The Waste Strategy Summit starts today with a pre-conference workshop, with the event itself starting tomorrow. It provides an annual meeting place where environmental/sustainability leaders, policymakers, stakeholders from private and public sectors, innovators, entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers come together to exchange ideas, collaborate on new projects and access the companies, technologies and strategies they need to improve their waste management.
Over the past four years, Waste Strategy Summit has been connecting, inspiring and driving positive outcomes for attendees, partners and speakers.
Speakers include a range of industry specialists, association representatives, as well as academics. This includes Ali Abbas from the University of Sydney, Vikas Ahuja from Tetra Pak, ANSTO’s general manager of Waste Services Paul Berghofer, APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly, the executive director of Plastic Oceans Australia, and Soko Made, city government zero waste senior coordinator from the San Francisco Department of Environment.
A huge range of topics will be covered at the event and include Taking on the Challenge of Soft Plastics in Australia, Filling the Knowledge Gaps in the Circular Economy, Product Stewardship and Reducing Waste Packaging in Australia and Addressing Construction and Demolition Waste – the Issues, Barriers and Solutions.
Technology and its place in the waste industry will also have a part to play in the conference with the topic Unleashing the Power of AI to Manage Australian Waste being discussed.
The physical event will be held at the Crown Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour.