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RWW details the highlights of this year’s must-attend waste management show RWM, from the attending exhibitors and keynote speakers to the discussion topics covered and the CIWM gala dinner

With a heritage stretching back nearly 50 years, RWM is expected to host more than 500 exhibitors and offer over 200 hours of free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminar content covering every aspect of the industry.

To make the show relevant for its visitors, RWM will be divided into five sector zones. These include energy from waste – one of the fastest-moving and most dynamic sectors in waste management. Companies in this sector include anaerobic digestion, composting/food waste recycling, biomass, EfW consultancy services and gasification.

Another highly pertinent sector zone at RWM is machinery and equipment. The aim of this zone is to showcase all technology concerned with sorting and separation, size reduction and the movement of materials within MRFs, transfer stations and other recycling facilities. Exhibitors in this zone include Liebherr, McCloskey International and CDEnviro.

Professional services will also be represented with companies from the banking and finance, training, commodity trading and insurance services sectors exhibiting at the show.

No waste management show would be complete without a recycling and reprocessing presence. With recycling processes continuing to be increasingly specialised, RWM visitors will have the opportunity to discover the latest technologies and developments. Exhibitors in this zone will include Mitsubishi Electric, Valmet and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering.

Finally, there will also be a sector zone which focuses on handling and logistics where specialists will be on hand to demonstrate efficient means of transporting large amounts of waste. New for 2016, this zone will offer the winter maintenance trail which is dedicated to winter maintenance products and technology. Companies in this zone will consist of specialists in sweepers, vehicles and bodies, vehicle components, maintenance, weighing, commercial waste handling and tracking.

Other show features include ride and drive. After its debut in 2015, the ride and drive returns this year. Test out the latest waste management equipment and vehicles on site to gain first-hand experience of exactly what they can deliver for your business. This represents a chance to compare and contrast features, with experts from companies including Scarab Sweepers and FAUN Zoeller on hand to answer questions.

Another new trail, along with the winter maintenance trail, is the new and innovation trail. For visitors to RWM who are keen to learn about new products and the latest innovations to help sharpen their company’s competitive edge, this trail aims to highlight every new launch at RWM. Look out for the logo on the show maps and plans.

Seminar programme

With three seminar theatres – Circular Economy Connect, Energy from Waste and Local Authority – looking at resource management issues over the show’s three days, visitors will be given the opportunity to sit on a variety of presentations and panel discussions.

These include a keynote speech by Dr Keyla Acaroglu, entitled ‘From life cycles to systems thinking: The power of design in the circular economy’ (Circular Economy Connect Theatre, 10.20-11.50, Tuesday, 13 September). ‘Driving behaviour change – moving from a throwaway society towards a circular society’ will be addressed by Annette Dentith at Devon County Council (Local Authority Theatre, 13.45-14.15, Wednesday, 14 September); and a panel discussion will tackle ‘Is the production of energy from waste inhibiting the movement towards a more circular economy? (Energy from Waste Theatre, 10.20-11.05, Thursday, 15 September).

CIWM gala dinner

Networking is a huge part of RWM and there is no better place to meet new industry contacts or catch up with long-established colleagues than the CIWM gala dinner. Taking place on the second evening of RWM, the dinner is expected to host 800 guests from industry specialists, government bodies and media agencies. The evening includes a drinks reception featuring a jazz trio and

Circular art

Irish artist and keen cyclist Mick Davis will be bringing his circular art to RWM 2016. In April 2014 he began experimenting by creating sculpture from old tyres.

Davis’s art will be dotted around the RWM show floor as well as hosting a live studio where he will be creating sculptures using old tyres. Visitors to RWM can buy his art on site with 10% of each sale price going to the RWM charity Waste Aid UK.

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