New WA Minister for the Environment “Hon. Albert Jacob MLA” visits Material Recovery Facility

  • 19 January 2014

Albert JacobNot long after his appointment to the role of the new Western Australian Minister for the Environment the Hon. Albert Jacob MLA, visited the Bayswater Material Recovery Facility for a detailed tour and met with the Managing Director Sam Mangione and the General Manager of New Energy Corporation Jason Pugh.

They discussed the facility’s high diversion rate away from landfill from the mixed construction & demolition waste stream, the waste management industry in general; recycling and resource recovery from waste to energy.

This was an opportunity to highlight our ongoing support of the Western Australian Waste Strategy launched in March 2012 by the Ministers’ Liberal party colleague & predecessor the Hon. Bill Marmion in his capacity as Minister for the Environment; Water.

The A/Director General of the Department of Environment Regulation & the Environment Minister’s Policy Advisory also attended and were interested in developing an accreditation process to recognise well run operations under the governments’ strict licencing regulations.