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12 & 13 SEPT

NEC BIRMINGHAM

Behaviour and Comms Theatre

The Behaviour & Communications Theatre investigates and opens up debate as to what’s working and failing in health and safety across the sector, with topics including the future of “pay-as-you-throw,” deposit and refund schemes, and education and training.

    • Wednesday

      speaker

      11.00 - 11.30

      Keith Sonnet

      Making a Social Impact with Electronic Waste

      How can your IT refresh help a teenager the suburbs of Bogota? We take a look at what happens to an office computer when you stop using it, and the surprising places it could end up.

      speaker

      11.45 - 12.15

      Simon Ellin

      Quality Recycling in a Changing Global Marketplace

      An exploration of how the whole supply chain can partner to create a fully circular economy. In a changing global marketplace, it is critical that the industry works together to produce and present a quality baled commodity. This starts at the design stage and ends at the processing stage. Maximum permitted transportation weights coupled with the safe presentation is key to acceptance where every bale is now scrutinised for quality and safety.

      speaker

      12.30 - 13.00

      Robert Vaughan

      Behaviour change and Communications

      Comms and behaviour change in the context of LA collections of recycling and consistency.

      speaker

      13.15 - 13.45

      Michael Groves

      Putting the smart into waste

      A wave of new technologies is changing and disrupting manufacturing, logistics, financial services and many other sectors. Waste management and recycling is no exception and this seminar will explore some of the Industry 4.0 innovations changing the sector and driving waste reduction and increasing the utility of this material.

      speaker

      14.00 - 14.30

      Jane Hall

      Digital Disruption of the Waste Industry

      Can digital technologies help to make waste management easier? Can they help to solve the UK’s waste problems? Are they a threat or of benefit? This seminar aims to answer these questions and discusses the impacts that advances in digital technologies are having on waste management practices.

      speaker

      14.45 - 15.15

      Dan Cooke

      The Real Big Picture - Our Sector’s Sustainability & the SDGs

      How does the UK Recycling, Resources & Waste Sector measure up when it comes to contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?