Day One

09:30 - 10:00 - Registration

Opportunity for networking and exhibition viewing

10:00 - 10:15 - Introduction/Meet the Coordinators

Professor David Wilson, CIWM President

10:15 - 11:00 - Keynote

Trewin Restorick, CEO, Hubbub

11:00 - 11:30 - Break

Refreshments and networking

11:30 - 12:30 - DRS/Plastics Tax

The recent focus on plastics in the oceans, single use plastic packaging and export bans has tightened the focus on this waste material. This session will look at two possible options for reducing plastic in the environment and increasing the capture and recycling of plastic.

Chair: Jim Perkins, Waste Strategic Lead, Bristol City Council

Speakers Include:

  • Dr Chris Sherrington, Head of Environmental Policy and Economics, Eunomia
  • Stuart Murray, Project Lead EPR & DRS, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Patrick Mahon, Strategic Assistant to the CEO, WRAP

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

Relax over lunch and network with other delegates

13:30 - 14:45 - How I Became Chartered

Want to progress your career and get ahead in the workplace? Becoming Chartered is an indication of your commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and excellence. Learn from recently qualified Chartered Waste Managers, who will provide insight into the interview process, and the presentations that they gave. They will also offer advice on how to prepare to become Chartered.

Chair: Trevor Nicoll, Chair of CIWM Education, Membership & Training Committee


  • Yvonne Perkins, Director & Senior Consultant, J.I.C & Associates Ltd
  • Louise Martin, Planning Policy Officer, Somerset CC
  • How YOU Can Become Chartered - Trevor Nicoll, Chair of CIWM Education, Membership & Training Committee

14:45 - 15:15 - Break

Refreshments and networking

15:15 - 16:45 - Workshops (each runs twice for 40 mins)


Title: Communications

Facilitator: Heather Poore, Co-Founder, Hubbub


Title: Rise of the Offensive Waste Stream

The workshop will explore the rising popularity of introducing the offensive waste stream across all healthcare provider. It will highlight current NHS performance and also implementation - benefits of and barriers to, and challenges which arise post-implementation.

Facilitator: Karen Aguilera, Waste Control & Minimisation Officer, North West Ambulance Service, NHS Trust


Title: Waste Crime & DOC

Facilitator: John Galvin, MBE


Title: Innovation in Waste Handling

Facilitator: Peter Wills, Consultant, Resource Futures

16:45 - Conference Close

18:30 - 19:30 - Meet the Coordinators

19:30 - Dinner/Networking

Day Two

09:00 - 09:30 - Registration

Refreshments, networking & exhibition viewing

09:30 - 10:30 - Resources Around the World

Let's learn from others, not just from our nearest neighbours. Gain valuable insight from experts on good practice for resource management outside of the UK.

Speakers Include:

  • Paul Frith, Managing Director, Frith Resource Management
  • Mike Webster, Chief Executive, WasteAid UK
  • Dr Andrea Winterstetter, Chair, ISWA Young Professionals Group

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

Refreshments and networking

11:00 - 12:30 - Material Streams​

Whether we are considering exporting recyclate or using this to supply our indigenous reprocessing infrastructure, the quality of the material will dictate whether facilities are financially viable. Securing a clean, uncontaminated stream of recyclable material is essential.

Panellists include:

  • Stuart Foster, Chief Executive Officer, RECOUP
  • Simon Weston, Director of Raw Materials, CPI (Confederation of Paper Industries)
  • Robert Fell, Chief Executive, BMRA (British Metals Recycling Association)
  • Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK

12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch

Relax over lunch and network with other delegates

13:30 - 16:30 - Site Visit

The Severnside Energy Recovery Centre (SERC) plays an important role by recovering energy from waste left over after recycling and composting, thus reducing the reliance on landfill sites.

The SERC can treat up to 400,000 tonnes per annum municipal waste (MSW) . It exports circa 37 megawatts or enough power for 70,000 homes.

Waste arrives on site via five trains per week from West London, this equates to 390 containers or 5250t of waste, also 1750t arrives via road from a number of contracts and suppliers.

All the waste arriving on site is processed to produce the electricity and currently zero percent goes to Landfill after processing.

16:30 - Conference Close