RWM 2019 WAS RECORD-BREAKING - Look at the show highlights here!

16 & 17 SEPT 2020


The UK's Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

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16 & 17 SEPT 2020 - NEC, BIRMINGHAM

Free Tickets

Do you want to save the planet?

Innovation Theatre

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

      Peter Hammond

      Process integration to feed the circular economy

      The combination of resource efficiency and appropriate energy use can be used to create new sustainable products whose whole lifecycle becomes not only low carbon but materially more productive than conventional approaches. Case studies will be used to illustrate how low carbon technologies can produce improved yet sustainable materials.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Tim Woolven

      Future Proofing Environmental Services: Utilising Technology to Discover Long Term Efficiencies

      Customers are under pressure to find better, more improved ways of working in order to enhance processes and drive efficiencies. A single digital view of the services they provide is the new best practice approach. Understand how by maximising the use of technology and 3rd party specialists can improve service efficiency, aid digital transformation, future proof environmental services and remove the barriers of cross service and cross organisational working.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Jeff Borrman

      uRecycle Ltd

      The recycling of portable and automotive lithium batteries, basic methods, compliance, collection, recovery and challenges for the industry, economy of scale.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Peter Braithwaite

      ARLI - contributing to the Circular Economy

      The seminar will demonstrate how the ERDF funded ARLI research project is helping SMEs to contribute to the circular economy by developing innovative products and processes, either from waste streams or by substituting synthetic materials with natural products. Case studies will demonstrate how collaborative research with SMEs is opening up new opportunities for waste reduction and for developing more environmentally friendly construction and other manufacturing and industrial applications.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Tom Burniston

      Mitigating The Risk Of Fires In Shredders & Recycling Applications

      This seminar will consider the areas at risk of fire in recycling applications using shredders, including within the shredder, dryers, material conveying and extraction systems. The use of spark detection and extinguishing systems will be discussed, reviewing how the technology works and where it can be applied to mitigate the risk of fire and prevent ignition.


      16.15 - 16.45

      Owen Yeatman

      Making biogas plants more profitable & even better for the environment

      Come join our masterclass in increasing efficiency, profitability and environmental standards of biogas & biomethane plants. Owen will explain how these efficiencies can be achieved, by out-engineering money draining problems when running AD plants and show how to reduce ammonia emissions to meet Clean Air Strategy objectives. We maximise benefits derived from the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes to harness this invaluable renewable bioenergy for circular economy renewable energy production.