I am writing this during the Waste2021 Conference in Coffs Harbour, in-between meeting people from all parts of the waste and recycling industries. It is good mingle face-to-face after 15 months of Zoom overload.
What is becoming clear is that everyone wants to talk organics. Our industry - the work we do and the opportunities we represent - is the flavour of the month. It’s an opportunity too good to miss, and how appropriate that it’s happening in International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW, 2-8 May)!
For ICAW 2021, the world’s leading organics recycling industry associations have joined together to highlight the economic and environmental value of organics recycling. You can read more about this collaboration below.
AORA’s recent industry capacity study found that the industry is capable of processing an additional 51% of organic materials given the capacity of their existing operations. This means that there is significant inherent growth capacity, but also a real need for new investment if we are to achieve a 95% organics recycling rate by 2031.
How do we achieve this? Come to the AORA 2021 Annual Conference to find out. It’s Australia’s biggest and most important organics recycling event, with a stunning lineup of national and international leaders in our industry and beyond.
It’s an opportunity to meet friends and colleagues face to face, and enjoy a fantastic program of speakers, as well as the spectacular location in the heart of Hunter wine country. See more at aoraconference.com.au
National Executive Officer