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MRA at Coffs Waste 2024

MRA is at the 2024 Coffs Waste conference.

The 2024 Coffs Waste Conference is here and, as always, MRA has a strong presence. Seven staff are presenting and/or are participating in panel sessions and chairing streams. Once more, MRA is also sponsoring the Final Buffet. 

You can catch MRA at a number of sessions, covering policy, education, FOGO, plastic waste, waste planning and circular economy. The final schedule is out and, here’s when you can catch our presenters:

Name Event Abstracts
Mike RitchieAORA Forum – Transitioning from consumerism to the circular economy – what can we learn from the changemakers?  (Pre-conference event) Role: Facilitator Monday 13th May 3:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Osprey Room, Opal Cove Resort  
Panel discussion – What value do consultants add to our industry? Thursday 16th May 2:00pm – 3:30pm Venue: Osprey Room, Opal Cove Resort  
David CocksAI, shaking up the sector and enabling Circular Economy Technology Stream Tuesday 14th May 10:50am – 12:20pm Venue: Shearwater Room, Opal Cove Resort  AI, shaking up the sector and enabling the Circular Economy Abstract 
Sam LawsonEyes on waste: surveillance strategies tested by authorised officers  Litter & Illegal Dumping Stream Tuesday 14th May 3:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Shearwater Room, Opal Cove Resort Eyes on Waste Abstract
The Global Plastics Treaty: a silver bullet for plastic pollution?  Plastics Stream  Thursday 16th May 11:30am – 1:00pm Venue: Currawong Room, Opal Cove Resort  The Global Plastics Treaty Abstract 
Esther HughesWaste Management Precincts Waste Planning Stream  Wednesday 15th May 3:30pm – 5:00pm Venue: Shearwater Room, Opal Cove Resort Waste Management Precincts Abstract 
Tanya HenleyPanel discussion: A disaster waiting to happen!  Thursday 16th May 9:35am – 11:00am Venue: Osprey Room, Opal Cove Resort A disaster waiting to happen Abstract 
Karen DavidsCircular Food Courts: Reusables and Food Waste Avoidance  Abstract submission Tuesday 14th May 1:30pm – 3:00pm Venue: Osprey Room, Opal Cove Resort Circular Food Courts Abstract 
Circular interventions for medical plastics  Problem & Hazardous Waste Stream  Thursday 16th May 2:00pm – 3:30pm Venue: Currawong Room, Opal Cove Resort  Circular interventions for medical plastics Abstract 
Virginia BruntonPanel discussion: FOGO on the Go Go Thursday 16th May 9:35am – 11:00am Venue: Currawong Room, Opal Cove Resort FOGO on the Go Go Abstract 

For a complete Waste 2024 Conference program, follow this link.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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