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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Waste Tech Theatre

    • Wednesday


      11.00 - 11.30

      Thomas Paris, Joe Papineschi, Jean Henin

      Tech as an enabler?

      This panel discussion will explore various aspects/impacts of Tech in the field of environmental services, looking at the whole chain from the waste producer through to the collector and eventually the recycling/treatment site.


      11.45 - 12.15

      Paula Carey

      The use of CO2 to manufacture construction materials from industrial residues

      Low carbon and sustainable building materials are increasingly important for the reputation of the construction industry and to help mitigate the effects of and slow climate change. There are a number of companies that are using CO2 in the manufacture of building materials and several that are using raw materials derived from industrial residues in a process known as carbonation or mineralization. These recent developments are outlined in this seminar.


      12.30 - 13.00

      Terry Buckel

      People challenges affecting Operators and Constructors of UK EfW plants

      Are you involved in building, owning or operating an Energy from Waste, Biomass, AD or similar process plant in the UK? This seminar will give you advice on the challenges you may face with regards to attracting and retaining talent, engaging professional contractors and ensuring that you fully understand the changing legislative landscape and are equipped to deal with it.


      13.15 - 13.45

      Chris Yerbey

      How to take the risk out of the global trade of recyclables

      Over $200 million is lost annually to unscrupulous business practices in the trade of recyclables. Fraud, order cancellations, material quality manipulation & claims abuse impact the bottom lines of companies trading internationally. Chris Yerbey will make the case for a solution to this problem – a drastic increase in the transparency of company trading reputations globally.


      14.00 - 14.30

      Duncan Midwood

      How serialisation and blockchain can transform deposit return systems (DRS)

      DRS first appeared in 1984 and essentially operate the same way today. Duncan Midwood explains how 21st century technologies are set to transform the Circular Economy and DRS in particular - eliminating fraud, slashing costs and influencing consumer recycling behaviour at a deeper level. They can eliminate the need for reverse vending machines and even offer a home-based solution. The new generation of DRS enables countries around the World, who would struggle to justify the huge costs of conventional DRS, to access their huge benefits.


      14.45 - 15.15

      John Ferguson & Jim Brown

      Technology, and system Innovation: business and facility location opportunities in Scotland.

      We will review the development of advanced waste systems including new plastics recycling systems, advanced fuels and oter circular economy innovations and profile the Eco Park concept as a potential driver for advanced technology resource management businesses seeking to locate into the Scottish market.


      15.30 - 16.00

      Brian R Marshall

      The journey from eDoc to Waste tracking – an auditor’s viewpoint

      An overview of the journey from the eDoc project to full waste tracking, where we were, where we are and where we are going.