Educating the Public in Circular Economy


1 hour and 20 minutes


Exploring the multiple initiatives from CDS to organics to e-waste that are driving better customer engagement in circular economy practices.



Virginia Brunton
Principal Consultant- Organics
MRA Consulting


James Dorney
TOMRA Cleanaway

James Dorney is CEO of TOMRA Cleanaway, the Network Operator for the New South Wales Container Deposit Scheme. Before joining TOMRA Cleanaway, James was CEO of Autocare Services (majority owned by Brookfield Infrastructure) and his role prior to this was as General Manager of Patrick Port Logistics (part of ASX listed Asciano). James has an Economics Degree and a Law Degree from the University of Sydney, and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Presentation: Container Deposit Schemes - Part 1: Real-Time Data Delivering a World-Class Container Deposit Network.

Markus Fraval
TOMRA Collection Solutions

Inspired by systems-based solutions to environmental sustainability Markus has been involved in the Circular Economy for 20+ years. Initially at the United Nations’ pioneering industrial ecology program, Zero Emissions Research Initiative; later in kerbside recycling and broader extended producer responsibility schemes such as beverage container deposit schemes (CDS). Markus is a Director of the Australian arm of Norwegian multinational TOMRA – the leader in sensor-based sorting in the recycling and food sectors. Markus is also a Director of TOMRA Cleanaway, which as the network operator of NSW’s Return and Earn scheme is responsible for all CDS infrastructure across NSW and the recycling of all containers collected.

Presentation: Container Deposit Schemes - Part 2: - Engaging the Public in a Circular Economy

Anthony Spiteri
Senior Project Manager

Anthony Spiteri has spent 28 years working in the civil engineering and waste and recycling sectors. After graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours degree from RMIT, he has worked in the roads, landfill and waste water industries before embarking in the plastics recycling industry. His latest role has him working in Project Management with ANZRP Ltd, one of the co-regulator companies running the NTCRS national E Waste recycling scheme.

Presentation: Mobile E-Waste Factory

Amanda Kane
Organics Manager
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Amanda Kane manages the New South Wales Government’s Organics Program. A former journalist and public affairs professional, Amanda worked in local and state government communication roles for many years before joining the NSW EPA in 2013 to manage community relations for the newly formed Waste Less Recycle More initiative. She took over the organics role in 2015, combining a passion for composting with an opportunity for serious environmental action around food and garden waste. 

Presentation: NSW Government’s Love Food Hate Waste Program