Audience Conference

Thermal Recycling - A Genuine Alternative to Disposing of Asbestos in Landfill

Thursday 16th May 2019

Graham Gould of Thermal Recycling has been confirmed as a speaker at the UKATA Asbestos Conference 2019.

Graham was appointed Chairman of Thermal Recycling in 2017. Having forty years business experience, he was a founding member of The COBA Group, a strategic consultancy where he advised many large UK and international businesses about matters of strategic importance. Also a founder of COBA Asset Management, a property investment business that acquired and managed UK property assets with a value of c. £200m.

Thermal Recycling is now building what they believe to be the first asbestos treatment plant in the world to use a commercially viable method for denaturing asbestos and recycling the waste. This method will transform asbestos into aggregate at no greater cost than landfill and will change how chrysotile asbestos waste is treated, through strict protocols.

Their demonstration plant in Wolverhampton will have an initial annual capacity to denature 3,750 tonnes of asbestos and will open late 2019.

His presentation "Thermal Recycling - a genuine alternative to disposing of asbestos in landfill" will describe:

  • The background to Thermal Recycling;
  • How asbestos is handled;
  • The denaturing process which destroys asbestos;
  • Thermal Recycling's demonstration plant.