“The Resourcing the Future conference is probably the best attended annual recycling sector conference with an inspiring range of speakers”

21 May 2019

Rick Hindley, Executive Director, Alupro

Speaking on day 2 at this year’s Resourcing the Future Conference, Rick will join speakers from BITC, Biffa and the Office for National Statistics as they debate the challenges and opportunities for secondary materials markets.

Rick said, “The timing of this year’s event couldn’t be better with the UK’s recycling policies and systems on the verge of major change. If we get it right, we will see a transformation of the UK’s recycling systems, but if we get it wrong there will be major unintended consequences and it will cost billions! At this year’s event, I am looking forward to hearing the views of expert speakers and delegates as to what the “optimum” system will look like.”

“Hopefully delegates will leave with a better understanding of what the future policy landscape may look like and will hopefully be better equipment to see what the threats and opportunities are for their organisation.”

To hear more from Rick and our wide range of expert speakers taking the stand this year visit: www.ciwm.co.uk/rtf19

Rick Hindley has been executive director of the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) since 2007. He is responsible for developing and implementing the aluminium industry’s strategy to maximise the recycling rate for aluminium packaging in the UK. 

There is not much Rick doesn’t know about aluminium, packaging and recycling: He was one of the first employees of the Aluminium Can Recycling Association (ACRA) in 1989 as regional manager, when less than 2% of cans were recycled. ACRA set up ‘cash for cans’ recycling schemes across the UK, and he has been working in the industry ever since. In 1999 he joined Alcan Aluminium Can Recycling as operations manager. The following year he became general manager and in 2007 he joined Alupro as executive director. Rick is a Director of the Aluminium Federation and sits on the Government’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP).


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