Digital Waste Tracking for the Built Environment - Virtual Conference


A 90-minute virtual conference, with guest speakers who will examine the challenges and opportunities of preparing for DEFRA’s April 2025 deadline for transition to digital waste tracking and reporting.


Date & time

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  What is the Conference about?

The government has outlined plans to introduce a UK-wide mandatory digital waste tracking system from 2025. This will make it easy to track waste and resources, using a waste tracking service that is simple to use and provides value for all users.

The built environment is one of the largest producers of waste.  It uses half of the materials extracted, is responsible for one-third of global waste and accounts for approximately 39% of global energy-related CO2 emissions.

The benefits of reducing and managing waste are numerous and can contribute towards enhancing the industry’s sustainability and profitability. Tracking construction and operational waste can help reduce its generation, improve its disposal, and increase its reuse and recycling potential. 

This conference will look at some of the innovative ways waste is being managed and some of the digital tools in use. It will encourage attendees to think beyond the basics of compliance to the opportunities of managing real-time data on an issue that costs the sector millions every year.

What will I achieve?

By attending this Virtual Conference, you will:

  • Receive guidance for companies in the built environment value chain to better manage waste and comply with current and impending legislation.
  • Understand the need, e.g. legislative compliance, client drivers, sustainability, reducing risk, improving circularity.
  • Hear case studies looking at the use of digital tracking for improved waste management.
  • Come away with an overview of technologies available to support better waste management, e.g. digital audits, registers, labels, materials passports

Who should attend this conference?

This event is suitable for clients, contractors, FM service providers, project managers, site managers, procurement professionals, sustainability professionals.

Who are the guest speakers?

We are pleased to announce that our guest speakers for this Virtual Conference will be:

  • Graham Edgell Group Director of Procurement and Sustainability, Morgan Sindall Group
  • Sharon Palmer - Head of Environmental Assurance, Clancy Group
  • Matt Nichols - Divisional Director, Reconomy
  • Jamie Roberts - Director of Managed Accounts, Reconomy
  • Lorraine May - Senior Policy Advisor for Digital Waste Tracking, DEFRA
  • Chris Clarke - Performance and Improvement Director, Scape

What are the technical requirements?

You will need:

  • Internet connection
  • A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook)
  • Earphones/headphones/speakers (preferable)
  • A tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone to load facilitation too
If you have any questions, please email Jenny


Digital Adoption, Digital Leadership, Waste and Resource Efficiency
Scotland, Wales, Construction, FM, Homes, Infrastructure, Heritage
90 mins

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