Resource Recovery Summit “Getting to 80%”
AWRE’s new Resource Recovery Summit “Getting to 80%”, hosted by NWRIC and WCRA, will cover topical areas including Municipal Solid Waste, Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition.
The half-day Summit will include a networking lunch, offering delegates a unique opportunity to meet with the speakers and associations that have brought this event together.
National state of play
The National Waste Policy Action Plan’s ambitious but important target of 80% average resource recovery rate (material and energy recovery) by 2030 is a significant challenge, says National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) CEO Rick Ralph.
“What this actually means for the waste and recycling sector is that it has to increase the volume it recovers by at least 15Mt per annum to at least 58Mt to 60Mt every year, that is a 35% increase on the current 43.5Mt recovered. This is no small feat.
“While substantially more public and private resources are now being invested to divert organics from landfill and build processing capacity for paper, plastics, glass and tyres, it will only help grow the resource recovery volume by an estimated 5Mt per annum. That still leaves a further 10 Mt of waste that needs to be recovered if we are to achieve the 80% recovery target by 2030,” Mr Ralph said.
The Summit will analyse the current situation with data pulled from the National Waste Report, covering Waste Generated, Recycled and Landfilled across three waste streams Municpial Solid Waste; Commercial & Industrial and Construction & Demolition.