WRIQ CEO Rick Ralph

WRIQ slams SE QLD plan for ignoring waste’s role

Waste Recycling Industry Association Queensland’s (WRIQ) CEO has called the state’s politicians “out of touch” on the of the waste and recycling industry after it was ignored in a new plan for South East Queenland’s infrastructure.

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National Recycling Week

7-13 November 2016

Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (NRW) is now in its 21st year. This established, highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate people on the environmental benefits of recycling and stimulate behaviour change by: – promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives, and – giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

This year businesses can get involved with the Friday File Fling. Planet Ark also has wide range of resources to support councils in their NRW activities.


#SEASummit 2016

8 November 2016
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC

The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) will hold its inaugural one-day summit to further raise awareness of how the broad sporting industry can limit its impact on the environment.

Delegates will come away with a better understanding of what built environment changes can be made to minimise environmental impact (water, energy, material use) and engender commercial and social outcomes through shared insight, as well being able to strategise and design eco-action from procurement decisions to materials management through presented national and international case studies.

Registration through the SEA Summit web page.


Plastics & Waste Conference 2016

Thursday 17 November 2016,
Mantra Bell City Hotel, Preston, VIC

The annual Plastics & Waste Conference is organised by the Society of Plastics Engineers. It will include presentations about government policy and strategy, technology developments and European progress in recovery and recycling of plastic materials. These themes will be supported with data, technical progress in resource recovery, potential solutions, developments in biodegradable plastics and success stories in recovery and recycling.

For further information contact Han Michel on 0416 168 255 or email hanmichel@bigpond.com