In a call to arms for waste warriors, Tamworth Regional Council is urging residents to turn trash into treasure.
The idea for a Waste Warrior Expo follows China’s National Sword Policy on waste and recycling in Australia.
The nation can no longer meet the strict requirements that allow recyclable material to be exported to China, so now Australians must find better ways to tackle waste at home, Tamworth Rotary Club of First Light member Richard Walker said.
“It is so vital that we continue to take the necessary action when it comes to endorsing and encouraging sustainable practice not only in the Tamworth region, but the whole of Australia,” he said.
“Waste is unavoidable, but if we can work to turn it into a valuable, reusable resource and keep it out of landfill then that’s what we are going to keep working towards.”
Tamworth Regional Council is on board with the initiative that aims to inform the public, industry and government on better ways to utilise waste.
It will also promote ways to live more sustainably.
The event guest and keynote speaker will be Craig Reucassel, the presenter of the War on Waste series and founding member of The Chaser.
The Tamworth Regional Council Waste Warriors Expo will be open to the public and will encourage strong participation from the local business community as well as school students.
The expo will also provide an opportunity for industry leaders and innovators to get together to share ideas, collaborate and build positive partnerships for the future of waste and sustainability in Australia.
It’s fantastic to partner with Tamworth Rotary Club of First Light, councillor Helen Tickle said.
“[And] to see all the hard work that all parties have put into this space being endorsed at the highest level,” she said.
“It is a testament to the fact that we are well on our way to achieving our goal of becoming a more sustainable region.”
“I’m delighted that we have managed to secure Craig as the keynote speaker for this event.
“His presence will ensure substantial interest both across the region and in the media and will keep this most important of issues firmly in the public eye.”
The Tamworth Regional Council Waste Warriors Expo will be held at Tamworth Jockey Club on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February.
For more information about The Tamworth Regional Council Waste Warriors Expo visit wastewarriorexpo.com.au or to find out more about sustainability across the region, contact council’s sustainability coordinator Tracey Carr on 6767 5555.