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Samala Heart - Waste Education, Ballina Council

Samala Heart is Ballina Shire Council’s enthusiastic and collaborative waste education officer.

Having spent the past 20 years in the waste industry, she’s coordinated a range of projects including regional business waste reduction, circular economy solutions, and combating illegal dumping. In her current role, she’s passionate about implementing school and community-based behaviour change programs that aim to reduce barriers to successful resource recovery and increase participation in simple actions that avoid waste in the first place.

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