2022 Program

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0800 Registration, tea and coffee
0900 Welcome and Housekeeping
Val Southam, CEO – KAB NSW and
Sally Williams, Litter Congress Master of Ceremonies
0910 Official Opening
The Hon. James Griffin MP, Minister for Environment and Heritage
0920 Congress Partner Welcome
Rayne de Gruchy AM PSM, Chair – NSW Environment Protection Authority
0930 NSW Litter Prevention Program – Targets achieved, new targets set
Rupert Saville, NSW Environment Protection Authority
0940 The Litter Journey
John Lavarack, NSW Environment Protection Authority
0955 Questions and discussion
1015 Morning tea break
1045 What is the true cost of litter?
Ben McNair and Laura Cassar, Centre for International Economics
1105 Unmanaged Litter and its Effects on Living Beings
Mary Rayner, Stormwater Shepherds
1120 How the ANZPAC Plastics Pact mobilises collective action on plastic pollution
Meredith Epp, APCO
1150 Creating circularity with good swaps for our community
Alicia Lloyd & Alison Tran, Northern Beaches Council
1205 NSW Plastics Action Plan
Susan Read, DPE
1220 Questions and discussion
1245 Lunch
1345 Setting a new benchmark for butt littering behaviour
Chris Chung, NSW Environment Protection Authority
1400 Return and Earn – Small acts are having a real impact
Danielle Smalley, Exchange for Change

PANEL SESSION: Do you know where your litter ends up?

Panelists include:
– Chris Hutton, R&D Director – Mars Wrigley
– Lara Barclay, Adaptation Environmental Support reprsenting the Tobacco Stewardship Group
– Brendan Lee, Closed Loop/Simply Cups

1515 Questions and discussion
1530 Afternoon tea break
1600 Partnering with Small Business for Success through Sustainability – Better Business Partnership’s Education and Engagement Model
Amanda Choy, Better Business Partnership
1615 We Care – Reducing single use plastics in the Eurobodalla
Alex King, Eurobodalla Shire Council
1630 What a rubbish website – Don’t be a Tosser!
Alice Morgan, NSW Environment Protection Authority
1645 KABNSW and KABNA Litter Education Services
Hailey Durham, Keep Australia Beautiful NSW
1650 Questions and discussion
1710 Wrap Up of Day One
Sally WIlliams, Litter Congress Master of Ceremonies
1715 Close Day 1
1730 Networking Function

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0800 Registration, tea and coffee
0900 Recap of where we are in the litter journey and where to next
Sally Williams, Litter Congress Master of Ceremonies & John Lavarack, NSW Environment Protection Authority
0910 Catchment to the Sea: NSW monitoring of litter, coastal and marine debris
Edwina Foulsham, DPE and John Lavarack, NSW Environment Protection Authority
0930 Determining the source and solution to cotton bud debris in southern Sydney
Sarah-Jo Lobwein, SO SHIRE
0945 Spatio-temporal trends in marine debris across Australia
Jordan Gacutan & Alexis Farr, Tangaroa Blue Foundation & UNSW
1000 Ocean Health Platform: Seabin’s Data Dashboard and Pollution Index™
Mahi Paquette & Solomon Wadani, Seabin Foundation
1015 Questions and discussion
1045 Morning tea break
1115 Tackling cigarette butt litter in Western Sydney
Sarah Ip, Western Sydney Local Health District
1130 A new litter prevention strategy for the Cooks River catchment
Alexa McAuley, Civille
1145 Public place litter management opportunities
Hiral Patel, Forbes Shire Council
1200 Questions and discussion
1230 Lunch
1330 Own it and Act: Empowering new leaders in litter prevention
Andrew Gray, NSW Environment Protection Authority
1345 PANEL SESSION: Collaboration – How to bring an industry together to create ground swell
Jenny-lee Scharnboeck, Take 3 for the Sea
1415 Addressing an Emerging Litter Threat: Vaping devices and products.
Shannon Mead, No More Butts
1430 Crumb Loss from Play Areas: Do we need a change of tack for tired tyres?
Marijs Vrancken, AUSMAP
1445 Questions and discussion
1500 Activity: Looking to the Future: Building partnerships and cross sector collaboration for long-term litter prevention
Led by: Andrew Gray, NSW Environment Protection Authority
1530 Congress wrap up and closing remarks
Sally WIlliams, Litter Congress Master of Ceremonies
1545 Conference Close

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