ON AUSTRALIA'S #WARR-PATH TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
A circular economy (CE) is one where we utilise design to eliminate waste and pollution and keep materials at their highest and best value for as long as possible through mimicking natural regenerative systems.
The 2022 Circularity Gap Report estimates that only 8.6% of materials globally are genuinely circular. Global consumption has reached 100 billion tonnes annually, of which 90% is wasted. With 70% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from material management there is an urgent need to transform the way we manage materials, and we can do so by designing differently and establishing systems that support repair, refurbishment, and re-use.
However, doing this requires real change to the way we operate in Australia, where we currently rely heavily on the essential waste and resource recovery (WARR) industry to recycle and re-circulate materials. This is not a circular approach; rather, it is a closed loop model.
The 2022 ENVIRO Conference is on the #WARR-path to drive that change - we will explore where the waste management hierarchy intersects with the circular economy, the role that industry, the community and government can play in transitioning Australia at a local, regional, and state level, and how we can become one common market that develops national strategic systems that value and manage materials.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Submissions closed Friday, 24 June 2022.
Late abstracts will considered at the discretion of the program committee. To submit a late abstract click here.
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNTIES
Sponsor or exhibit at the 2022 ENVIRO Conference and give your organisation the opportunity to interact with a wide range of industry professionals, gain exposure and help raise awareness of your business, products and/or services. Become involved and benefit from access to delegates from all levels of government and peak providers from within the waste and resource recovery sector.
For more information and/or to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact [email protected]
A COVID-SAFE EVENT
We look forward to welcoming you in-person to our COVID-Safe event. We have implemented a range of measures to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff. Each of our venue partners have COVID-safe plans in place which meet the ACT Government’s COVID-19 safety requirements.
Keep up to date with all local COVID-19 data and requirements at act.gov.au
Ends 25 July 2022
Conference registrations include access to all sessions, trade exhibition, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) and speaker presentations (post-conference). A full registration covers entry to all events, including the pre-conference welcome function, both conference days and the official conference dinner.
For all conference enquiries email the Events Manager at [email protected]