Tom Szaky Confirmed as Keynote Speaker
RWM is immensely pleased to confirm that Tom Szaky will be leading a keynote seminar at the event this year. Tom is the founder of TerraCycle and will be the latest addition to the history of exceptional keynote speakers that have led seminars at RWM, including the likes of Coca-Cola European Partners, Costa Coffee and other waste giants such as Biffa and Suez.
TerraCycle are a company working towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste. Starting in 2001 by Tom Szaky, the company is the world leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste which would otherwise be destined for landfill or incineration. It repurposes that waste into new eco-friendly materials and products. The waste is collected through TerraCycle’s National recycling programmes, which are free fundraisers that pay schools, charities and non-profits for every piece of waste they collect and return.
As well as being able to recycle almost any type of waste, TerraCycle forms working partnerships with global brands in order to promote and ensure a truly circular economy. This includes a a number of high profile recent UK partnerships in October of 2018 with the likes of Walkers (Pepsico), Pringles (Kellogg’s), Mars Petcare, Colgate and Acuvue to name but a few.
Tom is best known for his work promoting the circular economy through TerraCycle’s work. Tom has been able to turn TerraCycle into a multimillion-dollar venture, something that will resonate with the RWM audience, and has done it by promoting a sustainable and tight circular economy.
Tom Szaky CEO and Founder of TerraCycle comments: "There is real momentum in the UK in terms of recycling, sustainability and the circular economy so I am delighted to be speaking at RWM 2019. My keynote presentation will look at how TerraCycle is working towards Eliminating the Idea of Waste. By forming partnerships with leading brands and developing circular economy practices, TerraCycle makes the non-recyclable, recyclable. Plus why society needs to move from disposable to durable / reusable and TerraCycle's groundbreaking work in this area."
You can keep your ear to the ground to find out what Tom Szaky will be discussing at RWM 2019 by registering for a free ticket by following the link at the top of the page as there is still much more to be announced in the build-up to the show. You can explore the rest of the website to find out exactly what you can expect to see at RWM 2019.
Nick Woore, Managing Director of RWM said “Tom Szaky has led an incredible life, and he is currently changing the game with the work TerraCycle do. If you’re aware of his work then this keynote should be high on your agenda, and if you don’t know who Tom is, then use this opportunity to get to know one of the finest pioneers in the waste industry today’