Kat Heinrich part of national Adelaide-based waste and recycling consultancy Rawtec

Kat Heinrich won the 2019 Green Industries SA Women in Waste award as a senior consultant with Adelaide-based national waste and resource management advice specialists Rawtec.
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Kat Heinrich, a senior consultant with Adelaide-based Rawtec, specialising in waste and resource management, won the Green Industries SA Women in Waste Award for 2017.

Mark Rawson founded Rawtec in 2007 to provide specialist advice on waste, recycling and resource management. Rawson was closely involved in waste and recycling after more than 15 years of industry experience, including regional manager of Cleanaway for South Australia and the Northern Territory. This role involved overseeing materials recycling, landfills, municipal collections, transfer stations plus large commercial and industrial collection fleets. He is also a chemical engineer.

Rawtec has become a national consutancy in waste management, recycling and sustainability. It provide solutions and identifies opportunities in treating waste and recycling for clients including private enterprises, government and the waste and recycling industry. Rawtec’s team of consultants include engineering, economic and behavioural specialists.

Senior consultant Kat Heinrich is chair the International Solid Waste Association Young Professionals Group, 70 young professionals involved in solid waste management representing more than 35 countries. Her role at Rawtec centred on the circular economy, a concept promoted by South Australian government agency Green Industries SA.

With her international connections in Europe and the United States, Heinrich used her Women in Waste award to investigate best-practice food waste initiatives overseas that could be applied  in South Australia and further the state’s reputation for innovation in the recycling and resource recovery. In 2017, Heinrich she started a blog, beyondfoodwaste, to share best-practice in food waste management from cities globally.

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