Cairns stakeholder forum encourages greater uptake of recycled organics to protect Reef waterways

Industry stakeholders have moved to accelerate the uptake of recycled organic materials in the Far North Queensland region and protect the Great Barrier Reef at a Cairns forum organised by CORE.

The forum explored strategies aiming to accelerate the uptake of recycled organics among farmers, councils, local community, and the recycling industry in the Great Barrier Reef region. The March 13 event, hosted by Cairns Regional Council, followed two successful forums held in Townsville and Brisbane last year, where a number of key stakeholders from nearby regions attended.

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CORE organised a strategic forum in Townsville

Costa Georgiadis was the opening speaker for a strategic forum (“Accelerating the circular economy with recycled organics”) organised by CORE that attracted over 30 people in attendance at Townsville. Other speakers at the forum included Councillor Liam Mooney (Townsville City Council), Celia Luck (QLD Department of Environment and Science), Hayley Page (Townsville City Council), Jelenko Dragisic (CORE Representative) and Chris Rochfort (CEO of CORE).

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CORE participated in this year’s annual conference of the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) which ran from 24th October to 26th October 2022 in Palm Springs, California.

The conference offered a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners.

For more information on the event, please visit:

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CORE to implement a Reef Restoration Program

In response to continued efforts needed to restore The Great Barrier Reef, CORE is working with local members and stakeholders to implement the “Sustainable Amendments For Agriculture (SAFA)” Program with farmers on the Great Barrier Reef. CORE will adapt the program to include wider circular economy initiatives as well as working with the Fintech industry to support farmer efforts. CORE will also work with the major urban centres located within the Reef to look at ways to reduce urban impacts. The program is expected to commence towards the end of 2022.

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CORE is leading a delegation to ECOMONDO 2022

CORE is hosting a delegation to Ecomondo 2022, one of Europe’s premier sustainability event being held in Rimini, Italy from 8th to 11th November 2022. CORE has been selected to present in two conference streams with our presentation titled “Merging the Circular Economy with the Blue Economy”. Ecomondo boast a wide range of innovative technology exhibitors on Circular Economy, Climate Change Adaptation and ESG.

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CORE is a major partner with AGPATH

CORE is a collaborating partner with AGPATH ( on a Sustainability Victoria research project to determine the odour effects of using FOGO in on-farm composting applications. The project will also provide valuable input and guidance into how FOGO based compost can be used in agricultural applications.

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CORE is assisting Export-Ready Members

CORE is assisting members who are export ready as a part of a three-year program of the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG). CORE has already commenced working with a number of members in overseas markets and the EMDG grants enables the program to be expanded to include more members. Target markets that CORE are initially focusing on are, North America, Europe and South-East Asia with other markets coming on board subject to policy and regulatory settings.

If you are export ready and wish to join the CORE program, get in touch with us.

Regenerative Agriculture Course 2020

The course will be held on 5 acres of land being developed as an organic garden around the school garden concept as a platform for experiential learning .
It will be offered to teachers to teach the compulsory unit in Agriculture and Food in the Junior High School years, but it is also open to Farmers and Gardeners.



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CORE to participate in the 2018 Ecomondo Circular Economy Expo

CORE is participating in the 2018 Ecomondo Circular Economy Expo that is held in Rimini, Italy during 6th November to 9th November 2018. It is an international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy in a single platform: from material and energy recovery to sustainable development.
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CORE has been nominated as finalist in the 2018 Inside Waste Awards

CORE has been selected as the finalist in the “Circular Economy Award” category of the 2018 Inside Waste Awards. This is an industry program supported by industry, with early movers and industry leaders SUEZ, Veolia and Arcadis throwing their weight behind it and jumping on as major sponsors of the initiative.
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