At the launch of its online service aimed at connecting waste producers to licensed waste facilities, UK based start-up, Dsposal, is to host an event raising money for the charity WasteAid in Manchester on 15 March.
Last year Manchester City Council had the second highest bill in the country for cleaning up after fly-tippers.
According to Dsposal, with the proliferation of online marketplaces it’s easier than ever for unlicensed operators to win business by undercutting legitimate companies, but ultimately passing the cost of disposal onto the tax-payer through illegal dumping.
The start-up said that it cuts those unlicensed companies out of the picture by utilising the Environment Agency database coupled with a directory of over 50,000 waste terms to make it easy to find a suitable licensed waste company. It also acts as a hub for yor duty of care documents.
“Dsposal is the first interconnected, collaborative waste management platform for everyone,“ said Tom Passmore, Dsposal Co-founder and CEO. “We’re on a mission to help tackle waste crime, promote waste as a valuable resource and drive the circular economy.”
The launch event will be raising awareness and money for WasteAid, a UK charity that shares recycling skills in low-income countries, creating jobs and keeping plastics out of the ocean.
A panel of industry experts from Greater Manchester and further afield, including Professor Stephen Jenkinson from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Jane Gardner from Axion will discuss the global challenge of plastic pollution, how individuals can make a difference and how Greater Manchester can display leadership in this field.
Sophie Walker, Dsposal Co-founder and COO said: “We’re thrilled to be launching our service in Manchester. We’ve really benefitted from the city’s amazing support for start-ups and with Greater Manchester’s ambitious Climate Change Strategy 2017-50 we feel like we’re in the right place at the right time.”
Ray Georgeson, Chief Executive of the Resource Association, commented, “People are increasingly concerned about what happens to their plastic waste so this event is timely. Dsposal have created a platform to help people stay in control of their
recycling, while WasteAid are improving how plastic is dealt with in developing countries. The evening promises an interesting debate around a hot topic.”
Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid added: “Plastic pollution in the marine environment is a growing problem, and much of it comes from parts of the world where there is no waste management at all.”
Tom Passmore, said: “The evening will be informative and friendly, with plenty of opportunities for networking and discussion. We chose to host the event at KPMG because of their commitment to promoting tech and business in the region, not to mention the amazing views over the city!”
The event will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday 15th March and everyone is welcome, though tickets are limited. For more information click HERE
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