OUT NOW: Autumn issue!
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 busi-
ness 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
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 edi-
tions welcomed more than 55 000 visi-
tors, coming to see the latest innova-
tions 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 sched-
uled 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 sec-
ond 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 environmen-
tal strategy to boost recycling rates,
meet international standards for emis-
sions and sustainability and help pro-
pel 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 ses-
sions 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 pro-
gramme, 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 visi-
tors from all corners of the world.
We’re all looking forward to seeing
you again – in the flesh.
??a u t h O r Kirstin Linnenkoper
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