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

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Across both days of the show, the Keynote Theatre will present inspirational, expert-led sessions from some of the industry’s leading organisations and most reputable professionals.

    • Wednesday

      10:30 - 11:15

      Suez, Viridor

      Leaders of the Waste World

      Returning to RWM this year is the Leaders of the Waste World panel. Designed to offer visitors a unique opportunity to hear about the current state of the waste industry from the people at the very forefront of the sector, the panel will be made up of three of the biggest waste management companies in the UK. Sitting on the panel again this year is Suez CEO David Palmer-Jones, proving that there is real value in this panel debate for the industry.


      11.30 - 12.15

      Tom Szaky

      Loop: Solving for disposability while maintaining its virtues.

      TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky discusses the theory of waste and how through business we eliminate the idea of it. Also, how one can find other areas of value, whether in packaging or products, beyond just the material value and hopefully be inspired that our future can be a world where the concept of waste doesn’t exist and yet our products can be more exciting, more convenient and better than ever.


      12.30 - 14.00

      Dr Anne Meier

      Space Mission Logistical Waste Processing

      On long duration, deep space missions, humanity will be required to increase sustainability and efficiency on missions, which can be done by effectively managing logistical waste. Dr. Meier will discuss what NASA is doing to close the loop on space mission waste.


      14.15 - 14.45

      Jamie Crummie

      How technology can reduce food waste and encourage the effective redistribution of surplus food with industry engagement and driving behavioural chang

      This seminar will explore how technology is a driver of change in addressing food waste, particularly within the hospitality sector. The seminar will highlight the importance and urgency to have a far more sustainable food system in the context of climate change. It will address the need to engage the industry along with how this can be truly achieved as to make commercial sense. In addition, the seminar will show how technology can change behaviours and relationships with food from a consumer angle.


      15.00 - 15.30

      Oliver Rosevear

      Brewing coffee with all of the taste and less of the waste

      How the UK’s favourite Coffee shop chain is using the waste hierarchy to reduce the impact of your daily coffee break.


      15.45 - 16.15

      Andy Willcott

      Glastonbury Festival, the waste management of a temporary city

      The waste management of a temporary city presents many unique challenges, but also some opportunities that allow us to achieve a consistent 50% recycling rate. We will look at the strategies we’ve put in place that have worked, the mistakes we made along the way and some of the issues we still don’t have solutions for.