25th February 2020








Recycling and Waste Conference: Minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency

Waste Management is a key challenge of modern society due to the ever-expanding volume and complexity of discarded domestic and industrial waste. Around 22 million tons of waste are sent to landfills and not recycled in the UK every year.

In December 2018, the Government announced its ambitious new Resources and Waste Strategy which focuses on reducing our reliance on single-use plastics, cut confusion over household recycling, tackle the problems of packaging, food waste and waste crime, all of which cost the economy around £600 million alone in 2016.

Though in a time unlike any other, with unprecedented lockdown restrictions, a growing disposable PPE waste problem and the deep economics scars of the pandemic – what does the future now hold for a meaningful recycling and waste strategy? Has the ‘new normal’ created by Covid-19 altered approaches to energy efficiency or increased the need for a stronger voice on the issue?

Returning for its third year, Salford Professional Developments’ Recycling and Waste Conference will offer ideas for innovation both on a small and large scale. A virtual forum to discuss the latest updates on national policy, best practice and shared challenges.

Highlights of the Recycling & Waste Conference include:


Please note timings/speakers/topics are subject to change

25th February 2021


Conference Opens: exhibition and networking


Opening Keynote

Jacob Haylor
Executive Director, Environmental Services Association



Case Study (Sponsor)


Seminar A (TBC)

SeminarB (TBC)




Case Study (Sponsor)


Natural Power: Biogas

Discusses how biogas is the ready to use renewable energy that cuts emissions in the hardest to decarbonise sectors of transport, heat, waste management and agriculture.

Charlotte Morton
Chief Executive, World Biogas Association



Seminar C (TBC)

Seminar D (TBC)




Tackling Local Recycling

Discusses the mission set by the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee on influencing UK waste strategy and advancing the circular economy.

Andrew Bird
National Rep and Policy Team Member, LARAC



Seminar E (TBC)

Seminar F (TBC)




Water Wisdom

Discusses the global challenge of water waste and how we can save our most precious rescource.

Lydia Markin
Policy & Projects Manager, Water Wise



Reducing Contamination

Discusses the latest findings from the London Waste and Recycling Board projects with London’s local authorities on reducing contamination in household recycling collections.

Beverley Simonson
Local Authority Support Manager, London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB)



Fighting Food Waste

Globally one third of food is wasted. This session will explore how Too Good To Go is taking a bite out of the world's food waste problem.

Jammie Crummie
Co-founder & Director,Too Good To Go



Live Event Ends

The Auditorium Sessions & Resource Center are available until March 25th, 2021. Come back and watch the sessions you missed or download/share any of the materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

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To visit booths, and chat with exhibitors you can click the “Exhibition Hall” button and that will take you directly to the exhibit hall.
This event is designed specifically for professionals working within Waste management and Estate Management. If you are a supplier or sales representative and would like to enquire as to how to attend the event, please give us a call on 0161 295 3000
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself at the end of the event.
Yes, the majority of our content will be accessible for 30 days post event where you can listen to content on-demand.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event, if you haven’t received this please do check your junk mail.