In early 2020, AORA commissioned a study from Australian Economic Advocacy Solutions (AEAS) entitled The Economic Contribution of the Australian Organics Recycling Industry. The resulting report, published in March 2020, details the considerable macroeconomic contribution of the industry: over 4,845 jobs, $366 million in wages and salaries, $1.9 billion in supply chain opportunities and $724 million in industry value add to the Australian economy.
As a result of the successful rollout of that report and following broad discussion of the need to establish the productive capacity of the industry and to identify key gaps, AORA has commissioned a further study from AEAS to examine the organic recycling industry’s existing and potential capacity. The study will provide an independent and robust assessment of the industry’s ability to step up as an economic, employment and environment provider of benefit. It will examine the industry’s capacity nationally, and in each state and territory.
AEAS has commenced work on this study with the final report deliverable in September. We have implemented agreements with two government environment agencies to become partners in the delivery of this study and we are continuing discussions with other states to also join the work.
If you haven’t already heard from Nick Behrens of AEAS, inviting you to contribute to this study, you will soon. Any data you provide will be seen exclusively by AEAS: it will not be provided to AORA staff, Directors or Members. You can rest assured of your personal and business confidentiality when you contribute to this vital project.
I look forward to sharing its results with AORA members in a few weeks
As always, don't hesitate to call or email me if you would like to discuss any issues, email@example.com
or 0458 404 898.
National Executive Officer