Webinar | Hazardous Waste in Australia 2021

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) invites you to join them online on Tuesday, 16 November 2021 for a deep dive into the national Hazardous Waste in Australia 2021 report with it's authors Blue Environment and Ascend Waste and Environment.


Hazardous Waste in Australia 2021 was commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and prepared by Blue Environment and Ascend Waste and Environment. Building on the initial 2015 and subsequent 2017 and 2019 versions of the report, HWiA 2021 provides:

  • an authoritative snapshot of hazardous waste generation and management in Australia that includes sources, amounts, trends, types, pathways and fates of hazardous waste in 2019-20
  • analysis and commentary on issues with particular wastes and their management, to improve understanding of where policy and management systems work well and where barriers may exist to more effective management of Australia’s hazardous wastes
  • discussion of emerging issues important to the industry such as:
    - the impact of COVID 19 on hazardous waste management
    - ongoing challenges of growing PFAS wastes
    - plastics (and their additive chemicals) in a hazardous waste context
    - Infrastructure developments and other challenges facing the sector.




Director, Blue Environment

Dr Joe Pickin is a director of Blue Environment strategic environmental consultants. He is a waste specialist with a PhD on the environmental economics of waste and has 25 years’ experience in the sector as a researcher, analyst and consultant. Joe was the primary author of the national waste reports in 2016, 2018 and 2020 and an advisor to the ABC’s War on Waste series. 

Managing Director, Ascend Waste and Environment

Geoff Latimer is the Director of Ascend Waste and Environment Pty Ltd. For over 30 years he has specialised in the regulatory interface governing hazardous waste and environmental chemicals in Australia and the Pacific region, from a compliance (private sector) and knowledge development (government) perspective. Geoff has been the primary author of the Hazardous Waste in Australia report series, from its inauguration in 2015 to the most current edition in 2021.

WMRR members - FREE
Non-members - $30

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16/11/2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
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