8th August 2017

MELBOURNE – Just under 2,000 waste management professionals, business leaders and government representatives will take ‘trash talking’ to a new level this month – participating in the eighth annual Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE).

The event showcases the most innovative products and technology in waste management and brings together leaders and experts focused on finding cost-effective solutions to Australia’s biggest waste and recycling challenges.

Expert speakers including Libby Chaplin, CEO of the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative, Rose Read, CEO of MRI E-cycle Solutions, Martin Tower, Executive Director of the Australian Organics Recycling Association, and Aquapak Polymers’ Dr John Williams, an expert on “the New Plastics Economy”, headline the line-up, looking to answer key questions currently facing the industry, including:

  • How can Australia prepare its recycling infrastructure for the future when the country is expected to generate 80 million tonnes of waste per year by 2040?
  • What should we be doing with our photovoltaic panels (PVs) once the equipment is no longer useable?
  • What are ‘smart plastics?’ and how could plastics that are 100% recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic change the way we live?

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