Commercial & Industrial Waste

DATE: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

TIME: 11:00am – 12:15pm AEDT


This session will give an end-to-end view of commercial and industrial waste streams and look at multiple opportunities across infrastructure, collaborative measures, facility design and policy to improve waste segregation of C&I waste.  

Chair: David Cocks, Manager, MRA Consulting

Becoming Zero-Net-Carbon –What about Waste?
Merrill Gray, Director, Wolf Consulting

Hobart Airport encourages travellers to think before they throw
Kirsten Leggett, Environment Manager, Hobart Airport

Cleanaway Asahi Pact JV
Mark Biddulph, Head of Corporate Affairs, Cleanaway


David Cocks
MRA Consulting


Merrill Gray
Wolf Consulting

Merrill has been leading businesses in the Australian Sustainability sector since 2010. Focussed on global technology advances and how they commercially fit into Australian Energy and Waste markets. She led BioSyngas Limited, a waste biomass, BioEnergy/WtE project development company from 2010 to 2016, originating projects, engaging with C&I customers, raising capital, developing projects and IP and working with communities and wider ranging stakeholders. She has practical experience and an understanding of different technologies and their applications to Future focussed Sustainability work for clients. Bringing a fact based, highly analytical and technology focussed Circular Economy approach, Merrill now specialises in holistic Life cycle impact assessments for businesses, opportunity reviews, overall system re-design, commercial agreement renegotiations as part of stream-technology matching. Integrating Energy, Waste and Water total solutions for clients so that commercial and environmental benefits are maximised. Merrill holds Engineering, Science and Business qualifications and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and on the Victorian Committee and Member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Kirsten Leggett
Environment Manager
Hobart Airport

Kirsten is an experienced environmental practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the fields of environmental management, stakeholder engagement and project management. As the Environment and Sustainability Manager for Hobart Airport, Kirsten has managed a range of key projects, some of which include the development of the Airport’s Waste Management Strategy and implementation of a three-stream waste segregation initiative throughout the Terminal. The initiative aligned with the introduction of terminal-wide compostable packaging in all food and beverage outlets and has evolved to include the diversion of some airline biosecurity waste from landfill. Additional achievements include demonstrating ongoing carbon reduction for airport ground-based activities and leading the development of Hobart Airport’s first Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Kirsten’s focus on sustainability extends beyond the day to day operations to include Tasmania’s native wildlife, monitoring and initiating projects that are aimed at protecting some of Tasmania’s most threatened species.

Mark Biddulph
Head of Corporate Affairs




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