RWM Exhibition, 12 & 13 September 2018, NEC Birmingham

RWM 2018 Logo CIWM logo Dsposal Logo WasteAid Logo Conference

This year the Dsposal team are heading down to the leading recycling and water, and energy waste management event in the UK a.k.a. RWM!!! The entire team are decamping from Manchester to Birmingham for the two days on the 12th and 13th September.

Not only are we heading down to see what our industry is up to, but we are 1 of the 500 exhibitors
we are sponsoring a seminar hall in partnership with the awesome waste management charity WasteAid
we are part of the Innovate UK sponsored “Innovation Trail”
we are nominated for The SME Innovation Award.

It is set to be a brilliant experience and we cannot wait to meet everybody. Come find Dsposal, stand number: 4H101 which is just inside the Data, Tech and Services area.

Our seminar hall “Waste Matters” is in the Recyclers and Reprocessors area.

This is a RWM 2018 Floorplan.

Waste Matters Seminar Hall – Day 1

RWM 2018 Waste Matter Seminar Hall Day 1 Photos

Professor David C Wilson

Waste - Our Shared Responsibility
Wednesday 12th September
11.00 – 11.30
Despite technological solutions for public health, environmental protection and a circular economy, there are still 3 billion people without adequate waste services, 10 million tonnes of plastic entering the oceans each year, and pressing challenges in the UK around austerity, waste crime and behaviour change. Further progress requires shared responsibility, and the clock is ticking. Hear unique insights from CIWM’s President as he shares perspectives from his 40-year career.

Global Responsibility for Post-Consumer Waste

LIVE Panel Debate
Wednesday 12th September
11.45 – 13.00
Featuring panellists that represent producers, processors, and communities without waste services, this hot topic debate will uncover iniquities of waste around the world. Studies have highlighted the dominance of a small number of brands in the unmanaged plastic waste blocking drains and polluting the coast in developing countries. Whose responsibility is it, and how can we bring about urgent change?

Panel Session with:

Dr Jane Beasley

Tip of the Binberg: The Costs and Drivers of Waste Crime in Greater Manchester
Wednesday 12th September
13.15 – 13.45
Following the series of articles in CIWM Journal, this seminar will present the findings from the hot-off-the-press Tip of the Binberg report. Following their novel approach to delving into the world of illegal operators, Dr Jane Beasley will explore the full cost of waste crime in Greater Manchester, examine the general public’s understanding of Duty of Care and assess opportunities to intervene. What lessons can be learned from the example of Greater Manchester in the fight against waste crime across the country as a whole?

Tackling Waste Crime - Working Together to Promote Duty of Care

LIVE Panel Debate
Wednesday 12th September
14.00 – 15.15
How can we collaborate to combat waste crime? Are there opportunities to develop new ways of working to maximise impact and build new partnerships? What strategies or campaigns have worked, and which ones haven’t? Can we utilise innovations in technology to drive change? Our distinguished speakers from across the sector will really dive into this intractable problem and seek to move the conversation forward.

Panel Session with:

  • Chair- Ray Georgeson - Resource Association
  • Panellist- Rachel Scarisbrick - Litter and Place Services Manager - Keep Britain Tidy
  • Panellist- Sophie Walker - COO and Co-Founder - Dsposal
  • Panellist- Jon Hastings - Commissioning Leader for Waste & Public Space - London Borough of Newham
  • Panellist- Alistair Paul - Joint Head of Waste Regulation and Crime - DEFRA
  • Panellist- Dan Cooke – Viridor

Michelle Cassar

From Local to Global – How Can We Connect Local Consumers with the Global Impact of their Consumption
Wednesday 12th September
15.30 - 16.00
We currently have a wonderful opportunity, quite literally, in our hands. Plastic is the one calling card laying on every beach and riverbank around the world and is the most popular and most talked about environmental issue of our time. In sharing my personal story of campaigning against plastic as source, I hope to inspire us to recognise that we are all powerful change makers. It is through our local consumer choices that we hold this exciting opportunity for global environmental impact.

Waste Matters Seminar Hall – Day 2

Tom Passmore

More Than Just Carnivorous Underground Robots - How Tech Can Support the Waste Industry
Thursday 13th September
11.00 - 11.30
With the waste industry in the lime light investors, entrepreneurs and tech giants have charged into the sector wanting to solve “the problem” with buzz words like blockchain, machine learning, industry 4.0 and IoT. But what is “the problem” and are buzz words the answer? In this seminar Tom will look at which tech innovations offer the industry new ways to evolve and which are a weird mutation. No prior tech knowledge needed!

Zoë Lenkiewicz

Sharing Recycling Skills Around the World
Thursday 13th September
11.45 - 12.15
WasteAid shares waste management and recycling essentials with communities to reduce pollution and create green jobs. No-cost and low-cost recycling techniques are very different to the processes employed in the UK. Find out about the diverse and creative recycling innovations developed in Africa, SE Asia and S America that make excellent local use of secondary materials.

Mike Webster

WasteAid Supporters Network - Everyone Welcome
Thursday 13th September
12.30 - 13.45
If you’re interested in using your professional skills to make a difference in the world, then this lunchtime workshop is not to be missed. Come and meet the WasteAid team, find out about how we operate, meet volunteer fundraisers and supporters, and explore exciting roles in global waste management.

Taking Responsibility for Closing the Loops on the Circular Economy: No Zero Burden

LIVE Panel Debate
Thursday 13th September
14.00 - 16.00
Following lightning talks by our speakers where they will share the innovative ways their organisations are disrupting the status quo by moving towards a Circular Economy model we’ll explore what it means to “close the loops”, because the Circular Economy is more than just recycling on steroids. This talk will look at innovation, design, collaboration and repair across aluminium, fabrics, plastics, and electronics and electricals.

Panel Session with:


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