NWRIC empowered to begin policy development
The National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) has received support from Australia’s largest waste management companies – and has begun operations.
A new body working to create a cohesive national vision for Australia’s waste management industry, the NWRIC has officially formed, following the first meeting of its executives in Sydney on 13 February 2017.
The Council will be empowered to begin its work thanks to the support of its national members – Alex Fraser Group, Cleanaway, J. J. Richards and Sons, Solo Resource Recovery, Suez, Toxfree, Remondis, ResourceCo and Veolia.
“The waste and recycling industry needs a national voice to advocate for a fair, sustainable and prosperous industry for all stakeholders,” says Phil Richards, chairman of the NWRIC’s host association board.
“Australia’s waste management industry is an essential service, and through the NWRIC, we will be asking the Commonwealth along with state governments to support our initiatives to take the industry forward,” he says.
The NWRIC will serve waste management enterprises by creating industry-led policy. The Council will be led by newly appointed CEO Max Spedding, and supported by secretariat manager Alex Serpo.
The NWRIC will work in close partnership with jurisdictional affiliates. This partnership will allow the Council to represent and canvas concerns from many of Australia’s 450 small and medium sized waste management enterprises. Together, state affiliates and the national office will coordinate to create, and advocate for, cohesive national policy.
From today, the Council will commence working to create, share and build support for policy positions which will move the industry forward. Initial areas of focus include better planning, a fair market, the national harmonisation of the regulations governing the industry and effective policing of standards.
The Council welcomes dialogue with waste management companies seeking involvement with the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council, and enquiries and feedback from stakeholders.
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