Ending Plastic Waste Symposium 2022

 

PLEASE NOTE: This symposium has been postponed until later in 2022 – further details will be available soon.

A registration reminder was inadvertently sent out on the 11th Jan. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused. 

We are working to reschedule the event for later in the year.

 

 

Friday 11 February 2022 

Timing: 9:00 am – 15:30 pm (networking and canapes: 3:30pm – 5:00pm)  

8:45 – 9:00am – Registration 

Symposium purpose: 

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together industry, government, academia and the community to share the latest plastics research and initiatives in an open and inclusive forum. This will help to achieve the Ending Plastic Waste Mission goal of an 80 per cent reduction in plastic waste entering the Australian environment by 2030. 

Outline of the day 

Timing  Item   Speaker/facilitator 
09:00 – 09:05  Welcome and introductions  Deborah Lau (CSIRO) 
09:05 – 09:15  EPW mission – an overview  Deborah Lau (CSIRO) 
09:15 – 09:45  Keynote speech  

A circular economy for plastics, where it never becomes waste or pollution 

 

Brooke Donnelly (APCO) 

09:45 – 10:35  Materials & processes – sustainable bio-derived initiatives  Deborah Lau (CSIRO) 
09:45 – 09:55 

09:55 – 10:05 

10:05 – 10:15 

10:15 – 10:25 

10:25 – 10:35 

Biodegradable and bioderived plastic 

Petase   

Risk characterisation of bioderived plastic  

Rewriting biology to cope with anthropogenic waste 

Q&A 

Pete Cass (CSIRO)

Albert Ardevol Grau (CSIRO) 

Mike Williams (CSIRO) 

Colin Scott (CSIRO) 

10:35 – 11:00  Knowledge & data system initiatives – enabling change  Deborah Lau (CSIRO) 
10:35 – 10:45 

10:45 – 10:55 

10:55 – 11:00 

Social and behavioural enablers 

Information for policy/decision making   

Q&A 

Andrea Walton (CSIRO) 

Denise Hardesty (CSIRO)  

 

11:00 – 11:30  REFRESHMENT BREAK 
11:30 – 12:20  Knowledge & data system initiatives – collection & visualisation  Kathie McGregor (CSIRO) 
11:30 – 11:40 

11:40 – 11:50 

11:50 – 12:00 

12:00 – 12:10 

12:10 – 12:20 

Smart sensors and camera traps  

National plastic waste data visualisation  

Standards mapping & visualisation 

Sustainable waste data collection  

Q&A  

Denise Hardesty (CSIRO)  

Mats Henrikson (CSIRO)  

Qamar Schuyler (CSIRO) 

Gavin Walker (CSIRO)  

12:20 – 13:30  Materials & processes – waste innovation   Kathie McGregor (CSIRO)
12:20 – 12:30 

12:30 – 12:40 

12:40 – 12:50 

12:50 – 13:00 

13:00 – 13:10 

Nappy recycling  

PVC analyser  

Advanced recycling & innovation hub  

Matrix project  

Q&A 

Sally Hutchinson (CSIRO) 

Qamar Schuyler (CSIRO)  

Sarah King (CSIRO) 

Michael Batten (CSIRO) 

13:10 – 13:50  LUNCH BREAK  
13:50 – 14:20  Global initiatives  Denise Hardesty (CSIRO) 
13:50 – 14:20 

13:50 – 13:58 

 

Indo-Pacific plastics innovation update  

India – Australia industry and research collaboration for reducing plastic waste  

Global plastics leakage project  

Q&A 

Amelia Fyfield (CSIRO) 

Heinz Schandl (CSIRO) 

Denise Hardesty (CSIRO) 

14:20 – 15:20  Panel discussion – emerging challenges and meeting our targets 

A discussion on the emerging challenges being faced and the focus needed to address these challenges to meet our desired goal. 

David Romano and Panel Experts 
15:20 – 15:30  Closing remarks  Deborah Lau (CSIRO) 
15:30 – 17:00  NETWORKING – CANAPES and REFRESHMENTS