Panel debate: How can recycling in the cleaning sector aid the circular economy?
Wednesday 20th March 12:30 - 14:00
Speaker: Neil Nixon, Editor at Cleaning & Maintenance Magazine
Neil Nixon is a professional writer, editor and event organiser. He has worked for trade, local and national media, and has been responsible for numerous events across the globe. He has been involved with the cleaning sector for over 20 years, and today splits his time between C&M, the Cleaning Show and an events business he co-owns, organising conferences and exhibitions in the broadcast technology space.
Speaker: Lorcan Mekitarian, Sales Director at RPC bpi recycled products
Lorcan Mekitarian is the sales director at RPC bpi recycled products and is responsible for the sale of refuse sacks across multiple sectors including FM and cleaning in the UK and Europe. He is the vice chairman of the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) and was one of the founding members and influential in the launch and development of the CHSA refuse sacks scheme. The scheme is seen as the gold standard for refuse sacks.
Speaker: Asa Degerman, Global Brand Innovation Manager at Essity
Åsa Degerman leads the circular innovation team at Tork, developing innovative circular business models and bringing them to market. She is currently launching Tork PaperCircle - an award-winning and unique service that recycles paper hand towels into new tissue products, significantly reducing carbon emissions and waste.
Speaker: Owen George, Group Development and Innovation Manager at Grundon
In his role as Grundon’s group development and innovation manager, Owen George has the dual task of reviewing ways in which existing processes can be improved to add more value for customers while at the same time investigating new technologies to help meet the challenges of the circular economy. In particular, he is interested in how the waste industry can work with partners to increase the capture of high value materials and ensure they are returned for recycling and reprocessing.
Speaker: John Brill, Sales Director at Nilfisk
John Brill has spent his career within the cleaning industry, moving from chemical sales to cleaning equipment. John is currently sales director for Nilfisk UK, responsible for all industrial and commercial accounts.