AWRE Conference in Sydney

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.

See the ABC Report about the trip here.

Maureen Simon (Senior Woman Ranger) wrote:
On 10 and 11 August, Rosaline and I went to Sydney for the Waste and Recycling Expo. We saw all kinds of machines for rubbish and recycling. We showed our movie about Wadeye, and people asked us questions about how we do recycling.

Heidi also showed us around Sydney. We went to a big factory with all kind of seafood – crab, prawn, fish. We could not believe our eyes that we seen all kind of living seafood. Then we walked around the city walk, walk, walk, it was so big, people everywhere. Then we went to the airport and said goodbye to Heidi. We were happy to come back home.

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