30-31 Oct 2019
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour


Highlights: Australia’s National Waste Report 2018

Dec 12, 2018 Industry Reports

Australia’s 2018 National Waste Report has been released

PVC: boosting recycling levels

Aug 17, 2018 Resources

Plastics have always been a target for environmental protest, and none more so than PVC.

Circular crunch: the end of the make-take-chuck mentality

May 17, 2018 Resources

If recycling were a Commonwealth Games sport, Australia would be Trinidad and Tobago. We rank 17 out of the 34 OECD nations in the recycling event, yet we are increasing the amount of waste we generate —  up 23 percent between 2006 and 2015. Of course, this is not news to the waste industry. Finding a way to deal with waste is becoming more pressing, as our days of exporting it to other countries are rapidly coming to an end.

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!

Progressive councils find new ways to tackle waste management

Apr 6, 2018 Resources

Progressive councils across Australia were already pushing the boundaries on managing municipal waste even before the China import ban, and since then several exciting new initiatives have been announced.

Industry leaders empower the NWRIC to begin policy development

Apr 5, 2017 Resources

The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.

The debate on plastic

Jun 27, 2016 Resources

The design phase needs to change for plastic bags to have a future says GRANT MUSGROVE. The debate on plastic bags in Australia is rather unsophisticated and the problem is complex. At the outset, I should say there’s no simple answer, but the issue with plastic bags really arises at the design phase – they’re […]

Learn from the new wave in innovation

May 24, 2016 Resources

Local innovators are leading the way on sustainability innovation – learn from three of the best Australia has long been on the global innovation radar across many industries, and now the world sustainability community is sitting up and taking note of a new wave of local environmentally focussed entrepreneurs and innovators coming from ‘the land […]

Q&A with Kalleske Wines, winner of the 2015 ‘Banksia Gold Award’ and 2015 ‘Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award’

May 24, 2016 Resources

We sat down with Troy Kalleske, Winemaker and Co-Owner of Kalleske Wines on the back of the 2016 Banksia Awards launch to talk about some of the initiatives that are driving best practice within the business. Kalleske won the 2015 Banksia Award for the its energy and water efficiency work. Can you describe how you […]

Innovation has the power to generate industry-wide change

May 24, 2016 Resources

Simply doing what was done last year with waste contracts can be a potential barrier to innovation. Innovation is a water cooler conversation word – it’s overused and underappreciated. While every organisation wants to be seen as innovative – a characteristic that is associated with being versatile, capable and courageous – most are at best, […]

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