RWM Resource Revolution - 2021


RWM provides the industry with an unique range of event features and experiences, delivering an unmissable 2 days for every visitor. Whether you are interested in learning about hot topics, ground-breaking new tech or innovations, our 9 theatres offer a platform for over 100 sessions, panels and demos. Our 6 zones offer sector specific insight and learning, whilst our networking and lounge areas allow space for meetings or informal conversations. Join us outside at the RWM eXperience area to see large machinery in action and encounter technology and innovation close up. Then, to finish off, join others across the industry as we celebrate the end of the first day of RWM at the glittering CIWM Gala Dinner.

Event Type:
Trade Show/Exhibition
Sep. 22-23, 2021
National Exhibition Centre (NEC)
Birmingham , UK


Find out about the latest learnings, touch and test the most innovative new products and solutions, join experts and leaders in an experiential journey.

Our six zones are focused on areas shaping the industry right now, including Transport & Collections, Machinery & Equipment, Recyclers & Reprocessors, Data Tech & Services, Energy From Waste and Future Resource.

Within each zone you will find dedicated theatres, with an unrivalled seminar programme of talks and debates, exhibitors and networking areas.

Collections & Transport

Focusing on the equipment and technology for collection of recycling and resources.

This zone offers solutions for local authorities and private waste management companies, including street sweepers, refuse collection vehicles and associated technologies to ensure the safe and efficient collection of resources.

Machinery & Equipment

The Machinery & Equipment zone showcases the latest equipment for safe handling of waste and recycling including the latest lifting, sorting, shredding, baling and compacting equipment.

Solutions will cover health & safety, size reduction, fire suppression and odour management

Recyclers & Reprocessors

The Recyclers & Reprocessors Zone is where you’ll find technologies and equipment for the treatment and recycling of resources. This includes companies specialising in the innovative handling of waste - including municipal, construction and hazardous materials recycling - with the goal of diverting it from landfill or ensuring as much value as possible is extracted from it.

Data Tech & Services

The Data, Tech & Services zone is home to the growing range of supporting technologies and services to maximise the efficiency of resource management.

Technologies include IoT solutions, digital automation, SaaS, insurance, and payment solutions.

Energy From Waste

Energy from Waste and Bio Energy is a solution capable of diverting materials that can’t be recycled away from landfill, as well as one that offers practical ideas to help meet modern-resource needs.

This zone is dedicated to highlighting the latest tech and solutions.

Future Resource

The Future Resource zone covers sustainability solutions and energy management, with a focus on the latest innovations and industry insights designed for businesses aspiring to be greener, energy efficient and more sustainable.


With 8 theatres plus a main Keynote stage, our programme of seminars and expert panels promise high quality conference level content.

From theatres focusing on business growth, innovations and future resources through to those looking at machinery, handling and logistics, materials and energy efficiencies, we will be covering a broad range of topics from waste management to the circular economy.

Our seminar programme features over 100 expert speakers from all sectors, who play a key role in defining the industry and developing revolutionary new technology and innovations.

Running alongside our speaker sessions are a range of panels featuring leaders from across the industry. These debates will address wide ranging topics throughout the recycling, resource and waste management industry.


Innovation and Business Growth Theatre

The Innovation and Business Growth Theatre explores the latest strategies adopted by organisations across the resource and waste management industries. The programme includes invaluable business advice sessions from leading companies across the sector to help companies expand their operations and improve efficiencies. 

Waste Tech Theatre

The Waste Tech Theatre looks at the implementation of technologies to optimise waste management and recycling industries. Topics will include; using artificial intelligence to identify different materials, IoT technologies for monitoring equipment and collecting data on operations. And, importantly, how to make the most of the information generated.

Machinery & Equipment Theatre

The Machinery & Equipment Theatre examines the latest technology and machinery available for the resources and waste management sector the latest lifting, sorting, shredding, baling and compacting machinery, to the latest treatments and recycling processes being used to repurpose and reuse these collected and recovered resources

Packaging Theatre

Sponsored by Valpak Ltd

Shifting the focus of recycling and waste management to the beginning of the products life cycle the Packaging Theatre is where visitors can learn about new packaging techniques and materials, to how and where products fit in to the circular economy. Topics will include, EPR, compliance, new packaging materials and technologies, and case studies on dealing with different types of packaging.

Materials World Theatre

The Materials World Theatre focusses on individual materials, innovations and new technologies, their role in the circular economy, and new methods of handling and recycling. Examining the  latest techniques around washing and drying technologies and treatments of different materials..

Collections and Transport Theatre

The Collections and Transport Theatre is where you can learn about the latest collection vehicles, street sweepers and other waste handling systems. Topics will include reducing emissions, electric vehicles, safety systems and collection harmonisation.

Energy From Waste and Bio Energy Theatre

The Energy from Waste Theatre explores the key strategies that organisations can adopt to generate energy from waste cost-effectively. Topics include the future of advance thermal treatment, the carbon intensity of future energy from waste and residue management.

Future Resource Theatre

The Future Resource Theatre explores technologies and insights to help organisations become more energy efficient and sustainable. Covering topics including, energy efficiency, water efficiency, renewable energy and reducing emissions.

Circular Economy Theatre

The Circular Economy is gathering momentum as organisations recognise the urgent need to close the loop on our use of resources. The Circular Economy Theatre covers the technologies, initiatives, processes and legislation that are needed to progress the journey to a circular economy.


Visit the RWM Arena to see everything in action and encounter technology and innovation close up. New for 2020, our outdoor feature provides spectacular displays, working demonstrations and provides the launch pad for new large-scale machinery technologies and innovations

The area allows visitors to experience them being put through their paces, ask questions and try out for themselves.

And, if all the action makes you thirsty, we are pleased to bring you our bacon butty, burger and beer bar - a great space to relax with colleagues, whilst watching the demos take place.


We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors across the industry. All coming together to meet providers, try and test state-of-the-art solutions, find out about the latest innovations and chat to experts.

Our exhibition provides a unique hub for business, innovation and technology to exchange, meet and develop connections.

Browse Our Exhibitors

With over 500 exhibitors across 6 zones, you are guaranteed to meet providers of solutions and products that will impress, help shape your organisation and enhance your operations. Browse our exhibitor list and floorplan to plan your day in advance.

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Meet & Network

Make valuable new connections at RWM. We have a range of informal and formal networking areas at the event - perfect to arrange a catch up with business colleagues. 

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We know how important RWM is for facilitating business opportunities.

Creating connections between experts and professionals in both the public and private sectors - both locally and internationally.

We have a range of networking areas and cafes located on the exhibition floor for informal meetings and business discussions. Plus, at the end of the day why not meet with colleagues and peers in the industry at the CIWM Gala Dinner.

Informal Networking

We offer a range of networking bars and spaces where you can connect with colleagues or hold more formal business meetings. Why not browse our exhibitor list and plan your meet-ups prior to the event to maximise your opportunities.

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Local Authority Lounge

Exclusively for visitors from local authorities across the UK, our relaxed lounge offers a quieter space for visitors to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat, whilst meeting and mingling with peers and colleagues.

RWM Arena Bar

Our outdoor feature would not be complete without a bar! With bacon butties, burgers and beer, this is the best place to chill out and take a breather whilst enjoying the live action.

Chat to others in your sector, whilst quenching your thirst!

The RWM Arena

CIWM Stand

Our partners, CIWM will be hosting a stand offering a breadth of networking opportunities, as well as providing support and advice, membership incentives and new training opportunites.


Whilst attending the event, why not take the chance to enhance your skills and personal development by attending sessions to build CPD points.

Once at the event, check out our programme to find out which sessions will give you CPD points.

In addition, visit the CIWM stand to find out more about their specific training opportunities throughout the event.


The show provides a global platform for the latest technologies, practices, and innovations that continue to shape the recycling, waste management and sustainability sectors. 

Boasting over 100 expert-led seminars and 500+ cutting-edge suppliers, the event addresses the latest topics, trends and solutions in the industry - looking at opportunities, challenges, future resources and the increasing importance of the circular economy.

Taking place every year, RWM provides a unique opportunity to any individual, organisation or local authority dealing with recycling, waste, and the circular economy.


Development & Training

Unique educational opportunities, including seminars, live demos, and case studies. RWM will cover relevant topics such as legislation changes, the circular economy, and sustainability incentives 

Innovation & New Tech

First look at exclusive product launches and innovative new technologies. Find an extensive range of products across the waste management & circular economy sectors

Cutting-edge Exhibitors

Explore 500 cutting-edge exhibitors, from industry giants to innovative startups, our exhibitors offer the latest products and services needed to tackle effective recycling, reprocessing, and waste management 

Panel Debates

Witness diverse and thought-provoking panel debates delivered by leading figures and organisations from throughout the industry 

New Connections

Networking opportunities with professionals and key decision makers from across the world, expect to see companies such as H&M, John Lewis and Siemens

Expert Speakers

Expert speaker line-up relish a once in a lifetime opportunity to see huge name speakers in the same room. Last year’s seminars included TerraCycle, NASA and Clean Up Britain patron Jeremy Paxman

Free Tickets

Your Free Ticket also gives you access to the RWM exhibition, seminars, features and panels as well as four additional environment industry events, where you can meet almost an entire industry in one room


Meet Key Decision Makers

Some of the world's leading organisations are represented at RWM - join us to meet experts from around the globe, national and local authorities and a range of industrial and commercial businesses

RWM Insights

To receive the latest news, show announcements and expert insight, register for a ticket and opt-in to receive the official E-Newsletter.



As an international hub and the UK's largest event focussing on recycling, resources and waste management, exhibiting at RWM offers an unrivalled range of benefits. 

As well as a powerful sales platform, the expo enables you to build exposure, meet key decision makers, showcase innovations, promote your products or services and create a network of new contacts that could change your business forever.

Meet & Connect

The perfect place to meet thousands of decision makers and influencers throughout the industry, local authority leaders and other buyers who could help grow your business.

Build Brand Awareness

Taking a stand at RWM gives you a unique opportunity to showcase your brand, build awareness and recognition. Grab the opportunity to let visitors experience the look, feel and personality of your brand.

Promote Products

Build sales opportunities, demo your products or services, display innovations or tech, provide expertise and share your knowledge with others in the community.

Grow Your Audience

Entice people to your stand to grow your audience for the future. Offering a competition as an added incentive will provide you with new connections for months to come.

Unlock New Opportunities

With the vast and diverse experience of all the organisations present at the expo, exhibiting will give you the time to identify new connections and opportunities that could shape your organisation.

Exhibitor Marketing

Exhibitors and sponsors benefit from a range of marketing opportunities. Our multi-disciplined team work hard to deliver a cross channel campaign that maximises quality communications and exhibitors benefit from increased awareness and engagement.


RWM has a range of sponsorship opportunities available, which will help drive brand exposure, awareness and customer engagement. We work with our sponsors to ensure the package is the best fit for their business objectives.

Networking Drinks

Between 4pm to 6pm, join friends and colleagues at the RWM Exhibitor Networking drinks. Taking place in the centre of the exhibition space - time for drinks & nibbles, informal chat and to meet other exhibitors.

Plant a Tree

This initiative takes a step in offsetting the unavoidable carbon created to make a trade show of this scale possible. Creating new UK woodlands will assist with capturing excess carbon and creating new ecosystems. Once an exhibitor or sponsor joins RWM, a tree will be planted in a dedicated space of woodland in your name.

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