Nothing goes to waste at resourceful finditinbirmingham breakfast meeting
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Birmingham businesses made sure they weren’t throwing away opportunities at a special waste and recycling-themed networking event last week.
More than 75 business owners, directors and senior managers gathered at the latest finditinbirmingham breakfast meeting to hear from NISP (National Industrial Symbiosis Programme), A&R Recycling Ltd and Birmingham City Council.
Peter Levett and Kym Miller from NISP explained the economic potential of harnessing wasted natural resources to the attendees at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 2 February.
NISP’s free services have generated millions of pounds of savings for around 13,000 members, through initiatives such as landfill diversion and CO2 emission reductions.
Brian Robinson from A&R Recycling UK Ltd illustrated why his local tyre recycling company is one of the most successful and forward-thinking businesses in the city.
The rubber reclamation expert outlined the modern processes involved with tyre recycling and how new technologies – such as gasification and pyrolysis – can divert waste from landfill and avoid the expense of landfill tax.
Delegates also heard from Birmingham City Council’s Business Development Manager for Fleet & Waste Management, Jill Roe, and made new contacts with potential buyers and suppliers in a busy open networking session with exhibition stands, displays and a complimentary breakfast.
View or download the NISP and A&R Recycling presentations here.
"We were delighted to share our experiences with so many interested people,” said Brian Robinson of A&R Recycling. "The benefits we’ve achieved by using new technology and finding innovative solutions to waste management problems, which NISP were instrumental in setting up, can also be enjoyed by many other companies, whether their main business is recycling and waste management or not. We also had the opportunity to explain how our services deliver cost-effective and efficient solutions for our clients, so finditinbirmingham has been very useful for our business.”
The next finditinbirmingham breakfast meeting, themed around customer services, will take place on Thursday 3 March and places can be booked online today. Breakfast meetings are free for Premium or Corporate Members or £10 +VAT for basic members, so – if you’re not a Premium Member yet – you can upgrade today.
For more information about the waste and recycling presenters from February’s breakfast meeting, see the NISP website, call A&R Recycling Ltd on 07810 758307 or visit the Birmingham City Council website.