Six weeks out from the Queensland election, both the Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ) and the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) have appealed to the government to set-up an independent Environment Protection Authority.
Bucher Municipal, a division of Bucher Industries, is acquiring the leading Australian manufacturer of sewer cleaning equipment and accessories.
The Minister for Waste and Assistant Minister for the Environment, Trevor Evans described the Tyremil site in Queensland as a “ticking time bomb” and called on the Queensland government to shut it down.
Isuzu’s new dual control waste and refuse truck line-up with four models available, plus wheelbase options has arrived when the company said it is optimistic about the future.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted the two authorisations necessary for the implementation of an industry-led Battery Stewardship Scheme.
Following on from the recent Board and State Branch Committee elections, Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) has announced its 2020-2022 state working group leaders.
“To all who nominated and voted, thank you. The nomination process drew a number of responses from a wide range of members, and we’re delighted to welcome all chairs, vice chairs, and secretaries,” WMRR CEO, Gayle Sloan said.
“WMRR is excited to be working with all these leaders over the next two years and thanks outgoing chairs, vice chairs, and secretaries for their time and commitment to the association.
“As new State Branch and working group leaders settle in, the WMRR national office is working closely with them and we are really keen to drive further engagement and participation across all states. Tasmania is the last of the completely new leadership teams to meet, so please get involved and reach out if you would like to participate.”
WMMR added that financial members are also welcome to join their State Branch Committees and working groups.
WMRR’s 2020-2022 State Working Group leaders
|Working group||Chair||Vice chair||Secretary|
|New South Wales|
|Resource Recovery and Market Development (RRMD)||Vanessa Seaton, Veolia||Dayne Steggles, Benedict Recycling||–|
|Energy from Waste (EfW)||Edward Nicholas, Tribe Infrastructure Group||Miles Mason, New Energy Corporation||Jade Garth, Arup|
|Waste educators||Reyhaneh Behboudi, WSROC||Claire Mahendradatta, MRA Consulting||Tarah Slattery, City of Canterbury Bankstown|
|Young Professionals (YPs)||Celine El-Khouri, SLR Consulting||Claire Mahendradatta, MRA Consulting||Susann Noe|
|Landfill||Ark Du, Veolia||Shaun Rainford, Arup||Tricao Vo, Global Synthetics|
|Construction and demolition (C&D)||Jason Sweeney, Boral||Terry Martin, Brandown||–|
|RRMD||Steve Robertson, AECOM||Gavin Crawford, Bundaberg Regional Council||–|
|EfW||Blake Almond, Henshall Capital||Chris Alexander, Phoenix Power Recyclers||–|
|Waste educators||Christine Blanchard||Alix Baltais, EnviroCom||–|
|YPs||Shady Goodarzi, AECOM||Darcy O’Brien, EnviroCom||–|
|Landfill||Colin Kangas, Remondis||Amir Shahkolahi, Global Synthetics||Hayley Page, Townsville City Council|
|South Australia/Northern Territory|
|RRMD||Marina Wagner, Sustainable Solutions||Sarah Barrett, Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority||–|
|EfW||Raoul McAlister, RDM Solutions||–||–|
|Waste educators||Grace Barila, KESAB||–||–|
|YPs||Matthew Allan, Rawtec||–||–|
|Landfill||Thomas Gallasch, Cleanaway||–||–|
|Tasmania – no nominations held at this time|
|RRMD||Brad Mashman, Recovery (TAS)||–||–|
|Landfill||Christine Bell, Southern Waste Solutions||–||–|
|RRMD||Kelvin Davies, Nextek||Bettina Zimmerman, GHD||–|
|EfW||Gillian Hand-Smith, Sustainability by Innovation||Andy Race, SUEZ||Stuart Banks, GE|
|YPs||Julian Howard, SMEC||Gerianne Robles, Sustainability Victoria||Roger Britto, Tonkin+Taylor|
|Landfill||Lachlan James, SMEC||Luke Adams, Tonkin+Taylor||–|
|EfW||Jason Pugh, Laing Investment Management Services||John King, Talis Consultants||–|
|Waste educators||Libby Eustance, WMRC||Teresa Belcher, SMRC||–|
|Landfill||Ian Watkins, IW Projects||–||–|
|C&D||Jake Hickey, Instant Waste||–|
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