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Two UK trade events combine

Consolidation within media organisations in the UK’s recycling and waste management sector has resulted in the merger of two principal events.

In September 2021, events specialist Roar B2B acquired the Environment Media Group which includes the Let’s Recycle news website and the Let’s Recycle Live show. Only weeks before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Roar also took over responsibility for running the industry’s biggest event, RWM, which is owned by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).

‘Bringing together the best of both shows, RWM, in partnership with CIWM and Let’s Recycle Live will run side by side on 14-15 September 2022,’ the company says.

RWM was held in September 2021 after missing a year because of Covid-19. However, it has struggled in recent years with CIWM having three different partners over the past decade. Ironically, five years ago, the Let’s Recycle team was told to leave the site after being accused of promoting Let’s Recycle Live – then a rival show.

RWM typically receives more than 10 000 visitors over the two days. It includes live demonstrations of vehicles and machinery and presentations and discussion involving more than 300 experts in nine conference areas.

Key topics include delivery of the UK Government’s resources and waste strategy, the transition to net-zero and change in the waste and resource industry. Sessions will also cover practical topics for local authorities alongside, masterclasses in areas such as digital marketing, business growth and leadership.

Attention will also be given to each material stream within the circular economy with dedicated sessions for businesses working with metals, plastic, paper, wood, textiles, WEEE/e-scrap, glass, tyres, organics and food.

The shows are also about recognising success and the annual Innovation Awards reward achievements and developments in the UK’s expanding waste, recycling and sustainability industry and feature a wide range of categories for local authorities, waste management businesses, reprocessors and suppliers.

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