Sardinia 2017 – 30th Anniversary

Start date: 02 Oct 17

End date: 06 Oct 17

Time: 5 days

Location: Forte Village Resort, Sardinia (Italy)

Conference | IWWG

Sardinia 2017 – 30th Anniversary

Following the incredible success of Sardinia 2015 / Arts Edition, which saw the participation of 732 delegates from more than 70 different countries from all the continents, we are proud to announce the 30th Anniversary of Sardinia Symposia, the reference forum for the international community since 1987.

Sardinia 2017 promises to be the most international and largest event of the year in the field of Waste Management and Landfilling. In line with tradition, the 16th edition of the conference will focus on advances of Waste Management science and technologies, presenting case studies and discussing key controversial subjects, sharing experiences from different countries, and assessing social and economical balances.

The conference will include oral sessions and specialised workshops for a total of eight parallel tracks, parallel events, practical design workshops, business to business meetings, discussion forums, a continuously accessible poster area and a wide exhibition space for companies working in the field of Waste Management. Prior to the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG.

Sardinia is unique in that almost all delegates stay within the premises of the Forte Village resort, where comfortable facilities and the frequency of meeting colleagues from all over the world, offer a great opportunity for networking.

Waste management policy and strategies • Need for appropriate and updated legislation • Public concern and education • WM assessment and decision tools • Producer responsibility • WM solutions for large cities • Waste transport and collection • Waste minimization and avoidance: large scale implementation • Circular economy and realistic approach • Final sink for residual waste • Link between production and recycling operators • Biological treatment and energy production • Advances in composting and anaerobic technologies • Biofuels from waste • Thermal treatment and advanced technologies • Sanitary landfilling • Technologies (pre- and in situ treatment) for landfill sustainability • Landfill mining • Long term fate of landfill structures: rethinking the design • Integrated wastewater and solid waste management • WM and climate change • Contaminants fate in materials recycling • WEEE • Nanotechnologies issues in WM • Plastics littering: biodegradable plastics is the solution • WM in developing and low income countries • Design workshops for sustainable WM

Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 1st 2017 following the detailed instructions on:

Australian Industrial Ecology Conference

Start date: 06 Sep 17

End date: 08 Sep 17

Time: 3 days

Location: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

AIEN Event | Conference

Australian Industrial Ecology Conference

The Australian Industrial Ecology Network is pleased to invite you to join us for the 6th Australian Industrial Ecology Conference to be held from 6 to 8 September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. The theme for the conference, Innovation, materials and resources in a circular economy, aims to showcase and promote leading industrial ecology projects and to inspire innovation in Australia.

This conference series promotes the practice of industrial ecology (IE) in Australia. Each event provides a stimulating forum in which ideas and opportunities can be presented and discussed. Conference presentations are focused on practical outcomes and solutions for managing wastes.

Unpacking Energy From Waste: The opportunities for SA

Start date: 31 Jul 17

End date: 01 Aug 17

Time: 1 1/2 days

Location: Crowne Plaza Adelaide

AIEN Event | Conference

Unpacking Energy From Waste: The opportunities for SA

The Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) is hosting a one and a half-day event to bring together industry and government professionals to explore the potential opportunities for energy from waste in the South Australian context.

Changes in government policy in recent years have created a renewed interest in energy from waste opportunities and consequently there is a significant discussion and under-preparedness in South Australia as we move as a community towards a beneficial reuse model.

This event will consider what has worked around the world and what we can learn, what are the barriers what questions to ask, and how to decipher the raft of technology options available.

Australian Waste to Energy Forum 2017

Start date: 22 Feb 17

End date: 23 Feb 17

Time: 2 days

Location: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

AIEN Event | Conference

Australian Waste to Energy Forum 2017

Building on the highly successful 2016 event, the Australian Industrial Ecology Network is pleased to invite you to join us for the 2nd Australian Waste to Energy Forum to be held on 22 & 23 February 2017 at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre.

This two-day event with a theme of Waste to Energy – What it means in the Australian context, will explore potential opportunities for the industry in Australia and what it might look like in the future.

Changes in government policy in recent years have created a renewed interest in energy from waste opportunities and Australia is now considered, internationally, to be a potential growth market.

Due to Australia’s unique conditions it is widely accepted that the Waste to Energy market will be different here than in other countries. This Forum will consider what has worked around the world and what we can learn from, what the barriers are and how to overcome these. Who are the stakeholders, what are their roles, how will they influence the industry and how does the plan for future energy requirements influence the development of a waste to Energy industry in Australia?

EIANZ Workshop: Why the Circular Economy is important to you

Date: 10 Nov 16

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: University of Technology, Ultimo (Sydney)


EIANZ Workshop: Why the Circular Economy is important to you

The circular economy is set to transform the way we design, use and reuse products and services. With implications in every facet of our life from our daily laundry habits through to the way we service our clients, understanding what the circular economy means to you and your work is crucial.

Join us to hear from a diverse range of panelists on how they have been contributing to the circular economy through business to business industrial ecology, mining waste and resources, to redesigning business models.

The panel discussion will present an opportunity to generate ideas and develop your journey towards a circular economy.

Our panel includes:

  • Candice Quartermain – Founder of Circular Economy Australia. Candice seeks to push the nation into innovation superdrive and kick-start traditional businesses into Silicon Valley thinking.
  • Kristy Green – Coles Sustainability Program Manager, driving pioneering new initiatives in the supermarkets journey to embedding reverse logistics and the value chain of resource outputs.
  • Prof Damien Giurco – Director (Innovation), Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) and leading the Wealth from Waste Cluster ISF, to identify pathways for creating wealth from waste containing metals, including e-waste.
  • Tom Davies – Director Edge Environment, leading the NSW EPA Circulate program to transform business as usual resource recovery with practical solutions across industry.

For more information and registration visit:

What on earth is the circular economy? Trends and ways that will disrupt business as usual

Date: 05 Oct 16

Time: 0845 - 1015

Location: Waste Expo, Melbourne

AIEN Event | Conference | Exhibition/Trade Show

This session, hosted by the AIEN, will present an overview of the Circular Economy (CE), addressing the history, principles, mechanisms, country-specific variants and current status. It will then consider CE in the Australian context and current trends and methods used. During the discussion that follows issues will be canvassed such as: Is the CE just another fad-like approach to recycling? Does it do any good? How does it work if we have no industry? What could be done instead?


  • Dr Robin Branson – DIrector, Qubator Pty Ltd & AIEN
  • Tom Davies – Chairman and Co-founder, Edge Environment
  • Dr Kaushik Sridhar – Corporate Citizenship Manager, KPMG Australia

Entry is within Waste Expo
Click here to register for your free show entry and avoid the queue on the day

AORA National Conference

Start date: 03 Aug 16

End date: 05 Aug 16

Time: 3 days

Location: Novotel, Parramatta


AORA National Conference

You and your colleagues are invited to the Annual AORA Conference from 3-5 August at the Novotel, Parramatta.  This year’s conference theme is COMPOST – Beyond Production.  Early bird discounts are currently available but only until 24th June 2016 so book now!

AORA has expanded this year’s national conference into a 3 day event which will start with a professional development workshop to facilitate market development and sales, followed by a full day conference and gala dinner before wrapping up on the Friday with the annual members’ meeting and tours of key western Sydney sites.  The full day conference on 4th August will consist of international keynote speakers including Dr Sally Brown , panels and focused sessions.

Please visit the AORA website for further details, the program and registration.

Opportunities for the Critical Decade – Decoupling Well-Being from Environmental Pressures and Impacts [Gordon Research Conference]

Start date: 19 Jun 16

End date: 24 Jun 16

Time: 6 days

Location: Stoweflake Conference Center Stowe, VT


Opportunities for the Critical Decade – Decoupling Well-Being from Environmental Pressures and Impacts [Gordon Research Conference]

The second wave of industrialization and urbanization in many developing countries, and continuing economic growth and consumption in industrialized countries, have led to an acceleration of natural resource use, climate change and a suite of related environmental impacts. The supply chains for natural resources have become more complex and it is harder today to gain knowledge about the environmental footprint of certain products and processes. While the industrialization of developing countries has lifted millions out of poverty it has also contributed to increased global environmental change. To reverse this trend, and to allow the global economy to stay within the limits of the Earth’s resources and ecosystems, the new sustainable development goals call for economic activity and consumption and production processes to be underpinned by large investment and appropriate policy settings to guide decoupling of economic activity from environmental pressure and impacts.