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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

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.

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.

Hilary Hall

Hilary Hall

Senior Consultant

M.Eng.Sci. (Water & Wastewater Treatment), B.Eng. (Chem.)

Hilary is an experienced consulting engineer in the water and wastewater industries. She has expertise in technical investigations, detailed design, design reviews, sampling programs and technical documentation. She has particular expertise in all facets of the design, commissioning, operation and optimisation of wastewater treatment plants.

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Dr Anne-Maree Boland

Managing 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.

Rebecca Schwarzman

Rebecca Schwarzman

Consultant

B.Sci. (Hons)

Bec is a skilled geographer and environmental scientist with a background in water, natural resource management and regional development.

She has made important contributions to catchment and water management, salinity, compost use in agriculture and bushfire planning and management at RMCG. She works on projects with a focus on strategic planning, program evaluation and social and environmental research, primarily for government agencies.

Bec has well developed project management skills and has a practical and resourceful style. She is a highly capable writer and problem solver.