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The Major Conference All About Recycling

Developed by industry Trade Associations to be the one event you'll need to attend

Designed to make networking even better. Multiple conference sessions to dip into giving choice – proper conferences rather than short exhibition-style seminars.
Cost-effective for delegates and exhibitors.
Trade associations are actively involved in developing this event, and are supported for their involvement. By attending, you help to promote and develop their work further. 

Who should attend?

The Recycling Event will be of interest to anyone involved in recycling, packaging and design, using recycled content in their products, policy makers and more. In particular, this event will be of interest to:

  • Recycling, resources and waste management
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Local Government
  • Consultants
  • Other relevant stakeholders

Tickets - only £85 each!

The most cost-effective conference in the recycling industry:

  • 4 x conference theatres
  • Exhibition
  • Cafe networking area
  • Bar networking area plus free pub quiz!

We will be donating £5 from each ticket sold to our chosen charity WasteAid. Find out more about its work at https://wasteaid.org/

Book and pick your table top stand - just £750!

The most cost-effective exhibition space in the recycling sector

Space includes:

  • 1 x table
  • 2 x chairs
  • Space for 2 x pull up stands behind table

2 July 2019

This major conference is a fantastic opportunity for our members to network and attend conference sessions. We are very pleased to be involved in organising The Recycling Event

Stuart Foster, chief executive, Recoup

Trade associations have worked together to support this event, developing the conference content and networking opportunities. You won't regret attending.

Simon Ellin, chief executive, The Recycling Association

Conference

The Recycling Event provides four conference theatres making it the largest and most cost-effective conference in the recycling sector.

These theatres are:

  • Environment: for love or money? Theatre looking at the economic and environmental drivers for recycling
  • The Delivery Theatre looking at how the Resources & Waste Strategy will be implemented
  • A Design for Lifecycle Theatre looking at how we design products for reyclability, using recycled content and reuse
  • The Market Intelligence Theatre looking at recycling markets

Businesses wishing to host their own fringe events can do so for just £150+vat plus any catering costs for an hour. Why not host your own seminar, presentation or customer meeting? These can be closed to your own invited guests or open to anyone who wishes to attend. Contact us on 0151 707 3588 to discuss.

Programme

More speakers will be confirmed soon. Click here if you would like to put yourself forward as a speaker.

Exhibition is open from 9:00 to 16:30.

After conference networking will take place in the Doubletree Hilton hotel bar – just off the atrium in the Ricoh Arena.

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
Morning session chaired by Jane Beasley from Beasley Associates
Jane Beasley, from Beasley Associates, will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Mike Read, director, K2TC Advisory
Is recycling still seen as a sustainable investment?
09.30
10.00

Hans van de Nes, board member EURIC and director Sortiva Paper and Plastics
Is Europe focused on building an environmental or market-based recycling system? Are the two compatible?
10.15
10.45

Panel Discussion
Can we reconcile environmental obligations with recycling market growth?
11.15
12.15
Sam Chetan-Welsh, Greenpeace - Simon Weston, CPI

David Warren, head of circular economy policy development, Welsh Government
How the circular economy is already providing economic benefit to Wales
12.30
13.00
Morning session chaired by Adam Read from Suez
Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez UK will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Jason Fazackerley, chief executive, Tegos Group
How the fourth industrial revolution will enable us to maximise our use of resources
09.30
10.00

Trewin Restorick, chief executive, Hubbub
How can councils maximise recycling rates and quality of material collected? Does it require consistency of collections?
10.15
10.45

Peter Jones, principal consultant, Eunomia
How can we collect and sort materials better than we do now?
11.15
11.45

Phillip Ward, director, OPRL
Fewer materials, better performance on packaging labels
12.30
13.00
Morning session chaired by Paul Sanderson from REB Market Intelligence
REB Market Intelligence managing director Paul Sanderson will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Ben Thomas, environment manager, Waitrose & Partners
How Waitrose is reducing its use of plastic packaging
09.30
10.00

Laure Cucuron, general manager, TerraCycle Europe
Creating a Loop. How manufacturers and the recycling industry are developing new packaging recycling models
10.15
10.45

Panel Discussion
Sustainability Top Trumps: What are the most sustainable packaging options?
11.15
12.15
Ben Murray, managing director, Carbon Smart - Marcel Arsand, sustainability manager, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe - Justin Kempson, sales and innovations director, Charpak - Rebecca Turner, head of sales and marketing, Frugalpac

Peter Maddox, director, WRAP
Defining what exactly is recycled content
12.30
13.00
Morning session chaired by Antonia Grey from BMRA
Morning session chaired by Antonia Grey from BMRA
09.15
13.00

Dave Dalton, chief executive, British Glass
Understanding the UK glass market
09.30
10.00

Pankaj Chowdhary, managing director, Ekman Recycling
How Asian markets are impacting on UK recovered paper
10.15
10.45

Paul Rendle-Barnes, director, Indigo Environmental
Developing UK plastic recycling infrastructure. What it means for the market
11.15
11.45

tbc
What next for the scrap metal market?
12.30
13.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
Afternoon session chaired by Adrienne Robins from REB Market Intelligence
Adrienne Robins, director, REB Market Intelligence will chair the afternoon session
13.45
16.00

tbc
Life after Blue Planet II - where do we go now? How do we change human behaviour?
14.00
14.30

Zoë Lenkiewicz, head of programmes and engagement, WasteAid
Why developing countries want to create market-based recycling systems to benefit the environment
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
What new technologies will revolutionise the recycling and sustainability value chains?
15.30
16.30
Sophie Walker, chief operating officer, Dsposal - Jane Hall, director, Green Edge Applications - Rob Bresler, technical director, Ditto Sustainability
Afternoon session chaired by Debbie Hitchen from Anthesis
Debbie Hitchen, director, Anthesis will chair the afternoon session
13.45
16.30

Stuart Spencer-Calnan, managing director, Roberts Bakery
Designing packaging for recyclability. The steps Roberts Bakery is taking to making its packaging suitable for recycling
14.00
14.30

Simon Barnes, industry engagement manager, University of Kent
Developing a plan for the recycling supply chain at The Recycling Event
14.45
15.15

Innovations Panel
Three presentations on new innovations followed by discussion of each
15.30
16.30
Speaker 1: Duncan Midwood, chief executive, Cryptocycle on how serialisation and blockchain can transform DRS for the UK and beyond. Speaker 2: Sophie Degagny, manager circular values team, HSSMI on innovations in 3D printing Speaker 3: John Hall, acting chairman and managing director, Waste2Tricity on turning difficult to recycle plastics into road fuel hydrogen and electricity
14.00
Interactive Discussion - chaired by Paul Vanston, INCPEN
Join INCPEN’s Paul Vanston for a discussion on how we can collaborate to improve packaging design and collect and sort better for recycling.
14.00
15.30
Also on the panel, Simon Ellin from The Recycling Association, Stuart Foster from RECOUP
Julia Turner, executive director, Wood Recyclers Association
Recycling or biomass. Where is the wood market headed?
14.00
14.30

Alice Flavin, business development manager, Ecosurety
Years of uncertainty? What might we expect from the PRN/PERN market?
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
Our shrinking world - where are our end destinations for recycled materials?
15.30
16.30
Paul Rendle-Barnes, Indigo Environmental - Pankaj Chowdhary, Ekman
15.00
16.00

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre

The Delivery Theatre

A Design for Lifecycle Theatre

The Market Intelligence Theatre

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
Morning session chaired by Paul Sanderson from REB Market Intelligence
REB Market Intelligence managing director Paul Sanderson will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Ben Thomas, environment manager, Waitrose & Partners
How Waitrose is reducing its use of plastic packaging
09.30
10.00

Laure Cucuron, general manager, TerraCycle Europe
Creating a Loop. How manufacturers and the recycling industry are developing new packaging recycling models
10.15
10.45

Panel Discussion
Sustainability Top Trumps: What are the most sustainable packaging options?
11.15
12.15
Ben Murray, managing director, Carbon Smart - Marcel Arsand, sustainability manager, Ball Beverage Packaging Europe - Justin Kempson, sales and innovations director, Charpak - Rebecca Turner, head of sales and marketing, Frugalpac

Peter Maddox, director, WRAP
Defining what exactly is recycled content
12.30
13.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
Afternoon session chaired by Adrienne Robins from REB Market Intelligence
Adrienne Robins, director, REB Market Intelligence will chair the afternoon session
13.45
16.00
Afternoon session chaired by Debbie Hitchen from Anthesis
Debbie Hitchen, director, Anthesis will chair the afternoon session
13.45
16.30

Stuart Spencer-Calnan, managing director, Roberts Bakery
Designing packaging for recyclability. The steps Roberts Bakery is taking to making its packaging suitable for recycling
14.00
14.30

Simon Barnes, industry engagement manager, University of Kent
Developing a plan for the recycling supply chain at The Recycling Event
14.45
15.15

Innovations Panel
Three presentations on new innovations followed by discussion of each
15.30
16.30
Speaker 1: Duncan Midwood, chief executive, Cryptocycle on how serialisation and blockchain can transform DRS for the UK and beyond. Speaker 2: Sophie Degagny, manager circular values team, HSSMI on innovations in 3D printing Speaker 3: John Hall, acting chairman and managing director, Waste2Tricity on turning difficult to recycle plastics into road fuel hydrogen and electricity
14.00
15.00
16.00
Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
Morning session chaired by Jane Beasley from Beasley Associates
Jane Beasley, from Beasley Associates, will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Mike Read, director, K2TC Advisory
Is recycling still seen as a sustainable investment?
09.30
10.00

Hans van de Nes, board member EURIC and director Sortiva Paper and Plastics
Is Europe focused on building an environmental or market-based recycling system? Are the two compatible?
10.15
10.45

Panel Discussion
Can we reconcile environmental obligations with recycling market growth?
11.15
12.15
Sam Chetan-Welsh, Greenpeace - Simon Weston, CPI

David Warren, head of circular economy policy development, Welsh Government
How the circular economy is already providing economic benefit to Wales
12.30
13.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
tbc
Life after Blue Planet II - where do we go now? How do we change human behaviour?
14.00
14.30

Zoë Lenkiewicz, head of programmes and engagement, WasteAid
Why developing countries want to create market-based recycling systems to benefit the environment
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
What new technologies will revolutionise the recycling and sustainability value chains?
15.30
16.30
Sophie Walker, chief operating officer, Dsposal - Jane Hall, director, Green Edge Applications - Rob Bresler, technical director, Ditto Sustainability
15.00
16.00
Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
Morning session chaired by Adam Read from Suez
Adam Read, external affairs director at Suez UK will chair the morning session
09.15
13.00

Jason Fazackerley, chief executive, Tegos Group
How the fourth industrial revolution will enable us to maximise our use of resources
09.30
10.00

Trewin Restorick, chief executive, Hubbub
How can councils maximise recycling rates and quality of material collected? Does it require consistency of collections?
10.15
10.45

Peter Jones, principal consultant, Eunomia
How can we collect and sort materials better than we do now?
11.15
11.45

Phillip Ward, director, OPRL
Fewer materials, better performance on packaging labels
12.30
13.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
Interactive Discussion - chaired by Paul Vanston, INCPEN
Join INCPEN’s Paul Vanston for a discussion on how we can collaborate to improve packaging design and collect and sort better for recycling.
14.00
15.30
Also on the panel, Simon Ellin from The Recycling Association, Stuart Foster from RECOUP
15.00
Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
Morning session chaired by Antonia Grey from BMRA
Morning session chaired by Antonia Grey from BMRA
09.15
13.00

Dave Dalton, chief executive, British Glass
Understanding the UK glass market
09.30
10.00

Pankaj Chowdhary, managing director, Ekman Recycling
How Asian markets are impacting on UK recovered paper
10.15
10.45

Paul Rendle-Barnes, director, Indigo Environmental
Developing UK plastic recycling infrastructure. What it means for the market
11.15
11.45

tbc
What next for the scrap metal market?
12.30
13.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
Julia Turner, executive director, Wood Recyclers Association
Recycling or biomass. Where is the wood market headed?
14.00
14.30

Alice Flavin, business development manager, Ecosurety
Years of uncertainty? What might we expect from the PRN/PERN market?
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
Our shrinking world - where are our end destinations for recycled materials?
15.30
16.30
Paul Rendle-Barnes, Indigo Environmental - Pankaj Chowdhary, Ekman
15.00
16.00
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Sponsors and Exhibitors

Click on the logo to find out more

To find out more about our sponsorship packages, or to upgrade your stand to include logo and web page for just £100 extra, please email karen.thomas@harosa.com or call 0151 707 3588

Headline Sponsor

Our “One tegos” concept is the uniting principle behind more than 80 employees, countless ideas for innovative business solutions, and a vast pool of expertise in this sector. For over 20 years now, our IT solutions have been keeping our customers competitive in the waste management and recycling industry, and in metals and scrap metals trading.

www.tegos-group.com/en/

Exhibitors

Exhibition floorplan

Trade Associations

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The Recycling Event is organised in collaboration with industry trade associations.

All of the associations working with us on the event are part of the editorial board and have been fundamental in organising it.

By attending, you are also supporting the work of the trade associations that are working to improve the recycling industry.

Media Partners

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News and Views

Waitrose & Partners added to The Recycling Event line-up

We are excited to announce that Waitrose & Partners environment manager Ben Thomas will be speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July at the Ricoh Arena.  Waitrose & Partners is one of the biggest supermarkets in the UK and has taken numerous steps to reduce its plastic waste. It is part of John Lewis Partnership.  Ben is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of Waitrose & Partners environmental strategy. He is currently looking into opportunities to reduce the environmental impacts associated with Waitrose’s items, […]

Roberts Bakery managing director Stuart Spencer-Calnan added to The Recycling Event line-up

We are very happy to reveal that Roberts Bakery managing director Stuart Spencer-Calnan will be speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.   Roberts Bakery is one of the UK’s largest bakeries, supplying major supermarkets and others with its bread.   Over the last couple of years, Stuart has led the launch of a new identity, position and product offering to underpin Roberts’ vision to become the UK’s most innovative bakery brand.   Key to the company’s change […]

New speakers confirmed for The Recycling Event

The Recycling Event is fast approaching, and with under three months to go, and over 100 delegates already attending, we’ve got some exciting new speakers and participants to announce.  Suez external affairs director Adam Read will be chairing all morning sessions in The Delivery Theatre.   Adam has been in this sector for over 20 years and is responsible for government engagement and corporate strategy. The majority of his time last year focused on the development of the DEFRA Resources & Waste Strategy […]

Hubbub UK chief executive to speak at The Recycling Event

We are happy to reveal that Hubbub founder and chief executive Trewin Restorick is speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July 2019, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  Trewin will be presenting on: How can Councils maximise recycling rates and quality of material collected?   Hubbub is an award-winning charity which changes the way environmental messages are communicated by bringing people together to do good.   Previously, the chief executive was the director of fundraising at Friends of the Earth, and also created the Global Action Plan, which […]

Universities invited to showcase recycling innovations

Universities and research establishments from the UK and further afield are being invited to highlight their transformational work within the recycling and circular economy sectors at The Recycling Event taking place on 2nd July 2019 at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The conference, which is being supported by nine of the UK’s leading recycling associations, will help UK and global organisations understand how innovations can change recycling and circular economy outcomes.  “We are reaching out to universities, research establishments and innovators to […]

TerraCycle join The Recycling Event line-up

TerraCycle Europe general manager Laure Cucuron will be speaking at The Recycling Event on 2 July 2019 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  Laure will be presenting on: Creating a Loop. How manufacturers and the recycling industry are developing new packaging recycling models. This discussion will take place at the Design for Life Theatre at 10:15am-10.45am.   She has worked across most areas of TerraCycle from business development to operations and country lead for France. In 2016, she became head of business development for TerraCycle Europe, and since then has been […]

BMRA latest trade association to support The Recycling Event

Nine trade associations are now collaborating to develop The Recycling Event after British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) pledged its support. Taking place on 2 July 2019 at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, The Recycling Event is a major, cost-effective conference developed by trade associations with tickets costing just £85+vat to attend. he event will have four conference theatres looking at different aspects of the recycling industry and its value chain, plus plenty of networking opportunities, including a free to attend pub quiz […]

Interested in speaking at The Recycling Event?

We are currently putting together the programme for The Recycling Event. Would you be interested in speaking? If so, we have four theatres that you could present at. These are: Environment: For Love or For Money? Theatre – looking at whether recycling should be driven by markets or a right thing to do approach The Delivery Theatre – focusing on implementing the Resources and Waste Strategy A Design for Lifecycle Theatre – presentations on designing products for recyclability and also […]

Welcome to The Recycling Event

The Recycling Event is the first major recycling industry conference backed by some of the key UK trade associations. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 2 July 2019, the event will be the most cost-effective conference in the sector. Just £85+vat to attend, you will have your choice of four conference theatres. It will be a bit like a political conference, without the politics! The four theatres are: Environment: For Love or For Money? Theatre – looking at whether […]

Venue

Ricoh Arena

Judds Lane
Longford
Coventry
CV6 6GE

Hotel

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Ricoh Arena is on the same site. Click here for more information

Getting here

Visit here for comprehensive directions to the Ricoh Arena

Rail – Coventry Arena station is a short walk from the venue and is typically a 10 minute journey from Coventry station on the West Coast mainline. However, please be aware that trains only operate every hour from Coventry to Coventry Arena. Taxis are widely available from Coventry station and take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Car – There are 2,000 parking spaces at the Ricoh Arena. Please pay for parking on departure. The venue is close to both the M6 and M40 motorways.