none

WASTE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FROM WMAA

06-09-2016
by 
in 

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is pleased to present a workshop on Transforming waste and recycling services in local councils for the 21st Century, facilitated by Helen Millicer from One Planet Consulting.

Councils are the cornerstone in coordinating and delivering waste and recycling services in Australia. Great strides have been made in recent decades, however, so much is still rooted in the 20th century and our recycling rates have plateaued.

Challenges and opportunities we face include slowing global economy, falling price for recyclables, severe weather, carbon emissions and hybrid vehicles.

The waste sector remains focused on waste, landfills and risk management, with only tiny incremental improvements. We continue to see material collected as ‘waste’ not as ‘resources’ and with no end market in mind. Without changing our approach this system will remain linear with recycling around 50% for decades.

This innovative workshop will cover techniques to maximise resource recovery and new technologies and the steps you can take to transform your services for the 21st century.

It will address strategy, KPIs, who you recruit, your partners, priorities and contract opportunities. We will move away from ‘business as usual’ to integrating foremost thinking and emerging technologies.

For more information, and to register, visit WMAA's website

Related news & editorials

  1. 18.06.2019
    18.06.2019
    by      In
    The University of Sydney Rocketry Team is Australia’s oldest tertiary student rocketry team and is made up of a multidisciplinary group of students who design and manufacture high-powered sounding rockets.
    During a test launch in regional NSW in late 2018, the team’s rocket reached a height of... Read More
  2. 13.06.2019
    13.06.2019
    by      In
    A $230,000 partnership between the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute’s APR.Intern programme and Western Australia’s Defence Science Centre will give STEM PhD students experience in defence innovation.
    The programme, announced by WA Defence Issues Minister Paul Paplia at launch of the... Read More
  3. 13.06.2019
    13.06.2019
    by      In
    TAFE Queensland, Weld Australia and the Queensland Government are revolutionising the training of welders in the state by offering a new ISO 9606 course in fusion welding that uses state-of-the-art augmented reality technology.
    ISO 9606 is the international standard required for welding of... Read More
  4. 21.05.2019
    21.05.2019
    by      In
    Max Weir, a 13-year-old, year 8 student at Glenunga International High School in Adelaide has won an international inventors award in Malaysia for his Wi-Fi enabled electronic monitoring system for compost bins.
    He attended the Malaysian Invention and Design Society’s World Young Inventors... Read More