Finding Solutions for Plastic Waste and Resources

Well renowned plastics resource and recycling charity, RECOUP, will again be embracing all aspects of the plastics debate with their 2019 annual Conference on 26th September.

An unparalleled line up of speakers, topics and delegates from the RECOUP network makes this one of the conferences of the year in this sector.

Tom HeapTom Heap, BBC Countryfile & BBC Radio 4 ‘Costing the Earth’, will be returning to Chair the morning session, stating that “the quality of debate and presentations I’m sure will not disappoint, and I am delighted to be invited to moderate the headline session. Opportunities and issues are moving at pace, and it promises to be a great day, which will continue to challenge the status quo within the plastics resource and recycling space.

Chairing the afternoon keynote session, Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management at the University of Northampton, added that “as always there is a stellar line up of speakers from across the value chain.  The mix of delegates means that there will be challenging questions and different views, and I look forward to learning loads in this fascinating and fast-moving area”.

Since its inception in 2012, the RECOUP annual conference has continued to grow and now attracts over 400 delegates. In addition, the pre-conference dinner and a new ‘introduction to plastics resources and recycling’ seminar the day before the main conference are also not to be missed.

Stuart Foster, RECOUP CEO noted that “there is a real sense of anticipation with the potential developments and improvements on the horizon through the Resources and Waste Strategy. But we are also very aware that short term actions are still needed while the longer-term policy is being finalised. We will continue to deliver on the aims of RECOUP, show leadership and be the voice of reason not just for plastics in packaging, but in other sectors too such as construction, farming and horticulture.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, Suez Recycling & Recovery, who commented “this year’s line-up of hot topics, keynote speakers and deep dive workshops is ideal for anyone wanting to know what’s happening in the plastics space right now and how the evolving policy landscape might create risks and opportunities in our sectors.

The full agenda is available on the RECOUP web site at www.recoup.org/conference-2019.


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