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12 & 13 SEPT


Keynote Theatre

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


      10.15 - 11.00

      Leaders of the Waste World

      LIVE Panel Debate

      An overview of the year in the waste & recycling sector tackled in an intense discussion by the two most influential figures of the industry.

      Panel Experts:
      Ian Wakelin
      David Palmer-Jones


      11.15 - 11.45

      Oliver Rosevear

      Join the UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling revolution

      In April, Costa announced it will become the first UK coffee chain to commit to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market. We are passionate about recycling coffee cups and have developed a scheme whereby waste management companies are financially incentivised to collect them. Cups are a high-value material that can be recycled up to seven times – with your help we will reach our 500m target.


      13.15 - 14.30

      Deposit & Refund: Does it work?

      LIVE Panel Debate

      A broad and balanced panel discussion looking into the potential benefits and issues of deposit and refund schemes.

      Panel Expert: Dr Chris Sherrington


      14.45 - 15.15

      Nick Cliffe

      Innovation support the Resources and Waste Management sector

      The seminar will introduce UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network and provide an overview of the support for business-led research and development projects available to UK companies working in the recycling and waste management sector.

      15.30 - 16.00

      Nick Cliffe

      Plastics innovation: towards zero waste

      The seminar will present the UK Research and Innovation work on programmes related to solving the challenge of plastic pollution by creating a more circular economy for polymers, it will also introduce the Plastic Research and Innovation Fund, a £20M program of funding to support plastics innovation.