UK Malaysia Joint Workshop on Improving Waste Management and Recycling – POSTPONED
We are sorry to say that the event has been postponed to January 2020. We hope for your continued support and interest to participate in the future event, and will update with more details closer to the time.
Roughly two thirds of plastic waste in the UK is exported overseas for recycling. 105,000 tonnes of it was exported to Malaysia alone between 2017 and 2018. There are opportunities for improving future value recovery by collaborating on waste traceability, advanced separation and specialist re-processing, according to the type and volume of waste, to minimise landfill and reduce environmental impact.
The purpose of this workshop will be to identify opportunities for collaboration to address UK and Malaysian waste management challenges. The workshop aims to support technology transfer collaborations, based on strengths and assets within the UK and Malaysia; support better international uptake of emergent research and technologies from the UK and Malaysia; and develop links with industry partners of mutual interest and potential.
Speakers from the Center for waste Management at University of Malaysia will set out challenge statements and current policy directions in Malaysia. The current UK landscape and state-of-art in municipal waste recovery will be presented, along with emerging technologies and commercial capabilities.
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|UK – Malaysia Joint Workshop on Improving Waste Management and Recycling
|1||10.30 – 11.00||Reception and registration
|2||11.00 – 11.10||Welcome address
|Prof Simon Pollard Pro-Vice Chancellor, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University|
|11.10 – 11.40||Challenge statements and policy directions – University of Malaya Center for Research in Waste Management||Dr Fauziah Binti Shahul Hamid
Head of Center
Prof Agamuthu A/L Pariatamby, Founder and President of Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment
|11.40 – 11.50||UK landscape
Programmes, funding and agency support
|Dr Sally Beken, Knowledge Exchange Manager – Polymers, InnovateUK
|11.50 – 12.10||International engagement||Mr Stephen Bates, Director Environmental Communications Consultants Ltd
Mr Richard Carey-Evans, Export Growth Trade Advisor, Department for International Trade
|12.10 – 12.30||Municipal Waste Management Current Practices – Case Study||Speaker to be confirmed, Amey – Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park|
|12.30 – 13.15||Lunch and Networking|
|13.15 – 13.25||Understanding impacts of waste and environmental challenges
|Dr Ruben Sakrabani, Senior Lecturer in Soil Chemistry, University of Cranfield
|5||What is needed to facilitate effective waste management|
|13.25 – 13.35||Live data platforms for mapping the generation, movement and fate of waste||Mr Michael Groves, Founder and CEO, Topolytics (Winner Circular Economy 2030 Challenge, 2019)|
|13.35 – 13.45||Real-time waste analysis||Dr Stuart Wagland, Senior Lecturer In Energy and Environmental Chemistry, University of Cranfield|
|13.45 – 13.55||Waste separation||Speaker to be confirmed|
|13.55 – 14.05||Resource recovery
|Dr Ewan McAdam, Reader in Process Engineering, University of Cranfield|
|14.05 – 14.15||Hazardous waste site remediation
|Prof Frederic Coulon, Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, University of Cranfield|
|14.15 – 14.35||Energy from waste||Prof Patricia Thornley, Director European Bioenergy Research Institute, University of Aston|
|14.35 – 14.50||Recycling waste plastic back into oil||Prof Gary Leeke, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, (Technical Advisory Panel, Recycling Technologies)|
|14.50 – 15.05||Coal-like fuel from wet biomass and wastes, hydrothemal carbonisation (HTC)||Prof Colin Snape, Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham, with Energy Research Accelerator and CPL Industries|
|15.05 – 15.15||Recycling plastic aluminium laminates
|Speaker to be confirmed|
|15.15- 15.30||Food waste processing||Speakers to be confirmed|
|15.30-15.40||Composting / Insect farming||Speaker to be confirmed
|6||15.40 – 16.00||Panel discussion – Questions and Answers|