How to recycle more difficult materials and improve recycling among problematic resident groups are the twin themes of the South West Waste and Recycling Forum's 8th Annual Conference, taking place alongside PAWRS (the Plant & Waste Recycling Show) in Paignton, Devon on 11 June 2014.
The conference's opening session examines in detail some of the many materials which are harder to recycle and will show delegates by means of practical examples, how these are being successfully recycled. Individual presentations will offer advice on recycling carpets, mattresses, oil and paint. Those presenting include: Jane Gardner of Carpet Recycling UK; Robin Eaves of the Furniture Recycling Group; Anthony Hodgkinson of Benson Products and Martin Pearse of Community RePaint.
There is an extended lunch break (with lunch provided) to enable delegates to visit the PAWRS exhibition, after which the conference's second session includes two case studies on how local authorities have improved recycling among student communities. Jeremy Shields of Smurfit Kappa Recycling will outline the successful Student Engagement Project with students at the University of Birmingham. He will be followed by Liz Rhodes of the University of Bath, Tim Rawlings of Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council and Jenny Dean Student Liaison Coordinator from the Student Community Partnership, relating the lessons learned from their Student Move Out Project.
Exhibitors at the conference are set to include: Smurfit Kappa Recycling, Palm Recycling, Aylesford Newsprint, Glasdon, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and Newport Paper.
The cost of attendance at the conference is £55 per delegate, or is free to existing or joining members of SWWRF and to members of LARAC. Membership of SWWRF costs just £50 per year and entitles members to two places at the annual conference as well as attendance at all SWWRF meetings and training days.