Waste Summit Strategy postponed until October

Due to the evolving situation in relation to the recent COVID-19 outbreak and health advice, Quest Events has postponed the event initially scheduled for 20-22 July to 19-21 October.  Please be assured that the health and safety of our attendees, speakers and staff are of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to monitor governmental regulations and advice regarding the running of live events accordingly.

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What happens to MRFs when a CDS is implemented?

A Container Deposit System (CDS) is a great idea, but there also has to be changes to other parts of the waste collection equation – such as MRFs – when such a system comes into play. Speaking at the Victorian Waste Management Association conference, consultant Anne Prince asked the question “What changes are there to …

Profile: Australasian Specialty Coatings

When was Australasian Speciality Coatings and founded and why?
Australasian Speciality Coatings was founded in 2003, the business was created after the CEO Louis Longhi spotted a gap in the market for protection of waste facilities.  He noticed that concrete floors, leachate ponds, bunds, and steel platforms were being eroded and eaten away by aggressive waste streams and mechanical movements.  The business was created to protect floors from assets not meeting their life span.
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The future of waste infrastructure

The evolution of sustainable practices, which include waste management, within the infrastructure sector in Australia and New Zealand presents a huge opportunity to make real and valuable long-term positive benefits for the environment. The industry is at cross-roads and through innovation, investment and most importantly, partnerships. We are moving towards a future where we look …

Plastic Waste CRC bid to support zero plastic waste

Griffith University along with nine universities across Australia brought top world-class researchers to join with key industries including Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, National Retail Association, World Packaging Organisation, Australian Industrial Ecology Network, Australian Institute of Packaging, Queensland Farmers’​ Federation, Australian Organics Recycling Association Limited, Keep Australia Beautiful, NRM-Regions QLD to tackle our current plastic waste issues and positioning Australia as a global leader.

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Wasted Space: Victorian CDS Schemozzle

Dear Minister, well, well, well. Talk about setting the cat among the pigeons, or should I say, single-use plastics among recyclables. There’s been a bit of an ado within the waste sector about container deposit schemes (CDS). Unlike home, where everybody know their place in Her Majesty’s United Kingdom, it seems our antipodean cousins are …