Skills, safety and modern-day slavery

In 2022 the MRW National Recycling Conference is returning…but not as you know it. The engagement and feedback we’ve had in previous years proved to us that there’s much more to explore than a half-day can offer, so we’ve decoupled it from our prestigious awards programme, given it its own identity and dedicated an entire day to it. We’ll still be delivering the valuable content you’ve come to expect, but this time it’s digital - cultivating important conversations in a more accessible way.

In recent years MRW has hosted several discussions and events focused on Modern Day Slavery – a topic that continues to be relevant and require collaboration across the sector.

For this year’s conference on June 7, we want to help the industry meet the challenge of recruiting the workforce of the future; much needed as the UK shifts to a circular economy to meet net zero targets.

What can you expect?

We’re broadening the conversation out from modern-day slavery to tackle skills, safety and slavery in the round, ensuring that we’re bringing together expert voices from across a wider ecosystem to assess how tackling modern day slavery dovetail with conversations around attracting talent, upskilling and rebuilding our supply chains. 

Why attend



Access to critical and cutting-edge subject matter that dissects the latest thinking around safety and slavery and addresses the issue as part of a broader, essential discussion in the waste management ecosystem and beyond.


The opportunity to unite with peers and the wider industry, as we bring together valuable voices ‘in the room’ for one day of collaboration.


Direct access to experts from across the sector and outside of it, with the chance to ask probing questions.


This is free, online content that's been curated to provide easy access to digestible chunks of content that can be consumed from anywhere across the globe.

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Sponsorship opportunities

The National Recycling Conference provides commercial opportunities for sponsors to get involved. Please contact TJ Theivendran on 020 3953 2217 or email for 2022 details.