The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) back!

  • July 09, 2024

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE), the premier business trade event for the waste, recycling, and resource recovery sector, is back for its 15th year, taking place at ICC in Sydney July 24-25, 2024.

  • eWaste, Food + Organic Waste Solutions, Software + Technologies, and Medical Waste are among the sectors attending and joining forces to transition towards a circular economy and future.
  • Federal and local government officials expected to present keynote speeches; discussion panels to feature Australian Council of Recycling, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, NSW Fire Rescue, and others.

Sydney, April 30, 2024:  Presented by Diversified Communications, the exhibition, featuring the AWRE Summit, brings together policymakers, professionals, educators, and industry thought leaders to share ideas and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

The event makes a welcome return as Australians grapple with the increasing complexities surrounding waste and recycling, compounded by the collapse of soft-plastic recycling firms like REDCycle. While the recycling rate in Australia is improving, the amount of waste we’re generating continues to increase as our population grows, according to the 2022 National Waste Report.

AWRE 2024 will serve as a forum for leaders and professionals in the waste and recycling industry to convene, showcase and discover the latest innovations, and collaborate on initiatives to reduce Australia’s waste production and move toward a more circular future. With inspiring talks from leading experts in the sector, including Suzanne Toumbouro, CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling, and Brett Lemin, Executive Director of Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW, the two-day live event helps form new connections and build strategies for a more sustainable and profitable economy.

“We’re at a critical time when the decisions we make can have a real impact on the future of our environment and economy,” said Ali Lawes, Event Director of Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo.

“AWRE is an opportunity for the brightest minds in recycling and waste innovation across Australasia to come together, discuss the actions and find the solutions we need to implement today to build a brighter tomorrow. We look forward to seeing our returning attendees and new faces in Sydney this year and opening the floor for dynamic conversation.”

Exhibitors on the show floor will hail from various sectors within waste and recycling including:

  • Bins, Waste Collection + Waste Products
  • eWaste
  • Food + Organic Waste Solutions
  • Machinery + Equipment
  • Recycled Products + Materials
  • Software + Technologies
  • Medical Waste
  • + more

Also returning in 2024, the Innovations Pitch Fest provides a showcase opportunity for fledgling solutions for the waste and recycling industry to be presented by the individuals and companies leading them. The Innovation Pitch Fest will feature a line-up of 2024 Innovation Zone exhibitors. Directly after the pitch, judges will provide feedback criteria, including consumer need, innovation, point of difference, go-to-market strategy and product sustainability. The winner of the Innovations Pitch Fest will receive a fully subsidised stand at next year’s Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo.

AWRE 2024 is supported by the Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association, Australian Council of Recycling,  National Waste and Recycling Industry Council, Australian Organics Recycling Association, Australian Institute of Packaging, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation, National Retail Association, Good Environmental Choice Australia, Global GreenTag, Art of Diversion,  Government News, Green Review, Inside State Government, Inside Waste, Laying Waste Media, Local Government Focus, and Waste Management Review.

Major sponsors include New South Wales Environment Protection Authority, Isuzu and FleetCard.


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