Have we finally reached the Waste to Energy (WtE) tipping point?

    1. Session Category
      Waste to Energy

Have we finally reached the Waste to Energy (WtE) tipping point?

03 Oct 2018, 13:40 - 14:15

Waste Summit Stage

Over the past 20 years, Australia’s waste generation increased more than 6 times faster than population growth and 2.5 times faster than economic growth. Our track record suggests our society is unable to decouple waste generation from an increased appetite for consumption and that out waste management systems will face ever increasing challenges to keep track with changing Government waste policy objectives.

However, in Victoria the low landfill levy coupled with competitive landfill rates provides the lowest cost disposal airspace compared with neighbouring jurisdictions. This supports the proposition that Victoria is more unattractive market for investment in resource recovery in particular WtE than any other state in South East Australia.

We explore the key factors which may dramatically change the Victorian disposal market within the next four years. We consider the barriers and opportunities for WtE’s entry into this market, technologies that might better suit Australian markets and support a circular economy and the likely hood of securing sufficient waste feedstock with appropriate compo-sition. Are the conditions now right for investment?


  • Mike Ritchie


    Managing Director

    MRA Consulting Group

    Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Science, and Bachelor of Sciencewith First Class Honours Mike is the Managing Director...

  • David Cocks


    Victoria & Tasmania Manager

    Mike Ritchie and Associates Pty Ltd t/a MRA Consulting Group

    David has over 7 years of experience working in waste management, he recently joined MRA to provide greater support to Victorian and Tasmanian...

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Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

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