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11 & 12 SEPT


UK's Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition & Conference

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Innovation Uk: sponsoring the Innovation theatre

Innovation Theatre: Sponsored by Innovate UK

The Innovation Theatre, sponsored by Innovate UK, explores some of the most innovative ways businesses are transforming their recycling and/or waste management models to ensure sustainability. The Innovation Theatre also presents RWM’s Innovation Trail, home to a plethora of innovative organisations shaping the sector.

    • Wednesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      John Ferguson

      Recycling Large Mixed Rigid Plastics – Challenges and Solutions

      We will describe our solution to the recycling of mixed large rigid commercial, industrial and household plastics which have been heavily impacted by the Chinese export embargo. We will review the challenges this material presents and how we are resolving these to establish value added supply chains in the UK.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Dr Iza Radecka

      Development of Biodegradable Polymers

      Naturally-occurring bacterial polymers have an enormous potential as they can be produced from renewable biogenic sources under well controlled conditions and they are efficiently biodegraded. Applying novel biotechnological and chemical approaches, to transform bio-based macromolecules into molecules with high added value, we have developed appropriate methods to enable design of new biodegradable and bioactive oligomers for diverse applications in medicine, the cosmetic industry and agriculture.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Ola Willstrand

      High standard fire detection and suppression systems for heavy vehicles

      RISE Fire Research has put significant work into improving fire safety of heavy plant vehicles over the last 10 years. A certification scheme for fire detection and suppression systems intended for heavy plant vehicles has been developed, including test methods for evaluation of durability and performance in a well-defined and objective way. In addition, RISE has worked for many years with firesafe storage of biomass and waste, e.g. regarding self-heating and spontaneous ignition.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Dr Tim Johnson

      Recovery of Precious Metals from E-Waste using Clean Plasma Technology

      Dr Tim Johnson will discuss the benefits of plasma technology as a clean solution for recovering valuable precious metals from the world’s fastest growing waste stream – e Waste. The heat and ultra-violet light properties of plasma technology are perfect for smelting and preferentially separating the precious metals contained with the electronics waste, whilst also destroying any hazardous elements. The remaining waste material is then vitrified into resalable building product called Plasmarok®.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Phil Coffin

      Discussing the way we deal with waste

      Bukkawaste is the UK’s first digital app for businesses and homeowners to book collections via a click of a button. We will share the benefits and challenges we have overcome to make this a success.


      14.45 - 15.15

      Neil Todd

      Surround View (SV) Technology – Eliminating Blind Spots

      Overview of 360˚ SV technology and the latest developments including ‘3D’ views & ‘HD’ cameras. Applications of SV and ‘compliance’, including the new TfL Direct Vision standard.


      15.30 - 16.00

      Henk Kaskens

      A new HWRC in Cardiff on top of a landfill: layout and construction

      Modulo-Beton UK has constructed a modular, split level HWRC in Cardiff recently. I will be speaking about the design, layout & construction of this flagship HWRC that has been constructed on top of a closed landfill. An extremely good example of multipurpose application of land for recycling purposes!