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?

Materials World Theatre

    • Wednesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      Andy Hill

      Waste Wood As A Resource: Where Is It Taking Us?

      The past five years have seen tremendous changes take place in the waste wood sector including tougher regulations, and a rapid growth in the biomass sector. In this seminar Andy Hill, Chair of the Wood Recyclers' Association, will take a look at how the changes have impacted on wood recyclers and the wider supply and customer chains and what the future holds for waste wood in the UK and beyond.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Ulrich Leberle

      The future of paper packaging recycling

      The European Paper Industry’s position on separate paper collection and the presentation of the paper value chain’s approach on its products’ recyclability.


      12.30 - 13.00

      David Newman

      Everything Is Connected: Waste, Packaging, Soil and Climate

      How to reduce plastic waste, increase food waste quality and quantity, reduce contamination of compost and digestate going to soil while we face the prospect of obligatory food waste collections across the UK? This short seminar looks at how the various aspects are connected through the use of biomaterials, both as a feedstock resource and as a way of improving the management of wastes.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Dennis Frize

      Knowing The right way to dispose of retired IT assets and feeding the circular economy

      This session covers the necessary steps to ensure data secure IT asset disposition and the role that the right ITAD vendor plays in feeding the circular economy.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Chris Williamson

      Will Climate Change Policies Help the Circular Economy?

      Climate change policies will bite hard from 2023-27 running in parallel with a 500% increase in offshore wind power. £40 billion in excise duty on petrol and diesel will have to transfer to the electricity price. How will waste recycling facilities cope with a 400% increase in the electricity price and will the circular economy objectives create a market for recycled products?


      14.45 - 15.15

      James Hendry

      Essex Talking Toaster: A WEEE Reuse Campaign

      Basildon Borough Council, in conjunction with partners launched a scheme to drive the reuse and repair of electrical equipment. Using innovative and targeted communications, the campaign was a success and won the MRW award for the best campaign under £10k in 2019.