Many AORA members have attended one of our webinars showcasing our recent report,
The Economic Contribution of the Australian Organics Recycling Industry. If you haven’t yet, book yourself in for a webinar via the links in this newsletter. The webinars are free for AORA members and sponsors.
This report is a vital snapshot of the current economic and environmental contribution of our industry, and also a preview of what that contribution could be if we grow the industry through better, more collaborative government relationships.
The report is the first of four fundamental documents which the AORA Board and staff have been working on for several months. Having established the current status of the industry, a further report will then look at the current capacity of the industry to take more feedstock and produce more product, and identify the gaps which need to be filled to achieve a much higher recovery rate nationally.
A third document – our national public policy document – will take the data from both reports and outline a 20-year vision for the industry, with some ambitious targets and strong recommendations for better government policy, legislation, and regulation. That document will be about how our industry and governments nationally, at all three tiers, must collaborate to grow a much larger, more sustainable, and more profitable organics recycling industry. It will form the basis of our external communications and government advocacy for several years to come.
Both these documents will be launched to our members in the coming few months.
In the meantime, AORA as a business and as a member association has to get right the basics of business, member servicing, and communications. This is the reasoning behind our new
AORA Strategic Plan 2020-2023, which outlines the measures we will take to deliver a stronger and better AORA.
The Strategic Plan has three overarching objectives, each accompanied by three year targets:
- AORA is the national voice of the organics recycling industry and is recognised as such by government and the community.
- AORA defines and champions a future where recycling of organic materials is maximised and optimised.
- AORA is a successful and sustainable business with outstanding delivery of member needs.
The Plan also outlines in detail the Year One projects which will start us down the road towards the stronger AORA we all want to build. The Strategic Plan will be rolled out to AORA members via webinars in June, with dates to be advised via email next week. I look forward to discussing the Plan, and what it means for AORA’s future, with each of you soon.
As always, don't hesitate to call or email me if you would like to discuss any issues,
or 0458 404 898.
National Executive Officer