WMRR welcomes new Peak Industry Member, Re.Group

5 July 2021

Re.Group has today joined the ranks of SUEZ, Cleanaway, ResourceCo, and Remondis as a Peak Industry Member of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.

Re.Group is an Australian company that specialises in recycling and resource recovery. The company has rapidly grown over the last few years and now has a footprint in five (5) states and more than 450 direct employees.

Re.Group owns and operates significant resource recovery infrastructure, including multiple MRFs and a FOGO facility, which combined, provide processing services to more than 1.5 million Australians. Its Return-It division is the nation’s biggest operator of staffed container refund depots, handling millions of containers a day across a network of refund points throughout the ACT, NSW, Queensland, and WA.

“On behalf of our members, I would like to thank Re.Group for its confidence in, and commitment to, WMRR. Re.Group has long supported the Association, including on the Board with Mr Garth Lamb recently finishing his two (2) terms as National President. It is pleasing to see a continuation of this leadership and support through Re.Group’s Peak Industry membership,” WMRR CEO, Ms Gayle Sloan, said.

WMRR has grown from strength to strength, through its policy and advocacy efforts, increased engagement with members across state-based and national networks, strong technical webinars, conferences, and events, and as a repository of information and knowledge. With engagement continuing to grow, WMRR is proud to now have five (5) of Australia’s most dynamic WARR companies on its Board, with these companies covering the breadth and depth of our essential industry.

“As per our Constitution, WMRR can invite up to five (5) Peak members and companies are accepted only if they meet the criteria assessed by the Board of their WARR businesses in Australia,” Ms Sloan explained.

Re.Group Chief Development Officer, Mr Garth Lamb, will return to the Board, joining Remondis CEO, Mr Bjoern Becker, ResourceCo CEO - Energy Systems, Mr Henry Anning, Cleanaway Head of Corporate Affairs, Mr Mark Biddulph, and CEO of SUEZ, Mr Mark Venhoek as a Peak Director on the Board, effective from the 17 August 2021 board meeting.

“We welcome back Mr Lamb, who had the shortest break as WMRR director in our Association’s history. And we welcome all Re.Group employees as WMRR members and look forward to seeing you at our various working group meetings, events, and more,” Ms Sloan said.