Friday 7 May 2010
Sun, sea, sand and talking recycling!
CRR has spotted the tide turning as 13 of the last 18 recycling collection contracts in the UK go for kerbside-sort. So we thought we’d go back to the seaside and run a “discussion marquee” at the Plant and Waste Recycling Show on Paignton seafront from the 8th-10th June to discuss the reasons why. Come and join us.
The Campaign for Real Recycling will be hosting three days of seminars and workshops on the Middle Green in Paignton as part of the Plant and Waste Recycling Show (PAWRS). This is an open event to the recycling industry, with local authorities and other recycling partners and activists invited to join in. It has been organised in concert with PAWRS, the South-West Recycling Forum Conference and Paperchain.
Mal Williams, CRR Chair said: “At a time of increasing budgetary pressure, this free event aims to show how kerbside-sort raises quality, reduces costs and ensures that none of the valuable recyclate the public gives us is then thrown away. Whether you think you agree with us or not, come on down and let’s talk recycling. This is the original home of recycling discussion, now even more so since the logic of quality recycling has triumphed in 13 authorities including in Torbay itself with the advent of the new May Gurney JV.”
There will be presentations from leading UK reprocessors, from local authorities and from May Gurney and other experienced operators of kerbside-sort systems. Philip Ward of WRAP, Steve Read from Somerset Waste Partnership, Iain Gulland of Zero Waste Scotland and Ray Georgeson are also billed to speak and be available for discussion sessions. These will take in wide-ranging topics such as collection costs, Defra’s approach to the EU Waste Framework Directive plus Welsh, Northern Ireland and Scottish strategies, collection vehicle design, carbon counting, maximising material range and householder communications.
Everyone interested in the future of recycling collections is encouraged to drop in. There will be free organic, fair-trade tea and coffee for all visitors -even ice-cream for those who join us for an official CRR paddle.
Click here to view the programme
Campaign for Real Recycling
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