3rd national Waste Summit
25th & 26th October, Croke
Park Convention Centre, Dublin
By 2001, every local authority in the country
had adopted a plan for managing household and industrial waste
either within its own county or as part of a regional strategy.
In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency published a national
plan for the management of hazardous waste.
These plans reflect national and European policy, bringing
together environmental philosophies – including 'the polluter
pays' principle and the waste management hierarchy of prevention,
reuse and recycling and energy recovery.
These policies were brought together with value for money
considerations for the government and the involvement of the
private sector. Together, they provide the basis, for the
first time ever, for a modern, environmentally responsible
and cost-effective waste management system to take Ireland
safely into the future.
Now is the time to implement these plans effectively.
The 3rd National Waste Summit - taking place again in the
Croke Park Convention Centre, on October 25th and 26th 2005 - is
aiming to answer the questions on how to put these plans into action
and ensure a clean future for Ireland.
The National Waste Summits 2003 & 2004
The 2003 and 2004 National Waste Summits provided a unique forum
that brought together the who's who of the Irish waste management
industry to debate Ireland's ever-changing waste management sector.
iQuest and The Sunday Business Post are fully confident that this
forum will continue to grow and develop substantially for many years
to come and provide delegates with a fully comprehensive, educational
and enriching conference experience.
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LAST YEAR'S WASTE SUMMIT
"The National Waste Summit has provided a much
needed platform for constructive and insightful discussion and has,
in a short space of time, established itself as a key date in the
waste calendar. The quality of speakers and topics covered has set
the standard" - Larry O'Toole, Operations Director,
Waste, RPS - MCOS Group
"The Sunday Business Post's National Waste Summit
is now deemed to be the leading Waste Management Conference in Ireland
today. It continues to provide a much needed forum for policy and
decision makers, waste managers, operatives, government officials
and agencies to meet, network and discuss relevant issues of best
practice within the waste industry" - Judith Hally,
Head of Corporate Affairs, Greenstar
"Exhibiting at the National Waste Summit gave
us direct access to our target market of waste management professionals
and government decision makers. The delegate numbers, networking
opportunities and the business we subsequently secured was an excellent
return on our investment" - Donal Marron, White, Young
& Green Environmental Services
"I found the National Waste Summit to be very
professionally organised and it created much needed debate between
policy makers and the Irish waste management industry as a whole.
The calibre of speakers was excellent. Ultimately, it brought about
vital changes in government policy on waste management"
- Peter Bacon, Economic Consultant and author of the Bacon Report
Dr Klaus Kögler
He was responsible for the implementation of special research funding
programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Since 2002, he
has been in DG Environment. He was Deputy Head of Unit in charge of
the development of Integrated Product Policy (IPP), Thematic Strategies
on Waste Prevention, Recycling and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources,
and European legislation on waste management.
Dr Kögler holds a PhD for his research on heavy metals in
groundwater and soil. He started his professional career in
the international mining industry and accumulated over ten
years experience with assignments in Europe, Africa and North
He joined the European Commission in 1990 to work in European
research programmes on industrial production technologies,
mining, recycling and environmental technologies.
Kit Strange, BSC MSC MCIWM
He is Secretary General to the Brussels-based Association of Cities
and Regions for Recycling - a grouping of 80 cities and regions across
Europe. Between 1992 and 1999, Strange was Director of the World Resource
Foundation, a charity providing world-wide information on the management
of, and recovery of resources from, post-consumer wastes.
||Since 1998, Kit Strange has been Director of the
Resource Recovery Forum, a not-for-profit international association
of more than 300 member organisations worldwide.
He also publishes and edits the international journal on sustainable
waste management, Warmer Bulletin. Strange is a chartered waste
manager, a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
Dr Stephen Barnes
Barnes's PhD research was based on determining the characteristics
of the chalk and basalt aquifers in Northern Ireland - including recharge,
flow characteristics, storage, regional flow trends and hydro geochemical
||Dr Barnes is a Senior Hydrogeologist at Golder
Associates, a premier global group of consulting companies specialising
in ground engineering and environmental services.
Barnes has carried out or reviewed over 50 hydrogeological risk
assessments of landfill sites across the UK and Ireland and
has recently completed hydro geological risk assessments of
illegal waste deposits in Ireland.
She was appointed as a member of the Senate during 1997. In 1999 she
was elected to Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council. Following
the 2004 Local Elections, having topped the poll, she was elected
Cathaoirleach (Lord Mayor) of the Council for 2004/2005. She represents
the Blackrock Ward on the Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council.
||Niamh Bhreathnach is a senior Irish politician
who was elected in 1992 as a member of Parliament (Dáil Éireann)
for the constituency of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.
She was appointed as Minister for Education in 1993 through
1997. Bhreathnach was chairwoman of the Irish Labour Party from
1990 until 1993. She was elected as a Labour Party TD for the
first time in 1992, serving until 1997.
ATTENDEES HAVE INCLUDED DELEGATES FROM THE FOLLOWING
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Delegates are invited to beat the traffic by arriving early and
having a light breakfast with colleagues courtesy of iQuest and
The Sunday Business Post.
Chairman's opening remarks and introductions
Jim Kells, Chairman, Irish Waste Management Association
THE GOVERNMENT VIEW
9:00 Ministerial Address
||A government perspective on the future of waste
management in Ireland
Dick Roche, TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION VIEW
9:20 International Keynote Speaker
European waste policy and sustainable use of natural resources
Director General of Environment and Waste
- Waste policy and the life cycle of natural resources
- How the European Commission's environment policy relates to
the waste policy
- Choices in waste management contribute to environmental protection
in two ways - recovery and prevention
- The effects of product design, choice of materials used and
consumer use patterns on the European Commission's waste management
THE PRIVATE SECTOR VIEW
||Moving waste management forward: a private
- Reviewing the role the private sector plays in waste
- Challenges facing the waste management market: competition;
planning and regulation; implementing infrastructure and
- Suggested solutions in harnessing the private sector to
deliver competitive and environmentally sound waste management
The Irish Waste Management Association
10:30 Morning tea and exhibition viewing
|Competitive best practice and technology
migration in the Irish waste management industry
- Emerging and evolving industry in Ireland
- Waste Management is a major competitive issue for business
and major OEMs
- Application of competitive best practice to provide a
leading-edge vertically integrated solution
- Utilising 'best-in-class' process technology in front-end
processing, separation technologies, recyclables recovery,
bio-waste treatment, waste-to-energy programmes and disposal
|| Hazardous waste - treatment technology
- Diverse nature of hazardous waste produced in Ireland
- Range of technologies that must be utilised to safely
treat this diversity of material
- How each technology meets each particular need
- All aspects of the waste arising through collection, storage
and eventual treatment
- Recovery or disposal operation
- Aspects of the disposal V's recovery arguments
Cedar Resources (Ireland) Ltd
RACE AGAINST WASTE
|| Communicating for success in the Race Against Waste!
- How the Race Against Waste campaign is communicating
- How stakeholders have been involved in the Race Against
- Developing communications tools
Race Against Waste
12:50 Lunch and exhibition viewing
2:10 Welcome back and introductions from the afternoon chair
- Steve Cowman, Chief Executive, Greenstar
International Keynote Speaker
|| Probabilistic risk assessment at unauthorised landfills
- Unauthorised/illegal landfilling with reference to the
- Application of the LandSim V2.5 probabilistic modeling
tool at the case study landfill
- Results of groundwater and surface water risk assessment
at the case study landfill
- Findings and conclusions including discussion of difficulties
encountered and outcome
- Wider application and benefits of risk assessment modeling
at unauthorised, closed and permitted landfills
||Dr Stephen Barnes
Golder Associates, UK
|| The enforcement of unauthorised waste activities
- The progress made by the Enforcement Network on unauthorised
waste activities (UWA)
- The findings, conclusions and recommendations of the
investigation by the Office of Environmental Enforcement
- The implications for past waste activities post the Ministers'
'section 60' direction and the European Court of Justice
ruling on Waste
Office of Environmental Enforcement
Environmental Protection Agency
3:25 Afternoon coffee and exhibition viewing
|| What is waste? Issues in defining and classifying waste
- 'Waste' and 'hazardous waste' - simplifying the jargon
- Distinguishing waste from goods and by-products
- Wastes excluded from the waste regime
- The key concept of 'discarding'
William Fry Solicitors
CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION WASTE
||Developing a culture change in construction waste management
- Planning and organising waste
- Competitive treats
- Causes of waste and waste economics
- Commercial best practice to share waste costs
- Getting maximum value for your materials
- Suppliers' role and operational practice on site
- Future possibilities
John Donnelly Purchasing Ltd
5:10 - 6:00 DRINKS RECEPTION
iQuest and The Sunday Business Post would like to invite delegates
and speakers to meet for refreshments to discuss the day's proceedings
and network in a relaxed atmosphere.
8:00 Registration and Breakfast
Delegates are invited to beat the traffic by arriving early
and having a light breakfast with colleagues courtesy of iQuest
and The Sunday Business Post.
8:50 Chairman's opening remarks and introductions
- Conor Linehan, Associate, William Fry Solicitors
International Keynote Speaker
||Waste, resources and sustainability - what really works
- What is sustainable waste management?
- Key drivers for more sustainability in waste and resources
- Changing behavior
- Choosing goals and delivery systems
Resource Recovery Forum UK
WASTE TO ENERGY
|| Who is the protector of the Regional Waste Management
- Under EU Legislation, Ireland is required to put in place
Regional Waste Management Plans
- Each plan identifies planned capacities for recycling,
waste-to-energy and landfill facilities
- The future development of Waste-to-Energy in Ireland is
dependent on planned capacities
- Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with these
Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP)
REGIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
||Current review of the Regional Waste Management Plan
- Update on waste arisings
- Focus on waste prevention
- Achievements in waste recycling
- Meeting the targets going forward
RPS - MCOS Group
10:45 Morning tea and exhibition viewing
PUBLIC SECTOR CASE STUDIES
|| Case Study: Challenges faced dealing with Dublin's regional
- The new Dublin regional waste management plans 2005 -
- Major infrastructure challenges
- Meeting the objectives
|Matt Twomey, Assistant City Manager, Dublin
|| Case Study: Waste management planning in the Connaught
- Unique regional challenges
- Transition towards a coordinated approach
- Transformation and progress
- Private Sector Involvement
||Michael J Joyce
Waste Plan Coordinator
|| Case Study: Waste management: experiences of an Irish
- Introducing the 'Polluter Pays Principle'
- Implementation of national waste strategy locally
- Challenges and changes
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
1:00 Lunch and exhibition viewing
2:20 Welcome back and introductions from the afternoon chair
- Jim Kells, Chairman, Irish Waste Management Association
||Keeping the gold in Ireland - effective electrical waste
- Circuit board processing - a model approach
- E-waste best practice
- Research and development
- What the future holds?
||Dr William O'Leary
|| Competition policy in the waste sector
- Understanding competition issues in the waste sector
in relation to waste management services
- Promoting competition in Ireland in relation to waste
- Competition issues in relation to waste collection and
||Anne Ribault O'Reilly
Irish Competition Authority
3:35 Afternoon coffee and exhibition viewing
||The Irish Waste Management Industry: Competition or Cartel?
- Waste management costs or ransom demands
- If the waste electronics sector is allowed at least two
compliance schemes, how come the waste packaging sector
has only one?
- What is happening to all the recycling that we are paying
- How come waste contractors are driving shiny new cars?
|Simon Stringer, Director, Leaf Environmental
4:30 Vital regulation updates on packaging, electrical and electronic
and C & D waste and the ramifications for the Irish waste management
- Andrew Heatherington, Chief Executive, REPAK
- Leo Donovan, Chief Executive, WEEE Directive
- Don O'Sullivan, Director, Construction Industry Federation
These short presentations will be followed by a Q & A session
5:10 Conference ends
The RPS Group
RPS - MCOS Ltd is part of the RPS Group Ltd - Ireland's leading
planning engineering and environmental consultancy. The RPS Group
is also Europe's leading environmental consultancy.
RPS - MCOS is best known as author of most of Ireland's regional
waste management plans. It is also project manager for the Race
Against Waste campaign and has recently formulated the draft National
Strategy for biodegradable waste. Both projects were for the Department
of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
The firm is also client representative for the PPP projects to provide
new Dublin regional infrastructure in terms of recycling, composting,
waste to energy and landfill. It is also responsible for the planning
design and construction supervision of new recycling composting
and landfill facilities for the public and private sectors in all
Greenstar is Ireland's leading provider of integrated waste management
solutions - providing services and infrastructure at each level
of the waste management hierarchy.
Greenstar's business development spans a range of services that
includes education, research, composting, recycling and the development
of facilities for the safe disposal of waste that cannot be reused,
recycled or recovered. Placing more emphasis on the hierarchy is
the key to Ireland's success in waste management. Greenstar's contribution
is to work in partnership with its customers, employees, industry
and public sector to deliver the change necessary to meet EU legislative
requirements in a legal and professional manner.
Greenstar intends to play a significant role in the future development
and provision of Ireland's new waste management infrastructure and
has an expert team of staff with experience in recycling and recovery,
biological treatment, residual landfill management, engineering,
environmental impact assessment, business development and communications.
With this knowledge, Greenstar sets the standard.
Environmental Protection Agency
An independent, quasi-judicial/regulatory public body, established
in July 1993 under the Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992.
The EPA's mandate covers a wide range of activities.
The EPA implements and enforces environmental laws and regulations;
implements European Community (EC) Directives on behalf of the Department
of the Environment Heritage and Local Government; controls activities
with significant pollution potential through a licensing system;
operates an emissions trading scheme to limit greenhouse gases;
monitors and reports on the condition of the environment; identifies
environmental research needs and implements environmental research
programmes in partnership with other organisations; informs, educates,
advises, encourages and influences in relation to environmental
The Office of Environmental Enforcement was established in 2003
- within the EPA - to generally oversee the environmental protection
activities of public authorities, prosecute significant cases, improve
enforcement practices and tackle illegal dumping activities.
Irish Waste Management Association
The Irish Waste Management Association (IWMA), which is affiliated
to the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC - www.ibec.ie),
is the national representative body for the legitimate waste management
industry in Ireland.
The IWMA is a member of the European Federation of Waste Management
and Environmental services (FEAD, www.fead.be).
Membership consists of a broad spectrum of companies involved in
collection, recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal of various
hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams from urban and rural areas
and providing waste management solutions for both the public and
The Association aims to improve standards and promote the development
of the waste management sector as a recognised, professional and
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