Commercial & Industrial Waste


1 hour and 10 minutes


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.  



Jorja Pindor
Principal Environmental Waste Consultant
MRA Consulting

Jorja is an experienced environmental consultant. She has over ten years of experience managing projects for various councils across Victoria. She has managed waste and recycling contracts for a number of local councils within her career, including tender development, evaluation, and contract transition plans for the City of Casey. She has conducted a variety of waste and resource recovery projects. These have included policy development for site contamination management; strategic waste planning for regional and local governments; and creation of collaborative partnerships to drive innovative waste and recycling infrastructure and service projects. During her career, she has designed and implemented strategic major projects that delivered the City of Melbourne ‘Waste Recycling Strategy 2018-30’; the ‘Don’t Waste It!’ ten-year waste management strategy for City of Port Phillip; and the ‘Rethink your Waste!’ ten-year strategy for City of Casey. 

Jorja is skilled in innovative strategic development and risk management, stakeholder engagement, risk and contract management, and waste management.


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.

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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.

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Mark Biddulph
Head of Corporate Affairs

Mark joined Cleanaway in January this year as Head of Corporate Affairs. The role includes management of media, policy development and government relations.

Mark has previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland, and Chief of Staff to various Queensland Ministers. 

As Deputy Chief of Staff (Policy) to the Premier of Queensland, his role involved close liaison with members of Cabinet and Parliament, Directors-General and Chiefs of Staff about policy development, legislative reforms and parliamentary tactics and strategy. 

Mark has an excellent track record of establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with government officials, the private sector, peak bodies and key community-based organisations. Through his involvement at ministerial forums, he has developed a strong network of key stakeholders across the nation. This includes advisors across the political spectrum and senior government officials from other States and Territories.

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