Waste Expo Australia will showcase sustainable technology innovations
Waste Expo Australia, the country’s foremost waste, recycling and resource recovery trade conference, has revealed the keynote speakers and list of exhibitions to be displayed at the October conference at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Leading brands, such as Caterpillar, Bost Group, Cleanaway and Manitou Group, will showcase new technologies, prototypes, products and processes set to change waste management and resource recovery in Australia.
A selection of visionaries will keynote Australia’s largest free-to-attend waste management conference and offer insightful keynote presentations, practical case studies, lively panel sessions and insightful white paper discussions. The key 2017 speakers are:
- Max Spedding, National Waste and Recycling Industry Council – The future of waste and recycling in Australia,
- Grant Musgrove, Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) – Understanding the Victorian Sustainability Priority Fund,
- Nina Thomas, Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group – Supporting the collection and recovery of flexible plastics,
- Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group – Moving away from Weight Based Billing, and
- Carmel Dollisson, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP) – Building a Better e-Waste Scheme for Australia.
The expo has also revealed the latest Australian and global technology innovations to be featured at Waste Evolution, a feature showcase that will be on display at next month’s event.
To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October, Waste Evolution will showcase new technologies, prototypes, products and processes set to change waste management and resource recovery in Australia.
A series of hands-on demonstrations and case study-led seminar sessions will feature:
- Deakin University’s 3D printer, which is bringing clean water to the Pacific and cleaning up plastic waste;
- Green Eco Technologies’ new WasteMaster waste processing system, which reduces the weight and volume of food waste by up to 80 percent;
- Newtechpoly’s home-grown Aussie technology PolyWaste, which economically turns plastic litter such as what is washed up on beaches, into furniture and value-added plastic products;
- The first solar generation system of its kind on an Australian landfill, designed and implemented by Joule Energy;
- Alter NRG’s Plasma Gasification, which enables conversion of multiple waste streams into gas turbines, liquid fuel technologies, fuel cells and renewable hydrogen;
- WastAway’s patented processing system, which sustainably handles municipal solid waste using a unique hydrothermal system to achieve zero landfill growth;
- Replas’ sustainable solution to the major issue of plastic use increasing worldwide; and
- Bioelektra Group’s waste treatment technology, which unveils resource potential in waste by achieving a diversion rate of more than 96 per cent from landfill.
John Gorton, executive director, Reed Exhibitions Australia, says, “Waste Expo Australia brings together pioneering companies and solutions in the waste industry that are helping to drive a greener economy. The event gives visitors the chance to learn about and see firsthand the latest innovations in the business of waste management. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to share their knowledge and educate the industry on waste-related technologies with thousands of potential customers, investors, collaborators and contacts.”
Waste Expo Australia will feature in excess of 70 exhibitors, with more than 50 of these companies presenting their latest innovations for the first time at a major event in Victoria this year.
Visitors at next month’s exhibition and conference will have the opportunity to hear from more than 35 of the sector’s most reputable leaders as part of Waste Summit, a seminar program brought to you by Volvo Trucks. The program is the largest free-to-attend waste management conference in Australia, with 30 topical and interesting sessions and offering insightful keynote presentations, practical case studies, lively panel sessions and informative white paper discussions.
Waste Summit provides an opportunity for attendees to learn from industry peers and stay informed across areas including policy, legislation, circular economy, waste-to-energy, solid waste management, new technologies and advancements.
Waste Expo Australia is free-to-attend and will be co-located with All-Energy Australia 2017, the largest clean energy and renewables event in Australia, as part of Australian Sustainability Week. To register for Waste Expo Australia, please visit www.wasteexpoaustralia.
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