• 19-21 October 2021
  • Online

Commercial and industrial waste management

DATE

Wednesday 20 October 2021 

TIME

1:00pm – 2:30pm

DURATION

1 hour and 30 minutes

SESSION DESCRIPTION

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.  

SESSION OUTLINE

Outcomes from study into commercial and industrial (CD&CI) waste and recycling in Australia by industry

Outcome from the study identifies the opportunities to improve material efficiency through waste avoidance and greater recycling from the C&I waste stream.

  • Taking a data-based approach to C&D and C&I waste minimisation and recycling
  • Cost based approached to waste avoidance
  • All of business engagement to waste management and recycling
  • Removing barriers to waste management initiatives
  • Opportunities for industrial symbiosis.

Peter Allan, Founder, Sustainable Resource Use

Panel: Commercial & industrial – construction & demolish waste management and innovation
A discussion on the state of the waste management and resource recovery sector in Australia, and factors which currently influence demand and associated risks, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Policy update
  • Innovations in CI/CD waste recovery
  • The road ahead

Ben Morgan: General Manager - VIC Operations, Bingo Industries

Mark Bannister, Manager of Waste and Contaminated Land Policy, EPA Victoria

David Palin, National Manager, Sustainability, Mirvac

Peter Allan, Founder, Sustainable Resource Use 

Moderator: Daniel Webber, Regional Manager Australasia, CDE

SPEAKERS

PANELLISTS

Peter Allan
Founder
Sustainable Resource Use

Peter has played a central role in the waste management and recycling field for the past 20 years, significantly contributing to the strategic direction of waste diversion activity in Australia. He has held management responsibility for programs dealing with organics diversion, domestic waste and recycling, commercial and industrial waste issues, litter and public place recycling, and waste management infrastructure.

Peter has extensive knowledge of issues relating to products and packaging and the major material categories: organics, paper, plastics, metals, and glass. Peter has played a key role in the product stewardship of products as diverse as packaging, electronics, mattresses and tyres.

His key areas of experience include strategy and policy development; kerbside recycling systems; recycling markets; waste management plans; waste and recycling data; commercial and industrial waste reduction strategies; and communication and education programs.

Peter has been regularly identified and retained for his expertise on packaging, in particular plastics and glass.

Ben Morgan
General Manager - VIC Operations
Bingo Industries

After studying a honours degree in Environmental Science I became fascinated with industrial scale waste and resource management projects. My career has seen me work across  major industrial operations such as  oil refineries, waste water treatment facilities, landfills, industrial scale composting sites and recycling facilities. I joined BINGO Industries five years ago heading up their Safety Environment & Quality department In Victoria before transitioning into overseeing the Victorian operational responsibilities for the transport, bulk haulage and recycling departments. Throughout my time with BINGO I have seen rapid growth in Melbourne and I am really excited for where the recycling industry is heading. At BINGO we have a vision of Zero waste to landfills and I’m passionate to see what innovative circular economy solutions we can deliver in this market moving forward. 

Mark Bannister
Manager of Waste and Contaminated Land Policy
EPA Victoria

Mark Bannister is the Manager of Waste and Contaminated Land Policy at EPA, leading a team of highly-skilled policy professionals with expertise in waste and contaminated land. In partnership with the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning, Mark and the waste and land team designed and delivered the regulatory framework for waste underpinning the new Environment Protection Act. The new framework reflects engagement with industry and community across 100 events, 300 submissions and thousands of participants in online webinars and forums. Before joining the policy unit, Mark has had several roles in EPA including data analytics, intelligence and air quality working with the CSIRO on future air quality modelling. 

David Palin
National Manager, Sustainability,
Mirvac

David is the National Sustainability Manager for Mirvac’s commercial portfolio, leading a team of highly skilled, in-house sustainability professionals. The team is responsible for the delivery of Mirvac’s This Changes Everything sustainability strategy across the office, industrial, retail and build-to-rent portfolios. Their strong focus on efficiency and performance, combined with a prudent use of capital and a creative approach to new challenges, has helped to deliver one of Australia’s greenest office portfolios, boasting industry-leading sustainability ratings. This approach has also ensured high-quality customer amenity, lower building outgoings and enhanced asset valuations. 

In 2020, Binita led the award-winning Glass Recycling Trial, which introduced the kerbside and communal glass recycling service across the municipality. 

MODERATOR

Daniel Webber
Regional Manager Australasia
CDE

Daniel Webber is Regional Manager for CDE Australasia. Having spent his 20-year career in heavy industry, Dan leverages his engineering background with a passion for mineral processing and financial nous to develop solutions that deliver both technically and commercially.

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