Registrations are now open for the eagerly-anticipated Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), to be held on 29-30 August in Sydney, NSW.

AWRE is Australia’s leading event showcasing the latest developments in waste, recycling and resource recovery. Visitors to the show can find cost-effective solutions and stay-up-to-date with the industry trends and policies. Now in its ninth year, AWRE connects all corners of the industry, including waste management professionals, commercial enterprises, industry associations and representatives from all levels of government.

Close to 2,000 waste management professionals, business leaders and government representatives are expected to attend the two-day event, which takes place at a vital time for Australia’s waste and recycling industry.

“With new regulations and China’s import ban turning Australia’s waste and recycling industry on its head, AWRE couldn’t come at a better time for industry professionals looking to improve their waste disposal and resource recovery,” says Andrew Lawson, AWRE event manager. “With current market challenges as they are, AWRE 2018 is set to be Australia’s most important waste management expo ever.”

AWRE connects industry professionals, service providers, product manufacturers and industry associations across the different waste streams, offering unique collaboration opportunities throughout the entire waste and recycling supply chain. The two-day event facilitates business opportunities for a more profitable and sustainable waste and recycling industry.

This year AWRE has brought together an impressive line-up of partners who will be able to bring invaluable industry know-how and expertise, and who will be sharing their insights and best practices at the event. These include:

  • The Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA).
  • The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).
  • Global GreenTag.
  • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA).
  • Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP).
  • Inside Waste.
  • MRA Consulting Group.

AWRE 2018 attendees can expect to discover an exciting showcase of innovative products, sustainable solutions and cutting-edge technology to collect, process and recycle waste across machinery and equipment, software and services, bins, vehicles, food and organics, and more.

Applied Machinery, Avian Machinery, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Method Recyling, Isuzu, Caterpillar, Sea Electric and Simpro are just some of the brands that will be on show on the exhibition floor at AWRE 2018. Simpro will be demonstrating the unique gravity-driven comb-hitch system of its new Hiflow bin lift, which grips waste bins without using expensive electric actuators.

“Hiflow is a seriously high-capacity bin lift system, which can basically plug-and-play with bulk waste processing equipment such as compactors,” says Simpro’s Customer Care Manager, Braden Simmons. “This means other OEMs can focus on what they do best, while the tricky business of safely emptying bins is handled by Simpro’s trusted hydraulic lifting expertise.”

The event’s free-to-attend Speaker Series will once again bring together an array of renowned industry leaders who are setting the agenda across Australasia’s waste and recycling industry at such a pivotal time. The UK’s leading plastics expert, Dr John Williams of Aquapak Polymers, will be answering the question ‘What is the role of Plastics in a Circular Economy?’

Other speakers will include: Tony Khoury, WCRA; Suzy Cenedese of Local Government NSW; Mike Ritchie of MRA Consulting Group; Brooke Donnelly, APCO; and Anne Prince of A Prince Consulting. These speakers and more are set to discuss the most topical trends, developments and strategies on the Australian waste and recycling landscape.

“New technology is fast-tracking growth, efficiency and sustainability in the waste management and recycling industry, which now employs more than 50,000 people in Australia,” explains Lawson. “AWRE is all about connecting industry professionals and government leaders with the best minds and innovations to ensure we help businesses reduce production and disposal costs, and increase competitiveness whilst leaving a better world for future generations.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo takes place on the 29-30 August at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour. Industry professionals can find out more and register free to attend at the AWRE website.