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Waste & Recycle 2017 Conference
13–15 September
NEW VENUE • Crown Perth • Burswood • Western Australia
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Proudly hosted by:  WALGA • WMAA • Dept of Environment Regulation

Preliminary Program

Thursday 14 September

7.00 – 8.30 am
Botanical Rooms 1 & 2
Waste Authority Breakfast and the Infinity Awards
Join us at the annual Waste Authority Breakfast for the presenting of the Infinity Awards which have been recognising excellence in waste reduction and recycling since 2010. The Waste Authority gives awards in six categories: communities; local government; Waste Wise Schools; business; State Government agencies and universities; as well as Waste Champion.
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9.00 am
Crown Ballroom
Welcome from the Conference Convenor Rebecca Brown
9.05 am
Crown Ballroom
Welcome to Country by Aboriginal Elder Marie Taylor
9.10 am
Crown Ballroom
Opening of Conference by Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC,
Minister for Environment, Disability Services
9.25 am
Crown Ballroom
Address by Conference Host Organisations:
Mike Rowe, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Gayle Sloan, Waste Management Association of Australia
Cr Michael Aspinall, Western Australian Local Government Association
9.55 am
Crown Ballroom
Invited Speaker: Jodie Bricout lifecycles
The role of the resource industry in implementing a circular economy
10.35 am
Morning Tea served in the Trade Exhibition
11.05 am
Crown Ballroom
Invited Speaker: Geoff Richards — Richgro
Foodwaste for energy, compost, nutrition and water—a closed loop
11.35 am
Invited Speaker: Paul Donaghy Woolworths Food Group
Engaging the Hearts & Minds
12.05 pm
Lunch served in the Trade Exhibition
1.00 pm – 2.00pm
Concurrent sessions, Workshops and Tours
1.00 pm

Crown Ballroom

Better Practice
Speakers & Panel Session

Scott McKenzie
Waste Authority Services
Vergeside and drop off services: Better Practice approaches to recovering household waste

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Better Practice Approaches
to Rural Waste Management

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Data and Information
Speakers & Panel Session

Simon Vieira
Waste Authority Services
Western Australian waste sector data—recent performance and trends

1.15 pm

Crown Ballroom

Better Practice
Speakers & Panel Session

Ronan Cullen & Lee Miller
Talis Consultants
Paddy Irishman & Paddy Welshman Guide—Best Practice at Community Recycling & Drop Off Facilities

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

contd.
This workshop showcases challenges and solutions for those managing waste in regional and remote areas.

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Data and Information
Speakers & Panel Session

Travis Fitch
WA Manager, GIVIT

These Boots Were Made For Walking: How the GIVIT platform offers preloved items new life

1.30 pm

Crown Ballroom

Better Practice
Speakers & Panel Session

Jennifer Keen
OzHarvest

OzHarvest—reducing food waste

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

contd.
It will include discussion of contemporary approaches to waste management in these areas and include a specific focus on the establishment and management of small regional landfill sites.

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Data and Information
Speakers & Panel Session

Jonathan Leake
Sustainability Victoria

Achieving better quality, timeliness and accessibility of waste data in Victoria

1.45 pm

Crown Ballroom

Better Practice
Panel Session

Question and Answer Session

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Speakers: Giles Perryman (ASK Waste Management), Danyelle Carter (NSW EPA), Anne Prince (Waste Aid) and Ian Watkins (WMAA WA Landfill Working Group, Chair).

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Data and Information
Panel Session

Question and Answer Session

2.00 – 3.00pm
Concurrent sessions and Workshop
2.00 pm

Crown Ballroom

Behaviour Change
Speakers & Panel Session

Tony Scampoli and Linda Tagni
Gatecrasher Advertising | Metrix Consulting
Right Bin Toolkit—Communications support for local governments implementing Better Bins

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Workshop continues

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Sorting our Waste
Speakers & Panel Session

Patrick Hay
Southern Metropolitan Regional Council
An Introduction to Food Organics and Garden Organics in the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council

2.15 pm

Crown Ballroom

Behaviour Change
Speakers & Panel Session

Libby Eustance
Western Metropolitan Regional Council
Putting theory into practice: waste education interventions based on Social Practice Theory

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Workshop continues

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Sorting our Waste
Speakers & Panel Session

Prof. Gerhard Janssen
Martin Biopower Pty Ltd
Waste-to-Energy: an essential part of Circular Economy

2.30 pm

Crown Ballroom

Behaviour Change
Speakers & Panel Session

Amanda Kane
NSW EPA

Kitchen benchmarks: Research and drivers for food waste avoidance

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Workshop continues

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Sorting our Waste
Speakers & Panel Session

Ben Sawley
ResourceCo
Alternative Fuel—The Alternative approach to Energy from Waste

2.45 pm

Crown Ballroom

Behaviour Change
Panel Session

Question and Answer Session

Meeting Room 3 (M3)

Regional & Rural Issues
Workshop

Workshop continues

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Sorting our Waste
Panel Session

Question and Answer Session

3.00 pm
Afternoon Tea served in the Trade Exhibition
3.30 – 5.00pm
Concurrent sessions, Tour and Women in Waste Networking
3.30 pm

Crown Ballroom

Plastic Free July
Workshop

Facilitator: Colin Ashton-Graham
Behaviour Change Consultant (to Western Metropolitan Regional Council)
Overcoming the
attitude–behaviour disconnect: Nudging ‘support’ for Plastic Free July into real action

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

Ever wonder what happens to your leftover food from the Conference or how old playing cards are recycled? Then this is the tour for you.
Come on this behind the scenes tour to find out how Crown diverts over 90% of their recyclables from landfill.
Meet at the Registration Desk.
Tour 1 commences at 3.30pm
Tour 2 commences at 4.15pm

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

Paul Armishaw
REmida Perth Inc.
Creative Reuse and Generational Change: Developing Sustainable Perspectives Through Community Based Arts and Education Environments

3.48 pm

Crown Ballroom

Plastic Free July
Workshop

Discover how Plastic Free July used behavioural insights to make a measurable difference in waste behaviours.

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

contd

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

John Knowles and
Debbie Cameron
Good Samaritan Industries

Community Recycling Partnerships Reduce Landfill

4.06 pm

Crown Ballroom

Plastic Free July
Workshop

contd.

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

contd

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

David Tucker Bicycles for Humanity (WA) Inc.
Cycle recycle

4.24 pm

Crown Ballroom

Plastic Free July
Workshop

Workshop ends 4.30pm.

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

contd

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

Carly Hardy
Kooda Inc
Perfect Source Separation = Effective Recycling

4.30 pm

Crown Ballroom

Networking

Women in Waste
Networking Opportunity

This Women in Waste networking session provides a forum for women (and men) working in the waste management industry to share experiences and information and expand their professional networks.

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

contd

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

Carly Hardy
Kooda Inc
Perfect Source Separation = Effective Recycling

4.42 pm

Crown Ballroom

Networking

Women in Waste
Networking Opportunity

Onsite

Behind the scenes
Crown Tour
Conference Walking Tour

contd until 5pm

Meeting Room 2 (M2)

Local Interest
Concurrent Sessions

Question and Answer Session

5.00 – 7.00 pm
Trade Expo and Welcome Reception in the Trade Exhibition area
We believe our exhibitors are pretty impressive and have something important to show you! So why not showcase them by having some food and drinks on Thursday afternoon in the Trade Exhibition area? Come and mingle with fellow delegates and of course the exhibitors from 5pm. Recap on the day’s events and take in the exhibition area at our new Conference venue.
More details?
Should you wish to discuss the details please feel free to contact Rebecca Pereira at ObscureEmail.
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