Industry Ecology Forum

Thursday 19 September 2013

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) are working together to assist NSW businesses identify and implement priority Industrial Ecology projects.

The EPA recently announced its new Waste Less Recycle More initiative which over the next four years will invest $465 million to significantly reduce waste discarded to landfill, illegal dumping and improve recycling across the state. This includes the implementation of a new Industrial Ecology program and the establishment of four networks across NSW.

Industrial Ecology is a strategic and innovative way for businesses to optimise resource efficiency. Typically, it involves the business to business exchange of waste by-products that can be reused as alternative raw materials and fuels. It can also include synergies between businesses for the shared use of assets, logistics, knowledge and expertise.


Thursday 19 September 2013


8.45 am for 9.00 am – 12.30 pm


Griffith Ex-Servicemens Club (Mirrool Room 2)
Jondaryan Ave, Griffith NSW 2680


Free of charge (morning tea, lunch and refreshments will be provided)


By Tuesday 10 September 2013. Numbers are limited

Key aspects covered in this forum include:

  • Overview of the new Industrial Ecology program to be delivered under the EPA’s new waste initiative
  • Reshaping the waste supply chain from traditional ‘fee for service’ waste disposal routes to entrepreneurial commodity trading
  • Overview of funding grants available for recycling infrastructure and technology
  • Industrial Ecology case studies supported through the OEH Sustainability Advantage program

The business case for Industrial Ecology is clear - reduce costs, manage risks, build resilience, strengthen supply chains, get a competitive edge, expand end-use markets and protect the environment.

Colin Barker - Deputy Chair, Australasian Industrial Ecology Network
Phil Molyneaux – Senior Project Officer, NSW EPA
Rod Clare – Senior Project Officer, NSW OEH
Rod Smith – Development Manager, Regis Resources Ltd

Who should attend:
This forum will be of value to government employees, industry, business and academia.

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