Key environmental and sustainability concerns will be addressed in detail at the 2018 Waste Strategy Summit next month in Sydney.

Waste has become a leading issue for both businesses and governments, as the cost of managing waste increases following the China ban.

The Waste Strategy Summit has been designed for executives working within waste management, recycling, resources recovery, and environment sustainability departments from across all sectors in Australia, who are looking to improve their waste management operations.

The Summit presents waste management in its entire complexity following the waste hierarchy, with case studies illustrating how to prevent, recycle and recover the most common waste.

Attendees will learn how large organisations such as IKEA, Lendlease, the Hilton and Officeworks as well as local councils are implementing smart waste management strategies to both improve outcomes for their stakeholders and reduce costs.

The Summit will be held from 26-28 June at the Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney. Find more information here.

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