AWRE ready to tackle key industry issues

The Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) is back for its 15th year, taking place at ICC in Sydney July 24-25, 2024. Presented by Diversified Communications, the exhibition, featuring the AWRE Summit, brings together policy makers, professionals, educators, and industry thought leaders to share ideas and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

The event makes a welcome return as Australians grapple with the increasing complexities surrounding waste and recycling, compounded by the collapse of soft-plastic recycling firms such as REDcycle. While the recycling rate in Australia is improving, the amount of waste generated continues to increase as the population grows, according to the 2022 National Waste Report.

AWRE 2024 will serve as a forum for leaders and professionals in the waste and recycling industry to convene, showcase and discover the latest innovations, and collaborate on initiatives to reduce Australia’s waste production and move toward a more circular future.

With inspiring talks from leading experts in the sector, including Suzanne Toumbourou, CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling, and Brett Lemin, Executive Director of Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW, the two-day live event helps form new connections and build strategies for a more sustainable and profitable economy.

“We’re at a critical time when the decisions we make can have a real impact on the future of our environment and economy,” said Ali Lawes, Event Director of AWRE.

“AWRE is an opportunity for the brightest minds in recycling and waste innovation across Australasia to come together, discuss the actions and find the solutions we need to implement today to build a brighter tomorrow. We look forward to seeing our returning attendees and new faces in Sydney this year and opening the floor for dynamic conversation.”

Also returning in 2024, the Innovations Pitch Fest provides a showcase opportunity for fledgling solutions for the waste and recycling industry to be presented by the individuals and companies leading them. The Innovation Pitch Fest will feature a line-up of 2024 Innovation Zone exhibitors. Directly after the pitch, judges will provide feedback criteria, including consumer need, innovation, point of difference, go-to-market strategy and product sustainability.

The winner of the Innovations Pitch Fest will receive a fully subsidised stand at the 2025 Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo.

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