Organics Recycling in Queensland - AORA Qld Breakfast

8:00am Wednesday, 19 April 2023
10:00am Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Colmslie Hotel
Cnr Wynnum Road and Junction Road
Morningside, Queensland 4170

Organics Recycling in Queensland:

Benefits to the Economy and PFAS as an Industry Challenge


AORA QLD Breakfast 

Wed 19 April 2023 

Colmslie Hotel - Cnr Wynnum and Junction Road, Morningside 

7.30am for an 8am start, approx finish time is 10am 



Dr Matthew Askeland. PhD(EnvEng), BAppSc(EnvSc)(Hons), Senior Environmental Scientist & PFAS Specialist - ADE Consulting 

Matthew Askeland is an environmental scientist active in the consultancy sector as a contaminated site specialist. He holds key expertise pivotal in the delivery of contaminated land and water solutions, including site characterisation, risk assessment and remediation (Petrochemicals, VOC, PFAS, PCBs, PAHs, Pesticides and Heavy Metals).

Matthew’s current focus is on tackling multiple elements within the PFAS risk management practice. These include site characterization, sample analysis, risk assessment, OHS risk management, treatment technologies and the development of effective management strategies for both legacy and ongoing PFAS use.

Matthew Askeland was commissioned by AORA to respond, on behalf of the Recycled Organics Industry to the PFAS NEMP 3.0

Matthew will present his findings on the very real challenge PFAS poses to the successful use of recycled organics in Queensland and how this threat will impact the successful diversion of organics away from landfill.


Nick Behrens, Director Australian Economic Advocacy Solutions

Nick will provide an update on the Recycled Organics Industry in Queensland and its contributions to;

  • Queensland Economy
  • Benefits to positive environmental outcomes in Queensland
  • Potential upside to Queensland from increased diversion rates of organics  


Pravin Menon, Consultant, Scenic Rim Regional Council

As part of Scenic Rim Councils' commitment to shifting towards a circular economy, Council wishes to expand the services available at the Bromelton Waste Facility and associated waste facilities.

It wishes to explore the possibility of the diversion of food scraps and garden waste away from landfill which currently account for 40% of kerbside waste across the region and to understand opportunities to maximize the use of existing waste assets including the landfill. Inviting expressions of interest will help council understand the current state of the industry and to identify potential partners.


Ticket Details

AORA Members - $66 incl GST 

Non-Members - $88 incl GST 

Limited space available - Book Now! 



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