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Welcome to the RWM Virtual On-Demand

RWM Virtual

Day One: Local Authority Day

Keynote Theatre

  • Transitioning from Covid emergency to Climate emergency

    Trevor Nicoll, President at CIWM and Dr Darren Perrin, Business Development Director
  • Organised Criminality in the waste sector

    Emma Viner, Senior Team Leader at Joint Unit for Waste Crime
    Organised criminality in the waste sector is a growing issue. This session will cover what we are doing to tackle it including the formation of The Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC). The JUWC formally ...
  • Making the Circular Economy in Wales a reality

    David Warren, Head of Circular Economy Policy Development at Welsh Government
    The Welsh Government will shortly be publishing its new circular economy strategy. This will replace Towards Zero Waste which has seen Wales achieve the third highest recycling rate in the World, This ...
  • How our campaigns have managed to change behaviour in Bristol

    Gwen Frost, Head of Innovation and Sustainability at Bristol Waste
    Changing the behaviour of our residents to recycle, reuse more and to reduce their residual waste has and always will be part of our aims, but how have we actually done that, join me in this session t ...

Collections & Transport Theatre (Sponsored by Smart Recycling)

  • Digitisation of processes for Waste Management, Street Cleansing and Winter Gritting carried out by, or on behalf of, Local Authorities is becoming an imperative for operators in the UK. This involves ...
  • More than ever, the imperative for a rapid transition towards a Circular Economy is presenting a challenge to Local Authorities and Resources Recovery/Waste Management operators. This challenge offers ...
  • Utilizing the full potential of the circular economy is perhaps the only way of meeting a sustainable future while maintaining economic growth. We feel that the circular economy will need support, as ...

Circular Economy Theatre

  • Circular Economy, a Closed-Loop Recycling for Plastics is possible

    Charlotte Glassneck, Manager Plastics Applications at TOMRA Sorting
    A circular economy requires a holistic approach. At TOMRA, we have decades of solid experience in both collections and sorting waste, thus accelerating the transformation to a truly circular economy. ...
  • Outlining a lean approach to resource management, delivering WEEE compliance and business efficiencies, Dotser will take us through a best practice scenario in the WEEE sector highlighting where key t ...
  • How advanced robotic technologies can help us achieve a circular economy worldwide

    Xiaoyan (Amy) Ma, CEO and Nathan Western, CTO at Danu Robotics
    One of the biggest challenges facing recycling and waste management industry is unsorted, contaminants such as nappies and plastic bags. These contaminants will ruin the quality of recyclables produce ...

EfW Theatre (Sponsored by Dalkia wastenergy)

  • Optimized cyclones particle separation at high temperatures

    Pedro Ribas Araujo, CEO at Advanced Cyclone Systems
    ACS has been increasingly involved in designing special cyclones for high temperature processes such as incineration, pyrolysis and gasification. Reducing the amount of fly ash immediately after the s ...
  • Are small scale RDF boilers sustainable?

    Barthélémy Fourment, International Sales Director at Dalkia Wastenergy
    Dalkia Wastenergy short presentation. Which technology for RDF? Dalkia Wastenergy kiln, a proven & reliable technology Local energy center: a reliable and sustainable solution.
  • Maintaining EFW service levels during the pandemic and future policy impacts for EFWs 2021 and beyond

    John Coates, Head of Waste at Lincolnshire County Council and Juergen Shcaper, General Manager at FCC
    During this session, John and Juergen will examine the role of EfW in the waste hierarchy, how well the facility held up during the pandemic in relation to technical performance, making the site safe ...
  • Waste Incineration BREF, Proving low & stable, a Mercury CEMS data case study

    Ken Roberts, Managing Director at Gasmet Technologies UK Ltd
    Review of recently published Waste Incineration BREF monitoring requirements and the changes in the Daily Average Emission Limits. We will then take a look at the Monitoring Protocol for proving low a ...
  • Waste to Energy: from design to commissioning

    Thomas Drave, Sales Director at Bezner Anlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH
    Bezner - waste management solutions - is on top of the recycling game and work with the latest techniques. We like to be challenged to create innovative solutions. We present the most interesting case ...


Day Two: Waste Management Day

Keynote Theatre

  • Challenges facing the resource and waste industry in 2021 and beyond

    Jacqueline O'Donovan, Managing Director at O'Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd
    Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Jacqueline O’Donovan, will be joined by Gordon Sockett, Group Content Manager for RWM, for an informal discussion around the current challenges being fac ...
  • Waste & Resource Management | Where will the sector be in 2030?

    Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK and Pat Jennings​, Head of Policy, Knowledge & External Affairs at CIWM
    The importance of the environment has never been so visible to the general public, businesses and the media; with increasing government policy reform, new environmental targets, the promise of a green ...
  • The waste and resource management sector is on the cusp of a digital revolution that could transform the way waste is collected and managed in the UK. At present our transition to a more circular econ ...
  • Resources and waste management and the UK’s journey to net zero

    Theresa Villiers, Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet

Recyclers & Reprocessors Theatre

  • The UK Waste Wood Sector – 2021 and Beyond

    Julia Turner, Executive Director at The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA)
    This session will look at how the waste wood sector is shaping up in 2021 and at what the latest developments are, particularly for the Waste Wood Classification Project, but also more broadly conside ...
  • As waste volumes grow globally, the need for more effective systems of collection, recovery and processing is increasingly urgent. Topolytics is therefore creating a new operating framework that can e ...
  • The Way Forward for Precious Metal recovery - BioMining

    Dr Will Barker, CEO and Founder at Mint Innovation
    In this talk we will show the developments Mint Innovation have in process for 2021 – Launching the world’s first commercial biomining facilities in the UK and Sydney.
  • A Symphony of All Sorts

    Brian Gist, UK/Nordics Managing Director at TOMRA Sorting
    A Symphony of All Sorts consists of four parts and various instruments shaping it. What’s more? A huge audience listening to it, feeling the rhythm and flow – flow of music and information. Join us to ...
  • The presentation will share general market information and key figures. Special attention will be given to the automotive battery recycling field, which is of strategic importance in the newly develop ...
  • Trends and Opportunities in Germany’s Waste Management and Recycling Market

    Anne Bräutigam, Senior Manager Investor Consulting at Germany Trade & Invest
    The presentation will share general market information and key figures. Special attention will be given to the automotive battery recycling field, which is of strategic importance in the newly develop ...

EfW Theatre

  • EMAT Inspection of Heat Exchanging Components

    Ivan Pinson, Commercial Director at Innerspec Technologies UK Ltd.
    An outline of the Innerspec Technologies EMAT system applied for the inspection of heat exchanging components all done with minimal cleaning of the tube.
  • Operation and Maintenance Mobilisation – creating the foundation for success

    Ian Blacker, Business Development Director, Andy Wilson, Senior Project Manager and Ivan Pinson, Senior Project Manager at Fortum eNext
    A well-executed mobilisation of operation and maintenance (O&M) services creates a foundation for operating a power plant successfully long into the future. Decisions made in this phase define the wor ...
  • Transforming Waste into Fuel Pellets

    Dr Matthew Goodwin, Sales Director at Waste Knot Energy
    Waste Knot Energy are due to start commissioning their first pellet production facility in June, capable of producing 250,000 tonnes of pellets per annum. A further 7 plants are planned, capable of pr ...
  • Lessons learnt from International Innovation - Upgrade of SNCR system and Boiler Load on a Swedish WtE plant

    Henrik Hofgren, Technology Specialist at Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S
    The Filborna plant in Helsingborg, Sweden, was upgraded with a newly developed SNCR-system from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to allow the plant to reach the tough NOx limits. Furthermore, the load on the p ...
  • The Future of Domestic Fuel - An Overview of the Market Possibilities for Briquettes In Europe

    Esben Mikkel Vestergaard, Regional Sales Manager at C.F. Nielsen AS
    In Europe briquettes are seen as a real alternative to firewood. The consumers require green energy, that is economically competitive and convenient at the same time. On both parameters briquettes pre ...
  • A spotlight on decentralised Waste-to-Energy

    Alessandro Bertacchini, Business Development Manager at Turboden spa and Simon Webb, Managing Director at Tidy Planet Limited
    Turboden, Tidy Planet and Sugimat provide an overview of their scalable, decentralised Waste-to-Energy (WtE) solutions that meet the UK’s needs for energy recovery from RDF and SRF. With technical and ...
  • Waste Incineration BREF, Proving low & stable, a Mercury CEMS data case study

    Ken Roberts, Managing Director at Gasmet Technologies UK Ltd
    Review of recently published Waste Incineration BREF monitoring requirements and the changes in the Daily Average Emission Limits. We will then take a look at the Monitoring Protocol for proving low a ...


Day Three: Waste Producers Day

Keynote Theatre

  • The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge and UK Circular Plastics Network

    Nick Cliffe, Deputy Challenge Director at Innovate UK and Dr Sally Beken, Uk Circular Plastics Network Manager at KTN
    In this session, Nick and Sally will give an overview of the current funding and support available for research and innovation projects to deliver a more sustainable plastic packaging supply chain in ...
  • EPR – things you wanted to know but were always frightened to ask.

    Kevin Vyse, Head of Technology at ProAmpac/RAP
    EPR is heading towards us, all be it slowly following Covid, but it is set to have an impact for good or for bad. What are the implications for the brands, the retailers and the consumers and will it ...
  • Formula 1’s race to net-zero carbon by 2030

    Charles Minors, Head of Strategy and Business Development at Formula 1
    Understand how Formula is planning to become a Net Zero Carbon sport by 2030 – making the world’s largest annual sports series more environmentally sustainable. From logistics, to 100% sustainable fue ...
  • Closing Loops or Cascading Materials as Nutrients?

    Ken Webster, Director at IS4CE (Int.Soc.for Circular Economy)
    The present and future of low value short cycle materials as we transition to a circular economy.

Packaging Theatre

  • The possible impacts of EPR

    Robbie Staniforth, Head of Policy and Innovation and Jon Brookes, Head of Partnerships at Ecosurety
    Discussion between Robbie Staniforth, head of policy and innovation at Ecosurety, and Jon Brookes, head of partnerships at Ecosurety. Topics to be covered will be: How greater funding should be used, ...
  • Since beginning his career at Valpak, Lee has worked closely with customers to explain packaging regulations and to help them achieve compliance. He has held various roles at the company which have co ...

Circular Economy Theatre

  • Regenerative recycling technology to enable a circular future

    Cyndi Rhoades, Founder at Worn Again Technologies
    With 53MLN tonnes ending up every year to landfill, textile waste has become a big issue apparel and fashion industries needs to address. Only 1% of textile waste is recycled back into textiles - the ...
  • What makes a modern and well-designed deposit return scheme?

    Mark Brill, Vice President Sales and Marketing at TOMRA Collection UK & Ireland
    Find out what makes an efficient and well-designed deposit return scheme (DRS) based on TOMRA’s experience and learnings from successful systems from around the world. We will bring these learnings cl ...