By MRA Consulting Group
Well regarded as Australia’s leading waste management conference, the Waste 2018 brought together over 600 delegates, including representatives from approximately 100 local councils, 76 sponsors and exhibitors and 130 presenters, both nationally and internationally. It was held over 8-10 May at Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour.
MRA’s representation was substantial across the two-and-a-half-day program, beginning with Mike Ritchie facilitating a panel discussion on the highly topical China National Sword policy and its impact on Australia’s recycling industry (watch the discussion here).
Virginia Brunton presented ‘Busting the FOGO myths’, a familiar theme to readers of the blog.
Ron Wainberg presented ‘EfW: what is possible and why is it necessary?’.
Mike Ritchie made additional appearances presenting both ‘Waste regulations and levies – the Federation is failing before our eyes!’ and ‘The maths of Council verge collections’ on the final day.
Charlotte Wang presented ‘The NSW CDS – issues and priorities for MRFs and Council‘ together with Gavin Shapiro, Partner at Hones Lawyers. Overall, MRA presented in 5 of the 80+ sessions.
The conference culminated with the exciting news that MRA has pledged 200 hours of pro bono consulting services to Waste Aid Australia, a move matched by Impact Environmental. Waste Aid Australia is an Australian not-for-profit organisation formed in response to the lack of adequate waste management services in remote and disadvantaged communities. We are excited to partner with Waste Aid and look forward to assisting with delivering public health, environmental and social outcomes in disadvantaged and remote communities through positive waste management solutions.
You can also view the presentation PDF’s and the video recordings from all conference sessions via the following links on the conference website:
- Program (search by session and view the PDF of the presentation and video recording)
- Presentation Recordings (search by session and view the video recording only)
- Presenters (search by presenter name and view the PDF of the presentation and video recording)
MRA would like to thank everyone that attended the Conference and joined our sessions. We are looking forward to your thoughts on the issues covered and please feel free to get in touch to discuss any waste related issue.