Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition 2011

Tuesday 4 January 2011 11:54

13 to 15 September at the Birmingham NEC

From September 13 – 15, the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition holds the floor at the NEC Birmingham. There is little doubt that this exhibition is one of the most prestigious in the global recycling and waste calendar and is attracting more and more visitors every year.

Organisations that attend the exhibition include companies that specialise in waste management and recycling, and also local councils that are responsible for their area’s effective disposal of waste. Companies that generate waste also pay close attention to the exhibition and sectors that make a point of attending include hotel & catering, construction & demolition, wholesale & retail, manufacturing, education, and various other sectors that generate considerable quantities of waste. 

Following the exhibition in 2010, a survey of exhibitors concluded:

  • 93% considered that the number and quality of visitors was good or very good;
  • 88% of the exhibitors met new clients, previously unknown to them; and
  • 70% found it a good location for holding arranged meetings with potential new clients. (ref: emap)

Visitors to the most recent recycling & waste management exhibition were very happy to give their thoughts and comments and over one thousand responses were received with the following conclusions:

  • 99% of visitors achieved some if not all of their objectives;
  • 95% were very happy with the quality of the exhibitors; and
  • 50% of visitors confirmed that in 2010 their organisations were increasing their waste recycling and management budgets.

Visitors to the exhibition that register online will receive a free exhibition entry badge ensuring no hold-ups at the door, pre-show information, news of special offers, and advance details of the seminar programme to ensure a seat at selected seminars.

Of course, the sole purpose of the exhibition is to promote better waste management and recycling. It is no longer acceptable to tow barges out to sea and simply dump the rubbish into the ocean. Almost everything can be recycled in some form or other and does not need to be sent to landfill. Some waste will always need to be incinerated but the by-product from combustion can be turned into electricity. 

The desire for recycling and proper management of waste is increasing and in these austere times the financial imperative to save and reuse has never been greater.

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