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Waste Away – The Future of Garbage: EPA’s 2018 National Science Week Panel

16 August 2018 @ 12:00 pm2:00 pm


EPA is celebrating National Science Week by hosting its third annual panel event. This year’s topic is Waste away – the future of garbage. EPA has gathered together a panel of experts to discuss the future of waste. Is it truly waste or is it a resource?

Waste has been a hot topic for Australia and Victoria over the last 18 months. Public debate has surrounded:

  • How we can reduce our waste at home
  • How business can assist in reducing waste, which has led to a plastic bag ban in Victoria and many bars banning plastic straws
  • Waste stockpiling in Victoria
  • China banning recycling imports
  • How we can repurpose waste, such as waste to energy plants or using waste to make roads.

EPA has gathered together a panel of experts to discuss the future of waste. This is a unique opportunity to hear from our panel and to ask questions about waste opportunities and technologies. Is it truly waste or is it a resource? How can science be used to solve Australia’s waste problem?

Our panel includes:

  • Ruby Chan, Inventor of ‘Moducware’
  • Mark Glover, Director and CEO of Renewable Carbon
  • Barry Sullivan, Business Development Manager, Renewables Downer Utilities Australia
  • Dr Trevor Thornton, Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin

The panel discussion will be directed by the questions posed by the audience, both live and web-stream.

Register now to join the live audience for this lively debate!

Can’t make it to the live event? You can join the web-stream, click here to register for the webstream!


16 August 2018
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia


Carlie Newman
03 8458 2655
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Environment and nature, Innovation and technology
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