As our sector evolves and grows and more community groups make positive contributions, it’s easy to assume they will always be there doing what they do. The good news stories are great to hear and definitely engage and create interest at many levels. So what do we expect the community recycling sector to look like into the future?
- Do we all upscale and become efficient from a productivity point of view?
- Do we work within a specific area that we believe is important?
- What is the most important issue?
I don’t claim to have the definitive answer but I think we all should go back and have a look at the natural world. Diversity at multiple levels, interaction with others, this is what seems to lead to long term sustainability. We have the ability to plan and set goals so we should all take the time to imagine what it is we want to look like as individuals and community groups. The future is what we make it.
Hot topics, for this month:
- The War on Waste series – everyone is still talking about it. (and maybe doing more)
- NSW and QLD Deposit Refund Schemes
- China’s recycled materials intake
- Banning plastic bags
- Non perfect fruit and veg
- Energy storage
Please remember the CRNA Forum is just around the corner in November. This year the CRNA Forum will be held in Sydney so watch the bulletin space for updates. Membership renewal is now due so please be prompt with your renewals. If you like what we do at CRNA, please recommend us and encourage others to join.
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