Packaging has number of important functions in our modern lifestyle. It plays a significant role in reducing food waste, managing hazardous goods and protecting life-saving medicine. Over 5 million tonnes of packaging is used in Australia annually. Only half was recycled after use; the remainder ends up in landfill, in our waterways, or scattered across our land. Plastic packaging, in particular, is extremely wasteful and impacts earth’s ecosystems, on which we depend. Due to poor product design and lack of political, economic and scientific infrastructure, the majority of plastic waste is sent to landfills or disposed of into the environment.Our natural environment isn’t the only casualty of poor packaging management and recovery. Building a new and sustainable system in Australia will bring powerful opportunities for community impact, job creation and economic growth.Gaining an understanding of the issues surrounding packaging waste is the first step in mitigating it.We have invited two Australian experts: Prof Pierre Pienaar, President of the World Packaging Organisation; and Ms Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association, to talk about the current issues in packaging and sustainable packaging within Australia and around the world. This will be following with a vibrant panel discussion involving representatives from industry, government and end-users. More details at: now at: ... See MoreSee Less

Friday 5th Mar, 2021  ·  

FWR2021 is right around the corner! Have you registered yet? Register now at: #fwr2021 #WriQ #QFF #Aien ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday 24th Feb, 2021  ·  

We are counting down the days until the only event combining the waste and secondary resources sector and Queensland’s primary producers.Join us at FWR2021 for three days of the latest industry developments, innovations and networking. Register now at: the program now at #FWR #FWR2021 #WRIQ #QFF #AIEN ... See MoreSee Less

Monday 22nd Feb, 2021  ·  

A $35 million grant program, Remanufacture NSW Round 1, has opened for applications today. The program supports NSW resource recovery infrastructure development and trials to respond to the regulation of the export of glass, plastic, tyres and paper and cardboard under the Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020. The program offers funding in two streams. • Stream 1 - Infrastructure projects (Grants of between $100,000 and $5 million are available for Stream 1)• Stream 2 – Trials (Grants of between $50,000 and $1 million are available for Stream 2)Applications close at 3 pm, Friday 26 March 2021. To find out more about the program, and how to apply, please go to webinar will be held on Thursday 04 February 2021 from 10 am to 11 am. The webinar will provide more information about the program and provide opportunities for questions. Register to attend the information session on more information, please contact the Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Unit, email, or phone (02) 9995 6179 or (02) 9995 6920. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday 22nd Jan, 2021  ·