Our city’s shared plan to tackle climate change


Manchester: How do you solve a problem like plastic?

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 17:30 to 20:30
KPMG, 1 St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 3AE

With the shocking images of Blue Planet II still fresh in our minds, the world is waking up to the realisation of the impact that plastic pollution is having on our planet and our health. This is the time for us to have frank debate about the best way to tackle this issue, both globally and here at home in Greater Manchester.


Bringing together experts from the Charitable, Public and Private sectors we want to look beyond the knee-jerk calls to ban all plastics. Instead we want to acknowledge the valuable roles plastics can play, explore how innovation and the circular economy can improve the situation and look for steps we can all take to prevent needless plastic waste. But with up to 70% of ocean plastic waste coming from mismanaged waste in low income countries we will also learn how WasteAid’s work directly prevents waste entering the oceans, improves public health and creates local jobs.



Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid

Stephen Jenkinson, former CEO of Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) and honorary professor at MMU

Jane Gardner, Head of Consulting Services at Axion



17:30 - 18:15: Registration 

18:15 - 18:45: Networking 

18:45 - 19:45: Keynote Speech follwed by Panel Discussion


Register your place using the link below. The event is free but donations are welcome on the door, with all proceeds going to WasteAid