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Sydney expo to highlight Australasian recycling innovations

Preparations for the upcoming Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo are in full swing. The free to attend two-day event will take place on 29 and 30 August in Sydney.

This year’s AWRE will be organised at the ICC Sydney, located at Darling Harbour. Industry professionals can now register for free online to claim a ticket to attend what is described as Sydney’s one and only recycling industry event.


‘The evolution and influence of technology, smart solutions and social change is demanding how we as an industry re-think our approach to doing business and how the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector can be a leader of change – driving the true meaning of innovation,’ says Andrew Lawson, AWRE event manager. ‘We’re very much looking forward to hearing from some of the best minds in the industry about how businesses can increase competitiveness whilst leaving a better world for future generations,’ he adds.


Lawson reitterates that the two-day event once again presents an opportunity to connect industry professionals, service providers, product manufacturers, government representatives and industry associations across the different waste streams.


This year AWRE is excited to welcome a notable line-up of supporters and commercial partners who bring invaluable industry know-how and expertise and who will be sharing their insights and best practices; these include:

  • NSW Environment Protection Authority
  • Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of
     Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
     Global GreenTag
  • Good Environmental Choice Australia
  • Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform
     Inside Waste
  • National Waste and Recycling Industry Council
     MRI E-Cycle Solutions & eWaste Watch

Speakers will focus on the top issues facing the waste management industry now and into the future and will address topics such as the Environmental Protection Agency response to China’s National Sword Policy; the role of plastics in the circular economy; innovation in waste management; and the changing face of Australia’s waste sector.


As the circular economy and Chinese policy set to dominate the speaker series, attendees at this year’s event can also expect to discover an exciting showcase of innovative products, sustainable solutions and cutting-edge technology to collect, process and recycle waste across machinery and equipment, software and services, bins, vehicles, food and organics, and more.

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