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Nominations open for 2024 Waste Awards

Nominations are open for the 2024 Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards (WIRA). On the back of a successful 2023 event, the 2024 awards are expected to garner even more interest as the waste and resource recovery sector ramps up new infrastructure to meet the many recycling and diversion targets set by both federal and state governments.

Held in conjunction with the Waste Australia Expo, the awards will take place in Melbourne on October 23, 2024, with a venue yet to be finalised.

Industry heavyweights Veolia, REMONDIS, Visy and Re-Group have already signed on as sponsors, with more looking to join the event.

Categories for the Waste Innovation and Recycling Awards include Outstanding WARR Project (Metro), Outstanding WARR Project (Regional/Rural), Operational Excellence, Innovation, Outstanding Facility, Young Professional, Woman of Waste, Community Engagement, WIAR Workplace of the Year, and Leader of the Year. The 2023 awards had a list of outstanding nominations and finalists in all categories, and organisers expect the 2024 event to exceed those numbers.

“The 2023 awards night was a highlight of our events calendar,” said Awards Manager Chloe Armstrong. “It is a very competitive industry, which was evidenced by the quality and number of nominations we received. It is not only a great event to highlight some of the inspiring ideas, people and innovations happening within the industry, but also an ideal opportunity to network with peers and friends.”

The nomination form can be found here

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