The circular side of Adelaide's southern regions
See how South Australian businesses are thriving in the circular economy, and taste what this beautiful part of the world has to offer at our unique industry tour of the southern regions of Adelaide.
Our tour takes in the Murray River and the renowned McLaren Vale wine region. The tour will be hosted by Adelaide circular economy practitioner, Uma Preston and Ngarrindjeri cultural ambassador, Sean Weetra-Newchurch.
Let us guide you on an information-packed yet relaxing journey that takes in:
- Peats Soils and Garden Supplies' organics recycling facility, that transforms organic waste from industry and kerbside collection into high value products for Adelaide’s food and wine industry through composting and anaerobic digestion
- Two iconic McLaren Vale wineries offering guided tastings of their award winning wines and a gourmet lunch. Gemtree and Kay Brothers will show you how circular approaches to managing their wastes, water and energy drive productivity and quality in their operations – and how they are regenerating biodiversity to create value
- A gourmet lunch by one of South Australia’s finest restaurants the Salopian Inn, featuring local and sustainably sourced ingredients
- The mighty Murray River and its significance in Ngarrindjeri land and resource management
- A chance to also see an example of Australian made recycled plastic products and a circular economy business model that connects these to growers and their recycling efforts
Connect with other Powering the change participants and South Australian innovators among a backdrop of vines, indigenous heritage and collaboration.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to tap into the pulse of the people of the south, the landscapes in which they live and work, their motivations and collaborations to protect and restore the environment; and of course to savour their world-renowned wines and produce.
Pickup and drop-off: 8.15am - 5.30pm (Adelaide CBD)
Date: Friday 17 November
Value: $245.00, including gourmet lunch, transport, site visits and more.
Register now to reserve your place on this site visit.
VEOLIA (SOUTH AUSTRALIA & NT)
As a staunch believer in a circular economy, Preet leads a team that has delivered a circular model of innovative resource management right here in South Australia, supporting economic growth while saving our valuable resources.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY (AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY)
Peter Brisbane manages the Australian Government’s policy and program delivery on waste, particularly through product stewardship.
Eenee designs (TASMANIA)
Mathew Creese is leading and promoting the circular economy work at Eenee Designs, an Australian company with a revolutionary approach to disposable baby and adult products.
DSQUARED (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Paul Davy is co-founder of dsquared, Adelaide's leading specialist sustainability consultancy practice.
Paul has contributed to the construction industry in the UK and Australia for over 30 years. He migrated with his family to Adelaide over 10 years ago and since then has been committed to placing Adelaide at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment.
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND RECYCLING PLATFORM (VICTORIA)
Carmel Dollisson is CEO of the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform Limited (ANZRP), which operates the industry funded TechCollect TV & computer recycling program. ANZRP focuses on responsible recycling to achieve sound environmental outcomes.
AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING COVENANT ORGANISATION (NEW SOUTH WALES)
Brooke Donnelly leads the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation and is the co-founder and facilitator of the Product Stewardship Cluster (PSC), an organisation working to accelerate Australia’s journey to a circular economy through product stewardship.
Advanced Focus (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
With over 25 years of diverse industry experience, Mark has an extensive knowledge of complex manufacturing processes, technologies and scales of production and a career that spans Australia, Japan, Europe, Africa and the US. He holds a Master of Management (Manufacturing) and is recognised as a ‘Manufacturing Fellow’ at the CSIRO and Industry Affiliate of Flinders University’s Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI).
John Gertsakis is Director of Communications with Equilibrium consultants and provides specialist advice on product stewardship policy and implementation.
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY (NEW SOUTH WALES)
Professor Damien Giurco is Director (Innovation) at the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also Professor of Resource Futures, team leader for the research areas of Resources and Energy.
CLEAN COWRA INC (NEW SOUTH WALES)
Dylan Gower is an architect and one of the drivers of the CLEAN Cowra Inc, a regional community enterprise based in the Central West NSW. He has advocated for ecologically sustainable development for over twenty years, highlighting its principles for urban and regional environments.
Tim Grant established Melbourne company Lifecycles in 2003. He is sought after in Australia and globally for his expertise and cut-through advice on both lifecycle assessment and circular economy topics.
RAWTEC (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Kat Heinrich is a Senior Consultant at Rawtec – a leading independent consultancy in waste and resource management. She advises councils, businesses and governments on the review and development of waste and resource management plans, strategies and programs.
Griffith University (QUEENSLAND)
Eleni Kalantidou is a Design Psychologist, researcher and educator.
Eleni's research is focused on developing a new understanding of design psychology deriving from an amalgamation of design and psychology related to un/sustainable ways of being, reconfiguring humans’ material and technological dependence ,and comprehending risk in conditions of unsettlement.
GREEN INDUSTRIES SA (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Vaughan Levitske has played a leading role in sustainability in South Australia for decades. He heads the Green Industries South Australia (GISA), which was established in 2017, transitioning from its previous incarnation as Zero Waste SA. Vaughan was appointed inaugural Chief Executive and ex-officio board member.
thinkstep Australasia (NEW ZEALAND)
Barbara Nebel is a certified life cycle assessment practitioner, Managing Director of thinkstep Australasia and President and Founder of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand.
MRI PSO Pty Ltd (VICTORIA)
Rose Read is one of Australia's most recognised specialists on the policy and practice of product stewardship and has been at the helm of a some of Australia's highest profile recycling and product stewardship initiatives.
University of Technology Sydney (NEW SOUTH WALES)
Monique Retamal is a Research Principal at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, with ten years’ experience in urban sustainability research. She is completing an interdisciplinary PhD on the prospects for emerging business models such as the sharing economy and collaborative consumption to contribute to sustainable consumption goals in Southeast Asia.
AUSTRALIA POST (VICTORIA)
Andrew Sellick is head of Environment Sustainability at Australia Post. He has spent much of his career helping some of Australia’s best known companies to create more good for the environment and ultimately creating better outcomes for their customers and community.
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
John Spoehr is a highly regarded economist with a long track record researching, commentating and leading in South Australia. He has over 25 years' experience as a social and economic analyst focussing on employment and industry policy, inequality and social justice.
PRIMORDIA MUSHROOMS (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Michael Taylor is an entrepreneur and mycologist, an expert in the branch of biology focussing on the study of fungi. He is the founder and owner of Primordia Mushrooms, which grows gourmet mushrooms on low value waste materials that are generally discarded or difficult to use.
PEATS SOIL AND GARDEN SUPPLIES (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Peter Wadewitz has focussed on organics recycling for 45 years. A literal hotbed of innovation, Peter's business, Peats Soil and Garden Supplies, has developed solutions that touch on many stages of the organics recycling process.
TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT, RENEWAL SA (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Matt Waltho has guided the Tonsley Innovation District redevelopment to achieve the world leading 6-star Green Star Communities certification. He is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and managing projects for the Tonsley Innovation District in support of maintaining its 6-Star Green Star - Communities certification.