Is the tide turning on waste and recycling?
SWWRF gathered in Portland for its 10th summer conference to ask ‘is the tide turning on waste and recycling?’
Held on 22 June 2016 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the coastal themed event included speakers from organisations such as Refill Bristol, Eunomia, Falkirk Council, Dorset Coast Forum, the Marine Conservation Society and Fishing for Litter amongst others.
SWWRF Chairman, Dave Moore said: ‘The summer conference is always well attended by our membership but we are keen to get even more people to come along to future events. There was a packed agenda so there was something for everyone, whether their interests lie in waste and recycling or litter prevention.’
‘In the morning delegates heard about a range of litter prevention measures and initiatives with a particular focus on marine and coastal environments, while the afternoon session provided opportunities to learn about the effect that three and four weekly refuse collections can have on boosting recycling performance and reducing waste to landfill.’
He continued: ‘The forum itself offers a great opportunity to network with like-minded people in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and learn more about what is going on in the waste and recycling industry.’
Delegates also had the opportunity to visit trade stands from Newport Paper, Glasdon, Taylor Bins, Spedian, CIWM, Ace-UK and Collecteco all of which are supporting the event.