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AWRE Summit gets serious

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There is just one month to go before the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) 2023 gets underway at Sydney’s ICC from July 26-27, included at the event is a full-day summit.

One of last year’s most popular events was the half-day summit, which covered off a lot of topical issues. Due to the popularity of the event, the organisers have extended it to a whole day for 2023.

“We’ve got the support of NWRIC, WCRA and Australian Council Of Recycling (ACOR),” said Sofie Teh, product manager for AWRE and Circularity at Diversified Communications (Divcom), the company hosting the event.

“This time [ACOR CEO] Suzanne Toumbourou has been part of the curation, which is great, because we wanted to do a deep dive into recycling as well. Last year, we focused on the three different waste streams. This year, the title of the summit is “Australia’s Reality Check – Recycling and Residuals.”

According to Divcom, it will “call on the state of our current resource recovery system in Australia. Delving into the roadblocks hindering investment, residuals management, and infrastructure challenges. It will be a crucial platform for exploring solutions to overcome the existing hurdles, and drive visionary leadership for effective structural reform”.

“It’s about taking it to the next step,” said Teh. “Because, beyond just talking about it, we want people to actually have an open forum for discussion as well as interact with the panellists we will have.”

As well as the summit, there will also be a range of exhibitors covering off all aspects of the waste and resource recovery industry. There are a still a few spots available, with Teh confident they will be filled before the start of the exhibition.



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