RWM DELVES INTO COUNCIL WASTE ISSUES
Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham 14 to 16 September 2010
30 June 2010 - MRF quality, public consultations, food waste, collecting from high rise flats and many other challenges facing today’s council recycling officer will be tackled in the free seminars at the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM 10) this autumn.
Returning to the NEC, Birmingham from 14 to 16 September, the three-day show features over 500 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, a dedicated Local Authority Seminar Theatre, an Energy & Water Seminar Theatre and a new Waste Minimisation Zone incorporating resource efficiency seminars, a “drop-in” surgery and a catwalk showcasing textile recycling.
Speakers in the Local Authority Seminar Theatre (sponsored by SCA Recycling and Bywaters) include:
- James Cleverly, chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board, talking about the recycling challenges posed by flats and multi occupancy dwellings;
- Linda Chrichton, ROTATE manager for the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) who will share the latest data to help councils to improve the efficiency of household waste recycling;
- Michael Bennett of Pelican Public Relations and Jane Rayner of Lulu Consulting who will offer advice on handling public consultations for new treatment facilities.
Case studies will include Islington Council’s food waste collection scheme for estates, schools and prisons, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in Shropshire and a communications campaign designed by Oldham Metropolitan Council for an ethnically diverse community.
Meanwhile in the Waste Minimisation Zone (sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products) councils can find out how re-use through a service called Freegle could save them money and roadside gully waste can generate revenue. Councils who have reduced commercial and industrial waste to landfill will be sharing their secrets and Dr Michael Warhurst, senior campaigner on resource use at Friends of the Earth, will explore the role of tax and funding, looking at how legislation and policy could improve resource efficiency in the UK.
Energy from waste, wastewater reuse and carbon efficiency will be tackled in the Energy & Water Theatre (sponsored by Motherwell Bridge). Peter Jones OBE and consultant for Ecolateral will explore some of the future challenges facing the waste management sector, looking at technologies such as biomass conversion and gasification. The Environment Agency will provide a useful outline of available energy resources in the UK and The Renewable Fuels Agency will give an update on the UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and the Renewable Energy Directive. There will be a case study of Nottingham City Council’s waste to energy schemes and visitors can find out how municipal solid waste can be separated into fractions for use in anaerobic digestion and Refuse Derived Fuel.
Speaking about last year’s show, Sarah Watson, sustainability consultant at Coventry City Council said: “The Recycling and Waste Management exhibition is extremely important to us for networking and to hear about all the latest industry news. It’s also great to see practical solutions from companies which help resource efficiency and waste management. It certainly provided me with plenty of ideas to take away!”
To view the full seminar programmes and register for free fast-track entry visit www.rwmexhibition.com/epress3
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