AIEN’s suite of communication channels provides updates on activities, forthcoming opportunities, events and the latest news.

  • AIEN Submission to inquiry into Australia’s Waste Management and Recycling Industries (Jan 2020) 30 January, 2020 - On Wednesday 23 October 2019 the Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, asking the Committee to inquire into and report on
  • From the Chair 16 December, 2019 - Another year has zipped by. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all those who directly supported the AIEN and its endeavours during 2019, and also to those who dedicated themselves to addressing the very real resource management
  • AIEN Submission to the Recycling and resource recovery infrastructure: Evidence base report (Oct 2019) 13 December, 2019 - Infrastructure Victoria has released its early findings for public comment in developing advice to government on how we can build a better recycling and resource recovery industry for Victoria. Their paper – Recycling and resource recovery infrastructure: Evidence base October
  • AIEN Submission to the COAG waste export ban consultation 3 December, 2019 - On 9 August 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed Australia should establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres, while building Australia’s capacity to generate high value recycled commodities and associated demand.
  • Implementing the COAG waste export ban on waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres 18 November, 2019 - All Australian governments are currently consulting industry, business and other stakeholders on implementation of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) agreement to ban exports of waste materials. Governments are seeking your views on next steps through a discussion paper. COAG
  • NSW Circulate Grant Round 3 applications closing soon – 25th October. 7 October, 2019 - Applications are now open for Round 3, Intake 6 of Circulate, the NSW Government’s  industrial ecology grant program. Grants of up to $150,000 are available to businesses, not for profit organisations, product stewardship groups, industry bodies and government organisations for
  • Sydney road drives world-first green concrete trial 9 September, 2019 - Concrete made using industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing is being used in a world-first green roads trial in Sydney. The City of Sydney is putting the environmentally friendly building product to the test on a busy
  • From the Chair 9 September, 2019 - We do indeed exist in a time of change! The pace of transformation in the resource management sector remains a challenge to all. The AIEN recognises opportunities available for creating change in both domestic and international contexts. Since Kurt penned
  • AIEN calls for a unified voice on the importance of EfW in a circular economy 29 August, 2019 - In a recently released report, The Role of Energy from Waste in a Circular Economy: Creating a stable project structure, the Australian Industrial Ecology Network (AIEN) urges State Governments, the resource recovery industry and all stakeholders to find a unified
  • AIEN Submission to the QLD Energy from Waste Policy Discussion Paper 26 August, 2019 - Energy from waste (EfW) refers to converting waste materials into fuels, or energy in the form of electricity, heat, or cooling. The Queensland Government has developed a discussion paper that outlines the proposed role for EfW in Queensland, how it