A free conference for the waste industry

Waste Expo

Thursday, 07 July, 2016

A free conference for the waste industry

Waste Summit 2016, held as part of Waste Expo from 4–5 October, is a free-to-attend conference on waste management and resource recovery. It is supported by EPA Victoria, the Clean Energy Regulator, ACT Government, City of Wodonga, Albury City, Corowa Shire, Indigo Shire Council, East Gippsland Shire Council and a number of key suppliers, industry consultants and industry groups.

The conference provides attendees with the opportunity to stay informed, learn from case studies and engage with peers. With over 16 seminar sessions to choose from, it covers case studies, regulations, trends, policy and opportunities and will stimulate thinking and discussion.

Sustainability Victoria’s Stan Krpan will deliver the opening address, providing an industry update on the waste and resource recovery agency’s programs, plans and learnings. This will be followed by an in-depth seminar detailing research results from Sustainability Victoria and CSIRO’s research partnership, exploring community attitudes and perceptions to waste and resource recovery.

In a panel featuring Cleanaway’s Nina McHardy, participants will discuss the Halve Waste three-bin organics system, how it was implemented and its first year of success, which saw over 18,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill and significant community behaviour change achieved. These results were achieved through a researched and targeted education and engagement campaign focusing on the barriers householders have to utilising the new system.

Another panel session providing insight will look at issues, drivers and solutions to apply the three Rs — reduce, re-use, recycle — to a circular economic model presented from four differing viewpoints: supplier, consultant, regulator and industry. Sessions such as the Clean Energy Regulator’s ‘Seeing Opportunities in Abatement’ and the ACT Government’s seminar covering the Actsmart Business Program will meanwhile provide valuable information for attendees.

With two full days of professional learning and over 100 brands on show, Waste Expo is an opportunity to stay informed. Attendees will learn of the latest industry developments and findings, discover innovative solutions and make invaluable long-term business connections.

The full conference program and online registration is now available on the event website.

What: Waste Summit @ Waste Expo
When: 4–5 October 2016
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Web: www.wasteexpo.com.au

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