A new waste and recycling industry representative body was formed in Adelaide earlier this month, after a meeting attended by representatives from a range of companies with direct investment in the state’s waste management, recycling and resource recovery industry.
An inaugural management committee of the the Waste and Recycling Industry Association of South Australia (WRISA) has been formed consisting of representatives from Solo Resource Recovery, Peats Soil, Veolia, Mastec, Suez, Scout Recycling, ResourceCo and Bettatrans.
“Through WRISA, the waste management and recycling industry operators in South Australia will have the opportunity as a single voice to promote the industry, and optimise engagement of government, business and the community,” said Peter Wadewitz, president of WRISA and managing director of Peats Soil.
“Our objective is to influence change in the interest of the industry.”
The focus of WRISA will be to engage those with an investment in the industry and to promote solutions to the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the sector.
WRISA said the association’s activities will be ensuring consultation goes right across the local industry, and canvasses the views of all players large and small.