Jun 13, 2024 | Nationwide News

This year’s Northern Ireland Waste & Resource Management Conference will take place on Thursday June 20 at The Europa Hotel in Belfast. A range of domestic speakers and international waste and resource management experts will get together to discuss the theme of Ever Increasing Circles – Circular Economy: Engagement, Action & Impact’.

Hosted by Recycle NI and the Chartered Institution of Waste Management Northern Ireland (CIWM NI), well over 200 delegates from both the public and private sectors are expected to attend this year’s event, making it by far the largest waste and resource management conference ever to take place in Northern Ireland.

Confirmed national and international keynote speakers include:

  • Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge
  • Dan Cooke, President, CIWM
  • Andrew Muir, MLA, Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
  • Katie Cockburn, Professional Services Director, CIWM
  • Claire Shrewsbury, Directors, Insights & Innovation, WRAP UK
  • Tom Burke, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director, Coca Cola Ireland
  • Grainne Rose Murphy – Sustainability Engineer, Queens University and Somerville
  • Michaela Diver, Partner, A&L Goodbody
  • Conor Walsh, Secretary, Recycle NI
  • Dr Geraldine Brennan is Head of Circular Economy at Irish Manufacturing Research
  • Mark Shayler, Coach and Facilitator, Ape

This year’s conference will discuss issues such as:

  • Rethinking Our Resources: How Waste Policy Can Help Implement the Circular Economy
  • Skills for the Circular Economy
  • Circular Economy More Than Just Recycling
  • Coca-Cola’s Journey to a World without Waste on the Island of Ireland
  • A NI Business Embracing the Circular Economy
  • Northern Ireland Waste Sector Legal Updates
  • Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in Ireland – Some Observations
  • Waste Management with Purpose: Update on ESG Strategy
  • How we can make the Circular Economy a Reality in Northern Ireland

For further information and to purchase conference tickets visit

Pictured above at the launch of the NI Waste & Resource Management Conference 2024 (l-r): Adrian Hopkins, Conference Director; Darragh McConville, Chair of Recycle NI & ReCon Waste Management; Debbie Nesbitt, WRAP; Conor Walsh, Recycle NI; and Brett Ross, CEO, RiverRidge.

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