2022 ENVIRO Conference

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you join us in Canberra on the 30-31 August for our national circular economy conference,  the 2022 ENVIRO Conference.



A circular economy (CE) is one where we utilise design to eliminate waste and pollution and keep materials at their highest and best value for as long as possible through mimicking natural regenerative systems.  

The 2022 Circularity Gap Report estimates that only 8.6% of materials globally are genuinely circular. Global consumption has reached 100 billion tonnes annually, of which 90% is wasted. With 70% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from material management there is an urgent need to transform the way we manage materials, and we can do so by designing differently and establishing systems that support repair, refurbishment, and re-use. 

However, doing this requires real change to the way we operate in Australia, where we currently rely heavily on the essential waste and resource recovery (WARR) industry to recycle and re-circulate materials. This is not a circular approach; rather, it is a closed loop model.  

The 2022 ENVIRO Conference is on the #WARR-path to drive that change - we will explore where the waste management hierarchy intersects with the circular economy, the role that industry, the community and government can play in transitioning Australia at a local, regional, and state level, and how we can become one common market that develops national strategic systems that value and manage materials. 

The 2022 ENVIRO Conference is proudly supported by:

Learn more about each of our sponsors and exhibitors here.


The two-day 2022 ENVIRO Conference program is packed with international and local industry experts covering key circular topics such as:

  • Insights and learnings from overseas
  • Policy and regulatory levers
  • The carbon equation
  • Finance and investment
  • Framework and metrics
  • Design, repair and share
  • Reuse, recycle, and regenerate

The full program is available here


Sponsor or exhibit at the 2022 ENVIRO Conference and give your organisation the opportunity to interact with a wide range of industry professionals, gain exposure and help raise awareness of your business, products and/or services.  Become involved and benefit from access to delegates from all levels of government and peak providers from within the waste and resource recovery sector.

For more information and/or to discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact [email protected] or click on the link below to download a copy of the prospectus.

Sponsorship and exhibition prospectus


QT Canberra | Conference and Welcome Function
The 2022 ENVIRO Conference is being held at the QT Canberra, central to everything Canberra has to offer and just a 10 minute drive from the airport.  Discounted room rates are available to conference delegates, clink on the link below for details.

National Museum Australia | Conference Dinner
Just a hop, skip and jump away from the QT (well, 2 minutes in the car and 15 minutes by foot) is the National Museum of Australia, where conference delegates will be treated to a 3-course dinner and drinks surrounded by treasures from the past at the official conference dinner.

For venue information and discounted room rates click here.


We look forward to welcoming you in-person to our COVID-Safe event. We have implemented a range of measures to ensure the safety of all attendees and staff.  Each of our venue partners have COVID-safe plans in place which meet the ACT Government’s COVID-19 safety requirements.

Keep up to date with all local COVID-19 data and requirements at act.gov.au


    Members Non-Members  Speakers
 Full Registration    $1,320  $1,670  $920
 2-Day    $1,100  $1,450  $770
 1-Day    $600  $775  $410
 Conference Dinner    $180  $180  $180
 Welcome Function    $80  $80  $80


Conference registrations include access to all sessions, trade exhibition, catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) and speaker presentations (post-conference). A full registration covers entry to all events, including the pre-conference welcome function, both conference days and the official conference dinner. 

Please note:

  • Payment is via credit card at the time of registration, or choose to 'pay later' and you'll receive an invoice.    
  • Cancellations must be notified in writing to WMRR at [email protected]. Cancellations received on or prior to the 22 August 2022 will receive a refund less a $150 administration charge. Refunds WILL NOT be issued for cancellations received after 22 August 2022, however substitutions are welcome at any time without penalty.
  • These conditions also apply to cancellations due to COVID-19.
  • A full refund will be issued for cancellations due to government-imposed travel restrictions.
  • Late fees apply to registrations received after 23 August 2022.
  • Delegate information will be shared with conference sponsors and exhibitors.  If you do not want to share your contact details please let us know at [email protected]


For all conference enquiries email the Events Manager at [email protected]
To register, login or create a new account.  

30/08/2022 - 31/08/2022
QT Hotel 1 London Circuit Canberra, ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA


Monday, 29 August 2022

Wednesday, 31 August 2022

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