Biggest ever AWRE to tackle urgent issues

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Australasia Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) returns to the ICC Sydney this 26-July, with its largest showcase yet of waste and recycling solutions and education programs.

The two-day event is packed with insights from government and policy decision makers and industry trailblazers to help drive a cleaner, more sustainable waste future.

“There is no ignoring that the resource recovery sector is a constant and essential service in Australia, yet urgent action is required,” says Sofie Teh, AWRE Product Manager.

“The hard truth in the 2022 National Waste Report is, that despite increased urgency for an efficient resource recovery system, we have moved backwards. That’s why it’s essential for industry to come together at events like AWRE.”

In response to industry demand, AWRE has expanded its Summit program, taking place on the first day of the event, and will bring together 250 Australian key decision makers to participate in this year’s program titled “Reality Check on Recovered Resources + Residuals”.

AWRE’s 2023 summit, hosted in partnership with National Waste and Recycling Industry Council  (NWRIC),  Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) and Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR), will cover topical areas including the state of Australia’s resource recovery system, the reality, roadblocks and solutions to help progress towards national targets, and the challenges and policies surrounding residuals management.

Key speakers include Richard Pittard, Head of Sustainability at Cleanaway; Brett Lemin, Executive Officer at Victorian Waste Management Association; Jelena Hercegovac, General Manager – Environment & Sustainability, Repurpose It; and Jim Fairweather, Chief Executive Officer, Tyrecycle. Summit tickets start from $495 + GST

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AWRE Summit 2022

In addition to the Summit, this year AWRE has launched an Industry Breakfast opened by keynote speaker Peter Whish-Wilson, Greens Senator of Tasmania, who, along with David Gerrard, CFO at Veolia, will discuss what needs to be done now and what the outlook is for the future of the industry.

AWRE will also be running its regular free-to-attend sessions, across two theatres on the show floor, in partnership with the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, covering issues including the growing medical waste sector, new avenues for accelerating metal recycling and the impacts of new product stewardship policies on the textile industry. View the full AWRE event program.

The exhibition show floor is also set to be the largest in AWRE’s history, with dedicated zones for organic waste, recycled materials, and innovation, alongside a record number of suppliers from all key sectors of waste and recycling.

Key exhibitors include Isuzu Trucks, Liebherr Australia, Komatsu Australia, BottleCycler Australia, Telford Smith and Method Recycling. View the full exhibitor list here

AWRE will also honour leaders in the industry with an awards program. Two awards will be launched – Best Recycled Product and Best New Innovation. The winners will be announced at the end of day one, at Seminar Theatre 1.
For more information, visit: www.awre.com.au.

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