When: Wednesday 21 November, 2018, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Level 1, Bioinformatics Building, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub, Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue. Please note: this meeting space is upstairs, so it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Melbourne University/Swanston St’ Stop #1 (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 402 to Stop#51572 ‘Melbourne University/Grattan St (Carlton)’. Walk to corner of Grattan St and Bouviere St.

Paul Clapham will outline the role of waste and resource recovery technologies in a circular economy with specific reference to research undertaken by Melbourne Waste and Resource recovery group (MWRRG) into the future need for solutions to manage residual municipal solid waste (MSW) within the Melbourne Metropolitan Region.  The presentation will explore the inter-relationships between recycling, energy recovery and disposal solutions and how these can align with social pressures to reduce the generation of waste.

Presenter bio: Paul Clapham has worked in the environmental sector for more than 30 years. He began his professional career as an Ecologist and Environmental Scientist. Paul’s masters degree from Lancaster University included research for British Nuclear Fuels into the sea to land transfer of radioactivity from liquid radioactive waste. Several years later, Paul was seconded to the UK Government’s Waste Implementation Programme where he oversaw the the development and delivery of capability building programmes in alternative waste treatment technologies for local government officers and regulators, as part of the UK’s response to the implementation of the European Union’s Landfill Directive. He has been involved in the delivery of a number of large-scale energy from waste and mechanical biological treatment (MBT) solutions for UK councils. Paul moved to Melbourne in 2010 as Project Director for Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM). After joining Hyder Consulting in 2014 (now Arcadis) Paul began to deliver a programme of work for the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group to support its 10 year Regional Implementation Plan. In May 2017 Paul joined MWRRG as a Senior Project Manager to lead the development of a business case that has investigated the need for residual waste treatment solutions in Melbourne. Paul was appointed to the role of Director of Procurement & Contracts at MWRRG in January 2018. In addition to leading the work on residual waste treatment solutions, Paul is responsible for key aspects of the Victorian Government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan (published July 2018) as well as overseeing the management of MWRRG’s 3 organic waste processing contracts.

We hope to see you on the evening.

Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and Peter Wonfor, Melbourne branch committee.
Renew – Melbourne Branch website