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About the Event

There is progress being made in waste recycling around the world with various countries setting out new roadmaps to reduce waste, improve recycling rates and move towards a circular economy. Import regulations are changing in many countries, the pandemic has impacted businesses and markets worldwide, new trends are taking shape and the paper, plastics, metals and C&D recycling sectors are facing new challenges and opportunities. At present, industry professionals are continually looking at ways to innovate, develop clear targets to improve their sustainability and find new markets and solutions that help meet their goals.

Waste & Recycling Middle East and Africa magazine and Recycling Today Media Group present the international Recycling Week, a virtual event that aims to connect delegates to the latest information and technology developments in the fast changing recycling industry. The 4-day virtual event targets 4 main segments - Plastics, Paper, Metals and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling. Each day dedicated to one of the sectors will witness keynote speeches, panel discussions, presentations, tech talks and more.

As a unique platform for the resource sector, the 4-day virtual conference will gather industry professionals from across the globe to share their experience and insights, examine pertinent issues, trends impacting demand and supply, how they can mitigate risks, what the road to recovery looks like, opportunities the sector presents, and make informed decisions to enhance their operational and economic performance, and also improve their environmental impact.

Attendee Profile

The event will witness 1000+ international industry professionals from the plastic, paper, metals and C&D sectors. The Virtual Conference's live interactive panel discussions provide an opportunity to exchange views and ideas not only with manufacturers, recyclers, traders, retailers, waste management companies, developers, construction companies and technology providers, but also with other important stakeholders such as government authorities and the end consumers, among others.



Date: June 21, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening address
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Presentation: The Cardboard Box Soars into the Future
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - Roundtable 1: Meeting the New Demands for Recovered Fibre
  • 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation: Freight Headaches and Solutions
  • 5:30 pm - 5:35 pm - Tech Talks
  • 5:35 pm - 5:45 pm - Networking Break
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Presentation: Paper and Board - Are We Green Enough?
  • 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm - Tech Talks
  • 6:05 pm - 6:50 pm - Roundtable 2 - Out of Sorts: The State of Collection and Sorting
  • 6:50 pm - Wrap-Up

Date: June 22, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening address
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Presentation: Addressing the World's Concern
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - Roundtable 1 - Show Us the Money: Plastic Recycling's Potential
  • 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation: Trading Globally in the Basel Convention Era
  • 5:30 pm - 5:35 pm - Tech Talks
  • 5:35 pm - 5:45 pm - Networking Break
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Presentation: Incentives and Threats in an Urgent Atmosphere
  • 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm - Tech Talks
  • 6:05 pm - 6:50 pm - Roundtable 2: Investments and Plans in a New Decade
  • 6:50 pm - Wrap-Up

Date: June 23, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening address
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Presentation: Steel's Future in the Decarbonization Era
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - Roundtable 1: Ferrous Scrap: The Highs, the Lows and the Flows
  • 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation: To EV or not to EV?
  • 5:30 pm - 5:35 pm - Tech Talks
  • 5:35 pm - 5:45 pm - Networking Break
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Presentation - Trade Barriers: Are they Rising or Receding?
    (Presentation, a trade association staff member, potentially)
  • 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm - Tech Talks
  • 6:05 pm - 6:50 pm - Roundtable 2 - A V-Shaped Recovery: What Does it Mean for Nonferrous Metals?
  • 6:50 pm - Wrap-Up

Date: June 24, 2021 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

  • 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Opening address
  • Waste management companies
  • 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Presentation: Rethinking the approach to sustainable construction for a green recovery
  • 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - Roundtable 1: Making the Connections - Understanding circular economy and current trends & challenges for advancing sustainable construction practices
  • 5:15 pm - 5:30 pm - Presentation: C&D Recycling - Ushering in a new era of best practice: Perspectives/Case Studies
  • 5:30 pm - 5:35 pm - Tech Talks
  • 5:35 pm - 5:45 pm - Networking Break
  • 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm - Presentation - HSE: Dealing safely with hazards and hazardous materials in the C&D sector
  • 6:00 pm - 6:05 pm - Tech Talks
  • 6:05 pm - 6:50 pm - Roundtable 2: Closing the loop - Moving towards a circular economy in the C&D sector
  • 6:50 pm - Wrap-Up

2021 Agenda

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Events Highlights

The aim of the event is to bring together industry professionals across the globe to showcase innovative solutions, exchange international best practices, meet & get simulated by innovators, and build your brand awareness.

Roundtable Discussions

This interactive session will see a blend of international industry leaders come together virtually and discuss issues and solutions that impact them globally.

Virtual Meetings

In the 'new normal' world virtual meetings have become equally impactful as a face-to-face one. Here according to your sponsorship package you can pre-fix your meeting from the list of registered participants. We'll then set up and host a 15-minute virtual meeting with you and your selected participants.

Tech Talk

Let's see the future virtually. This is where genuine innovation is showcased in a quickfire series of demos from the newest global start-ups to the largest industry names, all unleashing their latest products and services. If you have something innovative this is where you should be!

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsor

PAPER RECYCLING

Platinum Sponsor

C&D RECYCLING

Silver Sponsor

PLASTIC RECYCLING

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