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The Southern Sustainability Partnership
Doors Close on 2018 Waste Forum

Look at your Business through a Sharper Lens

01202 971 186

In association with Eden Eco Solutions

Driving Change. Driving Zero Waste to Landfill. Driving Waste Cost Reductions and Reduced Environmental Impact

Waste is only a word for materials we don’t yet have a use for.  What if waste could stand for a second chance at life and in doing so increase profitability and reduce the impact of your organisation?

Forum Date/Time
9th March 2018   –  9.15am to 4.30pm

Ageas Suite – Ageas Bowl (Home of Hampshire Cricket), Botley Road, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 3HX 

Breakfast Pastries and Tea/Coffee, Mid-AM Tea/Coffee Biscuits, Lunch (Please advise dietary requirements – all will be catered for), Mid-PM Tea/Coffee/Cake.

We are pleased to offer complimentary parking on the day

See Presenters list below

Technology Showcase on the day
XO-Thermic Digester Waste Reduction Technology…
A unique, ground-breaking process that can handle mixed waste at customer locations, reducing quantities by up to 96%, depending on waste type in as little as 48-72 hours. Delivering substantial and immediate savings against improving green and carbon credentials.


Who should attend?
Organisations tackling large waste issues, looking for guidance from leading experts and breakthroughs in solutions.

As an example; – Private organisations
– NHS Trust

– Local Authority
– Universities and Colleges

Places are limited, to book Register here

2018 Presenters

Margaret Bates Professor of Sustainable Waste Management at Northampton University and recently outgoing President of Chartered Institute of Wastes Management – CIWM

Topic: On the go Packaging – The Reality and the Myths

Recently appearing on BBC Breakfast News on the subject of food waste, Margaret is Professor of Sustainable Waste Management at Northampton University in the Environmental Science Department and a past President of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management – CIWM.

She has been involved in wastes management for over 25 years and undertook her PhD on landfill microbiology.

Margaret is a Chartered Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist and has advised a range of governments on wastes management issues.   

She appears in the Hot 100 (Resource Magazine) most influential people in wastes management and acts as an expert for a range of local and national organisations and television.  Margaret is on the editorial board for Communications in Waste and Resource Management and Wastes and Resource Management.  Reviewer for Waste Management Journal, Waste Management Research, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Science of the Total Environment, Communications in Waste and Resource Management, and Chemical Speciation and Bioavailability.

Assessor for EPSRC, DEFRA, Technology Strategy Board, WRAP, EU FP7, British Council and other grant applications in the areas of wastes management, eco-innovation, resource efficiency and security. PhD examiner for Universities of Abertay, Aberystwyth, Hull, Wolverhampton, Bradford, Nottingham, Imperial College, Open University and Cranfield. Plus, Advisory Group for Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group.   Linkedin

Larry Grant is the Founder and CEO of Eden Eco Solutions Ltd. Having worked for over 20 years as a Management Consultant in the Asset Management and Private Equity sectors Larry has a keen insight into how the drive for profits has historically dictated the majority of business decisions. He believes that this is changing, however, and that businesses are increasingly recognising that with heightened consumer awareness and concern about green issues, demonstrating a care for how their policies and practices impact our fragile planet is actually important to their bottom line. Eden Eco Solutions maintains a broad overview of emerging technologies and provides consulting services to assist clients in the UK and beyond to implement the best composite solutions for reducing costs and reducing their environmental impact in the areas of Waste, Water and Renewable Energy. Linkedin

Gerrard Fisher QSA PartnersGerrard Fisher QSA Partners

Waste Projects discussed from the Circular Economy Perspective

Gerrard is a member of the team of leading circular economy business consultants at QSA Partners who use strong commercial, financial and sustainability expertise, alongside practical and experienced project management to develop and implement successful circular business models. Gerrard works hands-on with businesses to help them take innovative business propositions to commercial reality, using the organisations combined 50 years experience in low carbon economics, resource efficient business, innovation and financial modelling.

Gerrard loves working on business model change – helping businesses create more value, profit and stability by embracing the circular economy. His background is in manufacturing, business management, resource efficiency and circular business models.   Linkedin

Stuart Hayward-Higham of leading recycling and waste giant, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, is responsible for non-bidding emerging development activities in SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, delivering tools, techniques and information to meet customers’ business imperatives. This includes delivering new solutions or making successful niche activities mainstream through to market intelligence, market modelling and forecasting.

In addition to his SUEZ duties, Stuart is a director for Recoup (plastics recycling charity) and the Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-resources Association and is the UK senior management representative for SUEZ UK with Terracycle UK. Further, he has provided expert advice to the EU on relevant elements of the circular economy and is an H2020 expert assessor. He is chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA) Bioresources committee and member of the ESA renewable energy committee, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) Organic recycling steering group and gasification and Pyrolysis committee. Stuart also regularly guest lectures at a number of UK universities.

Main activity themes include harnessing waste as a resource, energy and bio-fuels manufacture, sorting, extraction and value enhancement for waste mix resources and the increasing introduction of a circular economy based products and solutions.  Linkedin

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Craig Shaw Advetec Holdings Limited

A breakthrough in dealing with Waste on and off-site

Craig is founder and CEO of Advetec Holdings Ltd, a worldwide company providing environmental solutions to deal with liquid & solids waste. Projects range from cleaning industrial wastes from food manufacturing through to removing heavy metal contamination from the Baltic Sea. The company provided liquids & solids waste solutions for the 2012 Olympics in London. Advetec was the selected bidder for MOD Type 26 warship waste handling solutions and provides lake contamination solutions for Paraguay and manufacturer of consumer-based solutions to high street branded retailers. Advetec is the inventors of the ground-breaking bio-thermic reduction technology behind the XO waste digesters system.  Linkedin

Amy Munro Land Rover BAR

The challenges of a Sustainability for the America‘s Cup and introducing the Seabin

Amy’s role is the Sustainability Manager for Land Rover BAR, the British Challenge for sports oldest trophy, America’s Cup.

Her role involves working with the team to embed sustainability through three target areas: Driving Innovation, Inspiring Excellence and Smarter Futures. 

As the first organisation to get on board the Seabin Project by Indiegogo, a revolution in ocean cleaning technology which is helping to create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life, Amy will discuss the project and how it is helping create a better way of life for everyone and every living thing. LinkedIn

Places are limited, to book……….Register here

2017 Event Feedback





“This was an outstanding event. A perfect start with Ken Webster of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation framing the issue of the Circular Economy, and a set of engaging speakers and success case studies. Fully recommended.” Anna Tari, Founder Circular Economy Club Europe

“Excellent presenters, interactive sessions, venue & lunch. More businesses should attend.” Owner Hadland Care Group

“The best event I have been to for a long, long time.” Editor Recycling and Waste World Magazine

“Excellent mix of speakers. Well balanced and coordinated day and I really enjoyed meeting other delegates.”  Shyju Skariah, Textiles Services Association

“Quality presenters, good opportunities to network and explore partnership opportunities.” Susie Tomson, PCSG – Working with Landrover BAR and the Americas Cup

“As someone new to the Circular Economy way of thinking, this was a great introduction with plenty of thought-provoking content. We also met with another delegate that we have been able to help with our technology.” Matthew Vass, TomTom

“An absolute eye-opener.” Alex MacArthur, Mayflower Theatre Southampton

“Amazing examples of sustainability innovation, an inspiration that progress not only can, but is being made.” Josh Fothergill, IEMA

“Really enjoyed Jonathan Lodge from City Farm Systems and we will further investigate BSI 8001. There is a lot of knowledge and things going on that are not generally known.”  Jeff Everett, Hadland Care Group

“Very inspiring day, so much more to learn as I am new to the subject, but I have been armed with a good source of information and contacts. Great day and well organised.”  Sharon Woma, Care for the Elderly, University Hospital Bristol

“An inspiring day with top class speakers. Collaboration is key. Adam, the MC is great. Thank you.” Karl Walker Clean Energy UK & The Big Clean Switch.

“A very good event with the excellent opportunity for collaboration and networking.” Pete Schofield, GEP Environmental

 “An interesting, informative and inspiring day. Summed up for me by the quote: ‘Why just do less harm – when you can do good.” Helen Cookson, Organix

“Great range of speakers.” Anne Delaney, Telemark BMS

Places are limited, to book……….Register here for 2018