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Optimising Waste Management & Resource Recovery Practices Workshop – JAN 2014

28 November 2012 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm


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Presented by the Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
In association with
Proud Principal Sponsor, Lander & Rogers Lawyers
Proud Workshop Partner, Senversa


The cost of waste treatment and disposal, as well as the increase in government levy, are placing an increasing burden on business.  A number of  businesses have delivered significant savings through better waste management and minimisation.

This Workshop will focus on new waste laws, liabilities, obligations and methods for waste reduction, which will include case studies.

This Workshop will cover:

  • an overview of Fedeal and Victorian waste legislation – your legal obligations
  • identify waste reuse and recycling opportunities
  • explore waste reductions and cost savings
  • strategies for waste avoidance
  • funding opportunities
  • tools for the development and implementation of an effective waste / resource management plan
  • case studies –
    1. new technology that signficantly reduces sludge waste that has proved significant cost reductions
    2. landfill emissions to renewable energy, powering residential estates, reducing a council’s carbon price liability.

Note:   The Victorian workshop will focus on laws that apply to businesses operating in Victoria; with the New South Wales workshop focusing on laws that apply to business operating in New South Wales.



  • Legal – new waste legislation/regulations; waste policy framework (Federal & State) – your legal obligations
    • Product Stewardship Act
    • Implications of a carbon price on the waste industry
    • Waste legislation – 2012 update
    • Waste policy update
    • Waste levies
    • Carbon Farming Initiative
  • Funding initiatives and programs available
  • Sustainability Victoria – Draft Plans for Waste and Resource Recovery Infrastructure in Victoria
  • NSW
  • Understanding your waste

  • Understanding the true costs of waste to your business
    • Rising costs of resources / utilities, implications of the carbon tax and other hidden costs
  • Waste and resource mapping
    • Waste mapping and materials balance
    • Waste audit tools and online solutions
    • Waste avoidance and opportunities
    • Identifying waste streams and resources
  • Workshops
    • Tool kits for mapping waste and resources / understanding the carbon footprint from your waste
  • Alternative treatment
    • Case studies – industry best practice in achieving hazardous waste reduction and the savings to be made
  • Product Stewardship
    • Product stewardship / design for the environment
    • Case study on e-waste industry collaboration  
  • Next Steps
    • Tools for the development and implementation of a waste strategy and action plans.



  • Facilitator – Tina Khoury, CEO Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
  • Senversa
  • Gabrielle Guthrie – Senior Associate, Lander & Rogers Lawyers
  • Dru Marsh – Lawyer, Lander & Rogers Lawyers
  • Sustainability Victoria
  • Steve ……, Director……, EPA NSW
  • John Gertsakis. WSP Environment & Energy
  • Dr Lei Wang, Director, Syntek Environmental, and other case studies



A comprehensive set of course notes will be provided.  All refreshments (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) will be provided throughout the course of the day.



28 November 2012
8:45 am - 5:00 pm