Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo 2018

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.

AWRE puts cost of landfilling on the agenda

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) has noted the exorbitant cost of landfill as it seeks to put recycling front of mind in the lead up to its annual expo.

The expo noted that the latest National Waste Data Report reveals that while Australia’s population rose by 22 per cent from 1997 to 2012, waste generation soared by 145 per cent.

At the same time, the cost of disposing waste at Australian landfills can be more than A$105 per tonne. Meanwhile, up to 52 per cent of Australia’s waste is currently recycled while a substantial portion is ending up in landfill. To prove that recycling is a viable alternative, AWRE will attract more than 1500 industry professionals to discuss the latest and greatest in recycling technology from more than 120 leading brands, from e-scrap recycling to material handling.

Key to its offering is the Towards Zero Landfill Project, which will see its partners showcase their achievements in ensuring the project moves closer to zero this year.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo takes place from August 23-24 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
For more information visit: https://awre.com.au

Toward Zero Landfill Project moves closer to target

This year’s Towards Zero Landfill Project is aiming to reduce its waste to landfill from 10 per cent last year to 5 per cent, says Pedro Gallo, operations manager of the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.

The project, which launched in 2015, sources contractors, suppliers and sponsors who work together to achieve the target, with the results presented at the two-day Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Mr Gallo said Agility Logistics and IMK Cleaning Services were just two companies on board this year.

“Last year we got Bottle Crusher, which crushed bottles on site creating less waste and making recycling easier,” Mr Gallo said.

“Everybody helps to reach that target and at the end of the show they wait to see what we sent out to recycling.”

Mr Gallo said another initiative this year included partnering with Launch Housing to donate used furniture that would ordinarily go to landfill.

“We also get a lot of metal wire from rigging we do on site, this year it won’t be going to landfill, we will collect it and send it to metal scrapping.”

He said he is aiming for one per cent diverted to landfill by 2018-19.

In order to achieve its goal, the project has applied a range of strategies, including separating waste on-site, sustainable plant-based packaging, compostable bin bags and using Fairtrade certified coffee.

The project’s launch in 2015 led to a 70 per cent increase in resource recovery, after 10.7 per cent of total waste was sent to landfill, compared to 80 per cent in 2014.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo runs from August 23-24 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.