Call for abstracts for ENVIRO’17

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is calling on industry to submit abstract topics for this year’s ENVIRO’17 Convention.

Co-hosted by the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo, ENVIRO’17 will explore the impact of Circular Economy on the full waste and resource recover industry.

This includes how waste is minimised and generated, recovered and reused and recycled.

WMAA said that over two days, delegates will hear from both international and national leaders who have embraced a new way of thinking and can demonstrate how massive productivity gains can be achieved by its implementation, and why the waste and resource recovery sector must take a leadership role in this.

wmaa-logo_final“The current linear ‘make-take-waste’ approach is no longer viable,” WMAA said.

“Australian companies are facing the increasing challenges of managing resources, developing infrastructure and expanding and managing supply chains that are sustainable, whilst monitoring costs and responding to regulation.”

WMAA said abstracts will be presented in a holistic way with a future vision for cities and communities.

The Convention will also examine how society needs to operate in the future to successfully address the challenges of population and urban growth including the future built environment, demand on natural resources, disruptive technology, rising costs, competition and consumer expectations.

Abstracts will need to address one of the following:

  • What’s coming? Get ready (new and different demands from clients, disruption, accreditation, measurement, performance)
  • How is the industry going to build capacity to respond? (New Skills, new tech, new reporting, new systems for data collection and analysis, regulation)
  • What will the new waste and recycling companies look like going forward –
    Knowledge management?
    Decision making?

All submissions will need to provide supporting documentation/data to quantify their projects.

To submit an abstract, head to WMAA’s survey link. Submissions close on Friday, March 31.

ENVIRO’17 will be held on August 23-24, 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.