RWM tried to eliminate its own single use waste

Posted on the 21st August 2018

RWM Exhibition is just 22 days away from filling the halls of the NEC on the 12 and 13 September, with tickets now easily available from With the news spotlight very much on the plastic pollution currently ravaging the oceans, RWM Exhibition has made it an active effort to try and cull as much single waste as it can by introducing its own deposit and refund scheme!

Being made and run by Eunomia, the deposit and refund scheme will see reusable coffee cups available from Eunomia’s stand at the event (stand number 4F30-H33 for the curious) and will even sweeten the deal with discounted hot drinks across the whole event. Whilst fueled on discounted coffee and with a clear conscience that little to no single waste plastic has been created, the option to keep the cup for future use or to get your small deposit back is entirely up to you!

This will serve as a fantastic live example of how effective deposit and refund schemes can be without needing to break the bank or be overly complicated. For those who wish to investigate the schemes further, The Behaviour and Comms Theatre will host a panel discussion about the benefits and detriments of the schemes. The panel will feature the likes of Dominic Hogg and Dr Chris Sherrington from Eunomia, David Barnes from Zero Waste Scotland as well as Nick Brown from Coca-Cola European Partners. There will be second to none insight in during this panel and will shed light on just one of the avenues we can explore in our effort to eliminate single-use waste.

To top off the fight against single-use plastic, RWM will also have Oliver Rosevear, Head of Environment at Costa Coffee, who will be leading a seminar in the Keynote Theatre and will be looking at the work done by the coffee giants to quell the environmental impact from their coffee cups. Having a commercial brand the size of Costa discussing their work will be a fantastic element of RWM and proves that no stone is being left unturned in RWM’s mission of cleaning up communities.

Tickets for RWM are available now by following the signposts at To find out more about the event, the full digital show guide is available now on the RWM website, making it easy to begin planning your time at the event after registering for tickets!

The Reuse Network is a media partner of the RWM Exhibition 2018.

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