This year’s Future Waste Resources 2018 will provide critical information about how Queensland can achieve its waste diversion and recycling targets, writes Rick Ralph, Chief Executive Officer Waste and Recycling Industry Queensland.
This year’s VWMA State Conference will be held in Victoria’s iconic Yarra Valley on July 31 to 1 August. The conference will bring into sharp focus all things business, industry, community and government related on the topics of waste and resource recovery.
The two-day conference will feature a presentation from Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio on the Victorian Government’s waste and resource recovery agenda.
Yarra Valley Lodge
Heritage Avenue, Chirnside Park 3116 Wonga Park
Waste Expo Australia returns to Melbourne on 3-4 October and will feature the highly acclaimed Waste Summit conference and the brand new Wastewater Summit conference. The event will focus on five key themes, including landfill and transfer stations, waste to energy, resource recovery, collections and wastewater and feature more than 50 speakers across the two days. These themes will address policy, legislation, circular economy and solid waste management and will be where the industry tackles its most pressing issues.
Hear from industry experts including Federal Government Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg, Victorian Government Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and organisations such as the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Australian Organics Recycling Association, Cleanaway, Sustainability Victoria, Melbourne Water and many more.
Waste Expo Australia returns to Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on 3-4 October. For further information, please visit: www.wasteexpoaustralia.com.au
This August, the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), Sydney’s only waste and recycling industry event, will open to the prominent NSW market for progressive businesses and professionals to connect and create unrivalled business opportunities.
At a vital time for the Australian waste and recycling industry, AWRE offers a dynamic platform to discover new connections, solutions and strategies to build a more stable, sustainable and profitable economy by combining one of the industry’s widest product showcases with a free-to-attend education program.
“With new and changing regulations and the China import ban turning Australia’s waste and recycling industry on its head, AWRE couldn’t come at a better time for industry professionals who are looking to improve their waste disposal and resource recovery,” says Andrew Lawson, AWRE Event Manager.
“With current market challenges as they are, this year’s event is set to be the most important waste management expo ever.”
To attend AWRE 2018, register free by clicking here.
To exhibit at AWRE 2018, book a stand by clicking here.
This year’s 2018 AORA Annual Conference will explore user experiences in using recycled organics for soil health, as well as considering its risks and contamination management, writes Martin Tower, Executive Director of the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA).
The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) and Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria is hosting an Industry Breakfast.
The breakfast is open to all VWMA members and non-members and will include speakers from the RSM group and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Director of Economics, Governance and Waste Ian Campbell-Fraser. EPA Victoria Chief Executive Officer Nial Finegan will also be presenting.
Topics that will be covered during the breakfast include risk appetite, a government update on the $13M National Sword package, recycling taskforce and e-waste, and how the EPA can help guide those in the industry.
It will provide an opportunity to meet others in the waste sector, engage with government, and discuss some of the important issues affecting the sector.
A hot plated breakfast is included, along with networking opportunities and presentations.
The VWMA & EPA INDUSTRY BREAKFAST takes place on Thursday 26 April, from 7:30am to 9am at the RACV Club Bayside Room 5 and 501 Bourke St, Melbourne.
To register, visit the website here.
EPA/The Department of Land, Water and Planning will be hosting an event at the same venue and location following the breakfast:
EPA Combustible Recyclable and Waste Materials Guidelines Workshop:
The Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is leading the development of the permanent legislative instrument to manage combustible wastes in Victoria. Concurrently, EPA Victoria are conducting a review of the Management and Storage of Combustible Recyclable and Waste Materials – Guideline, Publication 1667.1. EPA and DELWP are consulting with industry, government and community April-June 2018.
EPA Victoria would like to hear from those involved storing, transporting or processing combustible recyclable and waste materials such as at a resource recovery, materials recycling or reprocessing facility.
You can participate in the EPA Workshop on 26 April to discuss the management and storage of combustible recyclable and waste materials. You will need to register separately for EPA’s via eventbrite: https://combustiblerecycling.eventbrite.com.au
MEGATRANS2018 – an exciting new international trade event – will bridge the gaps between industry segments that have previously been operating in isolation.
Considered one of the leading conferences for the waste industry, this conference is targeted at anyone who works in or has an interest in waste management issues, and is particularly relevant to local government.
The Waste 2018 Conference program starts with an official welcome and opening address at 1pm on Tuesday 8th May and finishes at 5pm on Thursday 10th May.
Find out more here: https://www.coffswasteconference.com.au/QuickEventWebsitePortal/2018/waste/Agenda
Coffs Harbour, Queensland
Tyre Stewardship Australia is hosting the second tyre industry conversation to focus on international factors that influence Australian markets.
In particular, the event will discuss how the Australian resource and recovery and recycling industry has been affected by recent change and disruption.
- The road ahead: Tyre Stewardship Australia
- Tyrecycle’s call to end stockpiling
- Old tyres used to make footpaths that help water trees
- EPA Victoria warns of tyre stockpile fire hazard
It will also provide an update on the international state of play from European and New Zealand end-of-life tyre markets, which aim to provide insight for the Australian tyre recycling industry.
The event will include presentations from international speakers from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.
Secretary General of the UK Tyre Recovery Association Peter Taylor will be a keynote speaker, who will bring experience from the largest market-based best practice program in Europe for scrap tyres. He was also awarded an OBE by the Queen for his services to the tyre industry.
Senior Policy Analyst at the Ministry for the Environment Meg Larken will also provide a keynote presentation, bringing her experience from four years at the Ministry and from the recent policy for end-of-life tyres.
The Tyre Industry Conversation will take place on 11 April at 9am – 1pm. It will be hosted at The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney. Attendees are asked to RSVP by 29 March.
The Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ) is hosting the Queensland Secondary Resources Forum to address issues impacting kerbside recycling and international challenges.
The forum aims to discuss the Chinese Government’s decision to restrict the amount of waste being imported and how it effects Queensland domestic recycling capabilities.
- Look at contracts: WALGA hosts China waste ban session
- Vict Govt responds to China waste ban
- SA Government’s response to China waste ban
It also will attempt to highlight how Queensland can lead the nation in recycling rates to grow the sector locally and increase investment.
Keynote speakers and industry experts will be presenting at the forum and sharing insights and outcomes that outline how Queensland can deliver a new recycling business environment.
In particular, the presentations will address the impacts of the National Sword policy and how local recycling can be improved. Presenters of day one (afternoon) include speakers from the energy, metals and plastics industries as well as material recovery facility operators. Day two (morning) will focus on the state government policy updates and includes a workshop that will discuss and produce solutions and opportunities to deliver back to the Queensland Government for its policy consideration.
The event is supported by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science and the Bundaberg Regional Council.
The forum takes place on the 26-27 April and will be hosted in the Bundaberg Multiplex Centre, 1 Civic Street, Bundaberg West.
Tickets are $195 until 15 April and $220 standard (not including GST). Click here to register.