New speakers announced for Secondary Commodity Markets Conference


Two new speakers have been confirmed for the Secondary Commodity Markets Conference on 3 March in London.

The conference, sponsored by Prodware, is a vital opportunity to discover what the near future holds for the value of recycled commodities such as paper, plastics and metals.


Viridor Resource Management managing director Herman Van Der Meij will speak on the challenge of extracting value from UK materials.

While SCM Environmental director Gareth Goodall will look at PRNs in the global commodity context.

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These speakers will join the existing roster including WRAP economist Peter Sainsbury who will look at the global economy and the outlook for the recycling sector. In particular interest will be the impact of low oil prices on the current and future value of recyclate prices.

Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin will present on the trends and developments in the paper market.

While Eco Plastics deputy chairman Jonathan Short will discuss the current and expected market for plastic bottles.

LARAC chief executive Lee Marshall will give his presentation on whether local authorities want more money from the sales of recycled materials.

Finally, Prodware solutions specialist Jason Fazackerley will look at how we can eventually reach very high recycling rates above 70%.

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