When: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 7:00pm.
Where: Online webinar using ‘Zoom’ (relocated due to COVID-19) – the link will be sent with the ticket. If you haven’t used Zoom before use this link to test your setup. This is our first live run with this new system. Please be patient with us if we have teething troubles.
Cost: Free and $2 donation tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/victorian-waste-and-recycling-sector-insights
Presentation: Lorna Mathieson will present an overview of the market challenges facing Victoria and provide insight into the reforms required. In 2017, Victorians generated 14.4 million tonnes of waste, of this, 4.4 million tonnes were sent to landfill and 10.0 million tonnes (69%) recovered. Of this, the Victorian household collection system accounted for 2.23 million tonnes of the total waste generated with 1.2 million tonnes sent to landfill. 0.58 million tonnes were collected through the comingled collection system and 0.46 million tonnes of organic waste recovered.
With the recent tightening of controls by the Chinese Government and the collapse of SKM Industries, the Victorian Government stepped in to assist Victorian councils fund alternative processing contracts and announce an overhaul of the kerbside system
Speaker: Lorna Mathieson is Director of Recycling Sector Response in the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Following the collapse of SKM Recycling in mid-2019, the Victorian Government established the Recycling Sector Response branch to lead the implementation and delivery of a range of reforms with the aim to transform Victoria’s resource recovery sector and drive the strategic direction of major reform programs and projects to reform the sector and deliver priority government commitments.
* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for our events. we look forward to resuming physical meetings in the future.
We hope you are able to join us for the webinar.
Rick Molloy, Chris Moss, Rob Gardner, Ajay Hooda and Peter Wonfor, Melbourne branch committee.
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