2018 Program

Wednesday 19 September 2019
TECHNICAL TOURS

All participants are required to wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and enclosed, flat shoes. Also please note that tours are not suitable for those that are afraid of heights or those with pacemakers or related medical devices. Lunch and snacks will be provided, we recommend you bring a hat and water bottle. Host sites reserve the right to refuse entry for commercial reasons, registrants will be advised in advance if they are not allowed entry to a particular site.

TOUR 1

Departs at 8.00am, returns at approx 5.00pm

  • Sydney Fish Markets
  • Cleanaway Eastern Creek CDS Facility
  • EarthPower Camelia
TOUR 2

Departs at 9.00am, returns at approx 5.00pm

  • Visy Smithfield MRF
  • Visy Smithfield Cardboard Recovery
  • Visy rPlastic Plastic Bottle Recycling

WELCOME FUNCTION

1800 – 2100
All conference attendees and their partners are warmly invited to the Welcome Function. This event is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with other delegates and the conference speakers whilst enjoying drinks and canapés. This function is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with delegates and speakers before the hard work begins.

Thursday 20 September 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0800
OPENING PLENARY

0900
Colin Barker, Chair, AIEN
Welcome and housekeeping

0915
Cr Phil Bradley, City of Parramatta
Official welcome

0925
Carmen Dwyer, A/Executive Director, Waste and Resource Recovery Branch, NSW EPA
Opening address

0940
Brooke Donnelly, APCO
How we transition Australia to 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025 or earlier

1000
Ed Kosior, Nextek (UK)
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: A Future Vision for Sustainable Packaging – Problems, challenges and solutions

Morning Tea Break
1030
WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO THE MARKET FOR OUR WASTE?

1100
Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting
China’s National Sword and the impact on Australia’s recycling

1120
Rose Read, NWRIC
China and beyond – A new paradigm for recyclers’ and producers

1140
Stephanie Yu, NSW EPA
Responding to the National Sword Recycling Crisis – NSW Government Action

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
WHAT IS THE END GAME?

1330
Prof Pierre Pienaar, World Packaging Organisation
The future of Sustainable Packaging is about being smarter and more adaptive

1350
Sarah Collier, KFC
In it, to NOT bin it

1410
Rebecca Evered and Erin Smith, Cleanaway
China National Sword – Crisis or Opportunity?

1430
Sarah Sannen, Good Environmental Choice Australia
Solutions on waste

1450
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1515
MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN

1545
Robert Pascoe, Closed Loop
Unlocking the Circular Economy – The key is demand

1605
Eric Paulsen, CEMAC Technologies
How to close the loop from recovery to finished goods

1625
Robert Dvorak, Visy rPlastic
World class container recovery

1645
Questions and discussion

Close Day 1
1715
DINNER

1900 – late
Unwind and get to know your industry colleagues whilst enjoying a superb three-course dinner.

Friday 21 September 2018
Registration, Tea and Coffee
0830
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

0900
Divya Patel, NSW EPA
Update on the NSW container deposit scheme (CDS)

0920
Markus Fraval, Tomra Cleanaway
The NSW Return and Earn Network

0940
Alan Wigg Michael Neville & Deborah Law, NSW EPA
How EPA is promoting a circular economy and responding to China’s National Sword Policy

1000
Questions and discussion

Morning Tea Break
1030
PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP

1100
Helen Lewis, Helen Lewis Research
Collaborative product stewardship initiatives to tackle problem wastes

1115
Blaise Porter, Fujitsu Australia
Getting Smart with eWaste: A business case study

1130
Peter Tamblyn, Close the Loop
Industrial Ecology – A real life example

1145
Lara Barclay, Adaptation Environmental Support
Butts, Benches and Big Opportunities: Joining the dots to recycle and market problem waste

1200
Questions and discussion

Lunch Break
1230
MORE OF THE GOOD STUFF

1330
Dr Ingrid Schraner, Marli Accommodation Services
A social enterprise at the intersection of product stewardship and corporate social responsibility

1350
Mark Jackson, Jackson Environment and Planning and Chris Grant, 5R Solutions
Solving the Plate and Laminated Glass Recycling Issue for NSW – From markets to building facilities

1410
Craig Murray. Sydney Fish Markets
Sydney Fish Markets-Waste Diversion Strategy for dealing with industrial grade packaging

1430
Questions and discussion

Afternoon Tea Break
1515
TOWARDS THE RESOURCE REVOLUTION

1530
Helen Lewis, Helen Lewis Research
Development of conference communique

1550
Colin Baker, AIEN
Wrap up and closing remarks

Close
1600

 

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