Learn why municipal solid waste education matters - AORA SA Breakfast

7:30am Friday, 17 February 2023
9:00am Friday, 17 February 2023
Adelaide Pavilion - Parkview Room 1
Corner South Terrace and Peacock Road
Adelaide , South Australia 5000

Adelaide Pavilion

17 February 2023 

7.30am - 9am

Our next breakfast & panel discussion will address how industry, local & regional councils are educating, and in turn creating innovative systems for a collaborative relationship with municipal waste.

South Australia has the highest organics material recycling rate at 78.9%, much of the product is sourced, processed & utilised within the same community. * AORA has a Vision – a 10-year vision to 2031, and that is to get to 80% recycling of organics by 2026 and 95% by 2031.

At this breakfast we will discuss how collectively we can work toward removing the obstacles to growth.  One of those obstacles is contamination of input material, and it’s high.  

Contaminations accounts for over 40% & includes plastics, chemicals and other contaminants (source AEAS) * It’s imperative that government and the circular sector work together to reach projected targets.  

Are you part of the collaborative sector? Can you afford not to be there?

If your role is directly or indirectly involved with resource recovery & you want to know how you can implement better recovery in your own environment or community you need to be part of this discussion.  


What you can expect to take away:

  • How to reduce contamination for processors
  • Benchmark your council’s performance against other councils
  • Improve your systems and develop targeted educational material for your community
  • Discover how industry is working collaboratively for greater benefits across the circular economy
  •  SA’s  Waste strategy 2020 -2025 implications.

 The event will be opened by Hon. Susan Close, MP.  

Panel Includes:

  • Wendy Bevan – CEO, KESAB
  • Jessica Wundke  - Manager Policy Reform,  Green Industries SA
  • Lachlan Jeffries – Jeffries Group
  • Shani Wood – Environmental Officer, City of Holdfast Bay
  • Simon Grenfell - Executive Officer, Fleurieu Regional Waste Authority
  • Greg Officer - General Manager, MASTEC Australia Pty Ltd
  • Moderated by : AORA NEO John McKew


This event has been designed with the following audience in mind; 

  • Processors / Composters
  • Local government / councils, in particularly environmental and sustainability staff, waste management and educators and elected members. 
  • Nurseries/ horticulture staff
  • Parks and Gardens 
  • Packaging Industry
  • Government and Industry representatives. 



AORA Members = $88.50(incl GST)

Non - Members = $118.00 (incl GST) 

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To book a ticket, type in your email and click lookup.  If the system identifies you as a member, it should bring up the member pricing, auto-populate your name and you can add your business name and any dietary requirements.   If you need to purchase another ticket, there is the option to add another in at the bottom of the box (do this as many times as you need for your booking - you can use your own email for ease of booking if you are unsure if their email is part of the membership)  Then you will be able to go to the cart and proceed through the checkout as one bulk purchase. 

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Contact Information

Yvonne McClaren

For ticketing enquiries, please contact Alex via alex@aora.org.au


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