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3rd September 2015

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) will be at the RWM exhibition at the NEC Birmingham speaking to visitors about sustainable resources, circular economy research and policy reports. You will be able to find them at stand 4K109 opposite the CEC Theatre, as guest speakers on a panel discussion and also hosting a workshop.

Established in 1995, the APSRG is the leading forum informing the debate between parliamentarians, business leaders and the sustainable resource community.

All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group invited to the RWM Exhibition, NEC Birmingham, 15th-17th September

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) will be at the RWM exhibition at the NEC Birmingham speaking to visitors about sustainable resources, circular economy research and policy reports. You will be able to find them at stand 4K109 opposite the CEC Theatre, as guest speakers on a panel discussion and also hosting a workshop.

Established in 1995, the APSRG is the leading forum informing the debate between parliamentarians, business leaders and the sustainable resource community.

 

Stand: 4K109 opposite the CEC Theatre

When: 15th-17th September

Time: opening at 9.30am

The APSRG has been invited as special guests by the RWM to hold a stand promoting policy actions and research being undertaken by the group. Visitors can speak to the team, experts in the remanufacturing and waste policy areas, to discuss hot topics and ongoing research/events, which include our new research project on resource efficiency in supply chains to be published in December 2015.

 

Panel: 'Remanufacturing - the radical shift: Up-skilling waste operations for material optimisation'

When: Wednesday 16th September

Time: 16:05PM - 16:45PM

How should waste companies react to increasing demand for end-of-life products and high value component parts, given that growing interest in remanufacturing could potentially start to conflict with the aims of the waste hierarchy? How can they tap into their logistics networks and reprocessing expertise to become potential suppliers of remanufacture-ready materials?

  • What aspects of the remanufacturing supply chain present a natural fit for waste companies?
  • From materials recovery to materials optimisation; rethinking material inputs / outputs
  • Identifying pre-remanufacturing activities (e.g removal of high value components prior to reprocessing)
  • Building strategic relationships / logistical networks for product takeback
  • Investment in upskilling; opportunities and barriers

 

Workshop: 'Putting remanufacturing into practice – business and policy opportunities'

When: Thursday 17th September

Time: 11:30 – 12:30

The APSRG team are running a circular economy workshop entitled ‘Putting remanufacturing into practice – business and policy opportunities’, taking place on the 17th of September from 11.30am-12.30pm. Following the December 2014 published APSRG report “Triple Win: The Social, Economic and Environmental Case for Remanufacturing”, the workshop will highlight what remanufacturing is and how it is differentiated from other aspects of the circular economy, such as repair, reuse and refurbishing.

The idea of this workshop is to help visitors understand the connection between remanufacturing in theory and in practice, reality and policy:

  • Defining remanufacturing, refurbishing, recycling and repair
  • Understanding the connection between remanufacturing criteria, opportunities in practice and the challenges the industry faces today in particular in the UK
  • How these factors in turn can influence policy and more

 

You can find out more about visiting and sign up via the RWM website for a free ticket rwmexhibition.com