Free panel discussion
Waste away – the future of garbage
The EPA’s third annual National Science Week panel event topic for this year is Waste away – the future of garbage.
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’s ban on recycling imports
- how we can repurpose waste, such as using waste to make other products, like road base, or using waste to produce energy.
This year they have gathered a panel of experts to discuss the future of Victoria’s and Australia’s waste. Is it truly waste or is it a wasted resource? Can science help us improve our waste reduction and management?
The panel discussion will be directed by questions posed by the audience, both in person and through the web-stream.
The panel includes:
- Ms Ruby Chan, Inventor of ‘Moducware’
- Mr Mark Glover, Director and CEO of Renewable Carbon
- Mr Barry Sullivan, Business Development Manager, Renewables Downer Utilities Australia
- Dr Trevor Thornton, Lecturer, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University.
Register now to join this public debate either in the live audience at the Melbourne Museum or by web-stream!