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INSIDE 20 Stability and continued growth 22 The IFAT special 40 Turning aspiration into action

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AT the end of June, the Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications Inquiry reported on the Parliamentary Inquiry into the waste and recycling industry that commenced in August last year, putting forward recommendations to save “an industry in crisis”. The committee acknowledged that with an annual turnover of $15 billion, the sector provides an essential service and is a significant contributor to the Australian economy. However, a number of factors have led to the current challenges, the committee said, such as China’s National Sword policy, the failure across all levels of government to make policy decisions that would put the sector on solid footing, an over-reliance on the export

of low quality recycled materials to overseas destinations, which has led to a focus on quantity instead of quality in collection and sorting operations, and the disconnect between the community’s commitment “to do the right thing” and the implementation of comprehensive waste management policies. Today, Australia is lagging behind other jurisdictions which have developed policies and made investments in infrastructure and technology to establish circular economies, the committee said. The problems can no longer be ignored, and the committee has published 18 recommendations, urging governments to do more and act urgently to transition away from a linear economy to a circular economy.

For one, the committee is calling on the Australian government to prioritise the establishment of a circular economy and show leadership through the urgent implementation of the 16 strategies established under the National Waste Policy. The government should also set mandatory targets for all government departments in relation to the recycled content of materials bought directly or provided by private contractors, the committee said, adding that state and territory and local governments should also pursue sustainable procurement policies. Meanwhile, the committee urged the government to prioritise waste reduction and recycling above waste to energy. More on the report can be found on

ATTRACT investment, develop new industries, and grow jobs. That’s the underlying intent of the Queensland government’s directions paper which informed the development of the state’s waste management strategy that is underpinned by a waste levy. Key points include: • A waste levy from the first quarter of 2019 - $70/t for general waste (C&D, C&I and MSW), $150/t for regulated waste category 1 and $100 for regulated waste category 2. • The levy will have no impact on households and the government will provide an annual advance on levy charges to councils that dispose of household MSW in the levy zone. • Residual waste resulting from legitimate recycling activities will have a concessional levy rate. • Levy proceeds will go to waste, environmental, and community program funding. • New performance targets - 20% avoidable waste disposed of to landfill by 2030, 10% avoidable waste disposed of to landfill by 2040, and zero avoidable waste disposed of to landfill by 2050. • Landfill disposal bans on selected waste streams and product stewardship schemes where national action has failed or community demand is evident. • Development of waste to energy. • A Recycling and Waste Management Advisory Group established. WMAA and WRIQ say there are deep-seated issues that need to be fixed, particularly around the state’s licensing and planning systems.


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Breaking down silos WE’VE moved past the early days of coming to grips with China’s National Sword policy and while industry is still under pressure, some progress has been made, including government funding announced and (some) allocated, which will offer relief, and forthcoming policy changes. However, we need all the ingredients in the right proportion for us to turn circular economy discussions and principles into reality and that requires a far greater level of engagement and collaboration between all levels of government, industry, the private sector, and community. For now, it is encouraging to see that councils for the most part have acknowledged that contracts need to be re-negotiated which will likely mean a revision of fees upwards. There are indications that most councils and their contractors are coming (or have come) to the table to work together on viable changes and improvements and that there is a level of transparency at these discussions. Of course, we’ve also heard of certain recyclers, and we won’t name names just yet, who are trying to strongarm local government into doing what they want. Thankfully

these recyclers represent the minority. There are also private sector players such as Downer, who have taken the lead in the circular economy conversation and it’s not just talk. Through its detritus processing facility launched in Sydney in June, Downer could potentially process, separate, and clean upwards of 25,000 tonnes annually from every day waste streams such as street sweepings and storm water. More on pages 28 and 34. But that’s not all. Downer has worked closely with Planet Ark and Close the Loop for years and in 2014, launched TonerPave, an asphalt product made with used toner powder extracted from recycled toner cartridges. This year, the partnership went one step further through the launch of TonerPlas, which mixes printer cartridges from Planet Ark’s Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program with soft plastics from REDcycle, as well as stockpiled glass. The new road surface is said to be 65% more durable than asphalt. It is heartening to see private companies put on their thinking caps and take the lead in both finding sustainable solutions and working with other industry


stakeholders, whether they’re equipment manufacturers, collection companies, or local government, to drive the circular economy agenda. This idea of not working alone and breaking down silos, was evident at the 2018 IFAT in Munich. Inside Waste heard that this was the largest Australian delegation to have visited IFAT in all its years of history, which really shows the importance industry is placing on improving processes to drive local processing and re-manufacturing, and its commitment to get there. The one thing that struck us was the ongoing collaboration and discussion between equipment manufacturers. A fair few told us that they were scouting the joint for technology that they could bring back to their clients in order to develop turnkey plants that incorporated their machines and potentially equipment from other brands - as long as the end result created efficiencies for the client. More on pages 22-29. In other news, Veolia has a new CEO after long-time chief exec, Doug Dean, retired on June 30. Inside Waste speaks to his successor, Danny Conlon, on page 20.

Are you an innovator? A champion? A forward-thinker? OR all of the above? Come November, you could be an Inside Waste headliner too... And more! This year, we are launching the inaugural Inside Waste Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards and will dedicate the next 12 months to championing the innovators, forward thinkers, and leaders of the waste and resource recovery industry. Nominations for our inaugural Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards are now open and if you’ve put in the hard yards over the last 18 months to build capacity, innovate, and influence governments and communities, or if you know someone who has, we want to hear from you. Because it hasn’t been easy, and you deserve a pat on the back. Winners will be announced on November 22 and coverage of their innovations, projects, and leadership will continue throughout the year in Inside Waste. You’ll want to get in quick as nominations close on August 21.

Categories: 1. Arcadis Executive of the Year 2. SUEZ Outstanding Local Government Awards 3. Veolia Circular Economy Award 4. Operational Excellence 5. Young Professional of the Year 6. Excellence in a Governance and Administrative Program 7. Outstanding Facility Awards We will also be running the annual Inside Waste consultants review, which will be celebrated as part of the Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards. As with previous years, the Consultants Review will be conducted by reader survey. This survey will be emailed to you in the coming weeks. To submit a nomination, visit or email The Inside Waste Waste and Resource Recovery Excellence Awards is sponsored by industry leaders SUEZ, Veolia and Arcadis. It is also supported by Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) Australia and the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation.

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Profile | Giles Perryman ASK, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, specialises in providing cost-effective consultancy services to rural and regional local governments. Giles Perryman is ASK’s principal consultant. What was your first job in the sector and what attracted you to it? As a student I did voluntary work for Surfers Against Sewage who campaigned to stop untreated sewage getting pumped into the ocean. After graduating, my first job was to manage an EU-funded project to develop a composting process for sewage sludge and promote its use in agricultural. After four years, we were composting 40,000tpa of sewage sludge, instead of pumping it into the local waves - job done! Favourite part of your job? Spending time in rural Australia, meeting great people, and making a tangible difference to the waste management services provided for the community. How has waste management changed in your time in the industry? Most aspects of the industry are unrecognisable when compared to the 1990s, but something that hasn’t changed is the rule; ‘recycling of any material is only viable when there is a market for it’. Achievements that you are most proud of? Helping a rural LGA move from being on the verge of the regulator closing their landfill to receiving a letter two years later complimenting them on their fully compliant landfill. We also improved the collection services and economics to ensure the waste services were financially sound. What’s next for ASK? After 10 years of providing advice in WA and the UK, we’ve opened an office on the QLD/ NSW border to provide our great service to local governments in rural and regional areas of QLD and NSW. Best advice ever given to you? When I was a kid my gran told me: “Spend at least five minutes each day leaning on the farmgate to watch the world go by.”

Unpacking the NSW budget THE NSW government has released its 2018-19 budget. Of note is a revision in revenue from the waste levy in 2016-17 to $727 million in 2017-18, an increase of $162 million. The government said the higher than expected revenue from the waste levy is due to strong construction activity. Forward estimates of revenue from the waste levy: • 2018-19: $568 million • 2019-2020: $539 million • 2020-2021: $545 million • 2021-22: $532 million All up, the government has committed $196 million in the 2018-19 budget to “protect the health of the environment, reduce waste, and strengthen recycling,” and there are questions about how much of it is actually new money. Meanwhile, other environmental activities such as protecting threatened species, and improving national parks and public parklands, to name a few, have been allocated $1.9 billion in 2018-19. The $196 million that has been allocated to the NSW EPA includes: • $70 million to improve waste management and resource recovery; • $8 million for the management of contaminated land; and • $5 million for asbestos management, including emergency asbestos clean-up. The full story, including the industry’s reaction, questions and EPA’s response can be found on

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IN July, the Victorian government announced that it would be releasing a further $24 million of new monies to the waste and resource recovery sector, on top of the $13 million package offered earlier this year to provide support to councils and industry for ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable waste following the implementation of China’s National Sword Policy. In announcing the additional funds, Victoria’s Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio noted that the package, totalling $37 million, aims to increase the quality of recycled materials in the state and develop new markets for them. It is part of Victoria’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan, a blueprint for a safe, resilient and efficient recycling system in the medium to long term. As part of the plan, Sustainability Victoria, in consultation with the Department of Treasury and Finance, will assist government departments and agencies to identify opportunities and, where appropriate, develop their own targets to increase procurement of recycled content.

Fibercon has launched Emesh, a technology that uses recycled polypropylene plastic for reinforcing concrete instead of traditional steel. When was the company founded and why? Fibercon are leaders in the field of fibre reinforced concrete. Established 25 years ago, the team at Fibercon is passionate about the need for sustainable infrastructure and the growing waste plastics problem. Developing Emesh is a real solution that addresses both these issues. What were the drivers that led to the development of Emesh? Fibercon has focused on research and development for 25 years and bringing that research to market as a commercial product, Emesh. Finding a way to reuse plastic as Emesh was driven by our desire to be different from the competition while also focusing on better and more sustainable outcomes for our clients. What are the benefits of Emesh? Fibercon can design and sustainability optimise your concrete pavement projects, increase asset life and reduce costs as well as reducing the pavement’s environmental footprint by over 90% by replacing steel mesh reinforcement with Emesh recycled plastic fibres. This not only speeds up your project, but also reuses waste plastic that was heading for landfill. In summary, for every 10m3 of concrete in a pavement, we reduce the CO2 by over one ton as well as reusing waste plastic and reducing water use and fossil fuels by over 90%. What’s next for Fibercon? At Fibercon we recently reached our first goal of 1000 tons of CO2 reduction. The next milestone will be 10,000 tons of CO2 reduction. We believe with the growing awareness of the need for sustainable infrastructure, Emesh will play a vital role. More:, or 1300 002 748

“We absolutely welcome Victoria stepping up and showing both leadership and financial commitment in using and buying recycled product in government purchasing,” WMAA CEO Gayle Sloan said, noting that the government’s move was a “balanced step.” “This undertaking by Minister D’Ambrosio and the Victorian government is an act of true leadership, and we hope that all other states and the federal government are watching and hopefully acting soon!” The Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) also applauded the Victorian government’s move. “When industry knows it has public policy support and clear rules, such as that delivered by Minister D’Ambrosio’s package, it is more confident about private investment, such as in better and additional reprocessing technology in Victoria. ACOR is pleased that its counsel about a new re-booted recycling model has been picked up on,” ACOR CEO Pete Shmigel said.

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“Most powerful (former) public servant in NSW” joins Bingo IN a move that has surprised some in the sector, Barry Buffier, the man once described as “the most powerful public servant in NSW” by Opposition Leader Luke Foley, has been appointed to the board of Bingo Industries. Buffier was the NSW EPA’s long-serving CEO and chairman who managed to occupy both roles till late last year despite a 2015 parliamentary inquiry recommending that the EPA improve its governance by ensuring no one person held both positions at any one time. In December, Buffier resigned, four months after referring the EPA to ICAC

Serial dumper jailed IN a first for NSW, the infamous serial dumper, Dib Hanna, has been sentenced to three years in prison with a non-parole period of two years and three months. Hanna is a repeat offender against the Protection of the Environment

after a Four Corners investigation into the waste sector. Buffier was appointed by Bingo to the board as an independent non-executive director in July. Many in the sector would be aware of the run-ins Bingo has had with the EPA over the years, including alleged licence breaches by its acquired companies Minto Recycling, which has been given multiple penalty notices, Helensburgh Recycling (the facility was closed early this year) and Wollongong Recycling. Bingo has responded to some of these incidents, indicating how it would

Operations (POEO) Act 1997 and has, over the last 10 years, unlawfully transported and dumped building waste on numerous occasions. He’s been convicted for waste offences related to transporting waste to a place that cannot be used as a waste facility for that waste and polluting land. But the shenanigans continued. On November 16, 2016, the EPA prosecuted Hanna for eight offences

work with all parties to clean-up some of these sites as well as how it would bring its acquired sites up to Bingo’s operating standards. Now, Bingo has made numerous recent acquisitions and the company is not done with expanding, with plans to grow its network across the east coast, with the goal of building a national presence by 2022. With these growth plans and recent regulatory challenges it’s faced, perhaps Buffier could play a key role in the company’s future? Chairman Michael Coleman said:

against s144AB(2) of the POEO Act for being a repeat waste offender. Hanna then fled to Victoria but was arrested and extradited in September last year. Hanna entered guilty pleas to five of the eight charges for offences against s144AB(2). Upon conviction of these five offences, the EPA then agreed to discontinue the remaining three proceedings with Hanna also

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agreeing to admit his guilt. In sentencing Hanna in June, Justice Brian John Preston, chief judge, determined that Hanna should be convicted for each of the five offences against s144AB(2) and sentenced for all of the five offences to an aggregate term of imprisonment of three years with a non-parole period of two years and three months.

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Land and Environment Court clarifies consumer’s liabilities for resource recovered products In July, Hones Lawyers partner Gavin Shapiro delivered a video report on detailing the implications of Environmental Protection Authority v Grafil Pty Ltd; Environmental Protection Authority v Mackenzie [2018] NSWLEC 99 in the Land and Environment Court of NSW for recyclers, transporters, and consumers of resource recovered products. This is an excerpt of his report.

By Gavin Shapiro GRAFIL Pty Ltd (t/as Macka’s Sand and Soil) owned a large rural property near Port Stephens, which was primarily used for the extraction of sand. During the period of 2012-13, Grafil imported large volumes of material onto the site. The material primarily came from a number of NSW recyclers, who provided the material under resource recovery exemptions. Grafil was storing the material in two large stockpiles, comprising approximately 24,000 – 44,000 tonnes, with the intention of using it to build a road. After a lengthy investigation, the EPA charged Grafil, and its director Robert Mackenzie, with using its land as a “waste facility” without lawful authority under s. 144 of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act). This is a

criminal offence that carries a maximum penalty of $1,000,000. The elements of the offence that the EPA were required to prove were that: 1. Grafil occupied the land - which was agreed; 2. the material was waste; 3. the material was deposited; and 4. the place the material was deposited cannot lawfully be used as a place to deposit waste. Justice Pain held that the EPA failed to prove elements 2, 3 and 4, and thus, the defendants were not guilty.

Resource recovery exemptions Resource recovery exemptions (RREs) are a range of documents that exempt consumers from complying with certain requirements, such as needing a licence, when they re-use material, provided that

it met testing and other requirements. The material in the stockpiles was largely provided to Grafil after having been processed by four NSW recyclers. Grafil received certificates certifying that material imported from the recyclers fell under the Excavated Natural Material Exemption 2012, Continuous Process Recovered Fines Exemption 2010, and Bath Process Recovered Fines Exemption 2010. EPA tests of the stockpiles demonstrated that some of the material contained asbestos, and some of it exceeded the maximum amounts of certain chemicals and materials permitted under the Continuous Process Recovered Fines Exemption. Thus, in large part, the case decided at a fundamental level, can a consumer of material under an RRE be held responsible for an (alleged) breach of an RRE?

Definition of Waste The POEO Act defines “waste” in five subparagraphs, (a)-(e), including (b) “any discarded, rejected, unwanted, surplus or abandoned substance,” or (d) “any processed, recycled, re-used or recovered substance produced wholly or partly from waste that is applied to land…” The conventional wisdom has always been that the five sub-definitions are not exclusive, and that if any apply to material, then it is “waste”. The meaning of “waste” was previously determined in EPA v Terrace Earthmoving Pty Ltd [2013] NSWCCA 180 based on (b). In that case, the Court determined that as the generator of the waste had no further use for it, it was therefore waste, regardless of whether an end-user may have a re-use for it. However, in this case, Justice Pain

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held that since the material was supplied under an RRE, sub-definition (d) applied, and was mutually exclusive to the other sub-definitions of “waste”. Additionally, since this sub-definition refers to material “applied to land”, and the material had not yet been applied to land, the Court found that the material was not waste. Hence, in future, the EPA and Court may be forced to choose between the sub-definitions in determining if material is “waste”, which will make the task of determining what is “waste” more complex. Furthermore, if material supplied under an RRE has only been stockpiled, and not yet applied to land, it may not even be waste.

Use as a “waste facility” For land to be regarded as being used as a waste facility, not only must the material be “waste”, but the waste must have been deposited, stored, or used in another way that requires a licence (or development consent). In this case, the Court found that the material had not been deposited, but rather stockpiled temporarily, as the owner of the material had a clear intention to use it to build a road. You would be forgiven for thinking that this means that the material was “stored”. However, Justice Pain distinguished between “temporary stockpiling” and “storage”, regarding them as two different things. Thus, in addition to the material not being “waste”, Justice Pain held that the land was not being used as a “waste facility” Again, this case will make it more difficult, particularly for the EPA, to determine with clarity whether waste is being “stored”, requiring a licence, or if it has just been “temporarily stockpiled”.

Lawful use of a place to deposit waste - RRE and asbestos issues The EPA argued that Grafil could not lawfully use the property for the storage or depositing of the material, since it did not hold an EPL. This argument was based on testing of the stockpiles carried out by the EPA, which demonstrated that some parts of the stockpiles did not meet the chemical composition requirements, and asbestos was detected in a (small) number of locations within the stockpiles. The EPA argued that therefore, the RREs were

not available to Grafil, and hence, a licence was required. Grafil argued that since it is the consumer and received certificates from the recyclers stating that the material complied with the relevant RREs, it could not be held liable for an alleged breach of an RRE. The Court agreed with Grafil and held that the consumer’s responsibilities under RREs are limited. With regard to asbestos, the Court analysed the relevant RRE and found that since the RRE did not explicitly prohibit asbestos, the fact that asbestos had been found did not mean it had been breached. And, as for other chemical characteristics, Justice Pain commented that making a consumer criminally liable for something over which they had no control, i.e. the recycler supplying material containing asbestos, would lead to an absurd outcome.

Asbestos waste One issue which has been very problematic in recent years is asbestos waste. “Asbestos waste” is defined under the POEO Act simply as “any waste that contains asbestos.” For many years, the EPA has adopted the position that if any asbestos is located in any stockpile - no matter how large, the entire stockpile must be regarded as asbestos waste. This risk-averse approach seemed to be confirmed in past cases, such as Environment Protection Authority v Foxman Environmental Development Services [2015] NSWLEC 105. However, Justice Pain said that such an approach was impractical, giving rise to “potentially absurd” outcomes. As the stockpiles in this instance were heterogeneous, from numerous sources, and extremely large, this weighed against the entire stockpiles being regarded as “asbestos waste”, particularly since only “minor” amounts of asbestos was located. Justice Pain stated that each case will depend on its specific facts, but that in this case, the EPA had not proved that the stockpiles were “asbestos waste”. This finding changes our understanding of what is, and what is not, “asbestos waste”. It will also make it significantly more difficult for the EPA to prosecute offences related to large stockpiles that include some asbestos.

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Implications for Industry This case makes clear that most liability lies with the recyclers supplying the material to consumers under RRO/Es. It is also a headache for the EPA, as it makes prosecuting some waste offences more difficult. It also means that there may be a number of loopholes which unscrupulous parties can exploit, in relation to stockpiling,

RREs, and asbestos waste. However, recyclers, transporters and consumers still need to be careful. The EPA may well appeal this decision or look at making amendments to RRO/ Es and legislation. Additionally, in other cases, (particularly the Foxman case), Judges have reached different conclusions on these issues – so we cannot be 100% certain that this judgment will be followed in future.

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“Too hard to refuse” MATT Genever, Tyre Stewardship Australia’s inaugural CEO, has returned to Sustainability Victoria (SV), an opportunity he said was “too hard to refuse”. Genever’s role at SV, leading its Resource Recovery Group, commenced July 2. Many may know Genever for his work at TSA as well as his time at Arcadis as business leader, waste and resource use. He led a number of SV’s key strategies, waste and recycling programs for six years between 2008 and 2014. SV CEO Stan Krpan was full of praise for Genever, noting his “terrific career with a focus on market development, strategy and policy development and delivering effective infrastructure to the resource recovery and waste sectors, in business and government.” “With the resource recovery and waste sectors going through a period of transition, our objective is to reinforce the sector as it stands now, and expand it,” Krpan said. “I am delighted to be working with Matt again, given his industry experience, business acumen, profile and thought leadership in the resource

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Matt Genever has returned to Sustainability Victoria.

recovery sector. Matt has a particular passion for developing new markets for products and materials that can be hard to recycle.” And Genever was equally delighted to be back, telling Inside Waste that SV has been at the forefront of waste and resource recovery. “SV has always been always been the leading agency in waste and resource and recovery and I continue to be hugely passionate about the sector,” he said.

INDUSTRY veteran Max Spedding, who is currently CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC), will be retiring this year and in June, the council announced its new CEO. Rose Read, CEO of MRI PSO, will be stepping into the role on August 1. She is a seasoned chief executive with experience heading up both commercial and not-for-profit organisations such as AMTA’s MobileMuster and Clean Up Australia. With 20 years of experience under her belt, Read is a recognised expert in the waste, recycling and environmental sectors. “As a key enabler of the circular economy, the recycling industry has much to contribute to Australia economically, environmentally and socially. I look forward to being part of NWRIC and collaborating with members and key stakeholders to create a more vibrant and sustainable waste and recycling

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industry,” Read said. Meanwhile, Spedding will move on to a much-deserved retirement after more than three decades in the waste and resource recovery sector, which includes holding the position of senior project manager at Veolia, CEO of the Australian Landfill Owners Association, and CEO of BFI/SITA (now SUEZ). “There are few in the industry who haven’t had the opportunity to work with Max and experience his patient and discerning management style,” said Phil Richards, chair of the NWRIC. “Over his 30-year career he has contributed enormously to the development of the industry, and we wish him well in retirement.”

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Australian Paper takes next step in WtE plan AUSTRALIAN Paper is progressing with its waste to energy proposal in Victoria, lodging a works approval application with the EPA at the end of May. The proposed $600 million facility will be built within the boundaries of Australian Paper’s production site in Maryvale, Latrobe Valley.

It has proposed a combined heat and power plant that produces steam for direct use in the paper mill or to drive a turbine that produces electricity for the grid. The facility, which is expected to accept and use some 650,000 tonnes of MSW (80%) and C&I waste (20%) from

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EURO VI standards for waste collection trucks may not be mandated in Australia but the City of Whittlesea in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, has shown its commitment to environmental sustainability through its new fleet.

At the end of April, JJ Richards & Sons commenced its seven-year contract to provide kerbside collection services for the City of Whittlesea and as part of the agreement, rolled out 20 new waste collection trucks.

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the Melbourne and Gippsland regions, will replace two existing gas-fired boilers and will produce approximately 30 megawatts electric and 150 tonnes per hour of steam. Waste will be collected from the existing waste collection network and transported to the site via road and rail.

All of them boast Euro VI compliant environmental design, which reduces noxious gas emissions from the vehicles. The trucks are also fitted with the JJ Richards-designed j-Track in-truck computer system that provides realtime service tracking and information, reducing the likelihood of bins being missed and providing consistent service times. Data is updated every few minutes and the system records every bin lift with location, date and time, and provides information such as bin contamination. In addition, the vehicles also come with the Black Moth Mobile Vision System which consists of an on-board

The company has proposed using a moving grate incinerator and after incineration, waste will be reduced in volume by 75%. Submissions closed on June 27 and Jacobs Engineering Group has undertaken a $7.5 million feasibility study of the facility.

dual-touchscreen computer as well as up to five wide-angle smart cameras, giving the driver access to 360° vision around the vehicle. The Volvo vehicles have also been engineered to be significantly quieter, with advanced engine braking systems and a thick layer of insulation under the cab to help reduce engine noise, therefore ensuring as little disruption to residents as possible. The City of Whittlesea said it is pleased to have JJ Richards on board and is confident the new fleet will provide a cleaner, quieter and more reliable service for residents as their weekly bins are collected.



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Trade buyer sought for environmental remediation company THE word is out that an investment bank has been appointed to seek a trade buyer for environmental remediation firm, Enviropacific Services. The Australian Financial Review (AFR) revealed this week that Moelis Australia has been tasked with the job and that Enviropacific Services, which posted a revenue of $123 million and gross profit of $15.4 million in the year to June 30, 2017,

could be sold for as much as $200 million. Enviropacific Services is a specialist infrastructure service provider. It delivers sustainable engineering and applied science solutions, used for the prevention and remediation of liquid contamination, and for the design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of fuel delivery systems and retail, industrial and defence fuel facilities.

In 2014, Adexum, a private equity firm led by former Investec Wentworth Private Equity directors John Murphy and Greg Robertson, snapped up a 45% stake in Enviropacific Services for $25 million. The company recently completed construction of its SOLVE thermal desorption facility in Altona in Melbourne’s west, and announced that it was ready to receive Category A & B classified soils as

well as prescribed industrial waste. AFR said Moelis is expected to provide prospective acquirers with details around Enviropacific Services’ growth opportunities, particularly in the field of PFAS contamination clean-ups. The paper said it is likely that engineering firms, specialist waste and chemical industry players, and mid-market private equity companies would show interest in the acquisition.

Cleanaway joins forces with ResourceCo CLEANAWAY has entered a joint venture with ResourceCo Holdings to acquire a 50% interest in the new resource recovery facility in Western Sydney. ResourceCo has been developing the facility at Wetherill Park over the last three years. The plant is licenced

to receive up to 250,000 tonnes per annum of dry commercial and industrial waste, including residuals sourced from the Cleanaway Sydney transfer station that is currently being constructed as well as other recycling facilities. Non-recyclable material will be

turned into a process engineered fuel to be used as a fossil fuels substitute in domestic and offshore cement kilns. Purchase price for the 50% interest includes a $25 million payment at completion as well as an earn out of up to $25 million payable in two instalments over two

years once the facility generates agreed EBITDA targets. The Cleanaway ResourceCo RRF is part-financed by a $10 million loan facility from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. Additional funding has also been allocated by NSW Environmental Trust.

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Perth’s first three-bin FOGO trial is a winner. (Source: City of Melville)

Perth’s first three-bin system claims massive success PERTH’S first three-bin system in the City of Melville collecting residents’ food and garden waste has diverted far more than expected from landfill, according to a recent survey. The survey, which 30% of residents responded to, showed the 3-Bin Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) trial was producing some of the best results in the country. In the first six months of the project, 66.5% of all household waste generated from the trial areas was recovered as compost or recycled into new products, which is just above the state target of 65% of all household waste being diverted from landfill by 2020. The waste being diverted from Melville

has gone through a facility in Canning Vale and produced more than 1200 tonnes of high quality compost. In April, all residents participating in the trial were asked for feedback, and almost 80% of respondents wanted the system to continue. They were also asked to make suggestions on how the system could be improved and they pointed to investigating size and collection frequency of the red and yellow bins, odour management and sourcing more robust compostable caddy liners. Further analysis and reporting will continue over the coming months to help formulate the decision-making process for the next councils to begin the system.

IN early July, a fire broke out at SKM’s Coolaroo plant in Melbourne - the second blaze in a year. The fire occurred at 7.30pm on Saturday, July 7, and was declared under control just before 10.30pm. EPA Victoria said the fire was burning among recycling bales within a shed on the site. SKM’s Coolaroo plant has been in the limelight since a major fire in July last year which burned for 11 days. Following this blaze, more than 30,000 tonnes of fire-impacted waste was removed as required by an EPA notice. Most of the waste went to an EPA-licensed landfill in Bulla as it was no longer recyclable because of contamination caused by fire and the water used to extinguish it. Since the 2017 fire, the plant has been the subject of 28 EPA site inspections and has received six legally enforceable notices from the regulator requiring a variety of clean-up and pollution control actions. The EPA most


recently inspected the site on June 18. A joint Victorian government Resource Recovery Audit Taskforce was also set up after the incident to target key recycling sites that required extra management measures to ensure community safety. SKM issued a statement to AAP following the fire on the weekend, saying the company has worked “hand-in-hand” with the EPA since the fire last year to ensure that another incident “can never occur again”. “Even so, we are concerned about how any incident like this could occur and will be working closely with Victoria Police, MFB and the EPA to review video footage and assist in their investigations,” the company said. While the most recent incident was considerably smaller that the fire last July, the MFB said it still took 70 firefighters, 14 appliances, and hours to put out the blaze.

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Hitachi pushes boundaries with broad range of wheel loaders SINCE the release of Hitachi’s ZW-5 wheel loaders, customers have experienced the significance of an increase in capacity, efficiency and reliability of Hitachi wheel loaders to large quarries, waste and recycling industries and the lower end of the mining sector. The biggest model in the range is the 397kW ZW550-5, with an operating weight of more than 47 tonnes and bucket capacity of up to 7.2m3. Other

new models in the range are the ZW370-5 (289 kW, 34T, up to 6.2m3) and ZW330-5 (213 kW, 27T, up to 5.0m3). Frank Gili, general manager of construction and forestry from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd said: “Our machines share a number of features with our popular excavator range that enhance productivity, ease of operation and maintenance. “The additions added to the models

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From Fromthe theCEO’s CEO’sdesk desk As ofAsSaturday of Saturday 12 May 12 May 2018, 2018, we are we now are now at three at three (3) states (3) states thatthat havehave stepped stepped in, in, in some in some wayway or another or another to assist to assist industry industry withwith responding responding to to China’s China’s National National Sword. Sword. Whilst Whilst industry industry is thankful is thankful thatthat governments, governments, to to differing differing degrees, degrees, are are listening listening to the to the challenges challenges faced, faced, I I would would submit submit thatthat we are we not are not seeing seeing as as yet the yet the levellevel of investment of investment and and support support thatthat is genuinely is genuinely required required to make to make the the changes changes necessary necessary to transition to transition industry industry and and Australia Australia to genuinely to genuinely capitalise capitalise on on the the opportunity opportunity thatthat Australia Australia has has beenbeen presented presented with.with. Absolutely Absolutely WMAA WMAA welcomes welcomes the the recent recent announcement announcement of the of the Marshall Marshall Liberal Liberal Government Government of South of South Australia, Australia, joining joining NSWNSW and and Victoria, Victoria, withwith a $12.4 a $12.4 million million support support package package for the for recycling the recycling industry. industry. All these All these states states are absolutely are absolutely helping helping withwith addressing addressing the short the short termterm challenges challenges thatthat we are wefacing. are facing. However However we still we have still have a number a number of states of states thatthat havehave not responded not responded in real in real terms, terms, nor have nor have we seen we seen a clear a clear agreed agreed vision vision at a at national a national levellevel beenbeen achieved, achieved, which which is necessary is necessary for the for future the future transition. transition.

Whilst Whilst there therewas was no new no new funding funding for recycling for recycling in the in the Federal Federal Minister’s Minister’s announcement, announcement, WMAA WMAA will will continue continue to advocate to advocate loudly loudly thatthat government government at at all levels, all levels, needneed to start to start to spend to spend whatwhat money money theythey do have do have differently! differently! It is Itour is our viewview thatthat Ministers Ministers mustmust go much go much further further thanthan simply simply advocating advocating for increased for increased use use of recycled of recycled materials materials in the in the goods goods thatthat government government and and industry industry buy,buy, theythey mustmust show show leadership leadership and and startstart requiring requiring government government to buy to buy recycled recycled products products themselves. themselves. Government, Government, as probably as probably the largest the largest procurer procurer of goods of goods and and services services in Australia in Australia mustmust show show genuine genuine leadership leadership and and commitment commitment to this. to this. WithWith overover 90%90% of the of community the community supporting supporting recycling recycling and and the purchase the purchase of recycled of recycled products products by by government, government, government government needs needs to hold to hold itselfitself to account to account and and if it does if it does not prioritise not prioritise the use the of use recycled of recycled material, material, to report to report to the to community the community whywhy it does it does not,not, this this should should be the be norm the norm going going forward, forward, not the not exception. the exception. The The community community has an hasexpectation an expectation thatthat governments governments at allatlevels all levels will manage will manage theirtheir resources, resources, waste, waste, financial financial or otherwise, or otherwise, responsibly. responsibly. We always We always mustmust see see waste waste managed managed in accordance in accordance withwith the waste the waste hierarchy hierarchy and and as close as close as possible as possible to where to where it was it was produced; produced; this this is a is real a real opportunity opportunity to create to create locallocal jobsjobs and and investment investment in in this this essential essential sector. sector. Again, Again, we recognize we recognize thatthat there there is absolutely is absolutely a role a role for waste for waste to to energy energy in the in hierarchy, the hierarchy, however however it is an it isalternative an alternative to landfill to landfill and and not recycling, not recycling, we we mustmust keepkeep commodities commodities at their at their highest highest and and bestbest use for useas forlong as long as possible. as possible. ThatThat is is whywhy we must we must keepkeep them them circulating circulating and and no longer no longer be liner be liner in what in what we do. we do.

Which Which leads leads us to usENVIRO’18 to ENVIRO’18 which which is fast is fast approaching! approaching! WMAA WMAA is hosting is hosting the the ENVIRO’18 ENVIRO’18 Convention Convention fromfrom the 13-14 the 13-14 JuneJune 20182018 at the at Melbourne the Melbourne Cricket Cricket Ground. Ground. Fortuitously Fortuitously (!) WMAA (!) WMAA had had started started thinking thinking about about the need the need for such for such an event an event at the at the end end of 2016, of 2016, arguably arguably withwith the the knowledge knowledge thatthat a continued a continued reliance reliance on trading on trading commodities commodities globally globally as opposed as opposed to utilising to utilising and and growing growing Australia’s Australia’s recycled recycled manufacturing manufacturing industry industry was was not going not going to betosustainable be sustainable longlong term. term. ThenThen along along came came National National Sword, Sword, which which really really brought brought this this issueissue to the to forefront the forefront of allofofallour of minds. our minds. Following Following the impact the impact of the ofNational the National Sword, Sword, Australia Australia findsfinds itselfitself at a crossroadat a crossroadkeepkeep doing doing whatwhat we were we were doing doing or build or build our own our own sustainable sustainable industries industries and and go Circular go Circular The The Ministers Ministers endorsement endorsement of a target of a target of 100 of 100 percent percent of Australian of Australian packaging packaging being being like like China, China, Europe Europe and and others. others. ThisThis is the is opportune the opportune timetime for Australia for Australia to adapt to adapt its its recyclable recyclable or reusable or reusable by 2025 by 2025 is heartening, is heartening, and and we look we look forward forward to working to working withwith policies policies and and thinking thinking towards towards a Circular a Circular Economy. Economy. Government Government to develop to develop meaningful meaningful targets targets fromfrom at least at least 20202020 to ensure to ensure thatthat this this actually actually achieved. achieved. However However whatwhat we really we really needneed is mandated is mandated content content of recycled of recycled ENVIRO’18 ENVIRO’18 is anisopportunity an opportunity to bring to bring together together leaders leaders fromfrom business, business, government government packaging packaging and and mandated mandated green green public public procurement procurement for all forlevels all levels of governmentof government- and and academia academia to learn to learn fromfrom and and discuss discuss the the experience experience of government of government and and onlyonly thenthen will we willreally we really see the seemarket the market development development thatthat Australia Australia needs needs to decouple to decouple businesses businesses overseas, overseas, to ensure to ensure thatthat the transition the transition to Circular to Circular is asisseamless as seamless and and wellwell ourselves ourselves fromfrom the ebbs the ebbs and and flows flows of the ofglobal the global financial financial market, market, as only as only this step this step will will informed informed as possible. as possible. We all Weknow all know thatthat the current the current linear linear ‘make-take-waste’ ‘make-take-waste’ approach approach begin begin to deliver to deliver locallocal demand demand for recycled for recycled materials materials and and helphelp Australia Australia reduce reduce the the is noislonger no longer viable viable and and thatthat we need we need to change to change the way the way we design, we design, purchase, purchase, think, think, sovereign sovereign risksrisks associated associated withwith over-dependence over-dependence on off-shore on off-shore markets. markets. use,use, and and produce produce the the goods goods of today, of today, in order in order thatthat theythey can can be the be the resources resources of of tomorrow. tomorrow. It is correct It is correct thatthat the recycling the recycling industry industry is under is under pressure pressure and and Australia Australia needs needs to act to act nownow to ensure to ensure thatthat the Circular the Circular Economy Economy is real, is real, which which means means consumers, consumers, industry, industry, Hope Hope to see to you see you there there to keep to keep bothboth the conversation the conversation and and the action the action going! going! Please Please government government and and generators generators of waste of waste starting starting to work to work together together and and thinkthink a bita bit contact contact WMAA WMAA to register to register and and get involved get involved withwith the conversation the conversation in how in how Australia Australia differently differently to use to use recycled recycled material material in asinmany as many products products as possible as possible thatthat we make we make goesgoes Circular, Circular, fast!fast! You You can register can register and and viewview the programme the programme at at Government Government can can not only not only assist assist in setting in setting the correct the correct regulatory regulatory settings settings but but alsoalso showing showing leadership leadership in procurementin procurementbothboth in what in what it buys it buys and and howhow it does it does so- so- Gayle Gayle Sloan Sloan preference preference mustmust be given be given to recycled to recycled overover virgin virgin where where it exists! it exists! ChiefChief Executive Executive Officer Officer The The waste waste and and resource resource recovery recovery industry industry genuinely genuinely appreciates appreciates thatthat Ministers Ministers havehave beenbeen listening listening and and are proposing are proposing to pull to pull some some of the of policy the policy levers levers needed needed to assist to assist withwith transitioning transitioning the the management management of waste of waste and and resource resource recovery recovery in Australia in Australia towards towards a sustainable a sustainable “circular “circular economy” economy” solution. solution. It is Itextremely is extremely pleasing pleasing thatthat the the National National Waste Waste Strategy Strategy will will be updated be updated by the by the end end of this of this year,year, and and WMAA WMAA looks looks forward forward to actively to actively participating participating in this. in this. 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On-board weighing systems move industry toward new standards OVERLOADING refuse trucks, even inadvertently, can lead to expensive fines, and modifications to the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws coming in 2018 are putting increased pressure on waste haulers to improve safe hauling. It is in this environment that weight-based billing in the refuse industry is attracting significant attention from refuse waste haulers and Australian corporate leaders. Trimble, a leading provider of technology for waste management, sees the industry moving in this direction and has recently had its LOADRITE on-board scale system certified ‘Legal for Trade’ (LFT) for front-loading refuse trucks. The LOADRITE E2750 system records the weight of each bin so haulers can provide accurate weights to customers directly. The in-cab display shows weight data calculated from the load and position sensors. During the normal lifting cycle, the operator sees the bin payload, which helps the operator know

if it has been overloaded. The system also has an automatic mode that adds each bin to the total weight, keeping a running total of total truck payload, so the operator can know when to return without overloading the truck. There is no delay in the loading process and the payload is calculated automatically. The LOADRITE E2750 weighing system offers accurate and reliable weighing of every bin emptied and provides traceable data on all loading activity. Many believe this move is significant because it can help waste collectors operate more efficiently. Not only that, after the payload is calculated the total is connected to the customer account via the truck computer. No paperwork is required by the operator, and if a customer requires a ticket, the operator can print directly from the cab. For more information, visit or or 02 9531 6732.

Eriez announces new RevX-E line THE latest generation of the Eriez RevX-E product line combines the same high performance separation of previous models with a variety of maintenancefriendly enhancements, including an innovative cantilever frame design which enables 10 minute belt changes. RevX-E Eddy Current Separators offer a direct drive for both the rotor and conveyor. Larger side panels allow complete open access to the ECS conveyor for easier maintenance. The hood with adjustable splitter gives customers the ability to switch back and forth between the fines adjustment for processing small particles and the rack and pinion adjustment for coarse materials. These time and labour-saving features will have an immediate positive impact on a customer’s bottom line. Designed for separation of nonferrous metals, the RevX-E Eddy Current Separator is ideally suited for an array of applications, including ASR processing, purifying glass cullet and plastics and nonferrous recovery from bottom ash. It features an eccentrically mounted magnetic rotor within a non-conductive

larger diameter shell. This eccentric rotor concentrates its eddy current forces into a zone of separation at the end of the belt. By focusing its field, this design ignores ferrous material in the flow. Our eccentric rotor design effectively reduces long-term wear caused by heated ferrous build-up. Units are available in 1-, 1.2- and 1.5-metre widths and can be configured with a heavy-duty vibratory feeder, feeder support framework, separation shroud/ splitter and controls for turnkey installation. Eriez also offers two rotor configurations, enabling users to choose the right model for their specific application requirements. The ST22 rotor is designed for sorting material less than 1-inch and the LT2 rotor design is applicable for sorting material 1-inch and larger. To learn more about this and other Eriez Eddy Current Separators, visit Eriez at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo, Stand B48. For more information, call 03 8401 7400, email or visit

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Stability and continued growth By Jacqueline Ong IN July, Veolia ANZ announced that long-time CEO Doug Dean had retired, although he hasn’t completely left the sector or the company and will be providing Veolia with strategic advice and governance support as needed, and that Danny Conlon, who has been with the company for two decades, had stepped up to the role. Under Dean’s 27-year leadership, Veolia has grown from strength to strength with numerous joint ventures and acquisitions under its belt, including Ellwaste Waste & Recycling and ACTQ Septic Services last year. Today, Veolia ANZ employs more than 4000 people across 200 locations and has built its capability across the water, waste, and energy sectors. Conlon, who took on the role of CEO and managing director on July 1, is well known in the industry. He’d been tasked with overseeing continued growth and success of the company’s

expansive portfolio. Veolia said his appointment is “a clear reflection of the company’s current state: ensuring ongoing long-term stability, yet poised for growth.” Prior to Veolia, Conlon was working with the Transport Workers Union and played a key role in negotiating the Ku-ring-gai collection contract to successfully transition employees from the previous contractor to Veolia (then Collex). It was not long after that he moved to Veolia, starting out as waste collection operations manager and moving up the ranks over the years to his most recent position of executive general manager for Veolia’s East Coast operations, which he’d held since 2014 Conlon sat down with Inside Waste (IW) to reflect on the early days in the sector and the plans he has for Veolia. IW: 20 years is a lifetime. Any highlights? Conlon: Projects like the Woodlawn

Bioreactor have been really satisfying. We’ve just done about 12 months of operating the MBT down at Woodlawn and it is a $100 million investment in mixed waste processing and organic recovery so that’s significant for us. But there are still huge projects in the context of the industry in 2018. In terms of changes, the industry has always been regulated but regulation, not just in the waste industry or the water industry or the energy sector, continues to increase. There have also been numerous technological advances, from the changes in technology in collection methodology to the way we process commodities and materials. All of this continues to evolve and evolve very quickly. IW: You mentioned projects in 2018. What might some of them be? Conlon: There’s the transfer terminal up in Banksmeadow, the feeder network to Woodlawn and the MBT, and also managing ever increasing

demands of Sydney’s waste treatment requirements. We’ve also started early works in Camellia at our C&I processing facility and we are preparing the site for the development of the facility. In WA, we’ve been recommended as the preferred operator for the waste to energy facility that’s proposed there. Waste to energy is a pretty current topic at the moment and certainly Veolia’s capability in that regard through operations globally, more particularly in the UK and France, puts us in a very good position to develop those sorts of facilities when and where appropriate. There are a number of other things going on as well, including our organics processing network in Victoria through our Bulla and NRS facilities. We’ve also expanded our regional capabilities through acquisitions over the last 24 years in Townsville and in northern regional Victoria along the Murray River. These are investments not just in municipal and commercial collections networks but also in

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liquid treatment capabilities, kerbside recycling processing and other such investment. The future is very bright and it’s certainly a continuation of Veolia’s prior record of developing technologies, capabilities, facilities, infrastructure and solutions for this industry, now and into the future. IW: Are we likely to see further consolidation of the sector through mergers and acquisitions? Conlon: I can’t really speak for the industry but there are opportunities and that has been Doug Dean’s record over 20 years. For Veolia, where acquisitions of business, technologies or capabilities are consistent with the strategy of group of then yes, we will continue to look at acquisitions. IW: As the newly-appointed CEO, what are your key priorities for the next 12 months? Conlon: The first priority is delivering on our 2018 [strategic] plan - that’s an absolute priority for us. Personally, I’m very keen to quickly hit the road and connect with our major clients. My focus over the last couple of years has been on managing the group’s

operations in the eastern region but we’ve got a national network that spreads the length and breadth of this country, so I’m focused on connecting with our major clients quickly. Then, it’s about recalibrating the strategy of the Veolia Australia New Zealand business and communicating that not just to our stakeholders but making sure our staff, our contractors, and our suppliers are well connected to our strategy going forward. IW: When you think about the challenges the sector is currently facing, how do you think we can - alongside stakeholders such as governments - move forward? Conlon: The key here is coordination, collaboration, and decisive action where all stakeholders are involved and committed and contributing. As the industry evolves, it’s no longer a national problem and we’re looking at global solutions for the challenges that we’re facing. Veolia’s activities do not only focus on the waste sector but also the water sector and the energy sector and if you look at the key challenges moving forward, including availability

and affordability of energy and water, it comes down to managing and conserving consumption of scarce natural resources through a greater focus on recycling and reuse. Certainly, these things have been picked up by state and federal ministers and industry over the last few months. For Veolia, we are focusing on meeting the challenges of our clients. That’s our external commitment. Our internal commitment is to continue our proud track record of developing great people who have the best capability to meet our stakeholders’ and clients’ needs. It’s also about focusing on acquiring, developing, bidding, and securing opportunities and working with private and public sector on their challenges and how we can meet those challenges with our capabilities. It’s about a continuation of our services and capabilities now and into iw the future.

Danny Conlon was appointed CEO and managing director of Veolia ANZ, effective July 1.

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Working towards a common vision By Jacqueline Ong IF no man is an island, are we better off continuing to work in silos? When Inside Waste visited the Steinert booth at IFAT, Steinert Australia’s business development manager environmental, Kurt Palmer, was nowhere to be found. As it turned out, he was visiting other exhibitors to get an idea of the solutions and technologies that could work with Steinert’s offering - all in a bid to help his customers develop more efficient processes. Steinert Australia manufactures and supplies magnets and laser sorting technologies in the Asia Pacific region and has a manufacturing facility in Bayswater, 29km east of Melbourne’s CBD. At the end of the year, the company will commission a dedicated testing facility in Melbourne for its Unisort Black (more in fact box). Palmer and Johan Van Zyl, Steinert Australia’s managing director, are of the view that a wealth of opportunities await Australia, in large part due to China’s National Sword policy. “With the ban out of China, Australian companies will have no option but to start looking at recycling very differently. Some of it will come from the big players but a lot will come from the smaller players and landfills as they start to look at implementing some sort of material recovery before landfilling - this is what will open up opportunities,” Van Zyl said. “Steinert is very active in lobbying and getting people to understand what the possibilities are. We know that doing so is a long-term investment - it’s money that we spend now, which will probably take five to 10 years to pay back. But we need to educate Australia, to let them know what the possibilities are, 22

what can be done with these pieces of equipment and it’s not necessarily just the technology we have.”

Better together While the company has no lack of sorting solutions for materials such as MSW, light weight packaging, organics, and commercial waste, to name a few, the team believes in adding value and sees itself playing a key role in connecting the dots for its customers. “It is important that we educate ourselves on how our equipment works in combination with other equipment so that we can go to a customer and not just say, this is how the Unisort Black works, but if you use the Unisort Black with another piece of equipment, you’ll have a total plant that can give you a certain outcome. We pride ourselves on knowing more about the entire process than just our own equipment,” Van Zyl said. “We want to help our customers understand the process and all we do is point them in the right direction. Ultimately, they’d still have to do their own research and talk to other integrators, but we are able to put them in touch with suppliers and the integrators who can build an entire plant for them.”

The future of business In light of the current challenges, calls for governments and industry to collaborate and communicate are getting louder day by day. But why should collaboration stop there? Should manufacturers follow Steinert’s approach in connecting the dots for their clients? For Australia to develop sustainable domestic processing, the answer could very well be yes. And in doing so, industry could in turn add greater value


The answer to China’s National Sword Steinert’s Unisort Black was a main feature at IFAT, touted as a viable solution to China’s import ban. A key selling point of the technology is that it can recognise and separate materials that NIR is unable sort, i.e. very dark or black materials. The Unisort Black enables operators to increase their yields by sorting these valuable materials out of the waste stream. It can also be used for purifying a target fraction. For instance, during the sorting of plastic, unwanted materials such as stones, ceramic, metals or black materials can be recognised and discharged. Applications include packaging, plastic, refuse-derived fuels, compost, and scrap recycling. in the long-run. “The state of recycling in Australia right now is pretty poor and we have a lot of problems. With China reducing the amount of imports, it’s put a focus on the recycling system and processes. The opportunity now is for advanced waste treatment processes like we see in Europe where we’re recovering recyclables at a high recovery rate but also at a high purity rate. That’s the first step and that’s where equipment like the Unisort Black comes in. “But there’s also another aspect and this is the next step for Australia - to add value. We can recover the material and that’s fine but the plastic bottle, for example, needs more treatment to be a product. The opportunity for Australia and the industry is industrial applications and adding value - so taking it, washing it, purifying it, flaking it, and ultimately using it so that we’re creating a true circular economy in Australia as opposed to what we currently have where we’re very good at recovering volume but not so much quality, and then we send it offshore to add value and then buy the stuff back. That offshore value adding is just crazy when we’re closing [manufacturing] industries down. For me, this is the most exciting aspect of what’s happening in the Australian market and it all hinges back to the recovery phase - being able to recover a quality product at a good quantity. “At the moment, it’s about how we can go from a fairly basic MRF, and there are a lot of them in Australia, convert that,

bring in some technology and evolve that MRF into one that produces a quality product at a high recovery rate. So, a lot of my time right now is spent looking at process flows, what technologies are available, and how MRFs can utilise these technologies to their best advantage,” Palmer said.

Knowledge is power Palmer acknowledged that there is a “massive disconnect” between state, federal and local governments and industry but all hope is not lost as the challenges brought on by China’s ban have opened the eyes of governments. We are not out of the woods yet and while reviewing your processes is vital, Palmer is also encouraging all stakeholders to continue with the education process. For local government, that means having in-depth conversations with contractors and stipulating what you want your contractors to do during the tender process. “For instance, they should be recovering PET and HDPE at 98% and they should be recovering PPPE and PPPS as separate waste streams. These are all commercially viable products that they can be marketing and selling, and also, these are materials that can be recovered in a financially viable way,” Palmer said. “It’s a tough industry,” Palmer added,” So as suppliers, if we are going to survive, we need to work to further the industry, iw not just our business.”

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A turning point in efficiency By Jacqueline Ong OF the stands Inside Waste visited at IFAT, the Eggersmann Group had one of the more impressive spaces. Visitors were surrounded by a sea of blue machines across 750m2 (bigger than most houses in inner Sydney) - and that was just Eggersmann’s internal exhibition space. It certainly provided the ideal spot to premier the company’s BACKHUS CON 60. Eggersmann offers solutions for mechanical and biological waste processing as well as mobile and stationary product innovations in shredding, screening, separating, turning and bag opening. Its BACKHUS range, which is distributed through GCM Enviro in Australia and comprises compost, windrow, and lane turners, has had a long history spanning some 25 years. Last year, the company expanded its product portfolio, acquiring the biological drying technology of CONVAERO GmbH. The company then developed a biological drying and composting series - the BACKHUS CON - which combines the BACKHUS turning technology with the CONVAERO membrane covered system. “We saw synergies between the two systems and the idea that drove this was to be able to keep material outdoors and covered up but without having to build a structure for the material. So, it was about being able to keep the materials pressurised and covered to

prevent odour issues without incurring the cost of having a full building and exhaust treatment,” CONVAERO product manager Jan Gressmann said. The value is for operators that may have a smaller budget, regional centres, and emerging countries. “While the trend is moving away from doing any waste treatment in the open, in emerging countries for instance, they don’t have the money to have fully enclosed systems or high-tech systems. They also may not have the capacity of people maintaining and running that. The idea was to develop something in between and with the membrane, you get the cover and you get the air treatment,” Gressmann said, adding that the odour load is comparable to a plant with a biofilter. The CON series is suitable for MSW, organic waste, sludges and very wet waste. It is available in three sizes, the 60 (which made its debut at IFAT) for lane widths of 6m, the 75 for lane widths of 7.5m and the 100, for lane widths of 100m. According to Eggersmann, the CON machines offer 25% more capacity than a windrow turner with the same site footprint and height, and input material with high moisture content of up to 70% can be treated with these turners.

How it works The equipment, apart from the turner, is placed underground to protect against weather impacts and potential accidents. And in terms of

powering the system, only one power point is required. The membrane covers the length of the aeration floor while material between the two walls of the machine is being turned (see Figure 1). The tracks remain clean with the water accumulating on the membrane simply dripping or flowing down the cover into water lock pits underground. These pits represent one of three separate drainage systems on-site. The other two collect press, surface and roof water from manoeuvring areas in front of the lanes, as well as from the membrane cover. Press water can be recycled as sprinkler water during the turning of the materials while surface water from the driveways is directed to a retention pond for optional further treatment. Meanwhile, the roof water from the membrane covers drains into the retention pond and is subsequently discharged. “There’s less stormwater run-off with the system so you’ll have no leachate problems. And with the moisture inside, we’ve put piping on the floor that air flows through and sucks out the water,” Gressmann explained. “What you also have with a membrane cover system is full process control. Because independent of whether it’s raining or it’s very dry, or it’s very cold, you always have the right conditions inside - it’s warm enough, it’s moist enough... And if it’s not, we can add moisture. If it’s raining, you want to prevent the rain from entering and that’s what you can do with the membrane

cover and aeration - keep the right process conditions inside for a relatively low price compared to a building.”

Key benefits Gressmann said the CON works five times faster than a front wheel loader. Importantly, working with a loader means your material is out in the open and uncovered in that duration - not so with the CON. “With a front wheel loader, first you have to pull off the lane and every time you have to turn the material, the loader has to go in, pick it up and then fill it up on the other one, so there’s a lot of empty driving around the area, and empty driving is a waste of money. With this machine of course, you need to pull it up once with a wheel loader, but then over the period, while the BACKHUS turner is operating, you aerate it. So, when the turner is going one way, it’s taking the material and throwing it backwards thereby you get the air in, you have the moisture and you then create the temperature - the three most important ingredients in the process. You do it all in one process with no wasted time,” he said. With a lane measuring 100m in length, 10m in width and 2.9m in height, the CON offers a volume of up to 2700m3 and capacity of up to 1500 ton at a turning time of approximately one hour. The system is also modular, allowing for site expansions without iw interrupting the process.

BACKHUS CON 60: overall space efficiency up to 1.4m3/m2 and turning efficiency up to 1000m3/h BACKHUS CON 75: overall space efficiency up to 1.6m3/m2 and turning efficiency up to 1500m3/h BACKHUS CON 100: overall space efficiency up to 1.7m3/m2 and turning efficiency up to 2500m3/h

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// IFAT The Hextra 7000 3F in action, working on compost.

A star is born By Jacqueline Ong MINUTES after sitting down with Ecostar sales director Filippo Cappozzo on day two of IFAT, he told me that the company has manufactured a screen that could save operators up to 800% in structure costs. My interest was immediately piqued. The Italian manufacturer distributes its technology in Australia through CSS Equipment and the Hextra, the mobile version offering of Ecostar’s screening range, landed on our shores a month after IFAT. CSS is currently running demonstrations in Sydney. While new to Australia, the Hextra is already operating in Europe with Cappozzo saying customers are so satisfied that some have even ordered a second machine. Dubbed an “ultra-efficient” machine, the Hextra, alongside its stationary sister, the Hexact, utilises Ecostar’s patented Dynamic Disc Screening technology, which is an anti-wrapping system. Essentially, the drive shaft is coated with loose sleeves made of highly resistant material (specially designed for each application), which are independent of the rotation of the shaft. The system does not allow the long and fibrous parts of the material being screened to twist around the shaft, facilitating easy separation and reducing downtime. It also makes it quick to clean the machine. In discussing the Hextra, Cappozzo noted that the machine can screen materials faster at 1m/sec, improving productivity. “The Hextra can handle up to 200t/h and for MSW, about 80t/h. It can also handle many different materials like C&D waste, ash from incinerators, compost, etc,” he said. Another unique feature of the Hextra is its use of hexagonal or octagonal disc shafts with a flat profile. Its shape allows

material to slide on the screen discs and is subject to an up and down motion that separates the waste. The screened material falls under the screening surface, passing through the spaces between the discs, while the material remaining on the screen advances to the end of the screening surface. The result is a separate and clean portion, ready for subsequent recycling recovery. “It means you only have to move the materials once and you’ll have an end product which is perfect because it’s been screened,” Cappozzo said. Real-time changes to the predetermined screening size can also be made (±20%) by varying the speed of the shafts with the help on an inverter. The available screening size ranges from 10mm to 350mm. Then, there’s the patent-pending Smart Hopper, which Cappozzo said offers operators unbeatable flexibility. The sliding hopper is equipped with a dosing screw and can work in line or in a loop with all shredders. The hydraulic system is managed from the remote console and can change the screen options from two to three fractions to suit operating needs. Additionally, the hopper slides back to minimise footprint during transport. “Feedback from the customer was that the machine must be flexible sometimes they need two fractions, sometimes they need three - so we came up with this idea,” Cappozzo said. “Another thing that’s also important for the environment, and what the customers love, is that the diesel machine can work 100% electric. For example, inside the building, you can switch off the diesel and with an easy plug, because we use only 35kW on the machine, the customer can easily connect their power supply and work 100% electric inside the building.” With the stationary version of the machine, which encompasses the same

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technology as the Hextra, Capozzo said the savings are even greater and operators can expect a shorter ROI. “It’s a modular and flexible system and payback is very fast with this machine because it can deliver a very big production and is very reliable. Operators can save 800% on structure cost and 30% of conveyor cost. There is also a 100%

increase in productivity and cost savings in terms of energy consumption because of the higher efficiency - we need lower power for energy consumption. All of this is related to the efficiency of the technology,” he said. “The fastest ROI we’ve seen is two months and now, the customer is iw considering a mobile version.”

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Amped up and ready for action By Jacqueline Ong ELECTRIC vehicles (EVs) are certainly not new but to date, its use in the waste collection space has not been widespread. There are many reasons for this, but Volvo Trucks is not about to give up on its EV aspirations. On the contrary, the manufacturer, which has been studying electric mobility since the 80s, introduced its first all-electric truck this year, the 16t FL Electric, followed by a second, the 27t FE Electric, which was unveiled at IFAT in May. The FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations, and the first model was developed together with refuse collection body builder, Faun. The move completes Volvo Group’s competence in the area of electric drivelines. It also follows on from its proven success with Volvo electric buses launched in 2010. Now, there are numerous benefits in going electric, but there are also questions and scepticism around whether these benefits will be offset by potential issues such as the cost of the battery, charging infrastructure, duration, and efficiency, as well as the added weight of the battery.

One step at a time Product line vice president for the Volvo FL and Volvo FE at Volvo Trucks, Jonas Odermalm, spoke candidly to Inside Waste about these challenges, acknowledging that these are reasonable considerations but declaring that Volvo is committed to taking the necessary performance steps when it comes to advancing technology. He pointed out that one advantage of being an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is scale. “Many people are aware that batteries represent a significant part of the cost [of an EV] and with any new technology, when you’re in the build-up phase, you will have smallerscale production which may lead to higher costs. But as soon as you ramp up in volume, you’ll get the benefits of scale,” he said. “What we can do as an OEM is to continue in this journey, take the performance steps, and reduce the costs of batteries. One important step is technical performance, particularly 26

energy density. This is about power output and charging capacity - the rate you can charge the batteries - because it’s all about being able to run and operate the vehicle and battery capacity, as well as time it takes to recharge, will influence that. Also, we are looking at how to put more energy into the batteries without adding weight but by improving the technology.” Volvo has a good base to work off. Some may recall that in 2010, alongside its electric buses, Volvo also introduced a hybrid electric-diesel truck for production. While this commercial offering only lasted three years, the Group never stopped developing electric solutions, particularly as it continued to push its electric buses. “We are now in our 4th generation of batteries which has led to us bringing electric mobility back to the truck industry because now, we have right energy density to be able to run a distribution or refuse truck to make a full day (eight to 10 hours) operation on one charge,” Odermalm said “We believe that for trucks used in urban transport, majority of the charging can be done at night when you do not require high power or speed, unlike in the day when you need more energy capacity for demanding applications. In the day, we would simply be reliant on opportunity charging or top-ups.” However, the charging technology and infrastructure have to be developed and readily accessible, much like in Europe where a deliberate decision has been made to adapt the same charging infrastructure and standards as the car industry. Because of this move, Volvo has used the Combined Charging System (CCS) Combo 2 standard selected by European car manufacturers. It is also the standard partly chosen in the US.

The break-even point Needless to say, if electricity prices remain at its current level or rise, and diesel prices reduce, then the cost benefit of turning to an electric waste collection vehicle will be more difficult to realise, though not impossible because there are various considerations when it comes to costs and savings. “It could take longer to find the true breakeven point when it comes to total cost of operation but that is if you rely


Jonas Odermalm, product line vice president for the Volvo FL and Volvo FE at Volvo Trucks.

Volvo FE Electric • Fully electrically-powered truck • GVW 27t • Driveline: two electric motors with 370kW max power (260kW cont. power) with a Volvo two-speed transmission. Max. torque electric motors 850Nm. Max. torque rear axle 28kNm. • Energy storage: Lithium-ion batteries, 200–300kWh. • Range: up to 200km. • Two different charging systems are available. CCS2: maximum charge power 150kW DC. Low Power Charging: maximum charge power 22kW AC. • Charging time: from empty to fully charged batteries (300kWh): CCS2 150kW approx. 1.5 hours, low power charging approx.10 hours.

on current cost models. We’d strongly recommend anyone to review their business models in terms of also the new benefits of electric mobility - what are the new values that you gain with electric mobility? For instance, a reduction in CO2 is one, elimination of emissions is another. It also opens up the possibility of indoor deliveries and into zones where you normally don’t want any emissions. So, you could consolidate transportation and improve efficiency there. “There are also sound levels to consider. For the conventional version of this truck, we measured 79 decibels in drive-by noise versus 69 for the electric truck. You may think it’s only a 10-decibel difference but what you’re experiencing is a 50% reduction in noise. You’ll also be improving your local air quality and electric trucks consume less energy and are more efficient. So, we would promote strongly that what you’re doing in the day time currently due to noise and emissions, you can do at night during

off-peak hours, which may increase productivity and revenue and balance out the cost of the initial investment. All these values need to be considered in your calculation,” Odermalm said.

Ready, steady, go In 2011, Hamburg was named European Green Capital of the EU so it’s only fitting that the city, Germany’s second largest, will operate the first Volvo FE electric waste truck at the end of this year. Production will then commence in 2019. “The FE is sold in quite some numbers in Australia and even though we are starting on full electric vehicles next year, we see it as a beachhead strategy. We will start with one application in one geographical area in some markets and expand from there. We also see natural progress in the coming years to expand into more products, segments, applications and markets and Australia remains a very important market for iw us,” Odermalm said.

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Off the street and on the road The CDEnviro team showcased the G:MAX at this year’s IFAT.

By Jacqueline Ong BY now, you would have heard all about the incredible work that road infrastructure firm, Downer Reconomy, is doing to divert some 21,000 tonnes of waste from landfill annually by “pulling product, not pushing waste.” If you haven’t, you’ll find the details on page 34. Before news broke of Downer’s detritus processing facility in Rosehill, NSW, Inside Waste caught up with project partner Northern Ireland-based CDEnviro to pick the team’s brain when it comes to niche waste streams such as street sweepings. CDEnviro installed its first street sweepings recycling plant in the southern hemisphere in 2015, located at Citywide’s Dynon Road Waste Transfer Station in West Melbourne. Its latest venture with Downer Reconomy takes the company to Sydney where material from the city’s road network contracts, including stormwater, gully waste and of course, street sweepings will be processed, separated and cleaned at the Reconomy facility. Downer Reconomy has said that some 85% of these waste materials can be processed into products such as organic matter, sand, gravel, metals and plastic, to be used in compost and asphalt for roads that Downer builds as well as building materials. Now, many have congratulated Downer for taking a leadership role in using recycled materials, and rightly so. It is also an incredibly smart move, what with NSW undergoing an infrastructure boom with big budgets being set for road and rail projects. Big projects equate to large volumes of waste/ feedstock, which can be reprocessed into material that will be in demand as the construction work continues. Downer see the opportunities and so does CDEnviro. “We’re focusing on three particular 28

areas at the moment - landfill diversion, environmental remediation, and recycled wastewater. In the environmental remediation sector, there is a lot of investment going into infrastructure which creates a lot of opportunities to treat waste from nondestructive digging, drilling, and soil remediation. These combined create a considerable burden on the waste sector in Australia,” CDEnviro business development manager, Diarmaid Connaire, told Inside Waste. “In the landfill diversion sector, one of our key focuses is on street sweepings. It is a niche industry and Downer’s plant will be a pioneer in the industry because it will recover aggregates and sand from the street sweeping to be reused in asphalt for roads.” And according to Connaire, operating a plant like Downer’s NSW facility is pretty straight forward. “These are materials that you’d usually stockpile and send to landfill but now, you load the front end of the plant, commission it to suit your operating conditions, and run the plant for as long as your operational day allows,” he said. “In terms of reusable outputs, you’re looking at clean organics and lightweights that can go on for further processing to separate plastics. The plastics will be further processed and the organics can go to reuse in organics applications, with one of the most common being composting. “Clean aggregates of different size grades are recovered as well as ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, and washed sand. The water is recycled as ours is a wet process, and the water is reused to continue washing the material coming through. Off the back end of the water treatment, we recover dewatered fines; this particular output material can be reused in some bio applications.” Downer has only just launched the facility but Inside Waste wanted to


find out just how effective CDEnviro’s domestic processing solutions, and it system is. Connaire revealed that UK appears that things are progressing company Biffa is currently operating in some states, Connaire believes that a facility outside of London that is given the way and speed at which the diverting 99.7% of street sweepings market is evolving, operators that from landfill. innovate today will reap the benefits, “Biffa has also started to process despite how arduous the early days glass through the system with the may be. purpose of washing glass. What this “I’m looking forward to changes goes to show is that the systems are in the market because there are so quite adaptable and flexible and in many opportunities I can think of and Australia, there’s a lot of interest in some I can’t even think of. But they glass washing but there’s just no final all come down to preparation of those destination for the glass... Yet. If the recyclable materials before they go into EPA is to open some doors for the reuse the repurposing and manufacturing iw of glass, then there’s a big industry for processes,” he said. washing all those stockpiles that are causing a number of issues at the moment,” Connaire said. Connaire acknowledged that the larger companies that perhaps have more leverage with government and could shift our politicians’ attitudes, would have the appetite to take on innovative processing solutions. After all, they are likely to have more stamina and deeper The G:MAX is a solution that could stack up on pockets to endure the long paper for smaller players or regional areas. and expensive bureaucratic A solution for the region process it takes to get a plant, Downer may have a turnkey system that any plant, online. recovers both a wide range and high volume “Smaller contractors want to of materials but that’s not to say that smaller do the right thing. However, players or regional areas cannot follow suit. when they jump into new Connaire pointed to the G:MAX, which was markets, they tend to hit a lot showcased at IFAT, as a solution that could of roadblocks. Even if there stack up on paper for smaller localities, just is opportunity for a potential as it has in the UK where sand and leaves solution in the market, it materials you’ll find in most, if not all, places stacks up commercially and around the world - can be turned into highenvironmentally, many end quality resources such as low-grade concrete, up washing their hands of pipe bedding or landfill capping. the project and it ends up The G:MAX is a smaller, 10t system that has in the too hard basket,” a capacity of 5t/h - about half the capacity of Connaire said. a full turnkey plant - and a water requirement While governments have a of 11-17 litres/second. big part to play if Australia is serious about developing Daily news updates at


A global perspective By Jacqueline Ong THERE is no lack of coverage of the impacts of China’s National Sword on Australia’s waste and resource recovery sector. But how is the world coping? And what is the situation in China? The beauty of IFAT is that it draws the industry from far and wide and Inside Waste had the opportunity to sit down with the TOMRA team who flew in a Chinese representative to speak to attendees.

Breaking down the developments In January, China rolled out its National Sword policy which enforces restrictions on the importation of recycled materials. Contamination thresholds were set at 0.5% for plastics, scrap paper, wood, wires and cables, ferrous metals, and smelt slag, 1% for non-ferrous metals, and 0.35 for automobile scrap. Three months later in March, an iteration of the policy - Blue Sky 2018 - was announced; a 10-month period of actions against foreign waste smuggling. Since then, the Chinese government has released a policy document detailing steps it will take to improve the country’s environmental outcomes, including a total ban on all imports of recovered materials by 2020.

TOMRA sales manager Boxiao Qin, who is based in Xiamen in the Fujian province of China, told Inside Waste that when the policy commenced in January, the government did find it challenging to control imports, particularly as China is home to numerous small to medium sized companies that may fall off the radar. However, things appear to be changing rapidly. In June, the customs department announced that it will restrict the import of scrap material to a specified list of receiving ports, a restriction that will take effect in January 2019. The Chinese government is also increasing its control over inspections and imports and it has been reported that even backlogs are being scrutinised closely. Qin and TOMRA global sales director - metals, Brian Gist, confirmed that China has been and will continue to send materials back to their originating countries. “One of our customers had 20 containers shipped back to him and this had the effect of confirming that this is real and serious, and the world has to do things properly. I was kind of surprised that the new regulations that were put in place were absolutely enforced and I think a lot of people thought, you know what, we’ll be

alright. We’ll just hand pick it a little bit better and it’ll be ok. I say, well done to China for (a) putting in the legislation and (b) reinforcing it,” Gist said.

Collaborating with local government TOMRA is one of the pioneers of sensor-based sorting and its products include the Autosort range for packaging, MSW, thermoplastics, paper, C&I and C&D waste, organics, refuse-derived fuel, wood, electronic scrap, and bulky waste. It’s network outside of China is busy advising customers on how to remain viable and future-proof operations. “We’ve received a flood of enquiries from customers who no longer have material that is good enough in terms of quality. Many customers have in-feeds with county councils and if they’re on a time contract, there may not be many years left or much time left for them to justify an investment to upgrade their processing plants,” Gist said. “So far, we’ve seen a number of companies go back to their county councils and say, our contract only has 12 months or two years left. Because of the impacts, we have to make a better material, we know how, we’ve talked to TOMRA, they’ve come in and looked at how we can re-work the business TOMRA exhibited its range of sorting technologies at IFAT and spoke to attendees about ways to future-proof their operations. (Source: TOMRA)

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schedule with additional or different TOMRA equipment, put together the capital expenditure and business case for us to achieve the 98:2, but it needs some capital investment. For us to have this capital investment, these two years that’s left on our contract doesn’t help us - we need longer. And they’ve all gone back to the county councils and said we need five or we need 10 years... We need some form of extension so that then works for their capital investment.” Gist said to his knowledge, 100% of these customers who have gone back to council, have received support for the extension, which Gist said isn’t surprising considering there are technologies readily available. “Paper, for example, is very important because it has to be super clean now. Paper sorting can be difficult with MRFs and with MSW because it gets contaminated with film. With TOMRA’s Autosort 4, we can see the difference between film and paper and we can make a very nice 98:2 clean paper with very little loss,” he said.

In China There are certainly opportunities for the world to improve processes to produce quality recyclables, and IFAT provided the ideal platform for manufacturers to showcase advanced technologies, but there are also opportunities in China through this policy. Qin said in the past, the country would send commingled material - both dry recyclables and wet waste - to the incinerator without pre-treatment. In its drive to improve its environmental credentials, the government is now developing regulations to separate dry recyclables and wet waste. “If you separate the dry recyclables from the wet waste, that means there’s an easier job that can be done in the process before incineration and that’s [sorting] what we’re good at,” Qin said. “In the past, this was not possible also because waste was totally different all around China. In TOMRA’s experience, we’ve had to adapt to local materials in the past, but it only works for a certain scale. In my opinion, with the projects we used to do in China, there was no economic model. The customer cannot make money by investing in that plant. However, now if they separate the dry recyclable from the wet waste, there’s potential for the players, the recyclers, to earn money. And with that economic sustainable plan or investment, they iw will consider some sorters.”



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Dubai makes great strides By Jacqueline Ong DUBAI is known for many things - it’s a luxury shopping destination, has some of the most modern architecture in the world, and of course, it is home to Burj Khalifa, the 830m-tall skyscraper that dots the skyline. Soon, Dubai will also be known as the city with the world’s largest waste to energy project. With a population of about 2.5 million people, Dubai is by far the most populated city in the UAE. And as you can imagine, the city generates vast volumes of waste - about 9000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) a day that is. At present, 5000t/day of MSW is sent to the city’s largest landfill while the remainder is trucked to smaller landfills in the area. Now, Dubai can be considered visionary in many areas and the city prides itself on having first class infrastructure coupled with advanced technology to drive it forward. However, when it comes to waste management, it is largely lacking. But Dubai Municipality


is tackling this challenge head on and wants to be the world’s most sustainable and smart global metropolis by 2021. It has developed a range of strategies including the National Agenda, which sets a target of a 75% reduction in the number of landfills by 2021. And in 2012, the municipality’s waste management department launched the Dubai Integrated Waste Management Master Plan, aimed at reducing the volume of waste to landfill to zero in two decades. Recently, Dubai Municipality also acknowledged the viability of waste to energy (WtE) for the city and in January this year, signed an agreement worth over AED 2 billion (AU$730 million) to build a WtE facility located at an existing landfill site in Al Warsan District 2, some 10km from the city centre. This plant will process 1.825 million tonnes of MSW a year or a minimum of 5000t/day.

Making it work The consortium selected for the project comprises Switzerland-headquartered


Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) and Belgian construction heavyweight, BESIX Group to build, operate and transfer (BOT) the plant after over 30 years’ concession. The centrepiece of the plant is HZI’s proven proprietary grate combustion system. A quick search on HZI’s website will lead you to numerous reference projects that the company has delivered since 1933. So Inside Waste decided to turn its attention to the two-year journey, one that had its own challenges, to get some insight into ways to drive similar projects forward in Australia. When Dubai Municipality first issued its request for proposal in June 2016, the plan was to seek a contractor to design, build and operate a 2000t/day facility. HZI and BESIX submitted their offer in December, joining seven other consortiums in the race. In June 2017, three consortiums were shortlisted, including HZI and BESIX. “We started to discuss some clarifications and the Dubai government decided to change the project structure from design, build

and operate to also build, operate and transfer” HZI managing director, Middle East, Roni Araiji, said. In November 2017, at the request of the government, HZI and BESIX, along with the other consortiums, submitted a BOT offer, which included a proposal to up the capacity, finally landing on a processing amount of 5000t of MSW a day. In January 2018, the project was awarded to HZI and BESIX consortium. “It’s a challenging project because not only is it the largest WtE project in the world, it is also the WtE plant with the highest efficiency in the world. Our production efficiency is set at a minimum of 33%. Additionally, it is the first WtE project for the emirate of Dubai. “We were able to demonstrate to critics how the WtE technology contributes to the protection of the environment. We showed them our reference plants in Europe and Japan that are also close to, or even inside, the city and explained how waste is turned to energy,” Araiji said.

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HZI managing director, Middle East, Roni Araiji.

Working through the details “The project is 100% private investor-backed. We are in discussion with potential lenders who will finance the project. Our return on investment from Dubai Municipality will come from the gate fee and selling the electrical energy to the Dubai electricity and water authority,” Araiji added. “We are also finalising the agreement for a third party to join the special

project company, where the majority shareholding is held by HZI and BESIX. Currently, we have already appointed advisors - legal, financial and technical and Dubai Municipality is also appointing financial and technical advisors.” In order to process the whopping 1.825 million tonnes of material a year, the consortium plans to build five process lines with a minimum capacity of 5000t/day. Yearly net power production, which will be exported to the grid, will be a minimum of 171MW, generating 2% of Dubai’s electricity needs. Turning to the bottom ash, Araiji

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noted that for every tonne of MSW that passes through the plant, approximately 200kg of bottom ash will be created. But he has assured stakeholders that the bottom ash can be used instead of simply sent to landfill. “Bottom ash is 100% recyclable and the required regulatory framework has been established in many countries in Europe. Examples are the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, France etc., where they have put in regulations to re-use the treated bottom ash as aggregate material in road construction and

other civil construction uses. Ferrous metal and aluminium will be recovered as well. So now, Dubai too has started to develop regulations to use the bottom ash in the construction sector,” Araiji said. For Dubai, which many view as a leader in areas such as technology and infrastructure, turning to WtE is another notch on the belt for the forwardthinking city. And while the journey has been long and at times arduous, Araiji will tell you that the point when stakeholders have their lightbulb iw moment makes it all worthwhile.



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Hyva Press extends fleet with new rear loaders

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AT IFAT, there were whispers that Hyva was about to launch a new rear loader and upon the team’s return, we rang Hyva Pacific’s managing director Andre Bremmer to find out if and when the machine would be available. Bremmer told Inside Waste that Hyva Press’ aim is to offer a complete waste handling package. As such, it has extended its equipment fleet with the introduction of the RC09. The new rear loader comes with extra safety features and a highly efficient mechanism that is more ergonomic and user-friendly. It is available with a 0.9m3 hopper and a 12m3 bin. Hyva is also planning to release a version with a 14m3 bin. The 12m3 unit suits 4x2 vehicles of 15-16 tonne gallons per minute, while bigger machine will be great with 6X4 vehicles. “What we tried to achieve here is a unit that is available from stock because we bring them in batches and we make them available off the shelf,” Bremmer said. “We have appointed one of our distributors, who has very large experience and knows all thing relating in

waste handling equipment, to look after and service these machines in Australia. “We are applying industry standard components in this rear loader and what we very much have is a basic unit that ticks all of the boxes and creates value for money. “We wanted to keep things simple, because we see that there are a lot of manufacturers that try to overcomplicate things in the market. We focused on making sure it was fully compliant with all of the Australian guidelines and directives.” Bremmer says Hyva will be targeting smaller operations to begin with, because “we want to make sure that they introduce the product successfully.” This would include smaller owner/operators, smaller waste companies, as well as local councils. They will also be targeting fleets and maybe even rental companies. They new rear loaders will be available in Australia from late August, with the first model of the RC09 with a 14m3 bin displayed at AWRE. Cost of the machines has yet to be disclosed, though Bremmer guarantees that it will iw be very competitive.

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// Waste transportation Superior Pak’s EV Raptor Side Loader is now on NZ’s roads.

EV Raptor Side Loader on a domestic bin collection run.

To improve safety, Superior Pak has developed a detection system utilising a small, high-performance radar sensor.

Zero emissions collections By Jan Arreza EARLY this year, Superior Pak delivered its new electric vehicle (EV) side loading compactor truck to New Zealand’s EnviroWaste for its waste collection services. The Raptor Side Loader EV prototype is part of the Superior Pak Constant Improvement Program and was developed in collaboration with SEA Electric. According to Superior Pak, the side loader is a genuine ‘zero emissions’ alternative, ideal for companies wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, reduce noise levels, and promote green values. Currently, there are two chassis models in use – a Hino GH1828 and an Iveco Acco 2350G. However, these EVs can also be fitted to Isuzu and Mercedes Benz chassis. Garry Whineray, national sales manager at Superior Pak, told Inside Waste there were a number of operational and strategic considerations in EnviroWaste’s decision when it came to EVs versus conventional diesel or other alternatives. “The core operational considerations revolve around the understanding that a vehicle can complete a normal day’s collections on one overnight battery charge,” Whineray said. “Knowing a vehicle’s average daily distance travelled, average speed, and braking frequency are useful in understanding the vehicle’s operating range on one overnight charge. “The recharging of a vehicle is via a conventional 415kw three-phase plug, so there is no need for expensive charging/ refuelling infrastructure, which is great because infrastructure costs can be a significant financial impediment to many alternate fuel technologies. “New Zealand’s energy supply is largely

renewable and the government is actively encouraging and financially incentivising companies looking to develop product that supports their strong environmental position,” he added. With the introduction of the new Raptor, coupled with the new Dennis Eagle cab chassis, Superior Pak said it has developed a side loader model to meet the latest requirements of New Zealand’s waste industry. Apart from increasing loading arm reach, the designers at Superior Pak have brought more capacity into the same vehicle envelope. Changes to the design of the general refuse body include a reduction in height of 243mm, while managing to increase the cubic capacity by one cubic metre on a body that still fits the same cab chassis dimensions. On the recycling version of the body, an extra two cubic metres is now possible in the same envelope size as the previous model. There is also a significant improvement in the reach of the bin lifter, increasing to a maximum of 3485mm, making it now possible for the new Raptor to reach past a parked car to lift a bin placed at the side of the road. Also, side loader operations are primarily used for domestic bin collection that usually takes place alongside footpaths, which comes with a high risk of pedestrians entering the operation zone while the bin is being emptied. To address this risk, Superior Pak developed a detection system utilising a small, high-performance radar sensor originally designed for use in heavyduty applications such as construction and mining. When a hazard is detected during the bin lifting operation after the bin has reached a height of 1400mm, an alarm will sound and the operation will stop. “Waste collection methodologies and their city layouts/urbanisation are very

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A solution for the region • Hino GH1828, Iveco or DE cab chassis • SEA-DriveTM 180 • 212kWh battery pack • Up to 180km range • Three-year/100,000km EV warranty • Five-year battery warranty • Quality waste collection body • Includes 40kWh module for increased range and compactor body operation similar to Australia, and consequently, their waste collection vehicles are very similar to Australia,” Whineray said. “New Zealand has been an early adopter of EV technology for a number of economic and social reasons - the road user taxes are greater in New Zealand than Australia and the EV units are exempted from road user taxes. “In general, the NZ government is pro-actively encouraging and financially supporting moves away from fossil fuels and towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable future. “Diesel engines in New Zealand are only operating at Euro 4 emission levels. NZ has approximately 90% renewable energy; consequently EV vehicles are a very green alternative to conventional diesel engines.” Australia’s waste industry is also consistently looking for improvements in equipment to meet a growing set of environmental and market demands, and Whineray believes the new Raptor can meet the market’s demands. “There is a clear move in Australia and globally to tighten the emission standards associated with vehicles there are communities in Australia that will value a cleaner/greener solution to their waste collection and many that will also appreciate and value a much quieter operation,” Whineray said. “Clearly energy prices are increasing,

however, so are conventional diesel fuel prices. The cost of running a refuse vehicle on base load electricity is substantially cheaper than running a refuse vehicle on diesel fuel. “Our clients recharge their vehicles overnight, so they also have the opportunity to purchase the required electricity at off-peak overnight rates. These rates can be substantially cheaper than those at peak load times or in general in the retail electricity market. The cost of maintenance on an EV is also substantially less than that of a traditional diesel vehicle. “The waste collection industry in general is very harsh on brakes and brake wear, and it’s not uncommon for our clients to be repairing brakes every four months or so. It is anticipated that our clients using an EV unit will have the wear extend out to two-plus years. “It is all about providing the opportunity and availability of such technology so businesses can access the long-term ROI. Upfront capital costs at the moment are higher than conventional systems but the long-term view is for savings based on less repair and maintenance, fuel savings and exponential benefits for the environment.”

Inside Waste contacted EnviroWaste for the story but the company did not come back with iw a response by press time.



Recycling //

Pulling products, not pushing waste Jim Appleby - general manager for Reconomy at Downer.

By Jan Arreza AT the Waste Management Association of Australia’s Enviro ‘18 conference in June, Jim Appleby, general manager for Reconomy at Downer, delivered a keynote presentation - ‘Pulling products not Pushing waste’ - emphasising the opportunities that have and will come out of China’s National Sword policy. Reconomy is Downer’s newest business that focuses on sustainability, and it is the brainchild of Appleby who has over 30 years’ experience in the road

infrastructure and civil engineering industries. In May, Reconomy commissioned its new detritus processing facility in Rosehill, NSW, a state-of-the-art plant that is expected to divert some 21,000t annually from everyday waste streams such as street sweepings or stormwater, for beneficial repurposing. Approximately 85% of collected wastes will be converted into materials such as organic matter, sand, gravel, metals and plastic. The facility, which features a turnkey CDEnviro system (more on


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in landfill diversion,” Appleby said. “We aim to add value to our customers by developing solutions to provide sustainable alternatives and drive the circular economy by practical application, rather than theory. “We have a very different optic on problems we face such as China’s National Sword policy – we see them as opportunities to create domestic, sustainable long-term solutions. “The circular economy concept is still very much in its infancy in Australia. That in itself brings a number of challenges and risks including ensuring the quality of the materials generated are to an appropriate standard, also, and very importantly, meets EPA requirements and specifications for reuse.” Appleby said it is encouraging to see more and more private companies incorporating circular economy principles and believes the key to increased activity is government embracing reuse and recycling, and implementing sustainable procurement practices. “If private industries see there is a long-term opportunity they will invest and expand,” Appleby said. “I also think waste processors need to focus on what the market, ‘their customers’, want. There is little point in offering a product that is not fit-for-purpose or as I put it, trying to sell someone a chicken when they need a turkey. “Most recycled products will be incorporated into other materials, so meeting the demands of the standard required is essential. “The best advice I have for the sector if they would like to work with private companies like Downer is to not sell us chickens if we want to buy a turkey – in essence, the materials being produced have to be of a standard where we can put them to use or process them ourselves to put to use. “Having a material that is fit for use is really the most critical thing to make iw sure of.”

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Closing the loop on C&D waste By Tayyab Maqsood CONSTRUCTION and demolition (C&D) waste accounts for around 40% of the total waste generated in Australia. Given our national economic growth, this waste stream increased from 14.9Mt in 2006-07 to 19.6Mt in 2014-15 (see figure 1). Waste management and recycling for C&D waste continues to be a relatively under-researched and underfunded area. Some research that has been conducted endeavours to study C&D waste management issues from a technical perspective, providing strategies to recycle and reuse C&D waste, with less emphasis on studying and identifying economic factors and financial incentives that may have an effect on C&D waste management. The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), a key research broker between industry, government and research organisations servicing the built environment industry, aims to change this. This year, the Centre’s Governing Board approved five new research themes with 18-month-long projects commencing in October 2018. Amongst these themes is waste management and recycling for C&D waste.

FIGURE 1: C&D WASTE IN AUSTRALIA 2006-07-2014-15

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One of the ways state governments discourage landfilling and encourage reuse and recycling of C&D waste is by charging a landfill levy. However, this levy is inconsistent across different states (see table 1) and higher levies in certain states are deterring organisations from using the landfills in their states. Instead, they are transporting waste interstate to areas that charge low or no levy; for example, New South Wales to Queensland, although this will change in the near future as Queensland reintroduces a levy next year. Ultimately, the inconsistency in levy simply shifts the problem to a different place and does not resolve the critical national industry issue. SBEnrc and its industry, government and research partners, believe that a holistic national approach to C&D waste management is required. This would require a move towards national harmonisation of definitions, regulations and market drivers to develop market-driven processes to minimise fresh extraction and encourage recycling and reuse. A distinction between waste and


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resource is also important. As soon as waste is recycled or reused it becomes a resource. Waste on one project in any industry may be a resource for another project in the same industry or in a different industry. A common marketplace that would connect organisations across industries and in different states could drive further reuse and recycling of C&D waste and reduce virgin material extraction. This marketplace is an area that the team will be exploring in its research. SBEnrc has also conducted multiple workshops with a range of stakeholders from various sectors and industries across Australia. The consensus is that the gap in knowledge related to reuse and recycling of C&D waste needs to be addressed.


Additionally, broken supply chains are often cited as a reason contributing to C&D waste. Thus, integration of the supply chain will result in better design and manufacturing coordination, resulting in less waste. SBEnrc is shaping up the projects that will commence in October and has developed a set of objectives that will govern its work. One of the objectives of the project is to review the regulations in different states and territories governing C&D waste management identifying discrepancies and making recommendations for reforms to develop a consistent approach to define and measure C&D waste across Australia. The project will also seek to identify economic factors and drivers that govern the

disposal and reuse/recycling of C&D waste. A feasibility study will also be conducted for creating a marketplace to connect organisations and industries for trading waste. Last but not least, the project aims to identify opportunities to integrate supply chains, espousing cradle to cradle approach. Industry players are key to the success of this project, which will ultimately put forward a national solution to current C&D waste management solutions. Thus, we welcome any input you might have on our objectives and projects. Dr Keith Hampson CEO of SBEnrc said: “I welcome the strong national public and private partnerships around this pressing industry issue. I am looking forward to SBEnrc contributing to a national solution to stockpiling C&D waste while recycling opportunities are being bypassed. We do need to do better as an industry. It’s these sorts of industry-driven nationally collaborative projects that our Centre has established our long reputation on.”

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Product Stewardship Act review: catalysing new business models By Terence L Jeyaretnam

The Product Stewardship Act 2011 is the Australian government’s framework EY’S recent research into best practice for managing the environmental, product stewardship schemes has human health and safety aspects of lessons for the review of the Product the products over their lifecycle. It Stewardship Act is the legislation behind the National The context for product stewardship Television and Computer Recycling and waste management has changed Scheme (NTCRS) and the program for dramatically since the Product accreditation of voluntary product Stewardship Act came into effect in stewardship schemes including Mobile 2011. As the Australian government Muster and FlouroCycle. The Act also prepares to report on its review of the includes the ‘Minister’s list’ of products Act, recent global research by EY casts being considered under the Act based light on the factors that contribute to on their environmental and/or human successful product stewardship schemes. health1 impacts. waste 18AECO006 Inside Waste Output.pdf 6/20/18Notwithstanding, 12:45 PM











is still more broadly being treated in Australia as a cost to business, but the opportunity exists to encourage more innovative and sustainable business models through product stewardship. The Act is currently under review; submissions closed on June 29, 2018, and a review report is expected later this year. The terms of reference of the review include: • The extent to which the objects of the Act are being met and whether they remain appropriate. • The effectiveness of the accreditation of voluntary product stewardship schemes and the Minister’s annual product list in supporting product stewardship outcomes. • The operation and scope of the NTCRS. • The interaction of the Act with other Commonwealth, state and territory and government legislation, policy and programs. • International and domestic experience in the use of product stewardship to deliver enhanced environmental, social and economic outcomes through product design, dissemination of new technologies and research and development. A number of other activities have been running alongside the review, including the introduction of a streamlined approach to reinvigorate the accreditation of voluntary product stewardship arrangements. Separately, EY recently conducted research into the factors driving successful product stewardship schemes globally. The results were first shared at the Vinyl Council conference, PVC AUS 18. The review of the Act is an opportunity for the government to consider six key attributes we identified: • Take a life cycle approach - rather than just focus on end-of-life waste management. • Being flexible enough to cater for local conditions and foster innovation. • Have adequate targets that are achievable yet provide motivation for the sector.

• Include third party auditing. • Encourage participation of key stakeholders (to avoid ‘free-riders’). • Include mechanisms that help create a market for recycled materials. The Review asks whether the objects of the Act are being met and remain appropriate. One of the objects is to reduce the impact that products have on the environment, throughout their lives. EY found that experts around the world agree that product stewardship schemes typically give insufficient emphasis to a ‘lifecycle approach’ but are skewed towards the management of waste. This finding supports the government’s own assessment (in the review Consultation Paper) that schemes, including the NTCRS are faring well in ‘ensuring products are recycled, recovered, treated and disposed of in a safe and environmentally sound way, but whether it is meeting other objects is less clear.’ If a greater emphasis was placed on the lifecycle impacts, schemes may also start to consider the other objects of the Act including reducing carbon emissions, energy and water associated with products and the waste they produce over their life. For example, schemes targeting waste products could address the waste associated with packaging of the product. In Australia, where many goods are imported and direct influence over manufacturers is therefore limited, this is one way that impacts across a greater spread of the lifecycle could be reduced. Even where waste is the focus, our research found insufficient emphasis on making products (including packaging) suitable for recycling. Practices such as gluing batteries into products or mixing different plastic types in packaging make it harder to separate materials, increase recovery costs, lower the value of the material and make it unlikely that material will be recycled. Schemes need to place continued pressure on manufacturers to develop designs that maximise the value of recycled materials. Recent developments in global

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recycling markets have left consumers sceptical of recycling as a solution to waste management and put us in a very different position from when the Act was first passed. The Consultation Paper includes comments from stakeholders that global changes in recycling markets are impacting the NTCRS and alternatives such as increased energy recovery may need to be considered. Product stewardship schemes with flexibility encourage producers to think beyond recycling and develop business models that reduce waste at the outset, rather than simply treat the products as waste that is a cost to business. Our research uncovered examples such as the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Program in Canada, which covers pressure containers and batteries. Sodastream, a company that supplies, collects and recycles pressurised carbon dioxide canisters, was able to seek special consideration under the scheme as its re-use business model complies with the intent of the scheme. This places Sodastream at an advantage over its competitors, and may encourage others to adopt business models along similar lines. The experts we interviewed as part of our research remarked that independent third party audits help to establish credibility amongst stakeholders, promote transparency and identify opportunities for improvement. Where schemes gave producers more freedom to meet scheme requirements, perhaps with less specific requirements other than a recycling target, the importance of third party auditing has grown. The Review’s Consultation Paper indicates there are opportunities to tighten current auditing approaches, including the adoption of specific standards, and EY believes this would support the auditing outcomes outlined above. In particular, where waste is complex and/or exported to other jurisdictions for processing we would encourage

auditing the waste stream to ensure recovered materials are appropriately recycled, as a means of building trust with consumers. The review of the Act also asks stakeholders to consider how international and domestic experience in the use of product stewardship delivers enhanced environmental, social and economic outcomes through product design, dissemination of new technologies and research and development. We found that research and development is crucial, as a viable market for recycled materials is a key part of a successful product stewardship scheme. There has been progress in Australia and internationally to find applications for recycled materials, but this effort needs to grow dramatically to match the volumes and different types of materials collected. This may require a national approach, which the Product Stewardship Act can encourage. The review of the Product Stewardship Act is an important opportunity to respond to the dramatic changes in world recycling markets and public concern about waste since the Act was first passed. To maximise its effectiveness, the review of the Act should embed a lifecycle approach, improve confidence in recycling through independent auditing, and encourage the development of markets for recycled materials. There is still much ground to cover, but the more we can encourage innovative business models that embed these attributes, the more progress we will make on the ‘war on waste’.

Terence L Jeyaretnam an EY partner, climate change and sustainability services. He is an environmental and sustainability advisory and assurance specialist with more than 25 years’ experience in advising governments and corporations on sustainability issues. Contact: iw

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Turning aspiration into action By Jacqueline Ong SLOW and steady wins the race is what we often tell children when relating the story of the tortoise and the hare. And this is true of Lake Macquarie Council’s efforts to roll out a food organics and garden organics (FOGO) service. While the NSW council introduced a garden waste collection service in 2013, it is only this year that a food waste service will be implemented. Council’s manager sustainability, Alice Howe, said the length of time it’s taken is due to a number of

factors, including a complex tendering process, but it was also decided that a phased introduction of each service would give the community adequate time to get used to the changes and anticipate them. “We try to minimise the number of changes that our community needs to make all at once - this is a lesson we’ve learnt from earlier changes where perhaps there were too many options. We want to make sure that our community only deals with one big change at any one time so that the transition is a smooth one,” Howe said.

On July 30, Lake Macquarie residents will welcome a Food+Garden=Green service where all food scraps will go into the green bin along with garden waste.

The Food+Green=Green service Lake Macquarie’s greener three-bin service commences July 30. As part of the service: • Green bins will be emptied weekly. • General waste collections will move from weekly to fortnightly. • Recycling bins, which will continue to be collected fortnightly, and general waste bins will be emptied on alternate weeks. • Bin days will remain the same. • The community will continue to use three bins, one for general waste, one for FOGO, and one for recycling. • There will be no changes to bin sizes.



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By the time this issue lands on desks, Lake Macquarie would likely be a week or two into the new service, given it begins on July 30. Remondis’ Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility, which will process the area’s FOGO and produce compost to support farmers and landscapers in the region, would have also been officially launched (July 17). Ahead of these exciting events, Howe said Council has spared no effort in working with the community on the proper use of the service so that they start off from a high base of commitment to wanting to do the right thing. Council’s community engagement, which is no mean feat given residents are dispersed throughout the region without a town centre or focal point for campaigns, has had proven success. At present, Lake Macquarie residents - some 200,000 of them - are among the best recyclers in NSW, with contamination rates sitting at a low 1-2%. This high level of engagement has also, over time, allowed Council to frame its waste management and resource recovery decisions. “[Through community engagement] we know that there is a strong desire by our community to recover resources to minimise the environmental impacts associated with waste. They are also keen to try to contain the cost of waste services and make sure the solution is a local one - so managing our waste within our own city,” Howe said. “Of these, the environmental impacts and sustainable living approach are the [strongest] drivers for our community who are environmentally conscious. Our natural beauty is a factor in creating these aspirations for residents.”

Five years between each service may seem like a long time but Howe explained that the process to get to a full FOGO service has been a rigorous one and there were challenges along the way that had to be dealt with. “We’ve had mining-related issues for our facility so we had to design for a mine subsidence which increased the cost. It was also the time it took with the number of stakeholders involved and there were quite a lot of system changes within the organisation - back of office changes that had to take place to support the introduction of a new service... Things like adjustments to our fees and charges, updating all of our records and the services people have. But the biggest change was for our workforce because the weekly collection of waste delivered by internal staff had to be moved to fortnightly and that required logistical changes in the work that they do,” Howe said. “There were also some community concerns with going to a fortnightly general waste service, such as nappies and we had to address these concerns and have services for people who may be generating more hygiene waste products. “We did a nappy trial in 2014 and found that households with fewer than three people in nappies should have enough capacity with the fortnightly general waste collection but for those who have a lot of medical waste or more than three people in nappies, we can offer two options for a fee an additional fortnightly general waste collection or a weekly collection.” Tendering, which included a multi-criteria analysis, also proved to be a complex process which Howe

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Ahead of the changes, Council has handed out starter kits to all households, which include a food caddy, compostable bags, and instructions about the new service.

said was a factor in the time taken to roll out the new service. But Council used the time to work closely with its contractors - Solo for green waste and Hunter Resource Recovery for recycling. “With Solo, we’ve been working closely with them to manage the transition, with them taking the lead on weekly collections and then later moving to fortnightly collections. With Hunter Resource Recovery, we’re making sure that we won’t see contamination flow from the red bin to

Remondis’ facility The Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility will process the area’s FOGO into compost and as part of its contract with Remondis, Council has a requirement to take back some of this end product. Council has been trialling its use on sports fields and other applications around the city and said it’s seen a lot of positives to date, including huge support from community. The compost will also be available commercially and used on organic farms. Inside Waste will be at the launch of the facility on July 19 and will report on the technologies, capacities, and novel solutions on

the recycling bin with the change to a fortnightly collection,” Howe detailed.

Lessons learnt When asked what Council’s biggest lessons were from the process, Howe was quick to note that the key to their success is a “very close working relationship and strong planning” with their contractors. “We’ve worked through the project program in terms of who’s responsible for what activity, when they need to

occur, and what the contingencies are between our work and the work of the contractor. And we’re very lucky to have very good collection and processing contractors and very good working relationships with them. But we’ve had to maintain that very strong communication to make sure that we’re meeting each other’s expectations and delivering on time,” she said. Howe also highlighted that community expectations and appetites




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have changed, pointing to the success of some 16 NSW councils that have rolled out a similar FOGO service as other fine examples to follow. “It’s comes down to making sure that people understand how to use these services. That is critical. And again, making sure the contractual arrangements that are in place will support a transition to a new service. If not, then it’s about negotiating for those contractual arrangements during iw the tender process,” she said.

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Giving a leg up to the sector’s young professionals By Jan Arreza AT the end of May, the Waste Management Association of Australia awarded its annual Young Professionals Scholarships. The two recipients, Veolia’s Ben Flanagan and Penrith City Council’s Joshua Romeo, received a total of $2500 - funding that could go towards one WMAA conference registration and expenses associated

with travel and transfer to and from the event and accommodation. Inside Waste spoke Flanagan, Veolia ANZ’s industrial services manager for SA/NT. He’s held the position of Cooper Basin manager for the past 2.5 years, overseeing the operation of two waste facilities - Moomba in South Australia and Ballera in Queensland - and all industrial service activities within the Cooper Basin region, performing

these tasks with his team of 25 full-time employees. Majority of the waste received at the facility from the region comes from drilling activities as well as camps where employees stay during their two-week stints. The three main waste types in the Cooper Basin are general waste, steel, and wooded material such as crates and pallets. When speaking about how he got


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people you work with become family,” Flanagan said. A big part of Flanagan’s job is knowing what rigs they have on hand in the field, as well as what type of waste they have coming in and figuring out how they would coordinate those loads out. “Planning is the big part of my job and I am a firm believer that you need to spend the time to prepare for the future. For example, because it’s all dirt roads in the Cooper Basin, equipment breakdowns and repairs are a common occurrence, which can be frustrating at times as I am the planner,” Flanagan said. “I also try to plan out what equipment we would need in the future – basically knowing when the equipment is getting older, changing things out, scheduling service for the machines, and just looking for further improvements to implement. “If we see a certain type of waste coming in, we will then see what we can do with it - whether we need to get a brand new shredder to process it or anything along those lines. I try to see how things are moving in the sector and then try to get ahead of the game.” But planning can only get you so far. “A crazy situation I’ve had to deal with had to do with the amount of rain we had in the Cooper Basin in 20122013. The entire waste facility was under water - equipment included. It may be the desert, but you can’t predict the weather,” Flanagan recounted. It is clear that Flanagan is passionate about his role and the sector and he is encouraging young professionals to put themselves out there and push for the outcomes they are after because if they do so, there will be no lack of support for them. However, his advice is to also make considered decisions. “Make your own decisions and don’t feel the need to rush and make a decision on the spot... They really

need to think hard about the problem at hand,” Flanagan said. “Talk to as many people as you can and listen to those who have had the experience in the sector. Give people the time to talk and provide feedback or ideas. I believe communication is a great learning tool.” WMAA is no stranger when it comes to championing the young professionals in the industry and its annual scholarship is just one of many ways the association lends it support. WMAA CEO Gayle Sloan said the scholarships driven by the association wanting to include young professionals in the broader industry and open up opportunities for them, which she said they would not have had otherwise. “It is about holding events that are inclusive and that these young professionals can be a part of,” Sloan said. “The point of the scholarship is to allow them to compete on merit, win on merit, and be seen by their peers as being of value on merit, and giving them the chance to take part in the opportunities available in the industry. “These events allow them to network with employers and their peers, and gives them an opportunity to show their value through their diversity. To get the scholarship, they have to compete with others to demonstrate that their merits are deserving of it. It’s not a handout at the end of the day. Basically, their youth gets them in the door - we’ve set it for those under 35 years of age - but it’s their genuine ability that gets them the prize. “It is a process that essentially gives them an avenue for funding to attend and present at conferences, and I think that is really important because the thing about this industry that I think everyone is beginning to realise is that we don’t just collect bins - we are really diverse and there are huge opportunities within the sector.” iw

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Taking a leaf out of the recycled organics localisation book By Eric Love IF you think the impact of China’s Sword Policy has been devastating to councils and the resource recovery industry, there’s a strong chance it’s only going to get much worse. This is the assessment from industry association, Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE), after spending more than 20 years assessing and building markets for recycled organics around Australia, Canada, Singapore, United States and yes, China! CORE’S brutal assessment is based on the association’s activities in its China office where it is assisting local members recover and value-add recycled organics into high value products. During this time, CEO Chris Rochfort and I have been in advocacy dialogue with China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection on behalf of members and stakeholders in the resource recovery industry throughout China. The bad news (for Australian councils and the resource recovery industry) is China is only starting to ramp up its own recycling efforts across all recyclables. This and

the wholesale shut down of polluting factories are the main reasons China is now being selective in the types and quality of materials they will accept. With a population of 1.3 billion and an increasing expansion of metropolis’ innovation and affluence, China’s own internal supply channels may soon outstrip demand for foreign recyclables completely. You can’t really blame China. Who would want to pay to have low quality waste materials shipped half way around the world when there is a lower cost alternative right under their noses? In addition, low quality means that a proportion of this material likely ends up in China’s landfills and incinerators which is contrary to China’s mandated environmental and sustainability reform agenda. Australia and the western world may one day thank China for addressing the environmental impacts waste has on its society. The Sword Policy has exposed a weakness that has been in the system in Australia for decades - heavy reliance on one market and underdevelopment of local options. This is diametrically opposed to the

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organics recycling industry where there is no export market. Recycled organics have low commodity values and shipping it to foreign lands for processing contravenes foreign bio-security and quarantine laws. This led CORE in the late 1990s to develop comprehensive demand creation strategies for product and market development. An updated blueprint for market development released by CORE in 2016 includes local strategies and programs aimed at assisting members to secure markets for the ever-increasing volumes of recycled organics being diverted from landfill. CORE’s same product and market development principles and strategies are being implemented today for its members globally with the emphasis on local market development. This is an approach the dry recycling industry should adopt. However, don’t expect quick fixes although short-, medium- and long-term strategies are all part of the mix, particularly contingency planning which has been sadly lacking and now exposed by China’s Sword Policy. “Knee jerk” funding for ad hoc projects

should be resisted until a comprehensive strategy that includes product and market development is completed. Without prioritisation, proper cost modelling and market and viability research being conducted, the rest is a waste of time. Again, there are lessons learned from some approaches in providing funding to the recycled organics industry that has been fritted away on projects that have little or no strategic significance. Another point is don’t hire a lone consulting firm to prepare the strategy, as this leads to narrow, flawed and opinionated pieces of work that lack holistic approaches. Industry must own it and work it... Like CORE has done for more than 20 years.

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Getting the most out of your legal team By Kim Glassborow FOR many waste and resource recovery businesses legal support is critical. Mainly, to ensure that there is not only compliance with the relevant rules but in more recent times, knowledge of the client’s business is seen as a value-add feature for many internal and external legal advisors. Legal services in the waste and resource recovery industry can include such aspects as business acquisitions, work, health and safety matters, contracts, financing and environmental compliance matters, to name a few. Some businesses will require the services on an in-house legal team working exclusively for that business, whilst others will rely on an external 215_150 2018-05-17T09:52:28+10:00 panel of lawyers (from different law

firms) to address their legal needs and advise them (when required). Lawyers who have previously worked for large law firms and then moved in-house have often commented that working in-house is rewarding as it allows for a greater contribution to the strategic direction of a business. The benefits are varied depending upon the size of the business and its structure, but generally speaking an efficient in-house counsel understands: • how the business works; • has a deep understanding of the industry in which the business operates in; • experience with regulatory matters; • is able to provide detailed advice and guidance on key issues facing the business; and • can advise on risk management issues.

The waste and resource recovery sector is increasingly becoming a complex and commercially constrained environment to successfully operate in. From complicated regulations, compliance with the regulator, work, health and safety issues, contractual disputes and chain of responsibility legislation (to name a few), the industry legal landscape is constantly changing. Staying on top of these changes and having a legal advisor guide clients through regulatory changes may not often be viewed by businesses as a priority, until something goes wrong which requires legal assistance. However, for many operators in the resource recovery sector, there has been an increasing demand for these services.

To assist and get the best out of a legal team (whether it be an in-house counsel or an external lawyer), businesses should be mindful of the following when briefing their lawyers: • providing clear instructions; • being upfront about any factual issues which may be relevant (as this can impact on any advice given by your legal team); and • involving your legal team early, this may assist in spotting any legal issues that you are not reacting to yet.

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THIS YAWEI LASER IS S YAWEI LASER IS Polystar unwraps DESIGNED TO CUT SIGNED TO CUT the value in film ABOVE THE REST. OVE THE REST. recycling. NOW THAT’S APPLIED W THAT’S APPLIED Now that’s THINKING. NKING. Applied Thinking. Speed (slow/high): slow speed Throughput: material and configuration dependent Suitable material: green waste, wood waste, industrial waste, municipal waste, etc. Drive type: direct, available as electric or diesel drive No. shafts/speed: 1 shaft with option of 21 or 42 teeth Hopper size: standard 4.5m3, hopper extension available Unit dimensions: working approx.. 12.1m X 2.7m X 3.5m

Weight: approx. 30t depending on configuration No. of units in range: 1 Base price: P.O.A. More: of 07 3293 0888



Speed (slow/high): slow speed Throughput: material, model and configuration dependent Suitable material: green waste, wood waste, industrial waste, municipal waste, C&D waste, etc. Drive type: diesel or electric drive available No. shafts/speed: 2 shafts (various configuration) Hopper size: approx. 4.5m3 Unit dimensions: model dependent Weight: approx. 26t – 40t No. of units in range: 2 in range, MRW2.85 with 1.7m-long shafts





MRW 2.85/2.1010

and MRW2.1010 with 2.44m-long shafts. Available in hooklift, wheeled or tracked configuration. Base price: P.O.A. More: of 07 3293 0888

Horizontal Shaft Impactors

Terex Jaques

Unit dimensions: up to 50” x 49” (TI5049 Crusher chamber) Weight: 9940kg (TI4143 Model) Motor: 132kW (TI4143 Model) Rotor diameter/speed: 1032mm/500-800 RPM th its extremeDesigned accuracy, speedbrick, and consistency of cut, combined with very low operating for: concrete, C&D waste, asphalt, road planings, sts, the new Yawei HLF fiber laser is the perfect way to take your low business to the next level. me accuracy,natural speed and consistency of cut, combined with very operating aggregate w Yawei HLF Throughput: fiber laser88-298TPH is the perfect way to take your business to the next level. llar for dollar, (TI4143 the new HLF is in a league of its own, opening up possibilities for companies Model) Finished product size: 0-100mm across the laser cutting sector; from start-ups through to full production, 3-shift ar, the new HLF is in on a league depending applicationof its own, opening up possibilities for companies Designed for reprocessing of polyethylene & vironments. price:from P.O.A. start-ups through to full production, 3-shift laser cutting Base sector; polypropylene flexible packaging material More: or s. 03 8794 4100 th a quality German built Precitec auto-focus cutting head, IPG laser source, Siemens

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Lindner Recyclingtech

Unit dimensions: varied Weight: from 18 to 30 tonnes r more information: ll: 03 9706 8066Motor: electric (varied sizes) mation: mail: Rotor diameter/ 066 it: speed: varied/Up to 370rpm Connect with us socially Designed for: fuel from waste, plastics, paper, Connect with us socially rubber, wood etc. Throughput: depends on materials. ei-FPC-1.indd 1 Finished product size: 10mm or less, depending on model. Base price: from $550,000.00* More: or 1800 644 978

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Speed (slow/high): slow speed shredder Throughput: dependent on material Suitable material: green waste, wood waste, industrial waste and mattresses Drive type: twin hydrostatic independent shaft drive variable speed No. shafts/speed: twin shaft unit up to 50rpm Hopper size: 7m3 Unit dimensions: 2.5m width x 3.2m feed height x 11.7m length Weight: 27.5t (dependent on options) No. of units in range: variable configurations available Base price: P.O.A. More: or 0458 456 033


Terex Ecotec TDS820 Shredder

ERMA Size Reduction Machinery & Recycling Technology Unit dimensions: 4070mm(L) x 2415mm(W) x 2170mm(H) Motor: up to 180kW Rotor diameter/speed: single shaft shredders featuring an angled hydraulic ram Designed for: mainly used in the wood industry to achieve economical recycling of wood off cuts, pallets or other waste. Throughput: up to 10 tonne/hour Finished product size: >40mm determined by optional screen size Base price: from $30,000 More:


Speed (slow/high): slow speed Throughput: 200m3/hour Suitable material: MSW, C&D, C&I, biomass, green waste Drive type: hydraulic No. shafts/speed: single shaft Hopper size: various Unit dimensions: 10m L x 2.5m W x 3.95m H Weight: 31t No. of units in range: 6 Base price: P.O.A. More: or 02 4905 0650

Speed (slow/high): high speed Throughput: 250m3/hour - subject to screen size and material Suitable material: various organics/timber/green waste Drive type: low maintenance Vermeer duplex drum, HPTO wet clutch No. shafts/speed: single shaft Hopper size: 81.3cm (H) x 152.4 (w) infeed conveyor Unit dimensions: 11.4m (L) x 3m (W) x 3.9m (H) (transport dimensions) Weight: 34t No. of units in range: 5 tub grinders and 9 horizontal grinders are on offer Base price: P.O.A. More: or 1300 VERMEER


Eggersmann Z55


Speed (slow/high): high speed Throughput: 300m3 +/ hour – subject to screen size and material Suitable material: various organics/timber/green waste Drive type: low maintenance Vermeer duplex drum, hydraulic-operated wet clutch with PTO No. shafts/speed: single shaft Hopper size: 6.1m (L) x 127cm (H) x 152.4cm (W) infeed conveyor Unit Dimensions: 14.7m (L) x 3m (W) x 3.7m (H)

Speed (slow/high): high speed. Approx. 85rpm Throughput: 700kg – 1500kg per hour, depending on screen size Suitable material: plastics, film, wood, paper Drive type: Electric No. shafts/speed: 1 shaft. Approx 85rpm Hopper size: 1200mm x 1410mm Unit dimensions: 2825mm L, x 2564mm W, x 1875mm H Weight: 5000kg No. of units in range: 11 Base price: P.O.A. More: or 02 6570 3300

(transport dimensions) Weight: 46t No. of units in range: 5 tub grinders and 9 horizontal grinders are on offer Base price: P.O.A. More: or 1300 VERMEER

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HAAS Tyron 2000XL

Speed (slow/high): slow speed. Approx. 40rpm Throughput: up to 1500kg per hour Suitable material: plastic, wood, paper, e-waste, light metal Drive type: electric, 2 x 7.5kw No. shafts/speed: 2 shaft. Approx. 40rpm Hopper size: 470mm x 810mm Unit dimensions: 3018mm L, x 1367mm W, x 1911mm H Weight: 2,400kg No. of units in range: 16

Speed (slow/high): slow speed. Up to 40rpm Throughput: dependent on material up to 60t per hour. Suitable material: waste wood, green waste, domestic waste, bulky waste Drive type: diesel 294kw No. shafts/speed: 2 shafts. Variable speed up to 40rpm Hopper size: 7m3 Unit dimensions: 10,700mm L, x 2550mm W, x 3150mm H Weight 25,500kg No. of units in range: 3 Base price: P.O.A. More: or 02 6570 3300

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Genox - Gran Excalibur Series

Speed (slow/high): slow speed (between 18 to 36rpm) Throughput: up to 200tph (depending on materials) Suitable material: most waste materials, including difficult to shred waste. Drive type: diesel and electric No. shafts/speed: 2 shafts, slow speed Hopper size: up to 16m3 Unit dimensions: varied Weight: from 9 to 66 tonnes

Weight: 4t (GXC800), through to 16t (GXC2000G) Motor: 55kw (GXC800), through to 315kW (GXC2000G) Rotor diameter/speed: 520mm/520rpm (GXC800), through to 800mm/480rpm (GXC2000G) Designed for: heavy duty, high throughput processing. A variety of rotor configurations makes them suitable for a wide range of applications including plastic drums, crates and chairs, film, large woven bags and rubber,

No. of units in range: 6 Base price: From $250,000.00* More: or 1800 644 978

Applied Machinery

VB Primary Shredder

Granulator Series LG 300/LG 420

SM & LM Granulators

Speed (slow/high): high Suitable material: rigid plastics and films Drive type: electric motor No. shafts/speed: single Hopper size: 500mmx300mm up to 1200mmx420mm Rotor diameter: 260mm, 360mm Rotor lengths: 500mm up to 1200mm Weight: 0.8t up to 2.8t No. of units in range: 4 Finished product size: 5.00mm Base price: P.O.A. More: Koga Recyclingtech - or +614 1955 8600

Unit dimensions: rotor length from 300mm to 1200mm Weight: up to 10t Motor: from 22kW up to 200kW Rotor diameter/speed: diameter from 300mm up to 1000mm Designed for: plastics lumps, purgings, containers, profiles, pipes, injection moulding parts Throughput: up to 8000kg/h Finished product size: from 10mm upwards Base price: P.O.A. More: or 0455 920 888

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profiles and large sheets. Finished product size: dependent on the size of the screen; 12mm standard Base price: P.O.A. More: www.appliedmachinery. or 03 9706 8066




Unit dimensions: 9mt x 2.5mt Motor: 7.5kw Screens material this size: < 45mm Screen type: perforated drum Rotor speed: <10RPM Designed for: metal swarf and press scrap Throughput: up to 10 tons/hour Base price: P.O.A. More: Koga Recyclingtech - or +614 1955 8600

Brentwood Trommels Unit dimensions: 600 to 3000mm dia x 1 to 12m long - custom designed Motor: electric with optional variable speed drive dependent upon design Screens material this size: thickness: 3 to 16mm/material: mild steel, stainless steel or Bisalloy 400 Screen type: punched/ laser cut plate fully welded drum Designed for: wide range of materials Throughput: dependent upon

design Drum design: round and hexagon Base price: from around $80,000 More: or 02 4271 7511


NEMUS 2700

Throughput: Up to 500m3/hour Designed for (material): green waste, bio waste, wood waste, bark Screens material this size: fines <8mm; medium 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60mm; coarse >60mm Drive type: diesel c/w generator/electric Motor: Perkins Diesel Hopper size: varies by model No. of units in range: 8 models available to suit a variety of

Unit dimensions: 12000 x 2550 x 4000mm. Weight: 17000kg Motor: Perkins Diesel 70.0 kW Screens material: 8mm up to 80mm Screen type: punch plate, or segment screen mesh Designed for: compost, wood/biomass, spoil/gravel, and waste. Throughput: up to 170 mÂł/h Base price: P.O.A. More: or Craig Cosgrove - or 0417 320 082

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Terra Select T60 Trommel Screen

Tana TE552DT Mobile Disc Screen

Unit dimensions: L 15.23m x W 2.55m x H 4.0m in operation Weight: 19t Motor: 81kW diesel Screens material this size: 1-150mm Screen type: trommel

Unit dimensions: L 10.96m x W 7.60m x H 3.1m in operation Weight: 16.9t Motor: siesel and electric Screens material this size: adjustable end product size Screen type: disc Designed for (material): woods, MSW, compost, ashes, metals, aggregates and more Throughput: dependent on material Base price: P.O.A. More: or 02 9457 9399

Designed for (material): green waste, compost, soils, waste Throughput: up to 280mÂł per hour Base price: P.O.A. More: or 02 9457 9399

GCM Enviro

GCM Enviro

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Unit dimensions: model dependent Weight: approx. 11 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 25t Motor: available as diesel or electric drive Screens material this size: configuration dependent Screen type: drum (mesh or punch plate) Designed for (material): green waste, compost, municipal waste, coal, top soil, woodchip, bark, etc. Throughput: model, material and configuration dependent

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Unit dimensions: L19,990, W19,040, H6,625 Weight: 36t Motor: CAT C4.4 96KW Screens material this size: 150mm Screen type: track mounted inclined vibrating sizing screen Designed for (material): exceptional output capacity and accurate separation for screening in mining, sand, gravel, aggregate, recycling and demolition applications. Throughput: 500t/h Base price: P.O.A. More: or 1300 727 520

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Unit working dimensions: 12.6m width x 4.8m height x 14.08m length Weight: 30.5t (dependent on options) Motor: Caterpillar C4.4 Screens material this size: dependent on material Screen type: 4.8m x 1.53m 16 x 5 Spaleck 3D punch plate top deck, Flip – Flow Technology bottom deck Designed for (material): commercial waste, biomass, compost, waste wood shredded, soil, gravel, sand, bark, wood chips, scrap metal, slag, and contaminated soil. Throughput: dependent on material Base price: P.O.A. More: or 0458 456 033

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Terex Ecotec TRS 550 Recycling Screen

Terex Evoquip Colt 600 Screen Unit working dimensions: 10.42m width x 3.18m height x 10.54m length Weight: 12t (dependent on options) Motor: Deutz 4 cylinder diesel engine Screens material this size: dependent on material Screen type: 2.34m x 1.17m (8 x 4) Double Deck Screen (wide range of screen media) 3 way split to 2 way split Designed for (material): commercial waste, biomass, compost, waste wood shredded, soil, gravel, sand, bark, wood chips, and scrap metal. Throughput: up to 280tph dependent on material Base price: P.O.A. More: or 0458 456 033

Fingerscreen 2.0

Modular Horizontal Screens

Unit dimensions: various Weight: 25-40t Motor: 22 – 37kW Screens material this size: up to 1000mm Screen type: 2 Mass Vibratory Designed for (material): multi-stream (C&D,C&I, MSW, biomass) Throughput: various Base price: P.O.A More: or 02 4905 0650

Unit dimensions: Up to 8’ x 20’ (screen size) Weight: 27215kg (MHS8203 model) Motor: 52kW (MHS8203 model) Screens material this size: up to 250mm Screen type: wire woven mesh / Poly Urethane panels Designed for (material): concrete, brick, C&D waste, asphalt, road planings, natural aggregate Throughput: 200-800 TPH (depending on application) Base price: P.O.A. More: or 03 8794 4100

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Unit dimensions: 12m (L) x 2.5m (W) x 3.8m (H) (max transport dimensions) Weight: 18,143.7kg Motor: Cummins QSB 3.8l Tier 4F (Stage IIIB) Screens material this size: 10ml & 20ml screens and overs (screen sizes can be changed on the drum) Screen type: high tensile steel mesh Designed for (material): various; organics, aggregates, waste Throughput: 137.6m3 per hour with 0.5” (1.3 cm) screens installed and material with moisture less than 40% Base price: P.O.A. More: or 1300 VERMEER

Unit dimensions: designed and manufactured to suit specific requirements Weight: to suit application Motor: to suit application Screens material this size: to suit application Screen type: mesh or punch plate Designed for (material): C&I or C&D Throughput: to suit application Base price: P.O.A. More: or (03) 8787 1600 or 1800 465 465

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TR620 3-Product Trommel Screen

CP Auger Screen (Anti Wrapping)

Hextra and Hexact Models

Unit dimensions: designed and manufactured to suit specific requirements Weight: to suit application Motor: to suit application Screens material this size: • Cantilevered shafts. • No wrapping around shafts. • No jamming in between rotors. • Screw flights made out of abrasion-resistant, formable steel. • Outer screw rotors can be slid of inner rotor without disassembling machine.

Unit dimensions: varied from fixed plant to fully mobile plant Weight: varied Motor: electric or diesel Screens material this size: varied Screen type: disc “anti-wrap” screen Designed for (material): most waste materials, including scrap metal. Throughput: up to 200tph, depending on density. Base price: P.O.A. More: or 1800 644 978

Screen type: Auger Designed for (material): co-mingle, C&I or C&D Throughput: to suit application Base price: P.O.A. More: or (03) 8787 1600 or 1800 465 465

Ecostar “Dynamic Disc” Screens (DDS System)

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Wasted Space: expo tips to make you a hit IT’S expo time once again, with AWRE just around the corner followed by Waste Expo in October. We hope you’ve got your good walking shoes ready! Wasted Space has been to a fair few expos in our day. But this year, we attended the mother of all exhibitions - IFAT. And boy, did we learn a lot. It comes as no surprise that exhibitors spent big bucks on their stands, trying to draw the crowd away from their competitors and into their space. We visited the most crowded booths to see what was on offer and gathered some tips on how to draw the biggest crowd.

1. Freebies are overrated Gone are the days when a squishy wheelie bin, diary (only worth half its value since most of the year has already gone by), or branded ballpoint pen were enough to make a visitor stop by the stand. Some exhibitors have even tried to think out of the box, offering goodies

like organic treats from the country in Pinterest-worthy packaging. Nope, no one wants these things anymore. Today, it’s all about information that’s easily accessible. So, think USB sticks filled with relevant details, professionally and masterfully created technical videos and the like. If you can provide all the technical details in the one place, you’re already miles ahead. If your video was shot by a drone, you’ve already won.

2. Feed the hungry That’s not to say that visitors don’t want free stuff. They want the right free stuff. The booths at IFAT that had the most people were the ones that were serving a selection of sausages Bratwurst, Bockwurst, Weisswurst, to name a few. The exhibitors who put in that tiny bit more effort and offered dessert, well, they weren’t just popular, they were loved. Walking around for hours makes one

hungry and if we’re fed and don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for less than mediocre food at the expo cafés, then in our minds, you’re the best exhibitor in town. And you know what, for that half an hour when food is being served, these potential clients are not going anywhere - you’ve got them stuck to your booth so make the most of it!

3. Free flow all day Visitors would definitely need something to wash down all that food and water is not going to cut it. At IFAT, the drinking started as soon as the gates opened (that’s 9am in case you were wondering) and pretty much lasted all day. Every exhibitor had a beer fridge - some even imported boutique (some say hipster) beer from their hometowns, which were a far bigger hit than the Pinterest-packaged organic nuts. There is no better social lubricant

than beer and as the lips were made moist with nectar from the gods, tongues were loosened and many a handshake were spotted.

4. Like lambs to the slaughter Finally, the exhibitors that scheduled tours had hordes of people at their stands. FOMO (fear of missing out) gets even the best of us and if everyone is following the tall bloke with the shiny flag, we want to be part of the action too. In fact, at one point, with our bellies full of sausages and beer, we joined a tour that was in German... We’d like to think that we were just being pulled by the crowd but at some point, it really did seem like we understood every word uttered by the guide. No, it wasn’t the beer... Diary will return in the next issue. A full list of events can be found on



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WELCOME It’s my pleasure to welcome you to AWRE 2018 at the ICC Sydney, for two days of discussion and discovery into the future of Australia’s waste and recycling industry. It’s a turn of phrase that’s previously been associated with our industry but the saying ‘there’s never been a more exciting time for waste and recycling in NSW” is perhaps more pertinent than ever in the wake of China’s import ban which has created waves for Australia’s recycling industry. This year has presented many challenges, opportunities and much public interest on waste and recycling. AWRE 2018 plays a key role in backing the industry by bringing together stakeholders from across the waste and recycling supply chain to facilitate action and discussion around available solutions and waste market opportunities. With Government funding available to support NSW’s waste and recycling industry, there’s never been a better time to invest in the latest equipment and machinery and the show floor presents the industry’s greatest showcase of efficient, profitable and

sustainable products and solutions from over 120 leading brands. Source products, compare suppliers, make new contacts or secure your next tender, but take advantage of this unrivalled opportunity to find solutions to your waste management challenges. The 2018 Speaker Series, presented in partnership with NSW EPA, offers crucial strategies and insights into some of the most talked about topics at this time covering the China National Sword, the future of recycling, state of waste, innovation, sustainability, e-Waste and more. We’re particularly proud to welcome Anissa Levy, Acting Chair & CEO of NSW EPA to open the program at 10.30am on Wednesday 29 August. Led and presented by acclaimed experts and thought leaders, the two day free-to-attend Speaker Series offers arguably the best value in the industry with over 10 hours of practical education. You’ll find the full program on page 10.

As Sydney’s only waste and recycling industry event, AWRE 2018 is an unmissable destination to connect with NSW’s most progressive commercial, industrial and municipal organisations and collaborate to build a more sustainable future. On behalf of our exhibitors, sponsors and speakers, welcome to the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo - I hope you enjoy your AWRE experience.




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FROM THE NSW EPA CEO A COMMITMENT TO STRENGTHENING THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY The NSW Environment Protection Authority is committed to strengthening the recycling industry, developing local markets and retaining valuable resources within the productive economy. After 20 years of waste recycling NSW is now recycling 63% of its waste each year, but we need to increase that rate. The NSW Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-21 sets out ambitious targets to increase recycling rates across all waste streams. To deliver these ambitious recycling targets, NSW is investing significantly in waste and resource recovery.


• $  802 million has been invested over nine years in the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, to drive waste avoidance, recycling, organics collections, market development, management of problem wastes, new waste infrastructure, and programs to tackle illegal dumping and litter. • $  47 million has been released to support local government and industry to ensure kerbside recycling continues and to promote industry innovation in response to the China’s National Sword policy which has impacted the global market for recyclable material. The policy effectively bans the import from Australia of an estimated 1.25 million tonnes of recyclable material per year and has seen global commodity prices for these materials to decline.

While China’s National Sword policy presents immediate challenges, strategic co-investment from industry, local councils and government could stimulate new or expanded local recycling markets, generating new jobs and economic benefits for NSW.

Anissa Levy Acting Chair and Chief Executive Officer NSW Environment Protection Authority





Earlier this year, China stopped importing much of the recyclable waste generated by Australia as part of a drive to better deal with its own growing waste issues. The crisis this has caused in Australian recycling may in fact be precisely the opportunity we need to reboot the way we handle waste, says Pete Shmigel, CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling. “We shouldn’t resent the Chinese for what they’ve done – we should emulate them,’’ says Shmigel. Progressive councils across Australia were already pushing the boundaries on managing municipal waste even before the Chinese decision, and since then several exciting new initiatives have been announced.

Plastic roads The Gold Coast City Council is considering making road surfaces out of recycled plastics. The technology transforms household and commercial waste into pellets which can replace much of the bitumen in the asphalt mix used to surface roads. The plastic pellets bonds well with the tar as they are both petroleum products, and the resulting blend reduces landfill use as well as the consumption of fossil fuels British manufacturers claim the plastic road surface can bear a higher load than regular asphalt, reducing potholes and increasing road life. The Gold Coast council is also looking into using recycled tyres to help bulk up the road surface. Gold Coast already has a great track record in using waste for road projects. In 2016, it won a prestigious industry award for its innovative program to recycle asphalt from old roads into new road surfaces.

Glass sand While mountains of unwanted glass are rising across Australia, the NSW city of Lismore can’t get enough of it, even importing it from neighbouring shires. It crushes about 6000 tonnes of discarded glass every year into a sand-like construction material. The sand is used by council to build


road bases, for backfill material and as bedding for water pipes. It is also being trialed in blends with concrete and other materials. The glass processing plant is situated at the Lismore Materials Recovery Facility, which processes 15,000 tonnes of recyclables annually. The council decided to build its own facility after previously sending the region’s recyclables across the state border to Queensland. Last year, Lismore won the Civil Contractors Federation NSW Earth Award in June for its use of the crushed glass sand as backfill material in the construction of a sewage pump station. Lismore City Council is a waste processing leader in other ways too. It recently installed an optical sorter at the Recovery Facility which allows it to sort and separate the two main plastic streams – PET and HDPE – making it is easier to find a market for them than it would be otherwise.

Flexible packaging Residents of Brimbank, in Melbourne’s west, will soon be able to recycle more and waste less under a new council strategy that aims to expand the range of items to be recycled at the council’s Resource Recovery Centre in Keilor Park. Brimbank City Council will negotiate with its sorting contractor to accept flexible plastics – the fastest-growing but least recycled form of packaging in Australia – as a recyclable product. This follows a successful trial by the Victorian city of Darebin.

Waste to energy An average household’s wheelie bin contains enough waste to produce up to 20 percent of its weekly power needs. Now several councils, including in Western Australia are tapping into this power source while reducing landfill. A state-of-the-art waste-to-energy facility currently under construction in the City of Kwinana, a local government area in Perth’s south, has signed agreements with eight local governments to supply up to 400,000 tonnes of residential (post-recycling) waste a year. Once complete in 2020, the facility will supply over 30MW of power back into the local electricity grid. With such innovative local governments tackling refuse management head on, Australia is well placed to meet the challenges of cleaning up its own waste.

Pete Shmigel CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling will be speaking alongside industry leaders at AWRE 2018 in the seminar session ‘State of Waste - The changing face of Australia’s waste sector’ on Thursday 30 August from 10.30-11.30am.

Brimbank also proposes to extend the range of products and materials accepted at the Resource Recovery Centre to include bicycles, plastics, electrical appliances, cardboard and clothing. The council’s innovative approach to waste management also incorporates a drive to better educate the community on waste reduction and on illegal dumping, which costs ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in clean-ups. Brimbank’s draft strategy has been put to the community for feedback.





Australians are the second-highest producers of waste per person in the world, beaten only by Americans. So it’s good to see our industries taking innovative approaches to finding sustainable waste and recycling solutions in some of our most important waste sectors. Construction Visit any building site and you’re sure to find a couple of big skip bins loaded with rubble, timber and other building materials – not to mention a few takeaway cartons. Construction and demolition generate around 40 percent of Australia’s waste. Fortunately, we’ve made great strides when it comes to recycling it. In states such as In Queensland, the recycling rate for these materials is around 50 percent. In Western Australia, where the building industry generates more than three million tonnes of waste a year, about two thirds of it gets recycled, and WA’s target is 75 percent recycling by 2020. Perth’s Instant Waste Management is helping the state reach this ambitious goal with its state-of-the-art construction and demolition waste recycling plant. Screen decks sort rubble by size and weight, huge magnets remove the metal, flotation tanks remove timber, and giant air knives separate out the paper and cardboard – including those takeaway containers. In Sydney, a new plant being built by environmental services company ResourceCo will demonstrate how materials – such as timber construction waste – can be converted into a solid fuel. This can can be used instead of gas to fire the kilns that produce cement, thus reducing the construction industry’s environmental footprint at both ends of the cycle. If federal and state governments can be encouraged to mandate the use of recycled concrete and brick for major infrastructure projects such as roads, this will result in much higher consumption rates for construction waste recycling in Australia.

e-waste We live in the digital age, so it no surprise that electronic waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste in Australia. This is a serious issue, as e-waste contains poisons such as mercury and other heavy metals.


Apart from various state and other initiatives, over 40,000 tonnes a year of computers, televisions and other e-waste is collected through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) each year. It is then processed by authorised recycling companies, which reclaim up to 95 percent of the materials.


It is important to keep e-waste out of landfills. In Victoria, a ban on the landfill disposal of all electrical and electronic waste is due to come into effect in July 2018. South Australia has already legislated this ban. Indeed SA is taking a leading role in addressing Australia’s e-waste problem, and the state will soon be home to the e-waste recycling plant of multinational metals processor Nystar.

Recycled plastic is used in Australia to produce everything from maintenance-free decking to furniture and boat ramps. These tough products make a great replacement for timber as they are resistant to termites, microorganisms and moisture, and can last decades.

This will be the largest in the country and will process up to 20,000 tonnes a year of troublesome e-waste including photovoltaic cells from roof solar panels, alkaline batteries and potentially lead acid and nickel cadmium batteries too.

Organic The average wheelie bin contains 60 percent organic material such as food and garden waste, so recycling it can make a significant dent in the load on our landfills. More and more councils are trialling or rolling out green bins, allowing for easy separation of waste that can be composted. At the same time, they are encouraging residents to process their own organic waste at home. Treating bio-waste separately makes sense. The City of Newcastle is building a 50,000-tonne-a-year organic waste recycling facility, and the City of Tamworth is hunting for a suitable site for a plant to process over 30,000 tonnes of organic waste a year, extending the life of their tips. Organic waste is also a great power source: Phoenix Energy’s state-of-the-art waste-to-energy facility currently under construction in Perth will process up to 400,000 tonnes a year of residential (post-recycling) waste, including organic waste, and will generate over 30mW of electricity.

Australia generates about 2.5 million tonnes, or over 100 kg per person, of plastic waste a year. Until recently, much of our plastic waste was sent to China, but with that avenue closing, we are being forced to find new ways to reduce and process it.

Plans for an ACT plant to convert plastic waste to fuel appear to be on hold, but the company involved has proven the technology in Europe and the US, and it may yet be deemed viable here too as falling exports drive down the price of plastic waste. Takeaway cups are a contributor to waste, and it’s estimated that more than one billion end up in landfill each year. Newly developed technology that removes the plastic lining from each paper cup, so both materials can be recycled separately, promises to reduce this problem. Innovations like these will be the key to meeting the ongoing challenge of managing Australia’s waste going forward.

TechCollect, the only not-for-profit industry backed e-waste recycling service approved under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS), will be exhibiting at AWRE 2018 on stand A53.

UK leading plastics expert Dr John Williams from Aquapak Polymers will be discussing the new generation of smart plastics in the AWRE 2018 Speaker Series on Wednesday 29 August from 12.15pm-1.00pm.



DAILY PLANNER DAY 1 / WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST 10am the doors of AWRE 2018 officially open thanks to registration partner Bingo Industries The AWRE Speaker Series, presented in partnership with NSW EPA commences with an opening address from Acting Chair & CEO Anissa Levy at 10.30am Join one of the free, guided behind-the-scenes tours of the ICC Sydney’s pioneering waste management and sustainability operations. See the registration desk for times and bookings Walk the exhibition floor and meet 120+ leading supplier and service provider brands, associations and Government departments Relax, enjoy a drink, grab a bite to eat and catch up with contacts at the Isuzu Trucks Central Networking Lounge Head back to the NSW EPA Speaker Series Stage for the 1.15pm panel presentation ‘The Future of Recycling in Australia’ Connect with key exhibitors and uncover the latest solutions and innovations Join GECA CEO Kate Harris at 3.30pm and their collabotaion partners at the NSW EPA Speakers Series Stage for an in-depth review of the ‘Waste collection Services Standard for NSW’


FIND OUT MORE AT DAY 2 / THURSDAY 30 AUGUST 10am and AWRE 2018 opens its doors for day 2 Take a seat in the NSW EPA Speaker Series Stage for the 10.30am opening session ‘State of Waste - The changing face of Australia’s waste sector’, hosted by Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Meet face-to-face with key exhibitors to find solutions to your waste management challenges See how the Southern Hemisphere’s largest events venue manges their waste in one of the free, guided behind-the-scenes tours of the ICC Sydney. See the registration desk for times and bookings Hear from the leading names in e-Waste recycling at 11.45am as they deliberate ‘Used Electronics – Beyond Recycling: How reuse and repair contribute to circular action’ in the NSW EPA Speaker Series Stage Network with new and existing contacts at the Isuzu Trucks Central Networking Lounge Championing Sustainability through a collaborative approach’ session starts at 1pm in the NSW EPA Speaker Series Stage, led by APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly Compare and source solutions from the industry’s greatest product showcase AWRE wraps up for another year. AWRE will return to ICC Sydney in 2019, see you there!



CIRCULAR CRUNCH: THE END OF THE MAKE-TAKE-CHUCK MENTALITY If recycling were a Commonwealth Games sport, Australia would be Trinidad and Tobago. We rank 17 out of the 34 OECD nations in the recycling event, yet we are increasing the amount of waste we generate — up 23 percent between 2006 and 2015. Of course, this is not news to the waste industry. Finding a way to deal with waste is becoming more pressing, as our days of exporting it to other countries are rapidly coming to an end. The Chinese ban on foreign imports of low-grade and contaminated waste came into effect in January this year, and East African restrictions on the import of foreign textile waste are slated to commence in 2019. As we know, the bans are already biting, with increased recycling costs likely to flow through to ratepayers and consumers in swift measure. It’s not as though we don’t have waste leadership — we have an Australian National Waste Policy, which was agreed to by all Australian environment ministers in 2009.


This spawned the 2017 National Food Waste Strategy, designed to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030. But with a mounting waste problem and doors closing, we’re going to need to up the problem solving ante. It’s worth looking at what’s happening overseas for inspiration.

Producer responsibility The New Textiles Economy, a report on the global fashion sector, notes that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is typically mandatory in many other OECD countries. EPR has been successfully pioneered in France since 2007 for clothing and will be extended to home textiles in 2020. Under this model, companies must either set up a recycling and waste management system for their own products, or contribute financially to a third party organisation that will manage waste on their behalf. Once EPR is in place, financial or other inducements

can be provided to encourage members to design and make clothes in the most sustainable way. For example, the French waste management body, Eco TLC, offers a 50% discount on the eco-contribution fee for members who use at least 15 percent recycled materials in their garments. We have an Australian Product Stewardship Act 2011 which covers petroleum-based oils, packaging, tyres, television and computers, mobile phones and mercury contaminated lamps. But critics argue that stewardship arrangements are less effective when they are voluntary. The government’s own 2016 National Waste Report identifies product stewardship as an area where deeper national leadership is required.

Incentivising better practice Rewarding for durability is something the Swedish Government has been doing since 2017. VAT rates are 50 percent lower for repair services for items like clothes, shoes and bicycles.



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Our government could follow the lead of the French Government, which ran a pilot program on environmental labelling on garments. Giving consumers more information on a garment’s environmental and social life cycle enables more conscious consumption and puts pressure on manufacturers to adhere to higher standards.

Locally there are also lessons to share. Environmentalists, Ashleigh Morris and Jaine Morris, established The Circular Experiment. Working with 45 small businesses in the main street of Maroochydore, Queensland, they set up a 12-month pilot project to implement and measure circular principles to reduce costs and improve profits by better planning and management of materials. The report they are currently working on will evaluate the real worth of a circular economy-based approach and the feasibility of implementing it on a wider scale.

US fashion brand, Reformation, voluntarily publish environmental impact information for all their products in terms of CO2, waste and water. Developing technologies, such as blockchain, could effectively digitally map the lifecycle of an item. According to an industry report on sustainable fashion, this would result in ‘smart garments’ which would allow sorting machines to detect fibre types and determine the next steps in recycling processing.

Certification The ‘circular economy’ envisages keeping products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. Certification initiatives can play a role in this process by ensuring businesses focus on value at all stages of product development. BCorp for instance, is a certification process that aspires to ‘use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.’ Cradle to Cradle Certification is a new standard that measures participating companies on five areas: material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness.

This year, Stonnington City Council took part in the National Sustainability Living Festival and ran a Giant Summer Clothes Swap. The event included talks to educate on responsibly disposing of unwanted stuff and curating a conscious wardrobe. Interactive workshops demonstrated how to mend broken jewellery and turn an old t-shirt into a tote bag. However, we work to prevent waste, whether it’s through regulation, education, rethinking of design and processes, or finding ways to reuse


our stuff, there’s a role for leadership in the waste industry. Whether it’s leading by example and certifying our own businesses, or lobbying governments to implement higher level changes, or by making small changes that inspire others, the industry is at the forefront of one of the most pressing challenges facing Australia.

Waste and recycling experts from Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW, Local Government NSW, SUEZ, NWRIC and more will be discussing ‘The future of recycling in Australia’ in the AWRE 2018 Speaker Series on Wednesday 29 August from 1.15pm-2.15pm.
















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NSW EPA – CEO Opening Address


Anissa Levy, Acting Chair & CEO - NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

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NSW EPA’s response to China National Sword

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The NSW Government has established an inter-governmental Taskforce to urgently progress medium and long-term solutions to the impacts of China’s National Sword policy. The Taskforce is supported by five Working Groups, focussing on Government procurement, circular economy, streamlining approval of recycling facilities, long-term solutions, and model contracts. Two Reference Groups facilitate the provision of advice and guidance from Local Councils and Industry.

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This panel session provides an opportunity for an interactive discussion on the issues and challenges China’s National Sword has raised, how the Taskforce, Working Groups and Reference Groups are responding to the challenge, and the new opportunities this work presents 12:15PM- 1:00PM


2:30PM- 3:15PM


NSW EPA Panel of Experts

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The role of Plastics in the Circular Economy

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Dr John Williams is back in 2018 answering the question “What is the role of Plastics in a Circular Economy.” With so many changes in the world of plastics over the last 12 months John will be discussing the New Generation of Smart Plastics and their integration into our current waste and recycling programs. Bringing his years of expertise and insight John will discuss how Smart Plastics meets the needs of the consumer, supply chain and future generations


Dr John Williams, Technical & Business Development Director - Aquapak Polymers

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The Future of Recycling in Australia

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The impacts of China’s restrictions on the Australian recycling industry are being felt across the country. Many industry leaders view China’s decision as a unique opportunity to achieve significant & sustainable change across the recycling sector. What are some of the problems with recycling? What are the short term and longer term solutions?


Tony Khoury, Executive Director - Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW


Anne Prince, Director - APrince Consulting Susy Cenedese, Strategy Manager, Environment - Local Government NSW Luke Schepen, Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs - SUEZ Greg Turner, Chief Operating Officer Municipal - JR Richards & Sons Waste & Recycling Services Alex Serpo, Secretariat - NWRIC

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Innovation in Waste - Challenge & Opportunity

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What it means to be truly innovative in any industry is hard to define – but how is the waste and recycling industry driving innovation in a time of progress and development in Australia? What does it mean to be innovative and how can innovation drive better business and the way we become a market leader in resource recovery in this country? Our panel of experts will discuss the notion of innovation in waste and how the influence and evolution of areas like technology, smart solutions and social change is demanding how we as an industry re-think our approach to doing business and how the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector can be a leader of change and driving the true meaning of innovation.



Ross May, Publisher - Mayfam Media


Nicholas Pryke, Sales for Mining, Aggregates and Waste - Sitech Solutions Leon Hayes, Founder & CEO - Solar Bins Australia & Smartsensor Dr Karl Baltpurvins, GM of Technical and Environmental Services - Toxfree

Session Title:

GECA’s Waste collection Services Standard for NSW

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Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the City of Sydney, released a new standard for Waste Collection Services in New South Wales. The standard has been developed in order to recognize best practice, create positive change and address key concerns in the waste and built environment industries. Come along and learn more, hear from expert panel speakers and see how you too can get involved.”

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Kate Harris, CEO - Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)


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State of Waste - the changing face of Australia’s waste sector

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In the last twenty years, Australia has strived to increase its recycling capacity to meet the increases in waste generation. The most important waste streams, namely organic material, paper and plastics, have all experienced promising increases in landfill diversion. However, stakeholders are now facing a changing environment. China’s National Sword creates challenges for MRF operators and local councils to readjust their contracts, processing capacities and quality standards. At the same time, industry players in NSW are hoping to take advantage of new state revenue from the “Return and Earn” scheme (CDS), whilst the Queensland Government will focus on the implementation of the recently announced landfill levy. This panel will address these topics and issues, facilitating a discussion around available local government and stakeholder options, industry challenges and waste market opportunities.

11:45 AM- 12:45PM


Mike Ritchie, Managing Director - MRA Consulting


David Baggs, CEO - Global GreenTag Pete Shmigel, CEO - Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) Geoff Hill, Chief Operating Officer - Bingo Industries

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Used Electronics – Beyond Recycling: How reuse and repair contribute to circular action

Session Summary:

Old, unwanted and obsolete electronics have been under scrutiny in Australia in recent years, and the primary focus has been on end-of-life collection and recycling programs for televisions, computers and mobile phones. These programs are an important start to better managing electronics sustainability, but they’re also close to the bottom of the waste and resource-use hierarchy. The need to narrow and slow the consumption cycle of electronic goods is part of how we can achieve greater electronics circularity, and this requires greater attention to product durability, reuse, repair and remanufacturing. The growing momentum behind the iFixit movement and the US Repair Coalition signals a new wave of activity that empowers consumers and the public to extend product life and improve reparability. It’s about the shift recycling with a view to waste avoidance and closed loops. Panellists will share their insights and experiences on how reuse, remanufacturing and repair can be effective elements of circular action on electronics.

1:00PM- 2:00PM


Rose Read, CEO, MRI PSO


John Gertsakis, Director and Co-founder, Ewaste Watch Institute Mardi Brown, Co-Founder - PonyUp for Good Warren Overton, CEO - ANZRP Guido Verbist, Co-operative Manager - The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Co-op

Session Title:

Championing Sustainability through a collaborative approach

Session Summary:

Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) CEO, Brooke Donnelly will lead a discussion that focuses on how through true collaboration there is the opportunity to drive positive change. The Panel will address: • APCO’s collaborative approach with industry, government and strategic project partners to find the best possible solutions to packaging efficiency and sustainability in Australia. • Set the scene for discussions around APCO innovative projects (what steps were taken in the journey, consumer engagement, challenges and who needed to be involved to drive success). • Recognise the importance of collaboration, partnership and leadership to learn from panellists’ successful stories and achieve positive outcomes (lessons learned, area of improvements and future goals).

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Brooke Donnelly, Chief Executive Officer - Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation


Helen Lewis, Principal - Helen Lewis Research Paul Klymenko, CEO - Planet Ark Environmental Foundation Lara Barclay, Managing Director - Adaptation Environmental Support Tom Lunn, Group General Manager - Marketing & Innovation - Detmold Group

Session Title:

Managing and reducing food waste in the commercial kitchen

Session Summary:

In this invitation-only session Food Service Magazine, Fine Food Australia and AWRE presents 'managing and reducing food waste in the commercial kitchen', an insightful presentation designed to support the restauranteur, chef or manager of a food outlet to look at new and inventive ways of reducing their waste footprint.


Food Service Magazine


Tony Panetta, Executive Chef - ICC Sydney Mark LaBrooy, Co-owner and Chef - Three Blue Ducks Gareth Howard, Executive Chef - Acre



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Axis Tyres


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ZERO TO HERO: WASTE IN OUR CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION INDUSTRY The waste from construction and demolition contributes 40 per cent of Australia’s total waste. However, much of this is clean, excavated material such as concrete, bricks and timber, which can be recovered through recycling. Luckily, some of our biggest companies are rising to the re-use challenge, with a growing number supporting zero waste policies. Here are four Australian businesses driving future change.


LENDLEASE As part of Lendlease’s multi award-winning urban regeneration project, Barangaroo South, lies International House Sydney (IHS), the first timber commercial building engineered in Australia. Harnessing CLT technology, or Cross Laminated Timber, the building boasts exceptional environmental credentials, as well as produces zero waste as part of its

production process. By using CLT, the building has a lower carbon footprint than other building materials and the timbers are sourced certified sustainably managed forests. The tower Each tower is designed to achieve 6 Star Green Star Design ratings and target 5 Star NABERS Energy and Water ratings.


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“The Court of Criminal Appeal took a different view on the meaning of waste under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, applying a strict definition and explicitly rejecting factors such as market demand. However, that was in the context of a specific definition under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, which is not the case under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. However, this did not mean the meaning of “waste” had changed. “It is important to realise this case deals with the issue of planning approvals under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act – not environmental offences and licensing under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act. People should not take this to mean that the meaning of “waste” has changed for the purpose of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act,” Shapiro said.

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Federal election 2016: parties talk waste and recycling

Progress for WA energy from waste projects PHOENIX Energy has nominated local company BGC Contracting as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction contractor for its $400 million Kwinana energy from waste plant. In April, the company confirmed that construction firm Posco E&C had been issued a notice of termination and would no longer be part of the project. It appeared there were differences over the extent of Posco’s planned use of subcontractors. Phoenix Energy said detailed engineering design for the plant, which would have the capacity to produce 32MW of electricity a year and would receive and process up to 400,000 tonnes of residual waste per annum, is nearing completion, adding that the technology would be supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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court that Glass Recovery Services’ beneficiation plant was a resource recovery plant, making it a waste facility. However, Glass Recovery Services was successful in arguing that its facility did not classify as a resource recovery facility but a manufacturing operation that remanufactured a resource. Justice Nicola Pain agreed, saying the material was remanufactured into new products, which made the facility a manufacturing operation. The crux of the case, Shapiro said, was what “waste” means under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act. “Justice Pain applied a flexible approach to the meaning of waste in this context, taking into account factors such as initial processing at the MRF upstream and a demand for the used, refined glass as a resource for making new glass,” he explained.

Australia is said to be a leader among Antarctic nations in cleaning up historical waste in Antarctica. Its main focus is cleaning up former waste disposal sites near its Antarctic stations. More on page 40. (Adelie Penguins at Casey Station. Credit: Todor Iolovski/Australian Antarctic Division)

Environment and Chemical Co, and Martin GmbH. Phoenix Energy managing director Peter Dyson said BGC Contracting had been selected due to its expertise, strong track record in delivering projects, and local presence. The project has received development approval and all final environmental approvals required from the various WA government agencies to construct the plant. New Energy has also had a big win, scoring a 20-year waste contract with Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of WA to divert waste from landfill, recover energy, and return renewable energy to the town and industry. Mayor Kelly Howlett said the project would divert 30,000 to 40,000 tonnes of waste from landfill to the new facility.

As part of the contract, New Energy will manage the city’s residential and commercial waste streams and in an Australian first, renewable energy produced from the waste would be supplied back to the council via the Northwest interconnecting power grid. This is New Energy’s second long-term contract. In July 2015, the company was awarded a contract with the City of Karratha to manage its residential and commercial waste for 20 years. Construction of the plant will commence next year and is scheduled for completion in 2018. New Energy will use the Entech low temperature gasification technology developed in WA and already deployed across Europe and Asia.

At time of press, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had claimed victory in the closely contested federal elections, with the Coalition securing 76 seats and Labor, 69. The Greens has claimed a seat while four went to Independents. Ahead of the elections, some parties discussed Australia’s waste and resource recovery sector, with The Greens throwing its support behind the Waste Management Association of Australia’s (WMAA) industry position statement. It agreed that national leadership was required in a number of areas and said it had a plan to provide up to an additional $75 billion in infrastructure funding over the next 10 years to fund “productive investments”. The Greens also agreed that a comprehensive national data set was necessary, adding “a National Waste Policy would provide for the harmonisation of data collection and calculation methods for waste and recycling across the state.” However, the party disagreed that the solid waste industry should be excluded from any carbon pricing scheme. Meanwhile, the Australian Labor Party took a more limited stand on supporting improved interdepartmental links and better communication between industry and levels of government to support the industry’s role in transitioning to a low pollution economy.

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In 2012, Dial A Dump Industries opened the Genesis Recycling Facility in Sydney’s western suburbs (pictured). Now, the company wants to build an EfW plant The Next Generation - and is urging the community, sector, and governments to judge the project on its merits. More on page 16. (Source: Dial A Dump Industries)

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Vic budget: wasted opportunity? The Victorian government has released its 2017-18 budget, noting that the state’s economy is “one of the strongest in Australia” and had experienced a 3.3% growth in 2015-16, which is above the national average of 2.7% over the same period. $162.5 million will be invested to modernise the EPA and the budget includes a broad statement: “Greater investment will also be made in the waste and resource recovery sector, generating jobs in regional areas. Steps will also be taken to keep e-waste out of landfill and foster Victoria’s emerging waste to energy market.” CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR), Grant Musgrove, said some $20 million has been earmarked to be returned to industry, which is

disappointing considering the state’s budget surplus is being propped up by the landfill levy. ACOR’s Victorian Landfill Levy Report released in May noted that approximately 20% of the state’s surplus comes from the Sustainability Fund or monies collected from the landfill levy, which it said should be returned to industry to drive recycling initiatives. “It’s a national disgrace with only $20 million earmarked to be returned to industry and local government over the next four years, compared to hundreds of millions of dollars in other states.” Musgrove said, adding that ACOR estimates the Sustainability Fund will have approximately $500 million sitting idle by the end of this financial year.

“The waste and recycling sector is being taxed to prop up the state budget and not enough money is being invested in improving the waste and resource recovery industry in Victoria,” Musgrove said. “Victorians would be shocked at this budget trick. The community supports recycling, yet the government is taxing unavoidable residues from recycling.” Musgrove is urging the government to allocate the money sitting in the Fund to industry in order to drive development and implement resource recovery and recycling initiatives, pointing to the other states, namely NSW and SA, which have substantial funding by way of the latter’s Waste to Resources Fund and the former’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

THE City of Gold Coast’s proposed Local Law 20 (Waste Management) 2017 is anti-competitive and offers no public benefit, says the Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ). WRIQ acknowledged that domestic waste management is one of local government’s roles and assured that industry is not trying to “usurp” Council’s role in providing these services. However, the association’s members were “gravely concerned” that Council is seeking to restrict competition in the commercial waste and recycling sector without proper consultation or genuine consideration of the impact of the proposed law. CEO Rick Ralph said the proposed law would result in higher prices for consumers without a commensurate increase in quality or innovation. “The proposed local law is anticompetitive in that it allows Council to create a monopoly over commercial waste collection services in designated areas, thereby creating a barrier to competition in that market,” Ralph said, adding that the proposed law may extend further to all forms of waste collection and disposal, creating uncertainty for business moving forward. He said the proposed law would not create public benefit but would create a long-term detriment to the Queensland public and market. More on page 22.

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What does “waste” mean? A GLASS processing facility has won a landmark case in the NSW Land and Environment Court against the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, after what Gavin Shapiro, senior associate at Henry Davis York Lawyers said was a “flexible approach” applied to the meaning of “waste”. Glass Recovery Services began operating a glass beneficiation facility in Penrith in 2012, which reprocessed used glass into cullet that was then sold to glass manufacturer O-I. According to the department, the facility was a state significant development and had operated unlawfully from 2012 to January last year as it had not received ministerial approval, which was required under the 2007 State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) on Infrastructure for waste management facilities. The department tried to prove in

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THE Clean Energy Regulator has released the results of the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction held on April 15 and 16, awarding 107 carbon abatement contracts committed to deliver 47.33 million tonnes of abatement. The total value of contracts awarded was $660.47 million, which is about 25% of the total $2.55 billion ERF budget. The average price per tonne of abatement was $13.95. 43 contractors covering 144 projects (36% of the 119 registered proponents) were successful at the auction and the majority applied under sequestration methods as well as landfill and alternative waste treatment methods. Successful contractors include LMS Energy, Veolia Environmental Services, Landfill Gas Industries, SITA-Resource Co Alternative Fuels Pty Ltd and the City of Armadale. Energy and emissions market analysts RepuTex considered the $14 “average price” disclosed by the Regulator to be a “moderate” price signal, with mixed implications for the market. “On the one hand, a $14 average price may allay the worst fears for carbon farmers – who have feared rock bottom prices – yet on the other hand, that price is unlikely to see high emitting companies rush to participate in the scheme,” RepuTex executive director Hugh Grossman said. Continued on page 16

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Cleanaway takes it sponsorship of the Parramatta Eels NRL Club to a new level with this co-branded truck hitting the streets in April. Parramatta Eels players: Tim Mannah (in vehicle), Chris Sandow (behind the cabin), and from left Manu Ma’u, Anthony Watmough and Ryan Morgan. (Photo courtesy of Cleanaway)

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In 2012, Dial A Dump Industries opened the Genesis Recycling Facility in Sydney’s western suburbs (pictured). Now, the company wants to build an EfW plant The Next Generation - and is urging the community, sector, and governments to judge the project on its merits. More on page 16. (Source: Dial A Dump Industries)

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“The waste and recycling sector is being taxed to prop up the state budget and not enough money is being invested in improving the waste and resource recovery industry in Victoria,” Musgrove said. “Victorians would be shocked at this budget trick. The community supports recycling, yet the government is taxing unavoidable residues from recycling.” Musgrove is urging the government to allocate the money sitting in the Fund to industry in order to drive development and implement resource recovery and recycling initiatives, pointing to the other states, namely NSW and SA, which have substantial funding by way of the latter’s Waste to Resources Fund and the former’s Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

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disappointing considering the state’s budget surplus is being propped up by the landfill levy. ACOR’s Victorian Landfill Levy Report released in May noted that approximately 20% of the state’s surplus comes from the Sustainability Fund or monies collected from the landfill levy, which it said should be returned to industry to drive recycling initiatives. “It’s a national disgrace with only $20 million earmarked to be returned to industry and local government over the next four years, compared to hundreds of millions of dollars in other states.” Musgrove said, adding that ACOR estimates the Sustainability Fund will have approximately $500 million sitting idle by the end of this financial year.

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Vic budget: wasted opportunity? The Victorian government has released its 2017-18 budget, noting that the state’s economy is “one of the strongest in Australia” and had experienced a 3.3% growth in 2015-16, which is above the national average of 2.7% over the same period. $162.5 million will be invested to modernise the EPA and the budget includes a broad statement: “Greater investment will also be made in the waste and resource recovery sector, generating jobs in regional areas. Steps will also be taken to keep e-waste out of landfill and foster Victoria’s emerging waste to energy market.” CEO of the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR), Grant Musgrove, said some $20 million has been earmarked to be returned to industry, which is

THE City of Gold Coast’s proposed Local Law 20 (Waste Management) 2017 is anti-competitive and offers no public benefit, says the Waste, Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ). WRIQ acknowledged that domestic waste management is one of local government’s roles and assured that industry is not trying to “usurp” Council’s role in providing these services. However, the association’s members were “gravely concerned” that Council is seeking to restrict competition in the commercial waste and recycling sector without proper consultation or genuine consideration of the impact of the proposed law. CEO Rick Ralph said the proposed law would result in higher prices for consumers without a commensurate increase in quality or innovation. “The proposed local law is anticompetitive in that it allows Council to create a monopoly over commercial waste collection services in designated areas, thereby creating a barrier to competition in that market,” Ralph said, adding that the proposed law may extend further to all forms of waste collection and disposal, creating uncertainty for business moving forward. He said the proposed law would not create public benefit but would create a long-term detriment to the Queensland public and market. More on page 22.



THE SOCIABLE WEAVER With its distinctive butterfly roof and timber facade, The Sociable Weaver’s 10 star house is a strong example of how a sustainable home can achieve maximum comfort. Located in Cape Paterson, Victoria, the house has been built with a zero-waste philosophy and entirely using non-toxic materials – from the building itself to all furniture, fixtures and fittings. As part of the process, The Sociable Weaver created an onsite waste separation system, and trained its team and relevant onsite trades on correct waste disposal. The bin initiative was so successful the company now uses it across all other job sites, working towards a 100 per cent zero waste to landfill sites over the next two years. With its unprecedented 10 Star status, the project was designed in collaboration with Clare Cousins Architects and won the 2017 HIA Australian GreenSmart Home of the Year.

MIRVAC Forward-thinking developer, Mirvac has a target of zero waste to landfill by 2030. It’s on track too – with construction teams recycling 95 per cent of all building waste at its new development sites in the 2017 financial year. One of its latest development projects to achieve significant waste to landfill reduction is Marrick & Co, comprising 225 apartments and terrace homes in the inner-west Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Some of the initiatives include repurposing reclaimed bricks from existing buildings for hard landscaping, and preserving and restoring the site’s heritage buildings. The construction teams have been able to recycle a #AWRE18


significant amount of onsite material too. With 95 per cent of Marrick & Co’s construction waste successfully diverted from landfill, Mirvac is now looking for innovative ways to close the 5 per cent gap to achieve its zero-waste target, exploring the potential of pre-fabrication on several new projects.


WESTFIELD As the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand, Scentre Group is committed to minimise waste and increase efficiency. This is demonstrated by the redevelopment of its Newmarket shopping centre, in New Zealand, expected to open in 2019. According to Scentre Group’s 2017 Sustainability Report, the project at the time of publication had diverted 79 per cent of all waste from traditional landfills. Demolition materials were segregated where possible, with more than 4000 cubic metres of rock crushed for re-use. Concrete, steel, copper, aluminium and other metals were recycled in the design and construction, while there are plans to introduce dedicated plasterboard recycling bins, so that the plasterboard can

be recycled into gypsum (a calcium that improves soil quality), and on-sold to farmers. Darren Ellis, general manager of construction New Zealand, said: “Scentre Group places a focus on working well with contractors, adopting best business practices, and using equipment and materials sustainably.”


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Alex Serpo Secretariat, NWRIC Alex Serpo is the policy advisor to the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC). Alex joined the Council in January 2017 as the founding company secretary, working closely with industry leaders to establish the institution. Prior to beginning the role, he had five years’ experience in industry media, small business administration and consulting. He has qualifications in science, environmental engineering and policy development.

Brooke Donnelly CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation Masters, Sustainable Leadership in Management Brooke Donnelly is a senior strategic and commercial executive specialising in product stewardship, recycling and sustainability. She has proven strengths in leading the successful operational and commercial implementation of best practice national product stewardship and recycling programs for industry, government and consumers. In her current role of CEO at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Brooke develops and leads APCO’s strategic direction and vision. APCO enables businesses, government and industry to design and utilise more sustainable packaging throughout the supply chain to reduce environmental impact.

Anne Prince Director and Principal Consultant, A.Prince Consulting

Brooke is the co-founder and facilitator of the Product Stewardship Cluster (PSC), an organisation working to accelerate Australia’s journey to a circular economy through product stewardship.

Anne Prince is an independent consultant with over 30 years’ experience in waste management at local, regional, state and international levels gained in Australia, Europe and Asia. Anne started her consultancy in 1997. Anne pioneered waste audits in Australia in 1993 and is still sticking her head in bins. Old habits die hard …today she is hailed as both the “mother of kerbside recycling” and the “waste data queen” in Australia.

Over the course of her career, Brooke has worked in alignment with a broad range of regulatory authorities, industry groups and product stewardship organisations such as the DrumMuster, AIP Oil Container Collection and the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. She has also held numerous senior leadership titles including Chief Operating Officer for Greenpeace Australia Pacific, NSW Sustainability Manager for Visy Industrial Packaging and CEO at Catalyst Development Group.

In 2010 Anne was voted by her peers and colleagues in WME Media as the Resources and Waste industry leader and turned her passion into purpose founding Waste Aid, a registered non for-profit charity seeking to improve waste services and human health in disadvantaged and indigenous communities nationally.


Prior to this, Brooke spent her formative years managing her third-generation family business, specialising in the recycling of industrial packaging.

David Baggs CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTag International Pty Ltd

Dr Karl Baltpurvins GM of Technical and Environmental Services, Toxfree Solutions

David Baggs is CEO and Program Director of Global GreenTagCertTM Australia’s leading LCA based product ecolabelling, rating, certification, EPD and Product Health Declaration (PhD) programs. One of Australia’s Top 100 Most Trusted Brands, GreenTag guarantees professionals peace of mind when purchasing or specifying.

Dr Karl Baltpurvins is the General Manager of Toxfree Solutions’ Technical and Environment Services division.

David is a multi-award winning green building architect and world renowned sustainability and materials expert, author and keynote speaker with nearly 40 years’ experience. Voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and one of the Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally, he is a Member of the American Chemical Society, an Exemplar Global Lead Auditor and a Past President of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society.

Karl holds a PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Newcastle and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental services sector. Karl is a chartered chemist with the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute and has published an array of papers in the fields of contaminated soil treatment, hazardous waste management, geochemical exploration, wastewater treatment and environmental chemistry.

Greg Turner Chief Operating Officer Municipal, JR Richards • O  verall Contract management and liaison with Councils

Dr John Williams Technical & Business Development Director, Aquapak Polymers John is a chartered chemist and an experienced industrial technical director, having worked extensively in product and process development for both multinational and SME organisations in the adhesives and polymer coatings industries. He holds a degree in Chemistry and doctorate in polymer chemistry as well as being a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Directors, and European Chemical Society. John has spent over 20 years in technical and marketing roles in the polymer industry, and also ran his own consultancy company specialising in adhesives and surface coatings, which included the development of a compostable self-adhesive system. John is an expert in technologies and markets for renewable materials and advisor to the UK Government

• O  versee pre-commencement activities including – Capital Purchases – Project Management On completing his primary and secondary education at Taree, Greg worked for two years in a local insurance agency doing administrative duties and studying. At that time he was offered a position managing another local retail business and spent the next fifteen years in this role. Greg then joined Great Lakes Community Resources Inc. as a supervisor of the kerbside recycling service, progressing to the role of Manager. In this capacity he was responsible for the operation of the recycling scheme, bric-a-brac recovery centre and landfill operations for the seven years that he held the position. During this time he also attended several waste, recycling and landfill courses furthering his knowledge in these areas. Greg joined the JR Richards & Sons management team 18 years ago and is currently COO Municipal for all operations with responsibility for overall contract management and pre-commencement activities as well as mentor and leader for their Regional Managers and Supervisors.



Guido Verbist Cooperative Manager, The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Co-op Guido has worked in the not-for-profit and commercial sector including managing a recycling centre in his native Belgium. Between 2000 and 2008 Guido managed Greenpeace International’s operations department. Since moving to Australia in 2009 he was managing the Asia Pacific branch of a global security company. He started as Co-operative manager for the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in August 2013. His ambition is to establish the Bower as a long term partner for the city council’s waste management programs, create additional employment and training opportunities in the waste reuse and repair industry and give quality goods at affordable prices back to the community.

Helen Lewis Principal, Helen Lewis Research Helen Lewis is an Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney, and runs her own environmental consulting business. She was part of the ISF team that partnered with the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation to develop a new sustainability framework and reporting tool for its members. Through her business Helen provides research and strategic support to a range of industry and government clients on product stewardship and packaging sustainability. She has a PhD in product stewardship and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging. She recently published a book, Product stewardship in action (2016), and is a co-author of Packaging for sustainability (2012) and Design + Environment (2001).


John Gertsakis Director and Co-founder, Ewaste Watch Institute and Director of Communications, Equilibrium

Lara Barclay Managing Director, Adaptation Environmental Support

John is a sustainability and communications practitioner with over 20 years experience as a consultant, advocate and research academic. He works on a range of issues including Product Stewardship, Producer Responsibility and regulatory analysis. In his current role as Director of Communications with Equilibrium consultants, John is responsible for outreach and marketing, and provides specialist Product Stewardship advice. He recently established the Ewaste Watch Institute – a new not-for-profit organisation focused on accelerating electronics sustainability. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and a regular contributor to Inside Waste on product stewardship and ewaste.

Lara Barclay is the Managing Director of Adaptation, an environmental consultancy that partners with the private sector, government agencies, not-for-profit organisations and major events to design and integrate environmental programs and thinking into everyday business.

Kate Harris CEO, GECA Kate brings to GECA an extensive background in leadership, capacity building and education aimed at finding sustainable solutions for the future. Kate previously spent six years with the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, including two years as CEO, and two years as non-executive director. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) and Living Future Institute Australia, as well as being an Executive Member of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC). She is also the founder of consulting firm Future Ready and a graduate of the Asialink Leaders Program. Kate believes passionately in human potential and draws on her diverse experience in the performing arts, executive coaching, cultural change and organisational development, helping individuals, organisations and communities to create a better future. She has held a variety of management, organisational and coaching roles, and has been an ambassador for 1 Million Women and on the Advisory Board for Pollinate Energy.

Certified Environmental Practitioner

Lara has lead a varied portfolio of pioneering projects that encompass the development of environmental management and resource efficiency programs, secondary market development for waste streams, sustainable supply chain initiatives and product stewardship programs. Lara believes that creating innovative programs, via strategic collaborations between diverse stakeholder groups, can help a wider audience achieve more environmentally sustainable results.

Leon Hayes Founder & CEO, Solar Bins Australia & Smartsensor Leon Hayes is an Australian entrepreneur and ambassador for the Smart Waste Management and Internet of Things (IoT) industries. As Founder and CEO of Solar Bins Australia – Australia’s first Smart Waste company and Smartsensor Australia – Australia’s first Smart Waste Management platform, Leon has a vision of a “World without Waste” and intends to achieve this by integrating technology into one of the world’s most resource intensive industries, Waste Management. By using the power of Sensors, Big Data, and Analytics to collect data and improve efficiency, Leon’s companies assist Councils, Contractors and Waste Managers in reducing Waste Management inefficiencies and environmental impact.

Luke Schepen Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs, SUEZ Luke is Head of Communications & Corporate Affairs at SUEZ for SUEZ in Australia & New Zealand with responsibility for communications, public affairs and sustainability for the global water and waste management company. Luke has been with SUEZ for four years and contributed to getting major resource recovery infrastructure projects up off the ground. With a background in corporate affairs and public policy across large Australian and multinational organisations, Luke leads SUEZ’s dialogue with Government and industry. Prior to SUEZ, he was Manager of Government & Community at Australian listed retailer Woolworths Group and also previously led the company’s communications and public affairs function in New Zealand. Luke has always been passionate about resources and the circular economy and whilst in New Zealand, he launched a national Food Rescue program across Woolworths 165 New Zealand stores and distribution centres.

Mardi Brown Co-Founder PonyUp for Good Mardi is a Behavioural Specialist and has worked as Head of People & Culture with TEDxMelbourne. In her own consultancy has helped businesses develop strategies and standards for their own workplace cultures. She has a degree in Business/Marketing and 15+ years’ experience leading teams as a Senior Marketer across HR, Tourism & Hospitality in both Australia and North America. Since 2009, Mardi has held the role of Co-President of Act, Change, Educate, who manage the Happy School project, Cambodia. As Co-Founder of social enterprise, PonyUp for Good. Her mission: To get every business in Australia PonyingUp their decommissioned technology to feed people in need.



Mike Ritchie Managing Director, MRA Consulting Group MSc Oxford, MBA Sydney and BSc Hons Griffith University Mike is a strategic thinker who combines complex technical expertise and sound business acumen. With 25 years’ experience in environmental policy and business development, Mike is currently the Chair of the Carbon Division and AWT Working Group and Director of Environment Business Australia. He has extensive insight into the constraints and opportunities that exist to drive economically sensible environmental reform.

Nicholas Pryke Sales for Mining, aggregates and waste – Sitech Solutions Nicholas has been working for Sitech Solutions for over 10 years deploying positioning and telematics technology into major projects and small deployments across a variety of industries and applications. He has extensive experience in tailoring positioning and measurement technologies to suit customer and site requirements. Nicholas comes from a plant equipment background and worked in the waste and cleaning industry for 12 years.

Pete Shimgel CEO, ACOR Pete Shmigel has over 25 years of experience in high-level roles in government, corporate, NGO and consulting spheres. He was most recently CEO of Liefeline Australia, a major charity, and has directly contributed to resource recovery for more than 13 years, including in policy, program and technology development.

Rose Read CEO, MRI PSO Pty Ltd Rose thrives on delivering practical sustainability solutions in collaboration with industry, government and the community. Rose has worked extensively in electronics product stewardship, successfully implementing MobileMuster – Australia’s leading mobile phone recycling program. Rose is currently CEO of MRI PSO Pty Ltd, an approved television and computer co-regulatory arrangement. She has recently accepted the role CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council effective from 1 August.

Founder of Waste Management and Environment Media, a business information publisher with a focus on serving the environmental services sector. Ross has 17 years’ experience reporting on and analysing the companies, people and performance of the waste and resource recovery sector as well as supporting industry development and WMAA. In 2003, he launched Inside Waste Magazine, now the official publication of WMAA and the voice of the waste industry. Ross sold Waste Management and Environment Media to Aspermont Ltd in 2013, re-purchasing many of the assets again in 2016 under the Mayfam Media banner. Since, the business has grown rapidly with new print and digital publication added to serve both the waste and resource recovery and engineering construction sectors.

Susy Cenedese Strategy Manager, Environment , LGNSW As Strategy Manager for the Environment team at Local Government NSW, Susy has responsibility for advocacy on environmental issues relevant to local government including waste and recycling, natural resource management, biosecurity and weeds, sustainability, coastal issues and asbestos management. Susy has over 20 years’ experience in the environment sector, having worked for NSW Government environment agencies in a diversity of roles before joining LGNSW in 2013, and was a member of the Container Deposit Scheme Implementation Working Group in 2016.

Geoff Hill Chief Operating Officer, Bingo Industries With over 20 years of experience across transportation, ITS, infrastructure, telecommunications and energy sectors Geoff has considerable commercial, financial, and people leadership skills and has deep experience in operations, development, technology and service delivery. Geoff has previously held senior leadership roles with Transurban, Queensland Motorways and AGL. Geoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree.


Ross May Managing Director, Mayfam Media

Tony Khoury Executive Director, Waste Contractors & Recyclers Association of NSW (WCRA) Tony has been involved in the waste and recycling industry since January 1990. Through his role at WCRA he is at the forefront of the many & varied business challenges and issues faced by business operators across the waste management sector. Since 2003, Tony has worked hard to shape the business of WCRA and turn it into a successful business entity that is well supported by its Members, Sponsors and highly respected by all Stakeholders. Tony is a CPA, a Registered Tax Agent, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Governance and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

From 2014 to 2018 Ross was a Board member of the Waste Management Association of Australia.

Warren Overton CEO, ANZRP Tom Lunn Group General Manager Marketing & Innovation, Detmold Group Tom Lunn is the Detmold Group Marketing and Innovation GM. Tom works with the Group’s LaunchPad innovation centres to ensure product offerings remain at the forefront of the industry, drives research and development of new products, and promotes the latest thinking and tools to optimise customer experience, brand development and business growth within marketing.

Warren has more than 20 years’ experience in government, education, not-for-profit, and the private sector. He has worked in government policy and program delivery, facilities management, sustainability consulting and association management which has provided him with a broad experience base. Warren is also an experienced trainer, facilitator and public speaker with a passion for sustainability and innovation. Warren joined the ANZRP in February as their new CEO and previously held senior executive roles with Sustainability Victoria and the Australian Glass and Glazing Association as well as being co-founder of several companies working in the sustainability sector.

Tom promotes sustainability as a core focus in product development, manufacturing capabilities and day to day operations. Embedding Sustainable Packaging Guidelines into the design of new products, Tom maintains the Group’s focus on providing a comprehensive packaging range to global customers, with a reduced environmental impact





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Access Environmental Systems provides solutions for temperature, dust and odour control in the waste industry. AES design, manufacture, install, commission and service Coolfog systems. Water at 1,000psi through nozzles produces water droplet particles (fog), that evaporate thus reducing the surrounding temperature and suppressing dust particles whilst falling to the ground.

IoT based waste collection system with compacting container, vertical compactor with solar panel. Ballistic Separator, Air Ballistic Separator and Air Separator producer with the integration ability.

Applied Machinery is one of Australia largest suppliers of recycling equipment. We offer solutions from Genox and Polystar for practically all recycling applications. We specialise in shredders, granulators and washing & drying systems. Along with complete lines for post-industrial film, e-waste, C&D waste, tyres and more.


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AccuOnboard is Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest supplier onboard weighing systems of all kinds, including overload suspension systems, including TruckWeigh, and legal-for-trade load cell weighing systems, such as BinWeigh, for a range of waste management applications.

AccuWeigh A14 +61 8 9259 5535 For over 25 years, AccuWeigh has designed, commissioned and serviced thousands of turnkey vehicle weighing systems, which include weighbridges and weigh-in-motion systems, of all sizes and capacities throughout Australia. These indispensable technologies enable customers to: avoid overloading fines, reduce WHS risks, meet Chain of Responsibility regulatory requirements, and meet landfill reporting requirements.


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Compost and Organics Recycling Management and Reporting System. Provides cost control, helps maximize profits, boost sales and zero in on high-paying customers. Schedules processing activities, control values taking. Documents compliance and pathogen kill. Knows your inventory, forecasts production. Specialized reporting for biosolids and food waste facilities. All information in one integrated system.

Beka-Max is a world class and Australian leading automatic lurbrication system that gives companies efficient and trusted lubrication to all critical points whilst the truck or machine is operating giving maximized conditions in our harsh enviroment each hour to give optimum life out of critical components.



Astec Recycling Solutions B39 +61 1300 278 322 For more information, please visit our stand.

Axis Tyres D42 +61 2 97560685 Axis is a leading tyre supplier to the Waste and Recycling industry throughout Australia. Axis offers cost effective solutions for tyre usage. We also supply tyres to the material handling and mining industries as well as to original equipment dealers and the replacement market.


Bioelektra Australia Pty Ltd D6 +61 404 046 703 We are a business with a unique interest in delivering sustainable waste management solutions. Our aim is to recycle all reusable raw materials from waste and ultimately eliminating landfill waste.

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Beston (Henan) Machinery Co., Ltd. C10 +86 371 55181866 Beston (Henan) Machinery Co., Ltd. was founded in 2013, We are OEM, can provide service based on customer demand, and have a professional technician, sales ,quality and after-sales ream to guarantee the most professional products and service.


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Specialists in Dust Control, biOx are suppliers of the world renown Spraystream Cannon Range. Unsurpassed in effectiveness, the Spraystream cannons target dust efficiently, with lower power & water consumption than any other in Australia. With technicians in QLD, NSW and VIC why not try one out yourselves? Hire units available.

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Bingo Industries D2 +61 1300 424 646 BINGO is an end to end waste management and recycling company in NSW And Victoria currently recycling over 1m tonnes of material. Through continual innovation and investment BINGO are pushing new ground to help businesses and communities push towards a waste free Australia.


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Bost Group incorporates 6 divisions: • Crush & Screen • Mining • Rental • Attach • Used • Support

Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon USA, BHS is a worldwide leader in the innovative design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. Whollyowned subsidiaries include Nihot (Amsterdam), NRT (Nashville, TN) and Zero Waste Energy (Pleasant Hill, CA). BHS is also the home of Max-AI® technology, a breakthrough artificial intelligence that identifies materials, makes intelligent decisions and directs equipment such as robotic sorters. Clients around the globe choose BHS because of its experience, dedication to cutting-edge technology, quality construction and durability, and unmatched customer service. BHS has built some of the largest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery, and purity rates in the industry.

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Bradbury Industrial Services B51 +61 3 9357 8310 We are specialists in the collection of all types of industrial hazardous waste. We can also store it and or transport hazardous waste for you. But what we are most proud of is that we recycle most of that hazardous waste back into products usable in Australian Industry.

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CDEnviro A40 +61 1800 957 155 CDEnviro are specialists in waste management across four regions and sectors including Landfill Diversion and Environmental Remediation. Our high efficiency material recovery and recycling solutions ensure maximum products for reuse using minimum water volumes. We believe zero waste is an achievable target and work hard to prove it.

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CJD Equipment A34 +61 2 4648 9600 Founded in 1974, CJD Equipment is a leading provider of world class equipment and trucks. Offering a diverse range of products from iconic brands such as Volvo CE, SDLG and Kenworth and DAF trucks, CJD’s branch, and dealer network spans the country, with 24/7 sales, parts and service support from over 500 highly experienced staff.




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A leading provider of quality fogging systems and equipment for recycling and waste management industries, CoolMist specialises in effective solutions for dust suppression and odour control. Committed to helping businesses find the best solution for operational issues and compliance requirements, our services include design, supply, installation, commissioning and after sales services.

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Cross Wrap Ltd C6 +358 500 313 378 Cross Wrap Ltd is the world leader in manufacturing automatic wrapping machines and bale openers for the waste industry. Our unmatched experience, combined with our leading-edge patented technologies, means we can deliver an effective, economical and environmentally friendly wrapping solution for every waste management challenge.

CSS Equipment Recycling + Materials Handling Solutions B37 +61 405 613 581 We are the Australian/New Zealand distributor of high quality recycling solutions, exclusively representing Ecohog Windshifters, Ecostar Dynamic Screens, Hammel Recyclingtechnik Shredders Screens and Plants, Lindner Recyclingtech and Resource (including plastic washing, SRF/RDF lines, Vezzani Inclined and Compression Shears and Balers as well as waste to energy and biomass technologies.


Ecycle Solutions is a Co-Regulator for the National TV & Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) since 2012 as well as the largest polystyrene (EPS) recycler in Australia. Our services include transport collection & responsible recycling.

Dolav Plastic Products was established in Southern Israel in 1976 and is involved in the production and marketing of large volume, heavy duty box pallets. DOLAV is known worldwide for their solutions to problems concerning material handling and storage, and is one of the leading pallet and pallet boxes manufacturers in the world.

Donasonic Recycling Machines A38 +44 1302 247295 Leaders in waste materials recycling machine technology & bio energy. Donasonic has a rich heritage of design technology and manufacturing expertise through its established associated companies in Yorkshire, England and Hungary that already provide the industry with business solutions globally.

Easyquip Pty Ltd A32 +61 3 5134 5255 Easyquip Pty Ltd are specialist suppliers of Industrial Waste handling equipment. We work closely with Waste Collection companies to meet the unique requirements of the Industry. Our products are designed to reduce cost, save time and include all types of Steel Bins and Waste Compactors.

Environmental Protection Equipment (E.P.E) E2 1300 303 243 EPE recently added EPE Engineering to its group of companies. We are a professional and environmentally conscious company that operates nationwide, specialising strategic design and engineering of collection equipment. EPE has established a partnership with the Busi-Group (MEC) located in Italy for the import of high quality collection vehicles such as Hooklifts, Skiploaders and other vehicle based appliances. We offer our potential customers high quality and reliability.

Eriez Magnetics B48 +61 3 8401 7400 Eriezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; metal separation equipment is designed for efficient and economical processing of solid waste, recyclables, electronic scrap, plastic, boiler bottom ash, urban wood waste etc. Our revolutionary technology and innovative solutions make us the experts across waste treatment and resource recovery. Eriez has a strong commitment to reducing pressure on the environment.



Finlay E18

FP Mail Pty Ltd E20

+61 1800 777 300

+61 3 9330 4080

Finlay is a specialist provider of crushing, screening and processing equipment for the mining, quarrying and waste recycling industries.

FP Mail Pty Ltd is the Australian distributor for the Francotyp Postalia range of products. We supply the Rongda brand of cardboard box recycling machines that convert scrap cardboard into eco-friendly packaging and void-fill; replacing bubble-wrap and styrene products.

Finlay are the exclusive dealers in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Papua New Guinea for Terex Finlay, Terex Washing Systems, Terex Environmental Equipment, Pilot Crushtec and Matec Filtration Technology.



your equipment finance partner

Finlease (Australia) Pty Ltd D9 +61 2 8404 2000 Finlease has been financing equipment in the waste and recycling industry for over 25 years. $500 million worth of equipment funded every year we have the buying power and expertise to be your long term finance partner. Finlease: “better than a bank!.”

Global GreenTag International Pty Ltd E46 +61 1300 263 586 Global GreenTag International simplifies the selection of sustainable products for the green building, interiors and infrastructure sectors using Global GreenTag CertTM one of the most scientifically advanced certification systems in the world, assessing and ranking products through leading LCA based product ecolabelling, rating schemes, EPD and Product Health Declaration (PhD) programs.

Gardner Engineering Australia C53 +61 7 3801 3855 Situated in Loganholme, Queensland, and home to the range of “GARDNER” products, Gardner Engineering can manufacture and supply a wide range of excavator and earthmoving attachments all over Australia

Gough Palfinger Australia C21 +61 7 3271 5811 Gough Palfinger Australia, the leading vehicle mounted crane, truck mounted forklift, hookloader and marine equipment supplier in Australia. We have 35 service partners providing support to the waste industry nationally.

GCM Enviro B60 FOCUS enviro A10 +61 2 4365 4247 FOCUS enviro is a specialist provider of material processing equipment for the waste recycling and organics processing industries. Specialising in mobile density separators, trommels, shredders, picking stations, flip flop screens, finger screens and star screens. Together with complete integrated processing systems for materials recycling facilities we offer selected technologies that are proven, innovative and reliable. Representing EDGE Innovate and M&K Group, a combination offering the lowest cost per tonne solutions.

+61 2 9457 9399 GCM Enviro are the leading Australasian distributor for the latest in waste management equipment, from Landfill Compactors, Shredders and Crushers through to state of the art Trommel Screeners, Windsifters and Compost Turners. They offer top quality equipment from world-renowned manufacturers including TANA, TERRA SELECT, BACKHUS and JENZ.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) C38 +61 1300 448 224 Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) is the exclusive distributor of Hitachi, Bell and John Deere products in Australia. Committed to delivering machinery sales and support to Australian customers across the mining, construction, quarry, forestry, material handling and waste / recycling industries through a wholly-owned national branch network.

Focus enviro will showcase another industry first truly innovative machine, that is setting the standard of sort separation technology at this year’s AWRE 2018. Stop by our stand A10 and meet the team. 24




HSR Southern Cross A22 & A23

IMPULSE Wireless A3

Joest Australia Pty Ltd B6

+61 1300 4982 5438

+61 2 8705 3778

+61 2 4960 8694

HSR Southern Cross is the exclusive HYVA Lifting & Waste Equipment distributor for Greater Sydney Region.

IMPULSE Wireless is Australia’s leading provider of push-to-talk two-way communications using smart devices and mobile networks.

We are conveniently located in Wetherill Park in Sydney. We hold stock of all popular cranes, hooklifts, skips and HYVA Press (Rearloaders) and spare parts on site to ensure your new & existing equipment has a minimum downtime.

Users benefit from reliable instant group or one-to-one communications which operate like a two-way radio but with virtually unlimited range, better audio, more features and flexibility.

The JOEST group has been a worldwide leader in vibration technology for more than eighty years, with many subsidiaries abroad and over 750 highly motivated staff globally. We offer our customers worldwide expertise with a local approach to customer care, manufacturing and first-class service.

Hyva Pacific Pty Ltd A22 & A23 +61 1800 041 733 Hyva is a global provider of transport solutions for the commercial vehicle industry. The company is committed to the development, production, marketing and distribution of Hydraulic equipment used worldwide across transport, construction, mining and waste handling sectors.

ISUZU TRUCKS D31 +61 3 9644 6645 Isuzu Australia Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Isuzu Motors (Japan), is responsible for the marketing, distribution and support of Isuzu Trucks throughout the country. Isuzu Trucks have been Australia’s No.1 selling truck for 29 years, offering an expansive range with cutting-edge technology and safety features to suit most applications.

Hyva Pacific, distributes Hydraulics, hookloaders, skiploaders, waste handling equipment and truck mounted cranes.

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Johnson Screens A16 +61 7 3867 5555 Since 1904 Johnson Screens® (a brand of Aqseptence Group) have continued to develop revolutionary products for a range of applications, manufacturing stainless-steel equipment and screening solutions for liquid/solid separation. Known for great strength and a high level of adaptability, Johnson Vee-Wire® static screens and rotary equipment are ideal for waste processing and recycling.

Jdm Aust Pty Ltd C46 ifm efector B38 +61 1300 365 088 ifm provides sensor & control solutions for automation, including position and fluid sensors, object recognition, diagnostic systems, bus systems, identification systems, control systems & connection technology. ifm has innovative, robust & high quality products for many applications. Leading manufacturers in sensor & control systems rely on the solutions from ifm efector.


+61 1300 767 589 JDM Aust Pty Ltd are the exclusive Australian agents for the principal suppliers of recycling and materials handling equipment manufactured in Germany, Austria, Netherlands and USA.

Kastle Systems Australia B54 +61 2 9428 7000 Kastle Systems can provide you with the latest technology which will improve the safety of your workplace, whilst improving workplace efficiency from visitor management systems which streamline and record visitors, through to personal alert functions activated on your smartphone and cloud based CCTV solutions.



Kinshofer Australia Pty Ltd B33

Littergrabber (t/a Seaview Orthotics) A27

Machinery Specialist B32

+61 1300 546 746

+61 418 947 522

+61 2 9248 0120

Kinshofer is a world leader in the manufacturing of attachments for truck mounted cranes and excavators. Built to a high German standard, we are well known in Australia and around the world to be ahead of the competition for performance, safety, engineering and above all low cost of ongoing ownership.

Littergrabber distributor of The Helping Hand Environment Litter clearance range of tools We distribute Australia wide and into New Zealand. The Litter clearance Hand Tool manufactured in the UK There is a vast range of product encompassing robust ‘go any where’ litter carts,practical easy to handle litter tools Educational childrens kits.

Australian distributor for top quality recycling and material handling equipment, such as Zato, SGM Magnetics, GRYB and Euromec.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks C56 Liebherr-Australia Pty Ltd C50 +61 2 9852 1800 Liebherr-Australia supplies and supports a wide variety of purpose built machinery for Recycling and Waste Management, including Track Loaders, Dozers, Wheel Loaders as well as a large range of Recycling and Material Handling Excavators. Support services are underpinned by a significant parts inventory and aftersales infrastructure Australia wide.

+61 3 9566 9266

LONGi Magnet Co.,ltd B16

With so many unique safety features, it’s a hard collection to beat.

+86 24 56700058

Every element of the Econic has been carefully designed to ensure optimal safety and service. Come and speak with our special truck experts, Phil and Jimmy, on stand C56 at the Expo to find out more.

LONGi MAGNET CO., LTD was founded in 1993 and quickly became the leading manufacturer of industrial magnetic equipment throughout Asia. Having a large product range including, lifting magnets, WHIMS, LIMS, eddy current separators, metal detectors, drum separators, pulleys, vibratory feeders and much, LONGi is well suited to provide for any of your industrial magnetic needs.

Suppliers of Mobile and Static equipment including Grinders, Slow Speed Shredders, Trommels, Star Screens, Flip Flow Screens, Picking Stations, Air Density Separators, Crushers & Screens.

LSM Technologies Pty Ltd A44 +61 7 3725 8100

Method Recycling B52

Method design and manufacture open plan recycling bins that are visible, functional, flexible, modular and beautiful. Individual bins lock together to form a station to suit the users’ requirements. They have a modern aesthetic to fit into todays workspaces, engaging users to recycle, reducing waste to landfill.

A Solutions Provider providing unique and specialised fit- for- purpose technologies, services and systems to improve our client’s objectives in attaining the best from their “Human and Equipment Assets”. • • • • •


+64 21 463 400

Lincom Group D61 +61 7 3293 0888


Extending Critical Component Service Life. Reducing Equipment Damage. Providing significant costs downs in Maintenance. Increased Productivity. Enhancing Workplace Safety & Operator Health.



MLT Asia Pacific C47 +61 2 9605 6555 MLT- Minet Lacing Technology are renowned for their Unique and Innovative products which are manufactured with the highest level of quality and backed with the focus on continuous Improvement. MLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patented products empower the resource recovery industry with full autotomy over their conveyor belt joining and repair requirements.

NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) A48 131 555 The NSW EPA protects the community and our environment. We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

Onetrak MRI E-cycle Solutions A54 +61 3 9303 1800 MRI E-cycle Solutions is an Australian owned e-waste and battery recycler, and approved co-regulatory arrangement under the National Television and Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). Operating since the early 1990s MRI E-cycle Solutions has grown and diversified its operations and services to a nationwide provider of asset recovery, data destruction, e-waste / battery recycling and product stewardship services.

Onetrak E13 +61 1300 727 520 Onetrak is a major supplier of quality equipment within the construction, forestry, material handling and extractive industries of Australia. The company is today employing over 90 people, with branches in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. Onetrak is a proud supplier of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading heavy equipment, as well as expert sales experience. The products and service offering includes rental equipment, genuine parts and service support across the entire equipment range. The brands include Fuchs material handlers, Striker mobile crushers & screens, Hidromek construction equipment, Dressta dozers and more!

Since its creation in 1994, National Weighing and Instruments has been committed to providing a service of quality in the sale, repair and calibration of measuring equipment used in laboratories and manufacturing companies.


Pacific Materials Handling A11 +61 3 9319 6000 Since 1986 Pacific Materials Handling have successfully provided large niche market capital equipment to customers throughout Australia / New Zealand on a sales or rental basis with the emphasis on being able to provide service support.

Polystar D14 +61 3 9706 8066 Polystar is a globally recognised plastic recycling machine manufacturer who provides the most easy to use, reliable, high quality recycling system in the market today. They are a global leader with machines installed in 103 countries. Applied Machinery is proud to represent Polystar in the Australian market.

Position Partners C61 +61 2 9714 0085

National Weighing and Instruments Pty ltd B40 +61 1300 669 162


Ozmist Misting Systems A51 +61 1300 306 478

Position Partners is a 250+ strong Australian owned company, focusing entirely on the distribution and support of leading geospatial and machine systems solutions. With offices in every state and territory and branches in SEA and NZ, we place strong emphasis on providing exceptional local support and expertise for our customers.

Ozmist is an Australian manufacturer of high pressure mist systems which are widely used for dust suppression, odour control and cooling. We stock a wide range of products which are easily installed in any environment.



ResourceCo Group C5

Simpro Handling Equipment C33

Smart Biz Oz Pty Ltd E42

+61 8 8406 0300

+61 1800 250 059

+61 2 8296 0440

The ResourceCo Group (ResourceCo)is a leading environmental solutions company specialising in resource recovery, recycling, waste management, and alternative fuels production. Our focus is to divert waste away from landfills and to use innovative technology to transform it into usable products.

Simpro is an OEM manufacturer of specialised waste handling equipment. Our products include well-known brands such as Dumpmaster, Multi-Tip and MegaDumper bin tippers.

Smart Biz Oz was founded in 2017. The main activity at Smart Biz is the development of biotechnical products and processes for environmental protection to the point of technical readiness for the market, and suitable marketing concepts are created.

Shangqiu Haiqi Machinery Equipment Co.,Ltd D7 +86 370 2215838 Haiqi is a professional organization engaged in the development and utilization of energy, environmental protection, energy saving technology development and related products in China.

Simpro waste handling products are unique and intelligently designed. They have an enduring reputation for safety, reliability and smart workflow technology; and they have proved their worth in thousands of workplaces since 1986.

Smart City Solutions Pty Ltd B62 SITECH Solutions B66 +61 2 6788 2155 SITECH is the global Trimble brand name for dealerships who distribute site wide technology solutions to the Heavy and Highway Construction, Landfill and Marine contractors. Systems include machine guidance, Compaction, Weighing and survey.

+61 417 546 977 Smart City Solutions provide smart waste, smart signage, CCTV and wifi in one solution. We empower councils, smart city planners, service companies, education departments and facilities to provide innovative IoT-based solutions that transforms real-time sensor data from both Clean Cube solar-powered self-compacting bins and Clean Cap sensors into actionable intelligence.

SITECH Solutions was establish in 2009 with offices in Sydney, ACT and Coffs Harbour.

Sierra Asia Pacific Pty Ltd E22 +61 2 8188 2721 Sierra Asia Pacific Pty Ltd is one of the most established and experienced supplies of equipment for the Scrap Metal Industry in Australasia.

Solar Bins Australia D18 SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd B14 +61 2 4905 0650 Skala is a service and equipment supplier specialising in recycling process equipment and complete turnkey systems. We provide design, sales, parts, support, construction and commissioning services to recycling industries. Our key capability is to provide innovative, efficient and value solutions as a collaborative and trusted service provider.


+61 1300 893 610 Solar Bins Australia is the leader in smart Waste & Recycling solutions in Australia. We are transforming the way organisations tackle public space waste & recycling. Showcasing the Bigbelly solar compactor and introducing Smartsensor, Australian designed and developed waste management fill level sensor.





TechCollect A53

Tricon Equipment B22

+61 2 8296 0440

+61 1300 229 837

+61 2 4340 0711

The power of progress and technical tradition can be felt in all of the STEINERT solutions for magnetic separation and sensor-based sorting. Our customers from the waste disposal and recycling management industry can experience the capabilities of our advanced resource recovery solutions – as they process valuable secondary and primary raw materials in their purest form.

TechCollect is a free, national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste), established by Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) as part of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS). It is the only not-for-profit, industry-for-industry service approved under the NTCRS.

Tricon Equipment is a young and innovative company continually pushing boundaries to maintain first-class standards and business success in the mobile crushing, screening, recycling and material handling industries. Tricon is an authorised dealer for Telestack Mobile Bulk Handling, Terex Evoquip, Anaconda Equipment International, Dernaseer, ConveyorTek, and Simem.

Superior Pak Pty Ltd D22

Telford Smith Recycling Machinery A4

Wastech Engineering B18

+61 408 012 020

+61 3 8792 9777

+61 3 8787 1600

100% Australian owned and manufactured, the Superior Pak product stands proud as an Industry leader. Superior Pak manufactures world class waste collection and compaction bodies specifically for the Australian Waste Industry. This is backed by a National Spare Parts and Service Network and large fleet of 24/7 service vehicles.

We are a one stop shop for anything requiring size reduction or recycling. We have size reduction equipment for Wood, Plastic, Rubber/Tyres, Cardboard, E-Waste and General Waste as well as as an extensive system for Washing Plastics. Equipment includes, Shredders, Granulators, Balers, Compactors, Hammer Mills, Briquette Presses (Hydraulic and Electric) and many more.

Wastech is widely considered an industry leader in design and manufacture of waste handling equipment for Transfer Stations & Material Recovery Facilities. Wastech offers innovative designs and quality products that take on all facets of waste handling and resource recovery.

Tarpomatic Australia A7 +61 1300 827 733 With over 600 units operating worldwide, Tarpomatic Australia offers an innovative alternative daily cover solution delivering multiple cost-savings and environmental advantages for landfills of all sizes. The Tarpomatic system is built to the highest quality specifications, exceeding EPA requirements, and is designed to operate reliably for more than 20 years.

*Exhibitor list correct at time of print' #AWRE18

TORO Waste Equipment E21 +61 1300 55 65 70 Toro Waste Equipment takes pride & specialises in manufacturing Australia’s toughest Steel Bins, from tiny Tipplers to huge Hooklift Bins. With our proven designs and highly skilled tradesmen, no job is too big or too small, delivering outstanding quality bins with great service, each time, every time.

Please come & see at Stand B18 for further information.

Yindi Smart Systems E12 +61 1300 656 756 Australia’s first maker of Solar Powered Smart Bins. 20 years of software development and manufacturing expertise in Smart Cities technology.









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