Clean Up Australia Day 2017

28 February 2017 – Businesses
3 March 2017 – Schools

Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment, with the big nationwide event inspiring all ages to get involved and do their bit.

Waste 2017

2-4 May 2017
Coffs Harbour, NSW

 “Coffs” is regarded by many as the leading conference for the waste management industry in Australia.

Attracting more than 550 delegates, over 80 sponsors and exhibitors, and in excess of 90 presenters, it is designed for those who work in or have an interest in waste management issues, particularly in local government. The conference program will be released and registration opens for the event in February.

2017 Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference

27-30 March 2017
Sydney, NSW

This WMAA-hosted conference recognises the integral role landfills and transfer stations play in the waste management industry. The program will compass all areas of this sector, from innovation and design to operation and regulation. The event also includes a conference dinner, where winners of the 2017 National Landfill & Transfer Stations Innovation and Excellence Awards will be announced.

International Automobile Recycling Congress

22-24 March 2017
Berlin, Germany

Featuring a full conference program, site visits and an exhibition, IARC 2017 offers a platform for discussion of the latest developments and challenges of vehicle recycling. It brings together more than 250 decision makers in the ELV recycling chain such as car manufacturers, metal and plastic scrap traders, recyclers, shredder operators, policy-makers and many more.

BMR International Conference

4-5 March 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Organised by the Bureau of Middle East Recycling, the sixth renewal of this event aims to share the latest developments and best practice in recycling, and partner international businesses with Middle Eastern firms.

Australian Waste to Energy Forum

22-23 February 2017
Ballarat, VIC

The Australian Waste to Energy Forum aims to provide a platform for all interested parties to discuss the development of a waste to energy industry within Australia.


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

CRN Australia 2016 Annual National Forum

17-18 November 2016
Marcoola, QLD

This year’s Community Recycling Network (CRN) Australia forum will be held at the Surf Air Beach Hotel, with the theme being “Waste to Wages”.

The forum is an open gathering which attracts attendees from the community recycling, waste management, social enterprise and local government sectors.

The event will cover topics such as:
– High end e-waste, 3D printing and the makerspace revolution
– The social enterprise marketplace
– Mattress recycling: product stewardship
– From house to home: providing recycled furniture to refugees
– Deconstruction for optimum reuse
– Container deposit scheme update.

More information, including the booking link, are on the CRN website “Forum” page.