Industry News

Andrew Lawson appointed AWRE Event Manager

Jun 9, 2017 Event News

Driving innovation, knowledge leadership, and return on investment for stakeholders

AFMA join AWRE 2017

May 31, 2017 Event News

Australasian Fleet Management Association’s executive director Mace Hartley is proud to be presenting at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo from August 23-24 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Fleet vehicles play a huge role in the landfill waste, recycling and green waste management system. Waste collection trucks are an enormous critical component of […]

Spotlight on eWaste with MRI

May 29, 2017 Recycling

AWRE sat down with Rose Read from MRI (CEO, MRI PSO) to talk about the great work they are doing and the importance of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

How 3D printing could build a home from rubbish

Housing affordability and waste management are two major challenges that Australia is trying to address. The solution to both problems may actually be tied together through the innovations brought around by the 3D printing industry, creating a collaboration between the two fields.

Q&A with The Farmer’s Place, winner of the 2016 ‘Banksia Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award’

May 12, 2017 Community

We asked James McLennan, Education Project Manager of The Farmer’s Place to talk about some of the initiatives they are undertaking as a business to drive sustainable practices into the future.

New life for your old mattress

May 12, 2017 Recycling

The business of shaping livable cities involves the big issues and the small details, like recycling unwanted or old mattresses to improve environmental sustainability. “Every month council sends around 500 mattresses for recycling to GDP Industries, a not for profit disability employer in Geelong. At GDP the mattresses are broken down and recycled. The fabric parts […]

AWRE welcomes VWMA as supporting partner

Apr 26, 2017 Event News

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), Australia’s only dedicated Expo for the waste, recycling and resource recovery industry, today announced Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) as a new supporting partner. The VWMA is the key division of the Victorian Transport Association representing the waste and recycling sectors. As a member based, not for profit […]

Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry…it’s happening

Apr 20, 2017 Recycling

Talking with people from across the waste sector in Victoria and elsewhere, there is always interest in growing markets and investigating new opportunities.

Plastic Coral – Sustainable Art at AWRE (Part 1)

Apr 19, 2017 Event News

We sat down with Maria Gallo, curator and artist for the art piece ‘PLASTIC CORAL’ that will come to life at AWRE 2017.

100% recycled ink for artists

We interviewed the founders of Lousy Ink, Mike Eleven and Oli Ruskidd to find out more about how their innovative idea to use ink runoff from discarded inkjet cartridges once deemed for landfill or chemical waste burn-off to ink for artists.