The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) wants a seat at the table to help inform legislative changes that impact the industry.
Developing a national advocacy plan is one of three objectives in AORA’s recently released Strategic Plan 2024-2027 which sets a pathway forward.
The role of the organics’ recycling industry is becoming more critical as the effects of climate change, urban development, agricultural sustainability, and energy use impact the health of soils and the natural environment.
The plan aims to further develop and position AORA as the recognised national voice of the organics recycling industry through leading discussion, debate, and formulation of strategies to address key issues of concern such as contamination, PFAS and plastics.
It outlines what success looks like and sets out key targets to ensure recycling and reuse of organic materials within a circular economy is widely understood and supported by Australians.
“To be effective, the industry must work with governments and a variety of stakeholders in setting the policy and regulatory frameworks that promote the most beneficial outcomes,” it states.
AORA will also develop a national end-user/market map and identify key barriers to further market development. It will progress standards, certification and accreditation programs to reinforce the credibility and value of the industry and its products.
The strategic plan was formally adopted by the AORA Board this month.
For more information, visit: www.aora.org.au