For our October meeting we are privileged to have as our speaker Jasper Roberts, the Welsh Government Deputy Director responsible for Waste and Resource Efficiency. The subject of his talk is:
"Recycling in Wales - Welsh Government policy and action"
The meeting will be held in the Herb Garden Cafe, Llandrindod, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that the doors will open at 6:45 for a 7:00 p.m. start.
Jasper Robert's role covers sustainable waste management, climate change mitigation in the waste sector, renewable energy and green jobs and the economy.
He has set up food and residual waste treatment programmes in Wales covering Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Energy from Waste (EfW), which are forecast to produce energy equivalent to 10% of domestic demand in Wales.
His previous roles have included working on the first Wales Agri-Food Strategy focussing on organics, red meat and dairy; rural policy including local economic and community regeneration in rural areas; and foot and mouth recovery including rural mental health programme.
Jasper Roberts has long been involved with volunteering. For 20 years he has been a non-executive director with Cadwyn Housing Association, a community based social landlord in Cardiff. In 1995 he took a 2-year career break in Papua New Guinea doing voluntary work with the disabled in Wewak and teaching at Port Moresby Grammar School.
We look forward to a stimulating presentation!