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BBP Operational Waste Masterclass


Using leading industry tools for best practice waste management

Supporting our recycling system for maximum recovery over the long term requires good data insights and robust management practices.

Thanks to the Better Buildings Partnership Guidelines, Green Star, NABERS Waste, and the Good Environmental Choice Australia Waste Contractor Standard, the commercial building sector finally has a set of tools for high quality waste procurement, onsite management and reporting.

Attend this session to understand how to use these tools for maximum advantage in your business.

After exploring industry principles at the Targeting Zero Waste Seminar, join this deep dive masterclass to learn how to implement the BBP Guidelines in your own buildings.

This information session will map out the requirements, tools and guidelines and include practical  workshop activities to help you use these tools efficiently and appropriately.

Join the operational waste masterclass to:

    • Learn how to implement the BBP Guidelines and tools in your building

    • Understand how the Guidelines complement and align with NABERS Waste and the GECA standard

    • Streamline interactions and relationships between the standards for maximum efficiency

    • Respond successfully to waste tenders referencing these standards

Who is the session designed for?

  • Facilities managers

  • Procurement managers

  • Sustainability managers

  • Resource recovery managers

  • Waste contractors

  • Government agencies

  • Developers


Wednesday 3 April – MELBOURNE – 10am – 1pm

Friday 5 April – SYDNEY – 9am – 12pm

SYDNEY Masterclass contributions:
Nadine Wagstaff, Technical Officer, NABERS
Deejan Ferrao, Technical Advisor, Green Building Council of Australia

MELBOURNE Masterclass contributions:
Karinne Taylor, Manager – NABERS Waste, NABERS
Taryn Cornell, Green Star Technical Manager, Green Building Council of Australia

Workshop leader: Robyn Pearson

Business, Waste Management and Sustainability Consultant and Educator

Certified Practising Accountant and Member CPA Australia Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment

Robyn started her career in the waste and sustainability sector in 1995 with Brambles/Cleanaway as Manager of the Ryde Transfer Station, Sydney. In 1997 she co-founded Waste Audit & Consultancy Services and has worked for the past 20 years with companies and government agencies to address effective waste management in all sectors.

In the founding years of Waste Audit and Consultancy Services Robyn worked with the NSW Waste Boards to develop the waste auditing protocols used throughout Australia today. Consequently she has overseen, managed and participated in waste audits from all sectors including source based audits for commercial and industrial organisations and construction and demolition and Commercial & Industrial / Commercial & Domestic disposal based audits of landfills and transfer stations and domestic kerbside audits.

Robyn has worked with the Green Building Council providing input and feedback on many of the waste protocols and NABERS to develop the original NABERS Waste for Commercial premises. She is currently an invited participant on the City of Sydney “Better Building Partnership” Group and has assisted in the development of the recently released protocol for more transparent, accurate waste reporting.

In terms of specific commercial waste auditing experience, Robyn has worked extensively with commercial buildings throughout Australia with many of the leading property management companies including: Lend Lease, AMP, GPT, Mirvac, JLL, ISPT, Knight Frank and Charter Hall. She has consulted to Industry, National and International Companies and Government agencies in relation to best practice waste management; legislative compliance and waste data and reporting.

Over this time she has worked for an impressive range of clients: Unilever, Coca Cola, Arnotts, Sanitarium, Ferrero, Goodman Fielder, Snackbrands, Meadow Lea Foods, Toyota, Holden, AAB, RM Williams, Pivot Fertilisers, Smith & Nephew, Caltex Refinery to name a few. For the past twenty years she has worked with the Healthcare sector in NSW; South Australia and Victoria. She sat on the inaugural industry group who was responsible for developing the Clinical and Related Waste Code of Practice – now sited in several State environmental legislation.

Thank you to our venue hosts

Melbourne | Aurecon      Sydney | Lendlease




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CPD points

3 Green Star CPD point(s).


MELBOURNE | Aurecon 850 Collins Street DOCKLANDS VIC SYDNEY | Lendlease Level 14, Tower 3, 300 Barangaroo Ave BARANGAROO NSW

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