We’re delighted to announce that Iain Brockie, SEPA’s Technical Team lead for the Life SMART Waste Project, has agreed to join us at WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 on November 28th to deliver a keynote presentation entitled “Life SMART Waste – Innovative Ways to Understand, Tackle and Reduce Waste Crime”.
The Life SMART Waste Project is an EU wide project which commenced in 2014 and is due for completion in 2019. The Project was given a 4.3 million euro budget to design tools and techniques which, although piloted and tested within the UK were transferrable across Europe. The Project is led by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency with 3 other associated beneficiaries, Natural Resources Wales, ACR+ (an international network of cities and regions who share an aim of promoting sustainable resource management) and the Brussels Environment. Along with the tools and techniques that are being developed there is also an afterlife plan being developed including guidance, policy and training packages which will all continue after the Project has ended.
Iain’s presentation will focus on digitally innovative and data driven highlights of Life SMART Waste, including:
• Remote Sensing pilot – which is “using various methods of satellite imagery to identify both potential and actual sites of illegal waste disposal using a probability model”;
• Horizon Scanning toolkit – “identifying, and prioritising, the online indicators of potential issues coming our way in the next short, medium and long term (5 years plus)”;
• Financial Risk Assessment toolkit – “helps regulators as a decision making tool when considering licence/permit applications”;
• Waste Crime Indicators toolkit – “combines data analysis with regulatory insight to develop indicators”;
• Competitive Intelligence toolkit – addresses “how we are seeking to identify gaps in our understanding regarding challenging waste streams”;
He’ll also discuss current work priorities such as the China Ban, “what this might mean for the UK and Europe and how we look to gather that information”.
Iain served as a Police officer with Strathclyde Police for over 30 years, spending almost half of his service working in units specialising in covert Policing techniques. He retired in 2009 as the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of the Force Intelligence Bureau. In 2010, Iain joined the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and, prior to taking up his current role as the Technical Team manager within the LSW Project, was the Unit Manager with SEPA’s newly formed Waste Crime Team which was set up to target serious and serial offenders within the waste industry.
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how deploying the latest digital technology-enabled solutions and best practices can help increase the efficiency of waste collection, separation and disposal, and facilitate the transition of the UK waste market to a circular economy. Delegates include commissioning, procurement, trialling and partnering leads, senior influencers and strategic decision makers from UK waste collection authorities (WCAs), waste disposal authorities (WDAs), private waste contractors, local authorities (city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils)/combined authorities and their waste management & recycling partners, retailers, health services, building and estate services, transport operations (and other major industry generators of waste), utilities and renewable energy providers, reuse and waste prevention organisations, central government departments and environmental agencies. Core themes range from collection vehicles logistics optimization, automated waste collection systems, smart bins, analysing waste-related databases and new ways of aggregating, cleaning, visualising and sharing waste data, to connected asset management/using IoT to maintain assets before they breakdown, reuse and redistribution applications, innovative approaches to waste crime, waste tracking, smart waste compliance, ‘designing out waste’ in construction, and new business models (e.g. digital sharing platforms, product as a service, sustainability as a service).
Delegates hear from industry movers, shapers and disruptors during initial rapid-fire thought leadership presentations, before moving on to in-depth consultations with innovator experts and peers during the roundtable sessions. In addition, up to 3 keynote presentations give real world insight into collaborative initiatives, digital journeys and the adoption of emerging, transformative technologies and data-driven insights. Further networking opportunities are afforded over breakfast, drinks and hot lunch buffet.
WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 (A National Edition) will be hosted at the Open Data Institute’s innovation and collaboration space in Leeds (“The Gather”, Munro House) on Wednesday November 28th, from 8.30am-1.30pm. This half day interactive knowledge exchange event is free to attend for bona fide delegates satisfying our registration criteria: To secure one of the remaining places, click on WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2018 and complete the short form at the bottom of the page.
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