Adam Nicholson

External Relations Manager, COEX

Adam is an experienced customer and community engagement professional with a background in developing integrated social marketing and behaviour change campaigns built on quantifiable customer insights research.

He has travelled from Cooktown to Coolangatta in the past 3 years months to engage charities, community groups and local businesses on the opportunities and benefits of Queensland’s container refund network – Containers for Change.

Glenn Jeffrey

Operations Manager Waste Services, Fraser Coast Regional Council

Glenn is an Environmental Scientist specialising in waste water management. After 15 years in the water and waste water industry, he made the shift to solid waste management. He has been with Fraser Coast Regional Council for 3 ½ years, first as Technical Officer then Operations Manager. Glenn and the team manage 11 waste facilities on the mainland and 3 sites on K’gari (Fraser Island).

Yasmin Grigaliunas

CEO & Co-founder, World's Biggest Garage Sale

Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO and co-founder of World’s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS), is a circular economy pioneer in Australia, driving this industry forward by innovating, collaborating, connecting and mobilising multiple stakeholders towards a shared vision, while providing social good. In 2020, in the middle of the global pandemic, Yas and her team opened Australia's first and only operational Circular Economy Precinct in Brisbane. To date, WBGS has diverted over 4.3-million kgs of potential waste from landfill.   

Alix Baltais

Senior Consultant, EnviroCom

Alix is a Senior Consultant at EnviroCom Australia leading the Brisbane team. She has completed university study in Environmental Management, Conservation Biology and Graphic Design.  Alix is a member of the Board of WRIQ, Chair of the WRIQ Future Leaders Committee and Vice Chair of the WMRR Qld Waste Educators Group.   Alix has a strong focus on developing useful application of observed behaviours in waste and resource recovery streams, to identify how these may be challenged, and develop strategies to achieve sustainable change.