Waste Management Association of Australia rebrands

The new name reflects the waste association’s growing membership.

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has changed its name to the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR).

WMRR said the new name, chosen and adopted by its members, reflects the needs of the association’s growing membership and acknowledges the ever-increasing participation by MRFs, reprocessors and remanufacturers.

In addition to the rebranding, WMRR will soon launch a new working group (the resource recovery and market development working group) in each state to bring all elements of the supply chain to the table.

An energy from waste working group will also be created, operating in place of what was formerly the RER working group.

WMRR CEO Gayle Sloan said the working groups and branch committees form the backbone of the association and in 2019, will continue to collaborate through a variety of forums such as networking events and meetings, as well as influence policy settings through a raft of important measures, from policy submissions to position papers.

“Another initiative to look forward to is the development of an accreditation program to develop the industry’s professional skills and recruitment of a training and development manager will soon commence,” Sloan said.

Work is also progressing on a number of conferences and events, including the 2019 Australian Landfill and Transfer Stations Conference in March, the 2019 Energy from Waste Conference in August, and the various state-based Women of Waste breakfast events.

“WMRR is determined to make 2019 a year of action and will continue to pressure the Federal Government to get on with the job and act on the key positions that WMRR has consistently been advocating for in order to drive investment, economic and job growth as well as protect the community and environment.”

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