It’s September and as the Autumn temperatures cool, it’s that time of year again. Time for the waste and recycling sector to converge at the NEC in Birmingham for RWM – the biggest recycling and waste management expo in the UK. And this year, the need to find solutions to our increasing waste problems has never been higher.
Taking place on the 12th and 13th of September, RWM promises to be a hub of innovation for the waste industry and if you’ve never been, what can you expect? Well for starters, it is huge, not least because companies such as JCB, Mercedes Benz and Toyota need the space to demonstrate their latest heavy plant, machinery and material handling technology.
This year will see 500 exhibiting companies at the event, with representatives from Costa Coffee and the digital training service Google Digital Garage leading just a few of the 350 seminars across the two days.
So what else has caught our eye? With the current consequences of our wasteful habits starting to be felt, RWM is putting the plastics debate centre stage, with industry leaders in the Keynote Theatre addressing Coffee Cup Recycling, Deposit & Return Systems, and a new £20m programme to support plastics innovation plus access to the latest technologies around the show.
Elsewhere, check out the Waste Matters & Waste Crime theatres. In response to the horror stories, both nationally and globally, the debates and presentations will address the current issues and highlight the latest solutions.
There is so much more to discover at RWM for anyone with an interest in the waste sector wanting to benefit from easy access to the UK’s expertise, no matter whether you’re a corporate or local authority decision maker or a member of the public with a burgeoning interest in waste reduction. In our experience, it’s been the place to discover the latest successes in communications & behaviour change as well as technological innovations that are worth shouting about.
Tickets to RWM are free and available from rwmexhibition.com. This year, we’ve teamed up with the rather fabulous Resource Futures, who will be sharing some of the exciting developments they spot via our social media channels. Their team will also be on hand to talk about the Rubbish Diet and how it can be used by Local Authorities and community or media campaigns, so do pop along to their stand and say hello.