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12 & 13 SEPT

NEC BIRMINGHAM

Recycling Theatre

    • Wednesday

      speaker

      11.00 - 11.30

      Trewin Restorick

      How behaviour change can cut littering

      Changing behaviour is essential to reduce littering. The seminar will explore how behaviour change techniques such as ‘nudge’ can be used to cut littering. Practical case studies from a variety of campaigns will be used to highlight what has and what hasn’t work and how these lessons can be implemented in other areas.

      speaker

      11.45 - 12.15

      Who pays?

      LIVE Panel Debate

      Who pays? Providing insight into some of the latest thinking, this session will explore the most pressing questions in the UK''s street litter issues. There will be three perspectives on the problem set out by leading figures from a diverse range of sectors.

      speaker

      12.30 - 13.00

      Who pays?

      LIVE Panel Debate

      Who pays? Providing insight into some of the latest thinking, this session will explore the most pressing questions in the UK''s street litter issues. There will be three perspectives on the problem set out by leading figures from a diverse range of sectors.

      speaker

      13.15 - 13.45

      James Lee

      Time to stop bashing the plastics

      There has been something of a media frenzy regarding the use of plastic in recent months. Should we be looking for alternative options or are we in danger of trying to tackle hugely complicated worldwide issues without fully considering cause and effect? Plastics are essential for modern life, and, when manufactured and used responsibly, they can greatly benefit the environment, especially in regards to waste management and resource efficiency.

      speaker

      14.00 - 14.30

      Jose Baladron

      Textile Banks Mattered, Still Matter, And Will Matter Even More

      Textile banks enable communities to spark a series of powerful environmental and social outcomes including reducing carbon emissions and water footprint, boosting local employment, creating volunteering opportunities and contributing millions of pounds to UK charities to achieve a vast array of goals. Textile banks make it easy for everyone to reuse their clothes and are a tool which must be championed, cherished and sustained by us all.

      speaker

      14.45 - 15.15

      Ben Goad

      Chemical Recycling of End of Life Plastic

      ReNew ELP has developed a hydrothermal upgrading system for the conversion of end of waste of plastic into synthetic oil and hydrocarbon products. The seminar will outline the feedstock and blends required for the process, a brief outline of the technology, where we are based and the progression of the project.

      speaker

      16.15 - 16.45

      Mike Webster

      Global producer responsibility for waste management around the world

      Where does producer responsibility end? Should UK companies be responsible for waste management in countries where their products are sold? This presentation will explore existing models and discuss realistic options for a fairer, cleaner world.