Sharing our vision for a sustainable future – Coffs Harbour Waste Conference 2018


May 16, 2018


Cleanaway’s team of 11 delegates engaged with key waste management industry stakeholders over three days of presentations, dialogue and forums at the 2018 Coffs Harbour Waste Conference.

Rebecca Evered, Erin Smith, Michael Sankey, David Clancy, Edward Hood, Reg Yarran, Alex Tomic, Brendon Horswell, Tamara Hinchey, Elli Webb and Chelsey Martin delivered engaging presentations about the issues that matter in the waste management industry.

Major themes discussed included the circular economy, product stewardship, China’s National Sword Policy as well as education, policy and regulations.

Reg Yarran, National Aboriginal Engagement Advisor spoke about Cleanaway’s commitment to strengthen the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and non-Aboriginal Australians with our Reconciliation Action Plan. He highlighted Cleanaway’s recent efforts to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, and our policies that encourage participation, diversity and inclusion in our workforce.

Edward Hood, Cleanaway’s Head of Engineering, shared the progress of our state-of-the-art Perth Material Recycling Facility (MRF), citing recent statistics and lessons learnt. Among the many interesting points in his presentation, he highlighted that Perth MRF processed around 130,000 tonnes of waste in its first year of operations, 25% more than expected.

Rebecca Evered, Cleanaway’s Centre for Sustainability Manager, took the stage with James Lawson, the Central Coast Council Waste Contracts Team Leader. Together, they presented the positive outcomes, learnings and challenges of implementing and integrating waste contracts on a tight deadline.

The Coffs Harbour Waste Management Conference is the industry’s leading conference for those who work in or have an interest in waste management. The conference combines presentations, a comprehensive trade exhibition, and social events, over the course of three evenings.

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