The last quarter has been a busy period for the team, as we have promoted our services and brand to industry and public audiences in Australia and New Zealand. We participated in three high profile events where we took the opportunity to deliver presentations, lead panel discussions and presented TechCollect’s range of services at trade stands.

ANZRP TechCollect trade stand at WasteMINZ in New Zealand
ANZRP/TechCollect trade stand at WasteMINZ in New Zealand

Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

This year’s Expo was based in Sydney at the Darling Harbour Convention & Exhibition Centre on August 31. Joining 97 other national and international exhibitors, ANZRP/TechCollect promoted its services through a dedicated trade display, to 2461 visitors in total.

ANZRP CEO Warren Overton participated in a panel discussion entitled Used Electronics – Beyond Recycling: How reuse and repair contribute to circular action. Warren’s contribution in this forum was well received with his comments being published in the online edition of Inside Waste.

ANZRP was also supported by the University of New South Wales SMaRT Centre, who demonstrated their 3D print micro-factory capabilities at our trade stand. The team 3D printed models of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, lending itself well to TechCollect’s recent recycling milestone – since inception TechCollect has recycled enough steel content from e-waste to rebuild the Harbour Bridge.


Waste Expo Australia

Waste Expo Australia is the most significant waste, recycling and renewable energy event in Melbourne.  This year’s event on October 3rd and 4th was its largest yet, with 150 organisations exhibiting and over 4500 trade visitors in attendance. ANZRP TechCollect promoted its services through a dedicated trade stand, and hosted a discussion panel at the Waste Summit conference chaired by Warren Overton.

Delivered to a spilling auditorium of 160+ attendees, the discussion panel entitled National and Victorian e-waste initiatives and policies and new advanced technologies, was well received. Warren was joined by Michael Dudley (Project Adviser Product Stewardship – Sustainability Victoria), Dr. Will Barker (Founder and CEO Mint Innovation), Dr Veena Sahajwalla (Director of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology – UNSW), and Tim Sheldon-Collins (Sales Manager – South East Toxfree). The Victorian e-waste ban that will come into effect in July 2019 was a focus of the discussion, and there was resounding agreement that collaboration between industry and government will be key to its success.

The location of ANZRP’s stand adjacent to the Waste Summit conference auditorium meant we were visible for the duration of each seminar. This contributed majorly to the high level of interest we received from local government, recyclers and industry representatives. We have booked the same location for 2019’s Expo which is to be held on October 24th and 25th.



WasteMINZ Conference (New Zealand)

Held in Christchurch on November 5-8, the Waste Management Industry New Zealand conference attracted attendees from its membership base of over 1000 organisations ranging from government agencies to private organisations.

For ANZRP’s first WasteMINZ conference we exhibited at a dedicated trade stand and delivered a presentation sharing our experiences and knowledge providing e-waste recycling services. We also provided a thought leadership editorial piece to the WasteMINZ official publication Revolve, with an article outlining the key elements of a successful e-waste recycling program (pg. 17).

With the timely launch of our new TechCollect pilot program in New Zealand just a few days earlier, ANZRP also leveraged the event to announce the pilot with channel partner OfficeMax and recycling partner Croxley Recycling.