• The pandemic causes another postponement.
    The pandemic causes another postponement.

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) will no longer take place as scheduled, event organisers announced recently.

In the announcement, organisers said following the recent government advice on social distancing, travel restrictions, and the logistics required before the event, postponement is unavoidable.

“We are in uncharted territory and carrying on with the current dates would not be in the best interests of you or the rest of our community,” the organisers said.

“We are committed to finding a solution to deliver an event this year, to ensure business continuity to the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector. Details on when and where will be communicated directly with you in the next month.”

The expo was to take place on 26-27 August 2020. The event began 10 years ago and aims to be the premier business event for the waste, recycling, and resource recovery sector.

Food & Drink Business

Fine Food Australia has cancelled its 2020 trade show due to the reintroduction of stage three COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria. The show was scheduled to take place from 7-10 September in Melbourne.

Freedom Foods Group has advised the ASX that its voluntary trading halt will remain in place until 30 October while it investigates its financial position.

Bega Cheese has announced the reduction and consolidation of its processed cheese production, with 74 jobs to go at its Bega facility by Christmas.