The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) has announced JustWaste Consulting environment manager Isabel Axiö as the winner of its inaugural revamped Young Professionals Scholarship.
Beginning last year, the scholarship required a submission of an abstract to one of WMAA’s national conferences to be held in 2017.
The funding allows the winner to attend and present at a national conference, providing exposure to the industry and their peers.
WMAA said Ms Axiö’s submission was of a high calibre and relevant to current issues facing the waste and resource recovery industry.
Ms Axiö has been employed at JustWaste since 2015, they said, and engaged in auditing, site assessments and EPA approvals.
Her presentation, Innovative strategy for rural transfer stations: working towards increased diversion rates, revenue and employment, will run on day two of the conference on March 29, to be held from March 28 to 31 at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney.
They said her strategic approach results in a continuous drive to identify holistic solutions that take into account social behavioural norms as well as the political and financial landscapes of her role.
“Ms Axiö strives towards progressive innovation and is always seeking to find new solutions to old problems,” WMAA said.
“I feel appreciated and enthused to receive the scholarship,” Ms Axiö said.
WMAA said they will undergo a similar scholarship process for ENVIRO‘17, to be held in Melbourne in August 2017.