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Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition delves into challenges facing council waste issues

Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition, NEC, Birmingham 14 to 16 September

MRF quality, public consultations, food waste, collecting from high rise flats and many other challenges facing today’s council recycling officer will be tackled in the free seminars at the Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition (RWM 10) this autumn.

Returning to the NEC, Birmingham from 14 to 16 September, the three-day show
features over 500 indoor and outdoor exhibitors, a dedicated Local Authority
Seminar Theatre, an Energy & Water Seminar Theatre and a new Waste
Minimisation Zone incorporating resource efficiency seminars, a "drop-in"
surgery and a catwalk showcasing textile recycling.

Speakers in the Local Authority Seminar Theatre (sponsored by SCA Recycling
and Bywaters) include:

James Cleverly, chairman of the London Waste & Recycling Board, talking
about the recycling challenges posed by flats and multi occupancy dwellings;

Linda Chrichton, ROTATE manager for the Waste & Resources Action Programme
(WRAP) who will share the latest data to help councils to improve the
efficiency of household waste recycling;

Michael Bennett of Pelican Public Relations and Jane Rayner of Lulu
Consulting who will offer advice on handling public consultations for new
treatment facilities.

Case studies will include Islington Council’s food waste collection scheme
for estates, schools and prisons, the Love Food Hate Waste campaign in
Shropshire and a communications campaign designed by Oldham Metropolitan
Council for an ethnically diverse community.

Meanwhile in the Waste Minimisation Zone (sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial
Products) councils can find out how re-use through a service called Freegle
could save them money and roadside gully waste can generate revenue.
Councils who have reduced commercial and industrial waste to landfill will
be sharing their secrets and Dr Michael Warhurst, senior campaigner on
resource use at Friends of the Earth, will explore the role of tax and
funding, looking at how legislation and policy could improve resource
efficiency in the UK.

Energy from waste, wastewater reuse and carbon efficiency will be tackled in
the Energy & Water Theatre (sponsored by Motherwell Bridge). Peter Jones OBE
and consultant for Ecolateral will explore some of the future challenges
facing the waste management sector, looking at technologies such as biomass
conversion and gasification. The Environment Agency will provide a useful
outline of available energy resources in the UK and The Renewable Fuels
Agency will give an update on the UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation and
the Renewable Energy Directive. There will be a case study of Nottingham
City Council’s waste to energy schemes and visitors can find out how
municipal solid waste can be separated into fractions for use in anaerobic
digestion and Refuse Derived Fuel.

Speaking about last year’s show, Sarah Watson, sustainability consultant at
Coventry City Council said: "The Recycling and Waste Management exhibition
is extremely important to us for networking and to hear about all the latest
industry news. It’s also great to see practical solutions from companies
which help resource efficiency and waste management. It certainly provided
me with plenty of ideas to take away!"

To view the full seminar programmes and register for free fast-track entry
visit www.rwmexhibition.com/epress3

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