24-25 Jul 2024

Innovation for NSW circular economy programs

Oct 29, 2020

Join the NSW Environment Protection Authority and learn about the latest innovations in government and commercial circular economy programs.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is proud to continue a decade-long partnership with the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) in 2020. This important event brings together industry stakeholders to share ideas and encourage innovation for circular economy technologies.

Event attendees will hear from senior government officials, including the NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, who will open the conference on November 25, 2020.

Here is a sneak peek at the speaker line-up including four innovative circular economy projects funded by NSW EPA grants.

NSW EPA, Circular Economy Programs

Join Kathy Giunta, Director Circular Economy Programs and learn about innovative circular economy initiatives, ranging from local community projects to whole of state programs.

Plastic Police

Samantha Cross, Director of Cross Connections Consulting and Founder of Plastic Police®, will share outcomes from this Hunter-based pilot which helped organisations reduce and recycle soft plastic, and repurchase products such as benches and sustainable asphalt containing recycled soft plastics.  Case studies will demonstrate the opportunities for organisations to act now and implement circular economy solutions. Supported by a Circulate grant.

Dunlop Flooring

Listen to Jo Fernandes, Director of Operations at Dunlop Flooring talk about how this company increased recycling of foam waste materials and increase its reprocessing capacity from 5,000 tonnes a year to 10,000 tonnes a year. Supported by a Product Improvement Infrastructure grant.

NE Waste

Join Kim Potter, Business Project Coordinator of North East Waste, and learn about this innovative project that improves collaboration across the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley and Tweed areas and improves waste service delivery in regional and rural areas. Supported by a Regional Waste Group grant.

Applied Horticulture Research

Adam Goldwater, General Manager of Applied Horticulture Research, will talk about the NSW EPA funded Organics Market Development project “Mushrooms grow up in compost”  which investigates the use of recycled organics in mushroom casing as a sustainable and cost-effective substitute for peat.

Also, join a thought-provoking discussion about the harmonisation in the Container Deposit Scheme with NSW EPA Director, Alex Young on Day Two, 26 November 2020.

Want to know more? Learn about NSW EPA Business Recycling programs here.

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