RWM brings a festival vibe to the NEC
Festivals are an intrinsic part of British culture. With the popularity of these events remaining consistent, and often growing year on year with new events sprouting up everywhere, the need to manage waste left after punters leave the site is sometimes an uphill battle.
Despite being immensely lucrative, festivals still need to spend ridiculous amounts in order to clean up all the littered waste on site. Glastonbury has historically spent up to £800,000 on their post show clean up, and currently festivals can only recycle on average 32% of the total waste, resulting in 68% ending up in landfill. With British festivals producing upwards of 23,000 tonnes of waste per year, this is a lot of waste ending in landfills that could be entirely avoided.
This year, RWM is immensely pleased to welcome Andy Willcott, Director of Critical Waste, to lead a keynote seminar at this years event. Critical Waste have worked closely with Glastonbury Festival since 2008, and have ensured that Glastonbury do everything they can to mitigate their environmental impact. With the pledge from Theresa May to be entirely plastic free by 2050, as well as the Association of Independent Festivals dedicating to going plastic free by 2021, this comes at a very relevant time within the events industry.
RWM will welcome Andy Willcott to speak alongside other huge names like Jeremy Paxman and Tom Szaky, as well as with representatives from Proctor & Gamble and NASA. This years RWM is set to be the biggest it has ever been, with some of the best content the event has ever offered the recycling and waste industry. With tickets being free, RWM is an essential event for any professionals dealing with recycling and waste management!
RWM takes place on the 11th and 12th September at the NEC in Birmingham. You can register for tickets by following the link here.