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Welcome to Addressing Waste and Recycling Conference (AWARE 2023), the premier gathering of professionals and experts committed to transforming our waste management practices for a sustainable future. This conference aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange among industry leaders, researchers, policymakers, and environmental enthusiasts. Together, we will explore cutting-edge solutions, best practices, and emerging trends in waste management and recycling. By sharing their latest discoveries and engaging in fruitful discussions, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, establish connections, and collaborate with like-minded experts on a global scale. By attending the conference, you will gain access to the most cutting-edge information in the field, leaving you equipped with the most up-to-date insights. In addition to the remarkable scientific contributions, we encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the breath-taking and unique beauty of Melbourne.

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Join Us in Transforming Our Future:
The AWARE 2023 conference promises to be a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and inspiration. Together, let's explore innovative solutions, discuss best practices, and pave the way for a sustainable and waste-free future. Join us at the conference and be part of the transformative journey towards a greener planet.


Veena Sahajwalla
Veena Sahajwalla
Director of SMaRT at UNSW
Mark Barthel
Mark Barthel
COO at Stop Food Waste Australia
Steven Lapidge
Steven Lapidge
CEO at Fight Food Waste Ltd
Cate McQuillen
Cate McQuillen
Founder | Storyteller | Changemaker at Mememe Production
Edward Kosior
Edward Kosior
Managing Director, Nextek Limited and NEXTLOOPP
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How To Participate:


  • Keynote Speeches by Visionary Leaders: Hear from renowned visionaries and industry pioneers who have made significant contributions to waste management and recycling. Gain insights into their experiences, success stories, and future outlook.
  • Interactive Panel Discussions: Engage in lively discussions with experts from various sectors, including waste management companies, government agencies, environmental organizations, and technology innovators. Explore the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for transforming waste into valuable resources.
  • Technical Workshops and Demonstrations: Participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations to learn about the latest technologies, techniques, and best practices in waste management and recycling. Acquire practical skills and knowledge that can be implemented in your organization or community.
  • Research Presentations: Discover the latest research findings and scientific advancements in waste management and recycling through insightful presentations by researchers and academics. Gain a deeper understanding of the current state of the field and explore avenues for future research.
  • Exhibition Area: Explore the vibrant exhibition area, where leading companies and organizations will showcase their innovative products, services, and solutions related to waste management and recycling. Interact with industry experts, network with like-minded professionals, and discover cutting-edge technologies.
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy: Delve into the concept of a circular economy and its role in waste reduction and resource optimization. Learn how to integrate sustainable practices into your business models and daily life to minimize waste generation and maximize resource efficiency.
  • Policy and Regulation: Understand the role of policy and regulation in waste management and recycling. Gain insights into the latest legislative developments, explore successful case studies, and discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing effective waste management policies.
  • Community Engagement and Education: Explore strategies for engaging communities and raising awareness about waste management and recycling. Discover successful community-based initiatives and educational programs that promote behavioral change and foster a culture of sustainability.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse community of waste management professionals, environmentalists, policymakers, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Build new relationships, exchange ideas, and explore collaboration opportunities that can drive positive change in waste management practices.


The AWARE 2023 conference welcomes professionals, researchers, policymakers, and enthusiasts from various sectors, including:

Environmental and sustainability leaders

Waste management companies and professionals

Waste producers, repurposers and consumers

Environmental consultants and experts

Recycling and resource recovery organizations

Government agencies and policymakers

Innovators, entrepreneurs and strategic thinkers

Research institutions and academia

Technology providers and innovators

Private and public sector stakeholders

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and environmental advocates

Sustainability managers and professionals

Students and aspiring professionals interested in waste management and recycling

// Programs


Day - 2 [November 29, 2023]
  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Waste-to-Energy: Transforming Waste into Renewable Energy
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Phasing Out Problematic and Unnecessary Plastics
  • 11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee Break
  • 11:30 - 13:00 - Tackling Organic Waste to Prevent Climate Change
  • 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Global Perspectives on Waste Infrastructure: Critical Volume and Decision Making
  • 15:00 - 16:00 - Risk Management and Safety Measures: Ensuring a Secure and Protected Environment
  • 16:00 - 16:30 - Coffee Break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 - Digital Transformation in the Waste Industry: Streamlining Operations and Enhancing Efficiency

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