With plastic pollution on consumer and business agendas, we at Plastic Oceans UK are delighted to be taking part at the RWM event and help ensure RWM truly shines a spotlight on the topic we are currently feeling the consequences of.

RWM will take place on the 12th and 13th of september and will fill the halls of the NEC in Birmingham with a plethora of waste and recycling management companies providing the most innovative solutions and services for the fight against global waste. Tickets for the event are free and available now at rwmexhibition.com.

RWM will take the global waste issue and put it centre stage, with the exhibiting halls filled with the most innovative companies bringing with them their most forward thinking, solution led services and products. Companies such as Green Edge Apps and Dsposal will be on hand to discuss their amazing work with connecting the correct handlers with producers in regards to waste. With so much of our waste ending up in landfills and the oceans being down to mis-information about where waste actually needs to go, these companies will be able to join the dots, making sure that waste goes where it needs to go.

Plastic OceansUK Technical Director, Dr Geoff Brighty will be presenting on our analysis of ‘The Plastic Problem’, providing an oversight of the nuances, complexities and personas invoilved with ‘plastics’, and showing where our programmes are addressing some of the barriers to making progress.

As well as this, our partner organisation WasteAid will not only be exhibiting to discuss the amazing international work they do spreading their low-cost waste management knowledge to low income communities and countries, but WasteAid founder Mike Webster will also be leading a seminar in the Recycling Theatre. Leading a discussion on the producer responsibility for packaging, this seminar will be a deeply interesting for producers and consumers alike who are aware of the impact their single use plastics can have on the environment.

This year will see the plastics debate given the spotlight it needs with regards to the news of our neglectful wastage starting to wash up on beaches all over the world. In the Innovation Theatre Adrian Griffiths, CEO of Recycling Technologies, will lead a seminar discussing the groundbreaking chemical recycling technologies that could be the solution to the deeper issues created by China refusing the import of outside waste. Given the plastic waste problems are far from being as black and white as we might think, James Lee of Cromwell Polythene will be discussing how we can change our perspective on plastics and how they can benefit the environment when used responsibly and effectively. Having these differing approaches will make sure RWM explores every solution avenue available and leaves no stone unturned. The only way to fully solve the problem is to keep the discussion as open as possible, and RWM will do just that, whilst also having the likes of MidUK Recycling, Yes Recycling and Recycling Technologies all on hand in the exhibiting hall to answer questions from a professional perspective, and of course offer their services to any company or individual who may be interested.

RWM will be tackling the global waste problems head on and invites you to join them as tickets for the event are free and easily obtained. Simply visit rwmexhibition.com and follow the signposts. If you would like to inquire about any remaining exhibitor space then please get in contact with Nick Woore at nick.woore@prysmgroup.co.uk or on 0117 929 6083.