Breakfast with Green Industries SA

The SA Branch of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery of Association of Australia invite you to join them for breakfast on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 at the Adelaide Pavilion for the official release of the 17th Recycling Activity Survey.


This year's breakfast will see the recently appointed Chief Executive of Green Industries SA, Dr Ian Overton, release the 2019-20 Recycling Activity Survey for South Australia. This very important snapshot of the state of Recycling in South Australia helps monitor performance against targets in South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2020-25 and sets the context for important initiatives underway and into the future.

This event will be a great opportunity to learn about how South Australia is responding to challenges and opportunities in the sector. 




Chief Executive, Green Industries SA

Dr Overton is the Chief Executive of Green Industries SA, the State Government agency developing a vibrant zero waste environment, delivering nation-leading disaster waste management and leading the transition to a circular economy. He has a science background in environmental and water resource management and an international business background in entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Dr Overton is developing new approaches to strategic planning, policy and education to design out waste, keep materials in use longer, improve collection and recycling practices and grow the remanufacturing industry in SA. He has a passion for sustainability and enhancing the environmental, social and economic outcomes for SA by realising the benefits of the circular economy.

Manager Business Data, Green Industries SA

John Vanzo is the Manager Business Data at Green Industries SA (previously Zero Waste SA), where he has led the development of robust data systems for more than 10 years. John was instrumental in developing the agency’s data management system for Zero Waste SA called ZEUS – the Zero Waste Environment User System - and is responsible for managing a team which maintains the ZEUS system.

ZEUS stores data to enable monitoring and analysis across a diverse range of business needs. It has been central to measuring the State’s progress towards targets in South Australia’s Waste Strategy, in addition to contributing to policy and planning, and to the national waste data report. 

John has a background in science, IT and education, and data management and reporting. John has a Master of Science degree in applied statistics.
Senior Consultant, Rawtec

Matt is a senior consultant at Rawtec. He is passionate about improving waste and recycling behaviour and performance at an individual, team, organisational, state and national level. During the past five and a half years at Rawtec, Matt has worked on a number of projects including the Recycling Activity Survey, tender specifications for waste and recycling services, reviewing recycling behaviour change programs and improving waste and recycling practices at organisations such as Parliament House in Canberra. Matt has a background in Organisational Psychology and has completed a course on Solid Waste Management at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. He is also the Chair of the WMRR Young Professionals SA branch.

Members - $60
Non Members - $90                                                                              

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1/09/2021 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Cen. Australia Standard Time
Adelaide Pavilion Cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

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