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ACEC 2020

The 2nd Australian Circular Economy Conference (ACEC) partnered with universities, government, and industry leaders in the Asia-Pacific region to deliberate on the progress, innovation, and benefits of a circular economy. This conference spotlighted the industries and businesses actively using circular economy principles. ACEC 2020 was held virtually, allowing audiences from all around the world to join.

The conference was co-hosted by the Waste Transformation Research Hub, the Sydney Knowledge HubAPRU Sustainable Waste Management, and NSW Circular.

ACEC 2020 Organising Committee

Associate Professor Ali Abbas (Chair)
The University of Sydney

Rupal Ismin (Co-Chair)
Sydney Knowledge Hub

Lisa McLean (Co-Chair)
NSW Circular

Yong Sik Ok (Co-Chair)
Sustainable Waste Management APRU

Sarah Lacroix
Sydney Knowledge Hub

Sandra Margon
International and Research Partnerships

Sally Hill
NSW Circular

Laura Carroll
NSW Circular

Kumuduni Niroshika Palansooriya
Korea University

ACEC 2018

The 1st Australian Circular Economy Conference was held at Mercure Kooindah Waters, Central Coast, 19-20 November 2018.

This conference was organised by the Waste Transformation Research Hub and was supported by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, within the NSW Department of Industry. The inaugural conference focused on topics such as:

  • Technology: State of the art in consumer product design and waste processing technologies
  • Digital Circular Economy: the three Cs in waste data: clarity, consistency, connectivity
  • Policy: Circular economy policy and implications on waste prevention, recovery and energy from waste (EfW)
  • Transitioning: Business infrastructure and the circular economy
  • ACEC 2018 Organising Committee

    Associate Professor Ali Abbas (Chair)
    The University of Sydney

    Professor Dianne Wiley
    The University of Sydney

    Dr Alejandro Montoya
    The University of Sydney

    Dr Qianhong She
    The University of Sydney

    Professor Damien Giurco
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

    Dr Nick Florin
    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

    Dr Ron Wainberg
    MRA Consulting Group