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Waste 2021 – Call for abstracts extended

Due to the strong interest in submitting abstracts for presenting at the Waste 2021 Conference, the deadline has  been extended until 5pm, Monday January 11.

The organisers have encouraged anyone who may have run out of time to take advantage of the extension and submit an abstract.

In a statement Waste 2021 said, “If you have an innovative project, an interesting case study or a new way of thinking, we would love to hear from you! Our 2021 conference will be a hybrid event whereby some sessions will be presented in a face to face format and others will be featured online. You will have the option to select your preferred presentation format when you submit your paper. Please note that due to capacity restrictions, co-presentations will not be considered at our face to face event, however they will be considered for online presentations.”

The program will focus on practical outcomes and include a combination of keynote addresses, case studies, streamed sessions, workshops and panel discussions, and will feature the following topics.

  • Aboriginal community waste management
  • Circular economy (inc implemented case studies & requisite legislation)
  • Collection (inc MUD’s successes/innovation, transient population areas)
  • CDS (inc innovation, learning & successes)
  • Economics (inc business cases, data gathering, statistics, monitoring performance)
  • Education (inc behaviour change, community engagement, social media)
  • Grants (inc major waste grants, outcomes and processes)
  • Infrastructure & planning (inc C&D guidelines, EfW, AWT & outputs)
  • Innovative projects (inc artificial intelligence, case studies)
  • Landfill
  • Litter & illegal dumping (inc new innovative & smart initiatives, surveillance)
  • National waste policies & programs
  • Organics (inc food waste, national food waste strategy collection, processing, pilot results)
  • Overseas experiences
  • Plastics (inc plastics recycling and ocean plastics)
  • Problem & hazardous waste (inc asbestos, chemical & clinical, e-waste, ocean plastics, paint, tyres etc)
  • Procurement
  • Product stewardship & extended producer responsibility
  • Recycling & resource recovery (inc Impact of National Sword, and reduced commodity prices, glass, reuse case studies, CRC’s)
  • Regional issues (inc collaboration, amalgamations)
  • Regulations & levies (inc monitoring & enforcement, legal decisions, packaging waste)
  • Social enterprise (inc case studies)
  • State based issues (inc media coverage, transportation between states, waste crime)
  • Strategic waste planning & policy
  • Technology
  • Tenders & contracts
  • Other