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  • United Nations says nature sends a message on World Environment Day Nature
    United Nations says nature sends a message on World Environment Day

    During these exceptional times nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. For today's annual World Environment Day, The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) state: "It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet. The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature."

    For World Environment Day 2020, everyone is invited to share why it’s time for nature. Nature is on the verge of a breakdown. One million animal and plant species are likely to disappear - soon. UNEP say be a part of the solution and join them in the global call #ForNature.

    More information: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/

  • Packaging firm uses infrared to tackle 'rogue' plastics in recycling Resource & 'Waste'
    Packaging firm uses infrared to tackle 'rogue' plastics in recycling

    New figures from packaging company DS Smith have revealed the large amount of plastic waste that ends up in UK paper and cardboard recycling streams.

  • Naturally designed 'leaky dams' prevent flooding Water
    Naturally designed 'leaky dams' prevent flooding

    A natural "leaky dams" flood management scheme, which was only installed in Tudeley Woods near Tunbridge Wells, Southern England in January this year, has functioned effectively during extreme weather conditions in Kent caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis which swept across the UK in February, according to the South East Rivers Trust (SERT). In partnership with local landowner The Hadlow Estate, the scheme has been introduced to protect properties in Five Oak Green, downstream of the Alder Stream catchment, from future flooding.

  • Interactive map uncovers coastal towns due to be swept away Buildings & Cities
    Interactive map uncovers coastal towns due to be swept away

    A new interactive map, predicts the shocking speed of erosion on England's coastline over the next 20, 50 and 100 years, with thousands of homes at risk of being lost as our coastline fades away.

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RWM 2019

RWM is the UK's largest trade show for recycling and waste management, providing the biggest platform for the latest innovations shaping the sustainability sector.

RWM b utton 540wideFor two days of the year, on September 11th and 12th, practically the entire sustainability and environmental industry meets at the NEC, Birmingham. Both days boast exemplary seminar schedules delivering expert advice, live demos of pioneering new technology as well as hundreds of market leading companies coming equipped with their finest solution led products and services.

Following a change of owners at the start of 2018, RWM has grown to attract over 12,000 visitors, including the industry's most influential names and organisations. With professionals from across the sector and beyond in attendance, it is a valuable knowledge sharing opportunity, not to mention there are unrivalled opportunities for collaborations, networking and meeting people actively seeking new business opportunities.

Alongside an illustrious speaker lineup, including Clean Up Britain patron Jeremy Paxman, this year is set to be bigger than ever with the launch of new features like the dedicated Waste Tech Theatre, the AI & Robotics Zone, the evolution of the Zero Emissions Zone, and the return of Materials World.

375x90 RWM LogoRWM, in partnership with CIWM, is the only UK event of this scale and brings the entire industry together in one location. To put it into figures: 500 exhibitors, 350 seminars and 50 free-to-attend theatres across the exhibits. It is not to be missed.

Tickets are completely free and are available online on the RWM website.

Event details:
RWM - Recycling & Waste Management Expo

Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September 2019

10am – 5pm

Location:

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT