Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo: 10-11 August 2016
The Thamarrurr Rangers were invited to present a seminar at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo in Sydney 10-11 August 2016. Maureen Simon and Rosaline Melpi were nominated to go to Sydney because of their work in establishing a recycling service at Wadeye. They were supported by Heidi Taylor from Tangaroa Blue Foundation, to present a seminar on ‘Waste Management Learnings from Indigenous Australia’. Maureen and Rosaline presented a movie they had made about the waste problem at Wadeye and some of the ways they are addressing this problem. In addition, they answered numerous questions from their audience who were interested to hear about waste management solutions in a remote Indigenous community.