Improving Waste Management and Recycling Workshop – 4 February

Improving Waste Management and Recycling Workshop – 4 February

Wast Management Workshop

Date and Time: Tuesday 04 February 2020, 10:30 – 16:00 GMT

Location: Lecture Room 2, Vincent Building, Building 52A Central Avenue, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire.

Event description

A workshop to support technology transfer collaborations, based on strengths and assets within the UK and Malaysia for better international uptake of emergent research and technologies. Developing links with industry partners of mutual interest and potential.
About this Event
Speakers from the Center for Waste Management at University of Malaya and Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University will set out challenge statements and current policy directions in Malaysia. The current UK landscape and state-of-art in municipal waste recovery will be presented, along with emerging technologies and commercial capabilities. Challenge areas include management of non-sanitary landfill, mixed plastics recycling and contaminated domestic waste, as well as tracing and separating waste for efficient recycling and recovery.



  • Challenge statements and policy directions in Malaysia– University of Malaya Center for Research in Waste Management and Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University 
  • UK waste management and recycling programmes, funding and agency support
  • Advice on international engagement
  • Municipal Waste Management Current Practices – Case Studies

Perspectives – What is needed to facilitate effective waste management?

  • Understanding impacts of waste and environmental challenges
  • Real-time waste analysis
  • Waste separation
  • Live data platforms for mapping the generation, movement and fate of waste

Emerging Technology Solutions

  • Hazardous waste site remediation
  • Energy from waste
  • Recycling plastic aluminium laminates
  • Food waste processing

Refreshments and networking

Why attend?

Through presentations and panel discussion, the event will address:

  • Efficient and effective waste recovery and recycling
  • Best practices and transfer of capabilities
  • Knowledge exchange and collaboration opportunities
  • Linking commercial providers to end users and requirements

Representatives from industry and public sector organisations with an interest in R&D and export opportunities in these areas are welcome, as well as local authorities, funding and research organisations, investors and academics.

Organiser: Cranfield University and University of Malaya in conjunction with Cambridge Cleantech and Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator (MICRA), with support from the British Council and Ministry of Education Malaysia.
Funding was provided by the British Council and Ministry of Education Malaysia to Cranfield University and the University of Malaya respectively, to support the bespoke partnership activities under the Higher Education Partnerships Programme: Enhancing the Sustainability of Technology Transfer and Research Management in Higher Education Institutions through strategic UK-Malaysia University Partnerships.

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