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

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MGB Plastics: Sponsors of the Local Authority Theatre

Local Authority Theatre: sponsored By MGB Plastics

The Local Authority Theatre, explores today’s local authority’s recycling, waste and resource management, with topics including collection harmonisation, solutions for “problem wastes”, improving recyclate quality and future targets; weight or carbon?

    • Wednesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      Dr Geoff Brighty

      Can we change attitudes and behaviours towards using plastics sustainably?

      Whilst there is now mass awareness of the issue of ocean plastics, turning that awareness into action requires us to understand attitudes and behaviours of business and communities. What needs to happen towards sustainable use of plastics by stakeholders, and what does the resources and waste management community need to do to help make that happen?


      11.45 - 12.15

      Anna Bright

      West Midlands Sustainability Roadmap to 2030 – Resources & Waste

      This seminar will provide delegates with an overview of the West Midlands Sustainability Roadmap to 2030 with specific focus on the objectives around resources and waste. The Roadmap is evidence based and has been developed by the regional sustainability champion, Sustainability West Midlands, through extensive consultation with their cross-sector stakeholders. The session will cover next steps and how you can get involved.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Jeroen Kors

      The world of telematics and recycling and waste management

      In this session we will explore the HMS (Haagse Milieu Service) use case whereby we help the waste service provider and collector of The Hague to collect data from their vehicles and containers to improve their service. Learn how future technologies help us to collect data, process data by adding know-how and intelligence to deliver meaningful information on different platforms.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Ross Watson

      Fire Risk of Lithium batteries, what can we do?

      Chair of the ESA Working Group “Lithium Batteries Fire Task Group” will be discussing the challenges associated with Lithium Batteries, the work that has been done to date by the group. Furthermore, the seminar will include; the next phases and opportunities to raise awareness of the challenges that lithium batteries cause the Waste Industry.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Tim Pigden

      Impact of Zoning for Local Authority Commercial Waste Collection

      Is there an effective way for local authorities to reduce vehicle traffic and carbon emissions in commercial waste collection? Can this be achieved whilst boosting total recycling collection volumes? Optrak presents its findings - following a pioneering study with WRAP and four urban LAs – to demonstrate how both aims are achievable through the ‘zoning’ of suppliers of commercial waste collection; providing analysis and scenario evaluation with vehicle route optimisation software.


      14.45 - 15.15

      Laura Tainsh

      Legal and Policy Update on the Waste Strategy across the UK.

      Review of waste and resources policy and legislative developments, over the last 12 months. in England and in Scotland (comparatively where appropriate). Details of the progress of the (English) waste strategy will be covered, including the various consultations arising out of that strategy, some of which are UK-wide. Specific consideration will be given to policy developments (in England and Scotland as a comparison) on DRS (deposit return), banning biodegradable materials from landfill and EPR (extended producer responsibility).


      15.30 - 16.00

      Emma Beal

      Efficient food waste recycling - we need to think differently

      In this session Emma will be discussing why food waste recycling is going to be an important factor in achieving 65% recycling target. Learn more about what is being done in West London and why it’s important for local authorities to look at food waste with a different perspective.