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The Australian Organics Recycling Association will hold its annual conference on the 1 to 3 of May at the Esplanade Hotel in Perth.
Well established as a principal conference for the Australian recycled organics industry, the event will feature speeches and panel discussions that examine policy, practices, technology and equipment relevant to the industry.
The event aims to explore the renew and regenerate principal, paying specific attention to end-product and its soil regeneration applications.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by two international guests, University of Washington research professor Sally Brown and Italian Composting and Biogas Association senior expert Marco Ricci.
The Australian Organics Recycling Association’s Diana De Hulsters and Peter Wadewitz outline the steps required to boost the uptake of recycled organics.
Join the NSW executive and industry peers for the Australian Organics Recycling Association’s 2018 Awards Dinner and Christmas Party.
The AORA NSW industry awards are an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the association’s peers who have excelled in 2018 and to network with industry friends and colleagues.
The evening includes awards for the following:
1. Outstanding local government initiative in organics collection/processing or marketing.
2. Outstanding contribution to industry development.
3. Compost user demonstrating innovation and advocacy in agricultural markets.
4. Compost user demonstrating innovation and advocacy in amenity markets.
5. Rising Star Award for outstanding operations or sales team member showing leadership and commitment to a processing members business.
Tickets include a three-course Christmas themed meal and premium drinks package.
Please provide any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
The AORA NSW Awards and Christmas Drinks takes place on Friday, December 7 from 6pm to 11pm at the Novotel Sydney Parramatta.
The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) has celebrated industry achievements from the past year in Victoria at its 2018 awards dinner.
Its event was attended by more than 90 representatives from organics processors, industry suppliers, to state and local government organisations.
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- Stimulating organics recycling
The Melbourne Cricket Club won the 2018 Sustainability Victoria Outstanding Contribution to Industry Development Award thanks to the club’s organic fertiliser that it creates on site form organic waste.
Waste produced at the MCG is treated in-house and turned into a soil additive that is being used to sustain the heritage listed Yarra Park which surrounds the stadium. An Eco Guardians dehydrator at the MCG takes the organic waste and processes them into a soil additive known as SoilFood.
Glen Eira City Council won the 2018 Yarra Valley Water Outstanding Local Government Initiative in Collection/Processing/Marketing Award thanks to the councils Food Organics into Garden Organics (FOGO) program.
Food scrap recycling was identified as a priority in the council’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2021. Glen Eira changed organics processor to Veolia to bring the service to residents sooner, as the company are the only contractor currently servicing the South East Organics Processing contract that is capable of processing food waste.
The campaign was soft launched in November 2017, with further marketing in the lead up to its introduction on 1 May 2018. Council offered residents a free kitchen caddy as part of the program, with around 7721 households receiving one.
Environmental management company Kilter Rural won the 2018 RMCG Compost User Demonstrating Innovation and Advocacy in Agricultural Markets Award. The company has led the recovery of severely degraded farmland in the irrigation district in Northern Victoria and restored the land to profitable production.
Burdett’s Sand and Soil won the 2018 Compost User Demonstrating Innovation and Advocacy in Amenity Market Award after using compost through its solids for at least 20 years. The company has expanded into pine barks and mulches and is known to be an avid compost user and support of recycled organics.
Image: Melbourne Cricket Club
The 2018 AORA Annual Conference provided a significant opportunity to connect the agricultural sector and organics recycling industry.
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 national peak body for organic recyclers has set the date for its 2017 conference and is inviting abstracts for consideration.
The Executive Officer Of The Australian Organics Recyling Association (AORA), Peter McLean, explains how three key factors need to be overcome to stimulate increased organics recycling.
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The theme of this one-off AORA event is “Getting the most from compost on farm”. The seminar will feature international guest speaker Ron Alexander, from the USA, who will be presenting on his experience in the composting industry and working with end markets in the promotion and use of compost.