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RECOUP announces conference details

RECOUP announces conference details

RECOUP announces conference details
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 Lucy Siegle

U.K.-based RECOUP (Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd.) has announced details for its Plastics Recycling Conference, set for 28 September 2017, in Peterborough, U.K., at the Kingsgate Conference Centre. 

“This conference remains one of the highlights of the resource and recycling event calendar, providing a genuinely neutral platform where all sectors can come together to share knowledge and debate the issues of the day,” says RECOUP.

Lucy Siegle, environmental journalist and broadcaster who is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the BBC’s The One Show, will present and chair the conference’s morning session.  

Siegle says, “It’s a real privilege for me to be part of the RECOUP conference in September. After all, this is a time of real possibility and innovation in terms of changing how we manufacture, consume and think about plastics in a way that can revolutionise the environmental outcome. The question is no longer, how can we be less bad? But how best can we activate serious change?”

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Chris Preston, deputy director, waste and recycling, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra);
  • Forbes McDougall, head of circular economy, Veolia, U.K.;
  • Ton Emans, president, Plastics Recyclers Europe;
  • Paul Vanston, chief executive, IncPen;
  • Robin Baird, operational services manager, Falkirk Council;
  • Linda Crichton, head of resource management, WRAP;
  • Andrew Bird, chair, Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC);
  • Iain Ferguson, environment manager, Co-operative Group;
  • David Baker, commercial director, RPC Promens;
  • Graham Fox, packaging operations manager, Innocent Drinks; and
  • Linda Crichton, head of resource management, WRAP.

The Plastics Recycling Conference features for the first time afternoon break-out sessions to allow for more targeted presentations with session titles such as “Designing for Recyclability—Rising to the Challenge,” “Kerbside Collections—Facing the Future” and “Plastics Recycling—Closing the Loop.”

The last session of the day, “Turning the Tide—Changing Perceptions,” will be chaired by Sky News. The session also will include contributions from Derek Robertson, CEO, Keep Scotland Beautiful and Phil Downing, research director, at Icaro Consulting. 
 
RECOUP CEO Stuart Foster says, “Extensive media coverage in recent months is shining a spotlight on the need for change, but often doesn’t highlight the complexities and challenges, or the wide range of activities already underway. I am genuinely excited about the inevitable thought-provoking debate from the broad range of speakers and delegates that will be in attendance.” 

Foster continues, “In our role as value chain co-ordinators, RECOUP strives to ensure plastics has a successful future as a sustainable and recyclable resource and the conference provides a valuable vehicle to discuss the issues, and more importantly the solutions.”

Headline sponsorship has been secured from RPC Bpi Recycled Products. Eurokey, Aura Soma, and the BPF and Plastics Europe in association with PIRAP also have provided sponsorship support.  

For more information, visit www.recoup.org/conference-2017 or email [email protected].

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Source: Recycling Today
RECOUP announces conference details
<![CDATA[  Lucy SiegleU.K.-based RECOUP (Recycling of Used Plastics Ltd.) has announced details for its Plastics Recycling Conference, set for 28 September 2017, in Peterborough, U.K., at the Kingsgate Conference Centre. “This conference remains one of the highlights of the resource and recycling event calendar, providing a genuinely neutral platform where all sectors can come together to share knowledge and debate the issues of the day,” says RECOUP.Lucy Siegle, environmental journalist and broadcaster who is a regular contributor to the Guardian and the BBC’s The One Show, will present and chair the conference’s morning session.  Siegle says, “It’s a real privilege for me to be part of the RECOUP conference in September. After all, this is a time of real possibility and innovation in terms of changing how we manufacture, consume and think about plastics in a way that can revolutionise the environmental outcome. The question is no longer, how can we be less bad? But how best can we activate serious change?”Confirmed speakers include: Chris Preston, deputy director, waste and recycling, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra);Forbes McDougall, head of circular economy, Veolia, U.K.;Ton Emans, president, Plastics Recyclers Europe;Paul Vanston, chief executive, IncPen;Robin Baird, operational services manager, Falkirk Council;Linda Crichton, head…

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