In Australia, the majority of environmental regulation is administered by the States. In order to ensure the industry actively engages with States, the national Council partners with 'Affiliates' in each State, creating a national network.
The Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland Inc, (WRIQ) is the premier industry association in Queensland, representing more than 90 Queensland-based organisations ranging from large multi-national organisations through to small family-operated enterprises. WRIQ is lead by Chief Executive Officer Rick Ralph.
The Waste and Recycling Industry Association of South Australia (WRISA)
The Waste Recycling Industry Association of South Australia (WRISA) was formed in Adelaide on February 16th, 2017 - with support from founding members Solo Resource Recovery, Peats Soil, Veolia, Mastec, Suez, Scout Recycling, ResourceCo and Bettatrans.
Through WRISA waste and recycling industry operators in South Australia have the opportunity to promote industry development as a single voice - as well as engage with Government and the community.
The focus of WRISA is to engage those with an investment in the industry and promote solutions to the legislative and regulatory challenges facing the sector. It is lead Executive Officer Chris Brideson, a chartered engineer with more than 20 years' experience.
The Waste and Recycling Industry Association of Western Australia (WRIWA)
The Waste Recycling Industry Association of Western Australia (WRIWA) was incorporated in April, 2017 in Perth. It was founded with the support of Cleanaway, Veolia, Suez, Toxfree and Sims Metal Management.
Lead by John Lillywhite, the new not-for-profit organisations will act as the State’s leading advocacy body - promoting the sustainable development of waste management and recycling infrastructure and services statewide.