The RWM Exhibition could not be taking place at a more fitting time, with the actions of "Extinction Rebellion" still fresh in the minds of the British public. Although some of the methods the movement employed can be questioned, you cannot deny that it has reenergised the climate change debate.
As the importance of global warming scales the political agenda, so too does the importance of recycling and waste management. In order for the UK to meet the Climate Change Committee targets of net zero emissions by 2050, it is vital that waste management in the UK is supported and developed.
The progress that has been made in recycling over the past 20 years is undeniable. The graphs below shows the vast reduction in waste sent to landfill and the subsequent plummet in emissions emitted. Nevertheless, it is difficult to not concentrate on the plateau that has emerged over the last two years.
Just as technology is widely accepted as the driver of economic growth, similarly it is technological progress that is essential for developing recycling methods and reducing waste. Exhibitions like Letsrecycle Live, and the RWM Exhibition are vital, they act as vehicles to distribute knowledge, promote best practice, and share technological achievements.
As a society we have reached a defining moment in waste management, attitudes need to change and technology uptake needs to increase, to overcome this stagnation.
First Asset Finance Plc have supported the waste management industry for the last 20 years, providing the sector with funding options and financial choice. We are proud to provide asset finance to established waste management companies, as well as supporting the growth of start-ups in the industry.
If you are interested in attending the RWM Exhibition you can get free tickets at the following link. http://www.eventdata.co.uk/Forms/Form.aspx?FormRef=RWM99Visitor
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