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From Grundon sponsorship to expert speakers: everything there is to know for The Cleaning Show


THE Cleaning Show, the UK’s biggest cleaning, hygiene and waste management exhibition (Excel, London March 19-21), which is co-produced by The British Cleaning Council has announced more details of its resource management exhibitors, sponsors and conference speakers.

Grundon will be sponsoring a special Resource Management zone within The Cleaning Show exhibition plus there will be many exhibitors who are active in the resource and waste management sectors.

These include Cromwell Polythene, who supply products for the containment of waste and recyclables, and RPC BPI Refuse, the manufacturer of refuse sacks and Europe’s largest recycler of waste polythene.

Niall McCintock, Henry Lee, Stacey Jackson, and Darren Kitchiner of Cromwell Polythene pictured at RWM 2018

Stan Atkins, Chair of the British Cleaning Council which co-produces The Cleaning Show, said: “There’s clearly many overlaps between the cleaning, waste and FM industries and the work being undertaken within the resource management sector.

“Green cleaning and recycling are very high on our agenda this year, and three BCC members have just announced a Plastics Pledge for the whole of the cleaning supply chain.”

Recycling and sustainability will also be central to many exhibitors’ offers including the EcoDepo recycling system, EcoTech’s biodegradable cloths and wipes, and the waste transaction digital platform, Seligo. Valpak, the UK’s leading environmental compliance scheme will also have a presence, as will the France-based sustainability inspection and certification organisation EcoCert.

Other recycling, waste and resource management specialists set to attend include environmental consultants Eunomia and the global ‘green cleaning’ brand Greenspeed.

Global road sweeping machine manufacturer Scarab-Fayat will also be exhibiting and will have one of their latest vehicles on display.

Further, industry organisations who work across the resource management agenda will be represented at the show including WAMITAB, Keep Britain Tidy, The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

The Cleaning Show’s speaker programme also features presentations and panel discussions linked to waste and resource management issues.

Dr Terry Tudor, Senior Lecturer in Waste Management, Northampton University, will be talking specifically about waste management in healthcare settings, while Dean Pearce from SWRNewstar will be focussed on the issue of food waste.

There will also be two special roundtable debates which will focus on the issue of resource management and more sustainable processes within commercial cleaning and Facilities Management. The first, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture of Cleaning and Waste Management’, will feature Matt Coulson, CEO, Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work; Mark Loubser, Head of Environmental Services, Intu Retail Services; and Michael Foreman, Managing Director, Don’t Waste UK.

The second is ‘How Can Recycling in the Cleaning Sector Aid the Circular Economy?’, which will feature Lorcan Mekitarian, Sales Director of RPC bpi recycled products, Asa Degerman, Global Brand Innovation Manager for Essity, Owen George, Group Development and Innovation Manager, for Grundon, and John Brill, Sales Director of Nilfisk.

Lorcan Mekitarian said of his panel: “We need to simplify the types of plastics which are used and create a sustainable market for post-consumer waste plastic.

“China banning these plastics has done the UK recycling industry a favour by providing a good supply of material which will remain in the UK. The Government’s 30% recycled content target will provide an outlet for these materials sustaining the Circular Economy. I look forward to our panel discussions.”

The Cleaning Show will also be featuring The Green Zone, a space offering advice and solutions to those looking to reduce their environmental impact and offer more sustainable services.

Stan added: “Effective waste management is another massive issue for many of our exhibitors and speakers, and I am especially looking forward to the two special panel discussions we have programmed which will look to address these issues from an RM perspective.”

Further details of The Cleaning Show, including the seminar programme and how to register for a free three-day pass.