Keith Freegard

Keith Freegard

Axion Consulting

Why we invited Keith

Keith Freegard is a Director and founder of Axion Recycling Ltd, one of the UK’s leading recycling businesses in the waste materials recovery industry. He has over 30 years of operational management experience gained in a variety of manufacturing environments, ranging from Factory Manager for Domestos liquid bleach with Unilever, to a start-up business for a novel biodegradable packaging product called ‘GreenFill’ made from natural wheat flour. As a Chartered Chemical Engineer and MBA, Keith believes in applying the best possible process-plant technology to extract maximum yield and value from mixed material waste streams. In recent years he has led the development Axion’s unique End-of-Life vehicle recycling business in Manchester with a focus on sales and marketing of high-quality plastics, aggregates and alternative fuels made from recovered ELV & WEEE  waste streams. He is Vice Chairman of the British Plastic Federation’s Recycling Group and a non-Executive Director of OPRL – the on-pack recycling label scheme for consumer packaging. This year he was listed in the ‘70 most influential people in UK plastics recycling’ as a mark of his passion and dedication to the success of the industry.

Where you can see Keith

28 Sep 2017
Time:  14:30
Main Stage
Sustainable Materials for Circular Product Design - Keith Freegard, Director - Axion Consulting

Why you should attend this presentation

  The main points would be :-

  • Why designers should think circular & how they can put that into practice.
  • Impact of material choices on full product life cycle for durable goods.
  • Sustainable, low-carbon polymers and their benefits.
  • Primary ‘urban mines’ as sources of materials – e.g.  primary waste streams  ELV, WEEE.
  • Putting materials together into recyclable products  in a way that they can then be recovered at end of life.
  • Where to access high-quality recycled plastics.

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