Reza Karani (Tarkett Australia) and Ben Sawley (ResourceCo) are speaking on a panel led by Global GreenTag’s CEO and Program Director David Baggs later this month on the topic: Creative Green Pathways In Product Waste Management – But Why Aren’t More Companies Making The Effort?
The panel, which features as part of the speakers’ series at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo (AWRE) in Melbourne on August 23 will also be joined by sustainability leader, John Gertsakis, Manager, Communications and Outreach – Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association.
“The line-up is exciting,” says David Baggs who will be setting the scene for some of the recent developments and challenges in the waste sector.
“The management of waste is a pertinent issue amongst progressive, certified manufacturers who are driven to lighten their manufacturing footprint on the environment and we shall be viewing some exemplar recycling and upcycling programs already in process.”
The panel will also talk about Circular Economy and discuss what could be holding manufacturers back from making bigger changes and investing in creative waste management.
The Global GreenTag panel session will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd (Day 1 of AWRE) from12.30pm-1.15pm.
Venue: MELBOURNE CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
If you would like to attend the event, please register HERE
Read more about the speakers on the GreenTag panel, below.
David Baggs – Panel Leader
CEO and Program Director, Global GreenTag
David Baggs has been voted one of Australia’s Top 50 Green Leaders and in the Top 100 Sustainability Leaders Globally. He is CEO of Global GreenTag Pty Ltd and Program Director of Global GreenTagCertTM which is Australia’s leading life-cycle assessment based product rating program and globally recognised Type 1 ecolabel, Certification Mark.
As CEO of ResourceCo’s Australian Sustainable Energy Business, Ben Sawley is passionate about sustainable energy and resource recovery. Ben began his career with Unilever and has since worked across Australasia, the US and Europe, holding positions including as National General Manager for Transpacific’s Post Collections business, General Management roles with Boral and consultancy with The Boston Consulting Group. Ben holds degrees in Engineering (Mechanical) and Business (Marketing) as well as an MBA from the Melbourne Business School.
Technical Marketing & Sustainability Manager – Tarkett Australia Pty Ltd
Reza is an architect who has worked with international building material manufacturers such as Tarkett (French flooring solution providers) and Knauf (German drywall manufacturer). His expertise is in the domain of sustainability with a focus on the characteristics of building materials and their life cycle impact on the environment. He has a broad knowledge around local and global environmental standards and has a passion for implementing environmental targets in all aspects of construction and infrastructure using BIM (Building Information Modelling) solutions.
Manager, Communications and Outreach – Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
John is a sustainability and communications practitioner with over 20 years experience as an industry adviser, consultant, advocate and research academic. He works on a range of issues including Product Stewardship, Producer Responsibility and regulatory analysis. In his current role as Communications Manager with the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association, John is responsible for outreach and communications activities and provides specialist advice to one of Australia’s leading Product Stewardship schemes – MobileMuster. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.