26-27 Aug 2020
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Organics

ORG becomes the first to certify under GECA’s national Waste Collection Services standard

Oct 23, 2019 Organics

We’re thrilled to announce that Organic Recycling Group (ORG) has become the first business in Australia to be certified under GECA’s national Waste Collection Services (WCSv1.0i-2018) standard.

Compost producers, are you selling compost to Vegetable Growers?

Oct 7, 2019 Organics

The horticultural market for compost is huge. In Australia, there are 10,000 fruit and vegetable farms on approximately 400,000ha. At least 120,000ha are used to grow annual crops such as vegetables.

Waging War on Food Waste

In Australia, nearly four million people experience food insecurity. And if that figure isn’t a reflection of a growing crisis, well consider this; over five million tonnes of perfectly good food ends ups in landfill every year. Yep, five million tonnes!

Inner West gathers troops for Sydney’s war on food waste

Sep 5, 2019 Landfill

Metropolitan councils, state government and waste and recycling industry representatives gathered at the Inner West War on Food Waste last week to discuss Sydney’s growing food waste crisis. Inner West Council launched the forum to spark the establishment of a food recycling scheme for Metropolitan Sydney.

Jeffries Lead the way in Organics Recycling

South Australian Company Jeffries add a Hitachi hybrid excavator and wheel loader to their fleet

Local innovation saves our strawberries from landfill

Jan 31, 2019 Organics

September last year saw Australia face a nationwide ‘strawberry contamination’, with over 100 cases reported from customers of sewing needles being found inside their punnets of store-bought strawberries.

Packing it up: 5 companies championing sustainable packaging

Apr 6, 2018 Organics

The damaging and long-lasting environmental effects of excessive waste has gained significant awareness in recent years. From re-usable coffee cups to the ban on plastic bags, Australian consumers have been making strides in their efforts to recycle, re-use and better dispose of waste. Our industries are helping this cause too, with a growing list of companies investing in packaging that is sustainable, biodegradable and even compostable!

Food Waste: A Nuisance or a Business Opportunity?

Feb 23, 2018 Organics

At the end of the day, every retailer and food business has left over food waste that they need to deal with. All of this requires some big money to do so. In some cases, however, it can actually be a business opportunity, especially for retailers and producers who are becoming increasingly aware of their wastage.

The right climate for organics recovery?

Feb 16, 2017 Organics

While recycling has long been driven by dry commodities such as metals, fibre and plastics – new market conditions are making organics recovery more viable. Working together with industry experts, AWRE takes a look into new market conditions that are making organics recovery more viable. In this three part series titled – The right climate […]

Flexible solutions for organics recovery

Jul 1, 2016 Organics

As organics recovery becomes the norm, biodegradable plastics will have a key role to play in facilitating source separation. With putrescible landfills becoming less acceptable, biodegradable plastics have a key role to play in ensuring organics are recycled. The global leader in the production of biodegradable plastics is BASF, who supply both the Ecoflex and […]

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