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War on waste the focus at bio futures summit

30 May 2017

The war on waste will be the focus of the City of Ipswich Bio Futures Summit in September.

The summit will discuss the creation of a sustainable export-oriented industrial biotechnology and bioproducts sector in Ipswich.

It will also discuss opportunities such as diverting waste from landfill, developing and Ipswich-based bio diesel plant and the future of Swanbank as a potential eco-industrial precinct.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said the event would be supported by the Queensland Government through its Advance Queensland Bio Futures Roadmap and Action Plain and a Memorandum of Understanding between Ipswich and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

“Sustainability is a trending topic at the moment with everyone talking about the ABC’s War on Waste show and the campaigns that go with it,” he said.

“This isn’t a new concept for Ipswich, we’re committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill and at the summit we will continue to engage with other levels of government as well as the private sector to look at innovative ways to make this happen.”

A date and venue for the City of Ipswich Bio Futures Summit will be announced in coming weeks.

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