Workshop: Selling the Circular Economy

Made in Britain and Axion are hosting the first-ever MiB marketing workshop focused on the Circular Economy (CE). If your manufacturing business wants to learn how to buy and sell sustainably, this is the MiB workshop for your marketing team.

The agenda includes:

  • 3-minute Maker session – Showcase your manufacturing business to the MiB Network
  • Export, Trade and Sell More Overseas – Lloyds Bank SME Manufacturing
  • Q&A with Axion Director Keith Freegard
  • PR/Media Room – MiB record interview with members about their success stories
  • Sales & Marketing Network – Tell MiB where you’d like to achieve more sales of your Made in Britain goods
  • Tour of Axion’s advanced resource recovery factory

Further details on the Made in Britain website. Cost £20 +VAT per person.

Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at 08:40 – 13:00, with afternoon factory tour at Axion’s Trafford Park site, Tenax Road, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1JT

EuRIC Annual Conference: Closing loops – recipes for a truly circular economy

This one day conference will consider key regulatory and economic topics shaping the European recycling industry. Particular emphasis will be on the factors required across the whole value chain in moving towards a genuine circular economy. Innovative projects will be showcased in between thematic sessions focussed on the most important issues for recyclers.

Axion Director Keith Freegard will be speaking as part of the ‘Re-designing waste and chemical legislation to circular flows’ session at 14:00

The conference takes place on 06 March 2018 at Bluepoint Brussels, Belgium. Further details on the event are available here.

Recycling the ‘Unrecyclable’ Showcasing the latest in recycling innovation

This one day seminar will showcase the latest in recycling innovation with presentations exploring how to push the boundaries of plastics recycling and the uses of recycled plastics.

The event is being held at the Wesley hotel, London on 23rd November 2017 and will feature best practice in plastics recycling from the world of local government and overseas, as well as a panel debate on what impact the new Chinese recycling rules will have on the industry. Attend this event to network and to find out what is happening on the cutting edge of plastics recycling.

Axion Head of Consulting Jane Gardner will be speaking about RecoMed, the take-back scheme for single use PVC medical devices and giving an update on RecoCard, a project to collect and recycle PVC store gift cards.

Forming the link: a resilient supply chain for plastics manufacturing in Wales

WRAP Cymru is hosting a free event on Friday 17th November 2017, 09:30 – 13:30 at Swalec Stadium, Cardiff. The event will bring together plastics manufacturers, reprocessors and industry experts to exchange ideas, news and experiences and will provide an opportunity to hear success stories from businesses who have benefitted from incorporating recycled plastic into their manufacturing processes.

The event will be chaired by WRAP Director Peter Maddox; other speakers include Axion Director Keith Freegard, Edward Kosior (Managing Director, Nextek), and Bernard Chase (Sector Specialist, Plastics, WRAP).

Register for the event here.

Interplas 2017

Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th September 2017, NEC, Birmingham

Axion Polymers will be exhibiting at this year’s Interplas exhibition on stand number A74.

The team will be showcasing the full range of our latest polymer grades including high quality, fully recycled ABS, polypropylene and polystyrene.

Axion Director Keith Freegard will be speaking on the main stage on Thursday 28th September at 14:30 about sustainable materials for circular product design. Keith will focus on the importance of using sustainable materials for plastics product design, including why designers should think ‘circular’ and how they can put this into practice. He will explain the impact of material choices on full product lifecycles for durable goods, as well as looking into primary waste streams as sources of materials.

Axion’s Head of Consulting Services Jane Gardner will be speaking on the main stage on Wednesday 27th September  at 13:30 about RecoMed, the PVC take-back scheme for single use medical devices.

It should be a great show. We hope to see you there!