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Zero waste goal achieved by NEC

The home of the waste industry’s national show has announced that it has achieved ‘zero waste to landfill’ two years ahead of schedule.

The NEC outside Birmingham has reached the target as more than 700 exhibitors and 14,000 visitors kick off the RWM with CIWM annual show.

NEC managing director Kathryn James said that achieving the goal affirmed the centre’s “greener venue credentials”.

She said: “It is testament to the work undertaken by Team NEC to significantly reduce and recycle our waste as well as choose suppliers who share our vision.

“We’re committed to making a difference environmentally through waste management and reducing carbon emissions, and achieving zero waste to landfill demonstrates our efforts.”

Steve Lee, chief executive of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, said the announcement underlined “the growing importance of waste and resource management, and the contribution that this dynamic and growing sector can make to helping UK plc to realise the environmental and economic benefits of adopting more sustainable practices”.

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