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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.

Free to attend pub quiz takes place at 18:00 in the bar

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
tbc
Is recycling still seen as a sustainable investment?
09.30
10.00
tbc
Delivering the Resources and Waste Strategy
09.30
10.00
tbc
Why retailers are increasingly developing preferred material lists for packaging
09.30
10.00
tbc
Understanding the UK glass market
09.30
10.00
10.00
Emmanuel Katrakis, secretary general, EURIC
Is Europe focused on building an environmental or market-based recycling system? Are the two compatible?
10.15
10.45
tbc
How can councils maximise recycling rates and quality of material collected? Does it require consistency of collections?
10.15
10.45
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
tbc
How Asian markets are impacting on UK recovered paper
10.15
10.45
11.00
Panel Discussion
Can we reconcile environmental obligations with recycling market growth?
11.15
12.15
Panel members tbc

tbc - senior official invited
New thinking on single use plastics
12.30
13.00
Panel Discussion
What are our red lines and how does the value chain collaborate?
11.15
11.45
Panel Members tbc
Panel Discussion
Sustainability Top Trumps: What are the most sustainable packaging options?
11.15
11.45
Panel Members tbc
tbc
Developing UK plastic recycling infrastructure. What it means for the market
11.15
11.45
12.00
Jane Bevis, chair, OPRL
Fewer materials, better performance on packaging labels
12.30
13.00
Peter Maddox, director, WRAP
Defining what exactly is recycled content
12.30
13.00
tbc
What next for the scrap metal market?
12.30
13.00
13.00
14.00
Sally Uren, chief executive, Forum for the Future
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 More panel members tbc
tbc
What are the challenges of including more recycled content in packaging?
14.00
14.30

tbc
A topical presentation to be confirmed nearer to the event
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
UK recycling infrastructure: what and where?
15.30
16.30
tbc
Developing new coatings for using fibre in more packaging applications
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 using blockchain to identify individual materials Speaker 2: tbc Speaker 3: tbc
Julia Turner, executive director, Wood Recyclers Association
Recycling or biomass. Where is the wood market headed?
14.00
14.30

tbc
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
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
tbc
Why retailers are increasingly developing preferred material lists for packaging
09.30
10.00
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
11.00
Panel Discussion
Sustainability Top Trumps: What are the most sustainable packaging options?
11.15
11.45
Panel Members tbc
12.00
Peter Maddox, director, WRAP
Defining what exactly is recycled content
12.30
13.00
13.00
14.00
tbc
Developing new coatings for using fibre in more packaging applications
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 using blockchain to identify individual materials Speaker 2: tbc Speaker 3: tbc
15.00
16.00

A Design for Lifecycle Theatre

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
tbc
Is recycling still seen as a sustainable investment?
09.30
10.00
10.00
Emmanuel Katrakis, secretary general, EURIC
Is Europe focused on building an environmental or market-based recycling system? Are the two compatible?
10.15
10.45
11.00
Panel Discussion
Can we reconcile environmental obligations with recycling market growth?
11.15
12.15
Panel members tbc

tbc - senior official invited
New thinking on single use plastics
12.30
13.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
Sally Uren, chief executive, Forum for the Future
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 More panel members tbc
15.00
16.00
Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
tbc
Delivering the Resources and Waste Strategy
09.30
10.00
10.00
tbc
How can councils maximise recycling rates and quality of material collected? Does it require consistency of collections?
10.15
10.45
11.00
Panel Discussion
What are our red lines and how does the value chain collaborate?
11.15
11.45
Panel Members tbc
12.00
Jane Bevis, chair, OPRL
Fewer materials, better performance on packaging labels
12.30
13.00
13.00
14.00
tbc
What are the challenges of including more recycled content in packaging?
14.00
14.30

tbc
A topical presentation to be confirmed nearer to the event
14.45
15.15

Panel Discussion
UK recycling infrastructure: what and where?
15.30
16.30
15.00
16.00

The Delivery Theatre

Environment: For Love or Money? Theatre The Delivery Theatre A Design for Lifecycle Theatre The Market Intelligence Theatre
09.00
tbc
Understanding the UK glass market
09.30
10.00
10.00
tbc
How Asian markets are impacting on UK recovered paper
10.15
10.45
11.00
tbc
Developing UK plastic recycling infrastructure. What it means for the market
11.15
11.45
12.00
tbc
What next for the scrap metal market?
12.30
13.00
13.00
14.00
Julia Turner, executive director, Wood Recyclers Association
Recycling or biomass. Where is the wood market headed?
14.00
14.30

tbc
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
15.00
16.00

The Market Intelligence Theatre

No events available!

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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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

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

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.