
csmithSWA ScotWholesale
1430-1450 Delivering a Sustainable Circular Economy for Drinks
Ewan MacDonald-Russell, Head of Policy and External Affairs, Scottish Retail Consortium
  • Balancing ambition and delivery in the Circular Economy
  • Creating the right incentives for consumers, businesses and the environment
  • Ensuring the Scottish DRS fits the wider Extended Producer Responsibility framework
1450-1510 Question and Answer Session
1510 Chair's Closing Remarks

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Very good to see several high profile and interesting female speakers.

Eleanor Lane, CMS,
4th Annual Scottish Transport Conference 2017