Purpose: to identify opportunities for collaboration to address UK and Malaysian waste management challenges.
The workshop aims to support technology transfer collaborations, based on strengths and assets within the UK and Malaysia, and to support better international uptake of emergent research and technologies from these countries, developing links with industry partners of mutual interest and potential.
Historically, roughly two thirds of plastic waste in the UK has been exported overseas for recycling. 105,000 tonnes of it was exported to Malaysia alone between 2017 and 2018. Recent amendments to the Basel Convention on transboundary movements of hazardous waste and its disposal now identify mixed, unrecyclable and contaminated plastic waste exports as regulated wastes, and place additional demands on waste processors.
Speakers from the Center for Waste Management at the 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.
- Close gaps for effective and assured recycling and recovery of waste;
- Promote international R&D collaborative action;
- Match existing commercial capabilities to end users and requirements;
- Provide use cases and translation opportunities for new IP/start-ups.
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 Sustainability of Technology Transfer and Research Management in Higher Education Institutions through strategic UK-Malaysia University Partnerships.
|10.30-11.00||Reception and registration|
|11.10-11.40||Challenge statements and policy directions – University of Malaya Center for Research in Waste Management|
|11.40-11.50||UK landscape - programmes, funding and agency support|
|12.10-12.30||Municipal waste management current practices – case studies|
|12.30-13.15||Lunch and networking|
|13.15-13.25||Understanding impacts of waste and environmental challenges|
|What is needed to facilitate effective waste management|
|13.25-13.35||Live data platforms for mapping the generation, movement and fate of waste|
|13.35-13.45||Real-time waste analysis|
|13.55-14.05||Hazardous waste site remediation|
|14.05-14.15||Energy from waste|
|14.15-14.35||Recycling plastic aluminium laminates|
|14.35-14.50||Food waste processing|
|14.50-15.15||Refreshments and networking|
|15.15-16.00||Panel discussion – questions and answers|
Location and travel details
Lecture Room 2
Vincent Building (52A)
Who should attend
- Waste management and recycling companies,
- Supply chain companies,
- Academic and industrial researchers,
CostFree to attend.
How to register
Register to attend using the online registration form.