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Let’s get the show back on the road!

Our calendars are getting full again and it’s hard to imagine we’ve lived the past year-and-a-half with barely any live events. We thought it’d be helpful to take a look at the coming attractions so you don’t miss any important dates.

By the time you’ll be reading this, you may already have been able to attend one of the many events headlining in September. They include the Let’s Recycle Live show (UK), MRAI’s business summit (India), RWM 2021 (UK), CARS 2021 (UK) and the Plastics Recycling World Expo (Germany). There are plenty more opportunities for networking and updating your know-how, though.

Pollutec & Fakuma

The well-established French trade show Pollutec is set to take place from 12-15 October in Lyon. You can expect a full report of the event in our last issue of this year. Previous editions welcomed more than 55 000 visitors, coming to see the latest innovations of 2 000-plus exhibitors. The same week, 12-16 October, Fakuma is being organised in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Around 1 900 exhibitors and 48 000 visitors are expected.

BIR & Ecomondo

The BIR autumn convention is scheduled for 25-26 October, in Brussels, Belgium. This BIR meet-up is more of a networking event as there are none of the usual commodity sessions. Meanwhile, Italy is hosting the Ecomondo trade show in Rimini from 26-29 October. Innovations span the entire recycling technology spectrum, with especially strong representation from tech providers in the Mediterranean region such as Danieli, Panizzolo and Forrec.

PRSE, BMR & E-waste World

November is another busy month, with notable events including the annual Dutch plastics recycling trade show and conference PRSE 2021. The two-day gathering in Amsterdam is on the agenda for 4–5 November. The Plastics Recycling Awards will be handed out during a special ceremony on the second day of the event. Nominees span seven different categories.

Next up is the Ninth BMR International Conference in Dubai, UAE, on 14-15 November. Delegates will get an update on how the region processes ferrous, non-ferrous, paper, e-scrap and plastic scrap. Dubai has recently launched a new environmental strategy to boost recycling rates, meet international standards for emissions and sustainability and help propel the emirate towards its goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030.

The month closes with the relatively new but definitely interesting two-day gathering, the E-waste World Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany, on 30 November and 1 December. More than 80 exhibitors will be showcased in the free-to-attend exhibition and more than 140 expert speakers from around the world will take part in the expert conference sessions with over 1 000 participants expected to take part at this year’s fair.

IERC & ISRI

The new year will kick off with the International Electronics Recycling Conference in Salzburg, Austria. The popular event that covers the latest e-scrap trends will be held from 19-21 January. Our editor in chief Martijn Reintjes is part of the committee behind the event. If you have any ideas on how to improve the programme, be sure to let us know – and don’t be too shy to say hello!

At the start of spring, the main event on the calendar is the ISRI Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, USA. Sin City will host the major gathering from 21-24 March, typically drawing industry visitors from all corners of the world. We’re all looking forward to seeing you again – in the flesh.

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