Queensland Secondary Resources Forum


Bundaberg Multiplex Centre, Bundaberg, QLD

Start Date:

26 April 2018

End Date:

27 April 2018


Waste Recycling Industry Association (QLD)


07 3375 6961






Taking place during the afternoon of Thursday, April 26 and the morning of Friday, April 27 at the newly commissioned Bundaberg Multiplex Entertainment Precinct, this important event, hosted by WRIQ, and with support from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science and Bundaberg Regional Council, will focus on Queensland Secondary Resources and Kerbside Recycling solutions that address the continuing impacts from international challenges.

The decision by the Chinese government to tighten its quality specifications on imported recyclables, coupled with our limited domestic recycling capability, provides an opportunity for Queensland to lead the nation by growing our local reprocessing and reuse capability and increasing investment and jobs in the sector.

This Forum will deliver an impressive line-up of local and international keynote speakers and industry experts. They will present practical insights and outcomes that outline how Queensland can deliver a new recycling business environment. The presentations will focus on reducing the challenges we face from the Chinese National Sword policy and look to alternative domestic solutions for collected recyclables and their limited markets and how we can maintain the community's confidence in our kerbside and commercial recycling systems and services.

The conference format will consist of:

• Day 1 (afternoon) - key note presentations and other presentations giving international and domestic perspectives and how Queensland, with the right policy settings, can develop a strong recyclables processing and reuse market. Presenters will include speakers from the energy, metals and plastics industries as well as MRF operators.

• Day 2 (morning) - will focus on the State Government policy updates and includes a workshop that will discuss and produce solutions and opportunities to deliver back to the Government for its consideration and inclusion in policy.