Recycling and reuse of organic materials within a circular economy is widely understood and supported by Australians



AORA works with all stakeholders to facilitate an operating environment which maximises the recycling and reuse of organic materials, and promotes the benefits of compost, soil conditioners and mulches across the Australian community and business.


Strategic Plan 2020-2023

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OBJECTIVE 1: AORA is the national voice of the organics recycling industry and is recognised as such by government and the community.

The organics recycling industry is not new. Humans have been recycling and reusing organic materials since ancient times. Today, the role of the industry is becoming more critical as the effects of climate change, urban development, agricultural practices and energy use, impact the health of our soils and environment.

The organics recycling industry diverts material from landfill to beneficial reuse, to mitigate climate change and improve the sustainability of agriculture. In order to perform this role effectively, the industry must work with governments and other stakeholders at all levels in setting the policy and regulatory frameworks which promote the best outcomes.

OBJECTIVE 2: AORA defines and champions a future where recycling of organic materials is maximised and optimised.

Diverting organic resources for recycling, significantly reduces emissions and recovers valuable nutrients from landfill. The application of composted and organic products to soil sequesters carbon, improves water retention, assists in drought-proofing land, and improves agricultural productivity.

Organics recycling closes the loop on food and other organic wastes and ultimately returns them to food production through the soil. It is the industrialisation of a natural process, and therefore a true exemplar of the circular economy.

OBJECTIVE 3: AORA is a successful and sustainable business with outstanding delivery of member needs.

In order to deliver the beneficial outcomes AORA envisions for its members and the Australian community, it must do so from the certain base offered only through a sustainable, well run and flexible business.

To deliver this, AORA must have high quality and transparent corporate and financial governance, a broad and reliable revenue base, a well-managed and targeted approach tto expenditure, and a strong central focus on identifying and delivering to the needs of members.

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