Recycle Link Wales Announces Its First Event

Thursday, 20th of December 2018

Bringing the Waste Industry in Wales Closer Together

 

Recycle Link Wales, partnered with Waste App, a brand new waste management mobile app, is to host its first event with the aim to support and better connect those working within the Welsh Recycling industry.

A free breakfast briefing event held at the Dow Corning nature Centre, Barry, on February 7th 2019 will hear from speakers that include Welsh Government’s Head of Waste and Circular Economy Strategy, Andy Rees and give an opportunity for people and organisations across the sector to network.  The event will focus on current issues by discussing how companies can best prepare themselves to continue to move the Welsh agenda forward even through periods of uncertainty.

Recycle Link Wales has the aim that this will be the first of many events to be held regionally and nationally in order to bring the industry together to discuss relevant issues and promote stronger business relationships.

The event comes following the launch of Recycle Link Wales website and social media platforms in 2017 which was created to shares news, features and best practice from across Wales’ recycling sector.

Ben Maizey, owner of Recycle Link Wales said “I created the website to allow individuals and businesses the ability to gain direct and instant access to news and opportunities within the recycling industry in Wales.  This will benefit those working in Wales and those wanting to connect to Wales.”

Having worked in the Welsh recycling service in both the Public and Private sectors, Ben believes that there is an opportunity to better connect public service providers, private sector buyers and services, the voluntary sector and other organisations within the industry together. 

"Currently, the recycling industry in Wales has a lot to be positive about. Recycling performance continues to progress year-on-year with authorities reporting an overall average of 64% for 2016/17,” continues Ben. "The challenge now is to build on this and continue to increase to an average of 70% recycling in 2025 which forms part of the Welsh Assembly’s statutory target in their ‘Zero Waste Wales’ strategy to eliminate all waste by 2050. Although the progress in Wales is to be admired, the task to increase recycling gets tougher. I believe collaboration between organisations will be essential in creating opportunities to achieve these targets.  It is my hope Recycle Link Wales will be an effective tool to support that task by bringing the industry together, promoting discussion and signposting Welsh business to find greater opportunities between each other and the rest of the World.”

Details of booking onto this free event can be found at eventbrite.co.uk

 

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