Educational focus continues for RWM

Recycling and waste management event aims to build on success of 2018 event

Following the unprecedented success of RWM in 2018, we are delighted to confirm that Wildfire Comms, producers of the University Business and Building4Education magazines, are partnered with the event again.

Taking place on 11-12 September, RWM is an invaluable opportunity for students, environmental professionals, and business owners alike, to learn about the latest technologies and solutions in the recycling and waste management industry, that not only helps with educational studies, but a business’ day-to-day running as well. With an extensive 350 seminars, 500 exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies, and over 22,000 visitors present over the two days, there truly is something for everyone at RWM.

The educational industry was well represented at last year’s event, with many different seminars containing work from leading universities. One of the highlights was Dr Iza Radeckaof, from the University of Wolverhampton, who looked into the incredible advancements in biotechnology and the development of biodegradable polymers. This proved to be incredibly useful for many students across the country who have a specialisation and interest in biodegradable materials.

Another seminar, running alongside Radecka’s, was held by Peter Braithwaite from the University of Birmingham. His talk established whether there was a need to create higher value materials to create better value within our waste. Both of the seminars were perfect examples of the groundbreaking work that is being carried out at UK universities, and how the recycling and waste management industry should step up and take notice — something Proctor and Gamble, which is speaking at RWM 2019, is doing; it can now recycle used nappies into smaller, more valuable materials that can be reused for different products.

This year, the educational focus continues. Dr Sarah Watson-Jones, who in 2015 took up the post of lecturer at Aberystwyth University is leading a seminar. By applying the knowledge she has gained by coordinating modules on Waste Resource Management, Behaviour Change, and Public Goods for the postgraduate level training project for BioInnovation Wales; Watson-Jones will be holding a seminar called ‘Smoothing the Circle: drawing together strands of the circular economy’.

This focus also extends into the show’s partners, with RWM partnering with the University of Bath, which is one of the leading recycling universities in the country. It is committed to its green future by working closely with Bath and North East Somerset Council, ensuring it recycles as much waste as possible.

RWM is now only 13 weeks away, and the announcements are only going to get bigger as the full lineup gets revealed. To make sure you are the first to hear the latest news, register for your free ticket on their website

With over 90 international Universities already registered for this year’s event, make sure you join them at the UK’s largest recycling and waste management exhibition at the NEC Birmingham this September.

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