25-26 Aug 2021
ICC SYDNEY

AWRE 2020 Online Event

AWRE 2020 was reimagined into a two-day interactive online event that ran from 25-26 November, with two jam-packed days of 12 sessions and 20+ industry experts and professionals.

25 - 26 November 2020
Online
FREE

AWRE 2020 was reimagined into a two-day interactive online event, running from 25-26 November with major sponsor NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). No matter where you are in the world, attendees were able to gain access to hours of content on the waste and recycling industry, including thought leadership webinars, keynote sessions and product launches.

With two jam-packed days of 5 sessions each day, we heard from 20+ industry experts and professionals on the latest topics taking over the industry. Mike Ritchie, Managing Director of MRA Consulting Group, was the host of the AWRE 2020 online event. Seminars included insight into the NSW Circular Economy Policy, the development of the Waste to Energy sector, a deep dive into the Recycling Modernisation Fund, as well as a look at Food and Compostable Guidelines and E-Waste.

Plus, attendees had opportunity to explore our online exhibition and speak face-to-face with businesses showcasing their solutions to the online audience.

Committed to bringing the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector a platform for the industry to grow and do business safely, the AWRE 2020 online event offered the opportunity for you to connect while staying apart as we all navigate a changing world.

Featured speakers at the event

Day One

Wednesday 25 November 2020 | Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Session sponsored by NSW Environment Protection Authority.

This session will showcase innovative circular economy initiatives, ranging from local community projects to whole of state programs, proudly supported by the NSW EPA. Hear about the achievements of innovative businesses, industry, not for profits, Councils and community groups who have successfully tackled major waste challenges.


Join DriveRisk for an insight into Fleet & Driver Safety in the Waste Industry. Driving is one of the highest risk tasks - even worse for waste due to challenging operational environments like congested roads and residential areas. DriveRisk provides solutions to manage and mitigate on-road risks for your fleet:

  • Lytx DriveCam video solution provides a 360° view
  • Artificial Intelligence to capture hidden risks
  • Behavioural analysis and coaching to improve driving safety
  • Proactive approach to prevent incidents
  • Support Chain of Responsibility obligations

Their data driven safety insights help focus your attention where it is needed most. DriveRisk will reduce your fleet risks and improve safety to reduce collisions and positively impact your bottom line.

An exclusive line-up of exhibitors will be showcasing their business and solutions for the online audience. This is your chance to speak one-on-one with the businesses pioneering innovation and change with their solutions. Plus, download further product and company information straight from their exhibitor profiles.

Session sponsored by NSW Circular.

The circular economy is more than a process to manage waste, rather an economic framework embracing innovation and digital transformation to deliver jobs, sustainability and productivity outcomes. This session from NSW Circular Economy looks at ground breaking projects that demonstrate the inherent value in repurposing of materials that are presently considered waste.


Session sponsored by Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association NSW.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far reaching health impacts across the community and devasted many parts of the business sector. Despite these health concerns, essential waste and recycling operations had to continue. The panel will provide detail on the impacts of COVID-19 on waste collections, the workers and general operations and discuss what were some of the successful solutions, learnings and opportunities presented by the pandemic.


Join Isuzu Trucks, Australian truck market leader for over 30 years for a live presentation of their garbage guts FVY 240-300 Dual Control truck. The FVY Dual Control is the latest in Isuzu’s factory dual control range and with its airbag rear suspension, offers significant tare weight advantages over the competition. Fully factory engineered, Isuzu dual control trucks are as comfortable as they are well-equipped and feature driver and cabin appointments designed to make light work of a shift behind the wheel. With Allison automatic transmissions, legendary Isuzu performance and reliability, and GVMs ranging from 12 to 24 tonnes, it’s any wonder leading waste industry fleets are turning to the Isuzu dual control range for their waste truck needs.

An exclusive line-up of exhibitors will be showcasing their business and solutions for the online audience. This is your chance to speak one-on-one with the businesses pioneering innovation and change with their solutions. Plus, download further product and company information straight from their exhibitor profiles.

Session sponsored by Hitachi Zosen Inova Australia.

With export bans looming and the growing demand for renewable, reliable and alternative baseload power, how close are we to getting national agreement between states and territories on the role of recovering energy from waste in solving Australia’s waste problems while also providing alternative energy source?

Energy from waste has a long history in Europe, Japan and the US to divert residual waste from landfill, generate energy and reduce emissions. Australia, on the other has been slow to adopt this well-established technology at any scale due to lack of social license and desire to change. With early proposals generating strong debate between communities, governments and industry due to lack of clear policy direction and guidelines from State or National governments.

However, over the past five years, numerous proposals are now on the planning and development pathways. States and territories continue to refine their policies and proponents actively engage with local communities on the science and benefits of energy recovery from waste. Are we at the tipping point? Is the community changing its views? What is the potential future of recovery of energy from waste over the five to ten years?


Session sponsored by Australian Institute of Packaging.

Everyone in the world has a role to play in meeting two important targets 1. 2025 Global and Local Packaging Targets and 2. Food Waste Targets. Neither is mutually exclusive and when we talk about pivoting your business to become more sustainable inside and out it is critical that you understand both goals and what they really mean to you. The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) are here to help you look at your own footprint and what road you need to take to become more sustainable as a business.


Session sponsored by Waste Contractors & Recycling Association of NSW.

Minister Kean will open AWRE Online with a presentation on the NSW 20-year waste strategy and the role of the proposed industry reference group. He will talk about what we can expect and by when, and look forward to what the NSW Government foresees as the key positive outcomes and the expectations of the NSW waste management industry.


Day Two

Thursday 26 November 2020 | Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Session sponsored by Steinert Australia.

Minister Ley will provide an update on a raft of Federal Government recycling initiatives including the new $190M Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF). The Fund is aimed to generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity. The Fund will work to create more than 10,000 jobs and divert over 10 million tonnes of waste from landfill for reuse into making products, packaging and infrastructure. The RMF is key to support innovative investment in new infrastructure to sort, process and re-manufacture materials such as mixed plastic, paper, tyres and glass, with Commonwealth funding contingent on co-funding from industry, states and territories.


Session sponsored by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council.

At the 2019 Federal Election waste and recycling made the national agenda due to declining overseas markets and a faltering domestic industry with growing stockpiles. Both parties proactively advocated for reforms in waste and recycling including the creation of an Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Restoration.

Eighteen months on, how is Australia faring? Is the National Waste Policy Action Plan delivering? What impact will the waste export ban due to start 1 January 2022 have on the sector? Is the new Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill a step in the right direction? Does the Recycling Modernisation Fund hit the spot in developing the recycling sector locally? What does it mean for recycling being one of the six national manufacturing priorities under the Federal Government’s new Modern Manufacturing Strategy?

Hear from Senior Government, Industry and business executives on the new national approach and what it means for the future of waste and recycling at a local, state and national level.


Session sponsored by National Waste and Recycling Industry Council.

Tasmania has signaled its intention to have a container deposit scheme (CDS) up and running by 2022, with Victoria to follow suit by 2022/23. There is now plenty of active discussion on what is best practice for CDS. With different models of CDS across SA, NT, NSW, ACT, QLD and recently WA, what does harmonisation mean as VIC and TAS are now also introducing CDS in the next few years? This panel will explore what we have learnt from the schemes in operation across Australian jurisdictions.


Join Isuzu Trucks, Australian truck market leader for over 30 years for a live presentation of their garbage guts FVY 240-300 Dual Control truck. The FVY Dual Control is the latest in Isuzu’s factory dual control range and with its airbag rear suspension, offers significant tare weight advantages over the competition. Fully factory engineered, Isuzu dual control trucks are as comfortable as they are well-equipped and feature driver and cabin appointments designed to make light work of a shift behind the wheel. With Allison automatic transmissions, legendary Isuzu performance and reliability, and GVMs ranging from 12 to 24 tonnes, it’s any wonder leading waste industry fleets are turning to the Isuzu dual control range for their waste truck needs.

An exclusive line-up of exhibitors will be showcasing their business and solutions for the online audience. This is your chance to speak one-on-one with the businesses pioneering innovation and change with their solutions. Plus, download further product and company information straight from their exhibitor profiles.

Session sponsored by Australia New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP).

Join an informed discussion on the environmental, social and economic benefits of an expanded National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) to include all electrical and electronic equipment (EEE).

Moderator Warren Overton is CEO of ANZRP and manages the TechCollect program – Australia’s leading e-waste collection channel operating under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme(NTCRS). Over the years, ANZRP has been a strong advocate for expanding the scope of the NTCRS to better achieve efficiencies and positive social and environmental outcomes.

This forum will host an open discussion with panelists from Australia and abroad providing insight into the impact of an expanded NTCRS, and what such a scheme may look like. The panelists’ varied experiences and industry insights will provide an educational and insightful discussion.


CEMAC technologies closes the gap from Resource Recovery to Manufacturing

Find out how CEMAC technologies’ solutions assist the industry to recover valuable recyclables through automated sorting technologies as well as advanced cleaning and decontamination alike, to bring products back into the manufacturing chain.

CEMAC will demonstrate their new TOMRA sensor based sorting machine. The TOMRA machine can be used for waste streams where there are significant levels of contamination, such as commingled recycling, incoming materials are first separated based on size, removing potential contaminants such as textiles or plastic film using additional near infrared sensors, calibrated to detect specific material. Plus, for materials with no specific infrared signals, which are invisible to this type of detection, laser object detection sensors are installed. These use a 3D laser system to detect items the spectrometer can’t.

CEMAC will also run you through the case studies below:


  • Cleaning paper to highest qualities using TOMRA sorting
  • Cleaning plastics in preparation to the export ban with TOMRA sorting
  • Recycling food packaging back into food packaging. Why downgrade valuable materials if we can offer much more sustainable solutions.

An exclusive line-up of exhibitors will be showcasing their business and solutions for the online audience. This is your chance to speak one-on-one with the businesses pioneering innovation and change with their solutions. Plus, download further product and company information straight from their exhibitor profiles.

Session sponsored by Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation.

A panel session from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), who have developed the Considerations for Compostable Plastic Packaging in partnership with the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA). Designed to cut through confusion, the resource helps industry professionals decide when and where to use certified compostable packaging. As part of the FY21 Priority projects APCO is also building a strategy for a national, coordinated approach to inform the system design for how compostable packaging is collected and reprocessed in the Australian resource recovery system.


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