When: Thursday 26 April 2018

Time: 8.30am – 11.00am

Where: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE

To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018), Real Nappies for London (RNfL) is inviting delegates to a breakfast briefing at Camden Town Hall on Thursday 26 April. The briefing will look at incentive schemes, such as RNfL, and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction targets, develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

The financial and environmental burdens of landfill as well as the London Assembly expressing the need to further reduce waste are key drivers for London to rethink its strategy on reducing waste generation and cost of management. The use of modern reusable nappies works at the top of the waste hierarchy, helping to reduce an estimated 3 billion single-use nappies ending up in landfill or incineration annually, in England. Reusable nappies also contribute to the circular economy achieved through long-lasting product design, reuse and sharing networks.

Attending this event offers a unique opportunity to discuss the latest academic research findings (published) from Real Nappies for London, as well as hearing from guest speakers including Charles Warner (researcher, University of Northampton), Local Green Points and UK cloth nappy manufacturer Bambino Mio, on issues such as waste prevention, cost savings, social cohesion and stimulating the market for real nappy usage. This briefing will provide insight into moving the agenda of waste prevention forward with increased knowledge and expertise.

The event is free and open to all Local Authorities and representatives within the industry – please register to attend via Eventbrite

Refreshments will be provided.


08.30 am – Registration, welcome breakfast and networking
09.00 am – Opening address by chair
09.05 am – Alice Walker, Real Nappies for London
09.10 am – Charles Warner, University of Northampton
09.30 am – Guest Speaker TBA
09.35 am – Guy Schanschieff & Kerry Cane, Bambino Mio – “The Reusable Nappy Market’’
09.50 am – Graham Simmonds & Bradley Williams, Local Green Points – “How Local Green Points
promotes real nappy use and good recycling behaviours through incentivisation”
10.05 am – Q&A discussion with panel of speakers
10.35 am – Closing comments by chair
10.40 am – Networking
11.00 am – Close

If you need further details, please contact: Alice Walker – alice@lcrn.org.uk  020 7549 0363

The academic paper ‘Real Nappies for London Scheme – Waste Prevention and Wider Social Benefits – 2012-2017’ and its findings will be presented at the 33rd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management in Washington DC in March 2018.


Alice Walker – Project Manager, Real Nappies for London / LCRN

Alice graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) Geography degree in 2010. Passionate about the relationships between people, places and the environment, her interests are in sustainability, behaviour change, waste prevention, reuse and recycling. Alice manages the Real Nappies for London scheme administered by London Community Resource Network and works alongside local authorities and community organisations, She co-authored Real Nappies for London’s second published academic paper evaluating the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to Local Authority waste prevention.

Keynote Speaker: Charles Warner – Researcher, University of Northampton

Charles is a researcher at the University of Northampton since 2012, in the final stages of completing a PhD by publication, where he also received a first class degree in Wastes Management and Pollution Control. His key research interest is sustainable bottom up community development working towards partnership with Local Authority, and the potential contribution it could make to waste prevention/management in England.

Guy Schanschieff MBE, Managing Director – Bambino Mio

Together with his wife, Jo, Guy founded Bambino Mio 20 years ago. From humble beginnings the company now sells its range of washable nappies and associated products not only through Supermarkets and high street stores in the UK but in over 50 countries around the world. Guy also chaired The Nappy Alliance , a trade body for the reusable nappy industry. The Alliance engaged in political lobbying at national government & ministerial level as well as with NGO’s.

Kerry Cane, UK & Ireland Sales Manager – Bambino Mio

Kerry has worked for Bambino Mio for 10 years and as well as managing both their national and independent accounts in UK, she has also successfully worked with a number of local authorities on initiatives to promote reusable nappies to their residents.

Graham Simmonds, Managing Director – Local Green Points

Graham is managing director and founder of Green Rewards, the company that operates the employee and student engagement scheme, JUMP, and the household engagement programme for recycling, Local Green Points. Previously he was founding chief executive of Trees for Cities, and he is now a trustee for the charity. He won an UnLtd Social Entrepreneurs Award, a Bank of America Neighbourhood Builders Award and has featured in The Evening Standard’s 1,000 Most Influential Londoners. He co-authored The Treebillies, a children’s picture book series. Previously he held senior marketing positions at The RSA and British Airways, and after graduating from Queen Mary University of London he taught at Chongqing University in China.

Bradley Williams, Community and Outreach Manager – Local Green Points

Bradley graduated from the University of the West of England in 2013 with a BA in Geography. A tailored degree around sustainability, resource use and the environment. Before joining Green Rewards in August 2016 he gained extensive experience in the sustainability sector. This includes working with Dudley Council to combat fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency with vulnerable residents, as well as the implementation of a new waste and recycling collection service with Keep Britain Tidy. Bradley manages and delivers projects for Local Green Points, which encourages residents to change their recycling habits.

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