An event raising money for WasteAid will be held in Manchester on 15th March, hosted by green start-up, Dsposal.
The event will also celebrate the launch Dsposal’s brand new online service to connect waste producers to licensed waste facilities.
A panel of industry experts from Greater Manchester and further afield, including Professor Stephen Jenkinson from MMU and Jane Gardner from Axion, will discuss the global challenge of plastic pollution. The panel will also debate how individuals can make a difference and the role Greater Manchester can display in relation to leadership in this field.
Sophie Walker, Dsposal Co-founder and COO said: “We’re thrilled to be launching our service in Manchester.
“We’ve benefited from the city’s amazing support for start-ups and with Greater Manchester’s ambitious Climate Change Strategy 2017-50 we feel like we’re in the right place at the right time.”
Last year Manchester City Council had the second highest bill in the country for cleaning up after fly-tippers. With the proliferation of online marketplaces like Gumtree or Facebook, it is easier than ever for unlicensed operators to win business by undercutting legitimate companies. However, this results in passing the cost of disposal onto the tax-payer through illegal dumping.
Dsposal cuts those unlicensed companies out of the picture by utilising the Environment Agency’s database, coupled with a directory of over fifty thousand waste terms to make it easy for everyone to find a suitable licensed waste company. It also acts as a hub for your duty of care documents, making compliance quick and easy.
Dsposal’s website was recognised this week as one of Greater Manchester’s 100 most innovative companies.
Tom Passmore, Dsposal Co-founder and CEO said: “Dsposal is the first interconnected, collaborative waste management platform for everyone.
“We’re on a mission to help tackle waste crime, promote waste as a valuable resource and drive the circular economy.”
The launch event will be raising awareness and money for WasteAid, a UK charity that shares recycling skills in low-income countries and creates jobs, while keeping plastics out of the ocean.
Ray Georgeson, Chief Executive of the Resource Association, said: “People are increasingly concerned about what happens to their plastic waste so this event is timely.
“Dsposal have created a platform to help people stay in control of their recycling, while WasteAid are improving how plastic is dealt with in developing countries. The evening promises an interesting debate around a hot topic.”
Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid said: “Plastic pollution in the marine environment is a growing problem, and much of it comes from parts of the world where there is no waste management at all.
“We’re grateful to Dsposal’s Sophie and Tom for turning their launch event into a WasteAid fundraiser, which will help us train more communities in keeping plastics out of the oceans.”
Tom concluded: “The evening will be informative and friendly, with plenty of opportunities for networking and discussion. We chose to host the event at KPMG because of their commitment to promoting tech and business in the region, not to mention the amazing views over the city!”
The event will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday 15th March and everyone is welcome, though tickets are limited. For more information and to book tickets go to.
Companies and individuals can attend the event by Registering here