Theatre Hall 21

Wednesday 11th September

Thursday 12th September


11.00 - 11.30

Lisa Gautier

You Shampoo Because Hair Collects Oil

Fuel is a part of life and news of spills makes the public want to help. But that is a terrible idea. Our program lets humanity be a part of the solution without getting in the way of professionals. Thousands of salons and pet groomers donate clippings of hair and fur to our charity and we felt them into mats, waddles and booms for storm drains and pilot studies.


11.45 - 12.15

Nicola Harries, Nicholas Willenbrock & Rob Sweeney

CL:AIRE – Past, Present & Future

Since its inception 20 years ago, CL:AIRE''s role and remit has expanded into many areas of sustainable land reuse. CL:AIRE will present its recent work and future plans for major initiatives and projects including the Definition of Waste Code of Practice and Asbestos in Soils. The session will also showcase CL:AIRE’s plans for collaborating more with industry to strengthen its role as the leading education provider for sustainable land management.


12.30 - 13.00

Nick Garland

The New HSE Asbestos Licensing Regime and Paperless Solutions

The seminar will help delegates to understand the new licensing regime, it will discuss pitfalls and solutions. In particular it will identify how technology and genuine paperless systems hold the key.


13.15 - 13.45

Andrew Sinclair

Aerosol Particles

An introduction to the formation of Particulates, common sources and their effects


14.00 - 14.30

Colin Green

Rapid and Accurate Identification of coal tar in road binder

Roads built before 1990 often used binder that contained coal tar, an absolute hazardous material. During road or utilities repairs, excavated road surface material must be correctly classified as hazardous or non hazardous before removal and disposal. Fast and accurate identification and quantification of coal tar in binder is therefore essential for waste classification of excavated road construction materials to minimise delays to traffic. This seminar discusses the options.


14.45 - 15.15

Paul Mahoney

Man v Machine Journey of Complacency

Man v Machine - Journey of Complacency tells the story of complacency of individual, team, organisation and industry alike. It is not the accident that is the focus, but the lead up to it. The question throughout the session to hold on to is ‘What are we accepting?’


15.30 - 16.00

Phillip Reagin

Using green NASA Remediation Technology to eliminate PCBS and POPs

ecoSPEARS is a cleantech solution company that provides cost-effective and climate-friendly NASA remediation technologies for the permanent extraction and destruction of PCBs, Dioxins, and Persistent Organic Pollutants from the sediment, soil and groundwater- forever.


16.15 - 16.45

Jon Owens

Managing Surplus Construction Soils – Supporting Regeneration in the Midlands

The seminar will look at the options for managing surplus contaminated arisings from construction sites. It will review the suitability of pre-treating on site against the direct transfer of arisings to a dedicated treatment centre. The seminar will also explore the minefield of regulation surrounding soil disposal and reuse to ensure clients achieve compliance whilst maximising sustainability.