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Circular organics, compost and waste management

Our work in waste and organics leverages RMCG’s existing skill set to ensure we can deliver strategies and recycling programs that achieve circular economies.

We consider organic and recoverable materials as resources and develop processes and reuse schemes that integrate circular management principles and design out waste. We consider this in the broader context of land management, the environment, local opportunities and the viability of businesses.

Our waste experts work with our community engagement specialists to integrate an understanding of waste management with the policies, community expectation and education required for a successful circular economy. Our circular organics approach is built on our strong links with regional communities and the agriculture industry, considering both industrial processing and use of compost.

We combine soil health and compost expertise, with experience in organic processing and collection systems, economic analysis and education and training expertise. We work with government agencies, water corporations and diverse agricultural industries to produce holistic, viable and realistic outcomes.

Team

Isabel Axiö

Isabel Axiö

Senior Consultant

B.Env.Mgt. (Sustainable Development)

Isabel has 6 years’ experience in the environmental management sector and her key areas of expertise are in sustainable management of recycled water and organic wastes. Waste is an important and longstanding interest of Isabel’s, especially organic waste avoidance, processing, whole production-line waste minimisation, as well as recycling and product stewardship projects. She wants to link this interest with interdisciplinary environmental projects in climate change mitigation, sustainable natural resource management and agricultural production systems.

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Principal

PhD., B.Ag.Sci.

Anne-Maree has 25 years’ experience in dealing with natural resource and water management in agricultural industries. This has included research and development and consulting in the areas of sustainable management practices, water use efficiency, recycled water and environmental management systems. Anne-Maree has been a Non-Executive Director for GWRDC and IAL, is a Churchill Fellow and recipient of the University of Melbourne Chancellors Prize. She has extensive experience as a knowledge broker and establishing partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups including government, water and agricultural industries.

Emily Tee

Emily Tee

Senior Consultant

B.Ag.Sci., Grad.Dip.App.Sci. (Hort), Dip.Bus.

Emily is a multi-skilled professional with experience in design, delivery and review of programs and projects in the environmental and agricultural sectors. She combines excellent strategic thinking skills with a proven ability to problem-solve and effectively communicate with colleagues and stakeholders. Emily has particular skills in relationship building and collaboration with individuals, teams and industry groups to lead and implement change and deliver on outcomes.

Sharnie Clifford

Sharnie Clifford

Senior Consultant

MSc (Env. Tech), BSc. (Hons)(Env.Sci)

Sharnie is an environmental and sustainability specialist with a strong interest and contemporary academic qualifications in waste management, resource recovery, sustainability and the circular economy. In addition to this expertise, she also has over 15 years global experience in environmental management, project management, business management and stakeholder engagement.

Sharnie’s experience in the Resource Recovery sector includes the application of her expertise in advanced waste processing technologies and circular economy principles to government projects and procurements.  Other experience includes the delivery, management and quality assurance of seasonal compositional waste audit programs, the co-ordination and management of recycling programs and participation in government working groups to facilitate the development of government policy frameworks.

Sharnie also has extensive skills in stakeholder engagement and a track record of successful engagement with a diverse range of public sector and private stakeholders, including councils, state government, and private sector organisations and suppliers.

Dr Doris Blaesing

Dr Doris Blaesing

Associate

Dipl.Ing.Agr., Dr.rer.hort.

Doris has extensive experience in agricultural business development, resource management and R&D. She has a good understanding of agricultural production systems and supply chains. Her strengths are strategy and concept development, innovative thinking, problem solving, multi-disciplinary project management and communication on all levels with a broad range of people. Doris worked in public and private research, education, export and agribusinesses.