AWRESOME event at a vital time for Australia’s waste and recycling industry

Jun 21, 2018 Event News

Registrations are now open for the eagerly-anticipated ninth annual Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) taking place on 29-30 August at ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour.

Close to 2,000 waste management professionals, business leaders and government representatives are expected to attend the highly respected two-day event at a vital time for Australia’s waste and recycling industry.

“With new regulations and China’s import ban turning Australia’s waste and recycling industry on its head, AWRE couldn’t come at a better time for industry professionals looking to improve their waste disposal and resource recovery,” says Andrew Lawson, AWRE event manager.

“With current market challenges as they are, AWRE 2018 is set to be Australia’s most important waste management expo ever.”

AWRE connects industry professionals, service providers, product manufacturers and industry associations across the different waste streams, offering unique collaboration opportunities throughout the entire waste and recycling supply chain. The two-day event facilitates business opportunities for a more profitable and sustainable waste and recycling industry.

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

AWRE 2018 attendees can 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.

Hitachi Construction Machinery, Method Recyling, Isuzu, Caterpillar, Sea Electric and Simpro are some of the brands on show. Simpro’s new Hiflow bin lift will be on the exhibition floor at AWRE 2018 demonstrating its unique gravity-driven comb-hitch system, which grips waste bins without using expensive electric actuators.

“Hiflow is a seriously high-capacity bin lift system, which can basically plug-and-play with bulk waste processing equipment such as compactors”, says Simpro’s Customer Care Manager, Braden Simmons. “This means other OEMs can focus on what they do best, while the tricky business of safely emptying bins is handled by Simpro’s trusted hydraulic lifting expertise”.

Attendees to AWRE will be able to explore new products, solutions and technologies from specialist providers across machinery, vehicles and equipment, alternative waste technologies, software solutions, waste management and more.

The event’s free-to-attend Speaker Series will once again bring together renowned industry leaders shaping Australasia’s waste and recycling industry at such a critical time. Speakers include the UK’s leading plastics expert Dr John Williams, Aquapak Polymers: Tony Khoury, Waste Contractors and Recycler’s Association NSW (WCRA); Suzy Cenedese, Local Government NSW; Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group; Brooke Donnelly, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation; Anne Prince, A.Prince Consulting and more are set to discuss the most topical trends, developments and strategies on the Australian waste and recycling landscape.

“New technology is fast-tracking growth, efficiency and sustainability in the waste management and recycling industry, which now employs more than 50,000 people in Australia. AWRE is all about connecting industry professionals and government leaders with the best minds and innovations to ensure we help businesses reduce production and disposal costs, and increase competitiveness whilst leaving a better world for future generations,” explains Lawson.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo takes place on the 29th and 30th August at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. Industry professionals can register free to attend Sydney’s only waste and recycling industry event.