Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition is a success despite fuel crisis

Despite the fuel crisis, the first annual Recycling and Waste Management Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham generated considerable business for exhibitors.

Though numbers were less than anticipated, there was widespread acknowledgement among exhibitors of the high quality of business leads received, according to the exhibition’s spokesman.

“By the end of the second day we had three times the level of enquiries we generated at Stoneleigh and are really excited by the switch to an annual event,” said Peter Aylmore, General Manager of Europlastics Machinery, whose entire stand was constructed from recycled plastics. “The venue has been absolutely exceptional, with great communications links, which no doubt contributed to the good turnout of visitors, despite the fuel problems.”

One company, Lefort SA, manufacturers of bailers, shearers, and guillotines for the metals processing industry, announced an order on the final day worth £200,000 (US$282,000) from a scrap metal merchant in the south of England for a 500 tonne Conqueror portable baler shearer.

“So much effort went into the event, both from those who exhibited and the organising team, that I was delighted with the result, despite the inevitable impact that the fuel crisis had on the number of visitors,” said Fraser Murdock, Show Director. “The level of re-bookings is gratifyingly high and there have even been enquiries from one or two organisations who came to recce the show before making a commitment for next year.”

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