WasteMINZ virtual summit; Tomorrow, today, ran from 9 to 11 May 2022 and was sponsored by:
Platinum Partners: Visy, and Tonkin + Taylor
Gold Sponsors: Eurofins New Zealand, and Hill Laboratories
Silver Sponsors: Countdown, LOADRITE Scales, EnviroNZ, Foodstuffs, and Waste Management
Website Sponsor: Waste Management
On 9 May, the CLM workshop opened with a mihi whakatau. On 10 May, prior to the opening plenary, the summit opened with a mihi whakatau. The summit then closed on 11 May with a karakia whakamutunga. All of these were led by kaumatua Taki Turner (Waikato Tainui Ngāti Wairere).
Two workshops ran on 9 May – ‘Te ara whakahounga: Embracing Māori views from a contaminated land perspective’ and the ‘Territorial Authorities’ Officers Forum.
On 10 May, the summit had two streams – waste and resource recovery, and contaminated land management, and the numerous plenaries, panel discussions, and other presentations were spread across the two streams
The following keynotes presented at the summit:
Alex Barnes, PouAronui-Manager, Evaluation and Inclusion, TupoOra, and PhD candidate, Auckland University of Technology: Pitfalls and potential: At the interface of Māori-non- Māori environmental governance
Liz Moncrieff, Director – RM Reform, Ministry for the Environment: Out future resource management system – an update on our journey
Jo Hendy, Chief Executive, Climate Change Commission: How climate change policy will drive waste infrastructure in 2025 and beyond
Alison McKinnie, Technical Consultant (Organics), Zero Waste Scotland: Helping to develop market confidence – Scotland’s journey
Sean Simpson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech: There is no such thing as waste
Robert Gregory, Director, Gregory Environmental Consulting: Stop the stink. The reality of how to manage hydrogen sulphide generation and emission in landfills
Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment: Circular Economy – a journey starting with waste
Joe Pickin, Director, Blue Environment Pty: The role on data in waste and circular economy policy – an Australian perspective
Peter Wilson, Principal Economist, NZ Institute of Economic Research: Seven simple rules for helping save the planet, or at least our little part of it
Please see the list of attendees for the WasteMINZ Virtual Summit 2022 here.