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11 & 12 SEPT

NEC BIRMINGHAM

Zappshelter: Sponsors of the Keynote Theatre

Keynote Theatre: Sponsored By Zappshelter

Across both days of the show, the Keynote Theatre will present inspirational, expert-led sessions from some of the industry’s leading organisations and most reputable professionals.

    • Wednesday

      speaker

      10.15 - 11.00

      Leaders of the Waste World

      LIVE Panel Debate

      An overview of the year in the waste & recycling sector tackled in an intense discussion by the two most influential figures of the industry.

      Panel Experts:
      Ian Wakelin
      David Palmer-Jones

      speaker

      11.15 - 11.45

      Oliver Rosevear

      Join the UK’s biggest coffee cup recycling revolution

      In April, Costa announced it will become the first UK coffee chain to commit to recycling the same volume of cups it puts onto the market. We are passionate about recycling coffee cups and have developed a scheme whereby waste management companies are financially incentivised to collect them. Cups are a high-value material that can be recycled up to seven times – with your help we will reach our 500m target.

      speaker

      12.00 - 13.00

      Developing and Delivering International Waste Management Infrastructure

      LIVE Panel Debate

      Representatives from the Department for International Trade will explain the support that is available for companies who sell their expertise and equipment to other countries around the world. Examples will be given from companies working in markets around the world and representatives of DIT working from British Embassies abroad will present on the help they provide.

      speaker

      13.15 - 13.45

      Deposit & Refund: Does it work?

      LIVE Panel Debate

      A broad and balanced panel discussion looking into the potential benefits and issues of deposit and refund schemes.

      speaker

      14.00 - 14.30

      Sir John Armitt

      Keynote on National Infrastructure Assessment regarding Resources and waste management

      Sir John will highlight the findings of the recently published Assessment, setting out the case for lower cost, lower carbon options for food waste and plastics, arguing for separate food waste collection and a national standard of recycling for households and businesses.

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      14.45 - 15.15

      Nick Cliffe

      Innovation support the Resources and Waste Management sector

      The seminar will introduce UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network and provide an overview of the support for business-led research and development projects available to UK companies working in the recycling and waste management sector.

      15.30 - 16.00

      Nick Cliffe

      Plastics innovation: towards zero waste

      The seminar will present the UK Research and Innovation work on programmes related to solving the challenge of plastic pollution by creating a more circular economy for polymers, it will also introduce the Plastic Research and Innovation Fund, a £20M program of funding to support plastics innovation.