How do we solve the Waste Crisis?

You have all read and seen the news on Australia's waste "crisis" following China's ban on the importation of more than 600,000 tonnes of Australia's recycling previously collected each year. Join us for an evening debate and hear from a panel of experts on what this means for you. 



Thy Nguyen, Associate, Maddocks


Guest panelists:

Gayle Sloan, CEO, Waste Management Association of Australia

Gayle has a breadth of experience in the waste management sector across government and industry. She has developed and delivered waste management contracts on behalf of councils, as well as managed environment and regulatory departments. After a stint at Visy Recycling, Gayle joined WMAA as CEO in November 2015. 

Dominik Nicholls, Manager, Waste and Resource Recovery Policy, DELWP

Dominik is Manager Waste and Resource Recovery Policy at DELWP. Current projects include managing plastic pollution more broadly, addressing the risk of fires at waste and resource recovery facilities, developing a policy response to China's recent import restrictions on recyclables, and better integrating waste and land use planning.

Rachel Heriot, Environmental Engineer, SALT3

Rachel advises developers and designers, local governments, and building management bodies on waste management for all types of uses. Rachel has an intimate knowledge of the operational requirements of waste on the ground and the impact our waste policies have on residents and corporations. She has completed a thesis on the environmental, economic and practical feasibility of converting sawdust waste into bioethanol.

Hosted by Maddocks, the panel session is complimentary and will be followed by drinks and finger food and an opportunity for networking.


Wednesday, 27 June 2018



5.15 pm - 7.00 pm 



Collins Square, Tower Two

Level 25, 727 Collins Street

Docklands VIC 3008



Wednesday, 20 June