PANEL SESSION:

The circular economy – a materials opportunity

Guest panellist:

David NewmanManaging Director at ECBPI/BBIA, Past President World Biogas Association (WBA)

Time & Location

Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 1

About this Session

The panel will consider the opportunity suggested by the title and discuss the blocks, paths and chances for our economy and our industry.

Guest panellists:

  • Ellen Daniels– Chief Executive, British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA)
  • Tim Doggett – Chief Executive Officer, Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • David Newman – Managing Director at ECBPI/BBIA, Past President World Biogas Association

Panel host: Dr. Geoff Mackey – Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, BASF plc

Panellist bio:

After his time as Executive Director of Greenpeace Italy, David led the Italian Composting and Biogas Association CIC and then the Italian Bioplastics Association. From 2015 David was President of the International Solid Waste Association while acting as the personal advisor to the Italian Minister of the Environment. In 2016 he returned to the UK  to found and lead the Bio Based and Biodegradable Industries Association UK  as well as the European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative – promoting the bioeconomy in the UK and EU. David Newman is currently the President of the World Biogas Association and member of the Resources and Waste Stakeholder Advisory Group at DEFRA.