RWM is the UK’s Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition & Conference. And we’ll be at RWM Exhibition 2019!
Well, at least Anna will be!
Held in Birmingham NEC, the show welcomes over 20,000 visitors who are working to a more resource efficient future.
Know what you want to go already? Book your free tickets here.
RWM Exhibition 2019
This year the RWM Exhibition takes place the week after Zero Waste Week, on 11th and 12th of September; which is perfect timing to keep the buzz and momentum of Zero Waste Week 2019 going.
There are world-class speakers providing advice and guidance, panel debates on hot industry topics, over 500 exhibitors showcasing their solutions to a more sustainable future in the energy, waste, water and recycling sectors and live demos of some of the latest technology. Yep, you can probably have a test drive in the latest recycling truck if you want to!
Speakers and panel experts
Some of the speakers and panel experts that caught my eye this year include:
- Nikki DiGiovanni from Reuseful UK
- Sarah Klymkiw from TRAID
- Jeremy Paxman – Clean Up Britain patron
- Emma Burlow from Resource Futures (she contributed brilliant content for businesses who wanted to take part in Zero Waste Week 2018!)
- Keith Sonnet from Computer Aid International
- Cat Fletcher from Freegle
- Rachel Scarisbrick from Keep Britain Tidy
- Tom Szaky – founder of Terracycle
- Mike Webster – CEO of WasteAid
- Trewin Restorick – founder of Hubbub
- Dr Geoff Brighty from Plastic Oceans UK
- Natalie Bennett, Former Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales
Zero Waste Week talking to local authorities
Anna will be talking to local authorities about what we can do to help them engage residents with recycling and reusing more. We know it can be hard for local authorities to engage residents with their recycling policies and that they struggle to create a buzz. And we understand that you don’t always have the time to do the things you want to.
With over a decade’s experience of running the UK’s leading campaign on waste reduction, we know how to get results and Anna will be talking to local authorities, giving them invaluable insights and showing them how to harness the power of peer-to-peer learning.
Anna has written training programmes to send ‘champions’ out into the community to encourage residents to participate in local recycling, which has had fantastic results. And we’ve created an online training course for individuals to take to help them reduce their waste by up to 80%. Read more about how we work with local authorities here.
RWM event to be carbon neutral by 2029
Running an event comes with some serious responsibilities to the environment, which is why I was thrilled to discover that RWM aim to make their event carbon neutral by 2029. You may or may not be aware that the events industry leaves behind a significant carbon footprint, so RWM will be focusing on reducing on-site emissions and waste, as well as planting 10 acres (6000 trees) to help create new UK woodlands, under the Governments Woodland Carbon Code.
Tickets are free and can be booked here. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be emailed a copy of the digital showguide with full details of the seminar timetable and show features, so you can plan your day. Visitors range from retailers, local authorities, waste management companies and anyone, like us, who fancies themselves as a bit of a rubbish geek and is eager to hear about some of the latest innovations and solutions to the current waste crisis!
Zero Waste Week – official RWM partner and ambassador
Oh, and did I mention that RWM are pulling together a team of Ambassadors this year? I was the first person to be asked! How cool is that?! [puffs up chest]
You can follow RWM on Twitter, and use the hashtag #RWM19 to follow the conversation. And let me know if you’re going, so we can make sure Anna can say hi to you.
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September 2019 10am-5pm at The NEC, North Avenue, Birmingham, B40 1NT. Book your free tickets on the RWM website.