This week we’re talking to Head of Environmental Operations, Ros Dent. As a growing organisation in the Recycling and Waste Management sector, we are aware of the responsibility we have to not only manage our own environmental impacts, but to also set an example and encourage best practice throughout the industry. Ros leads BINGO’s efforts in this area, managing the implementation of environmental best-practice policies and systems at BINGO, making sure our business does not negatively impact the ecosystems on which community and human health depend.
We sat down with Ros to discuss her views on sustainability and hear more about her experience in the industry.
What is it about Sustainability that drew you to working in this field?
It was really by accident. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I left school. I always loved being outdoors. When I was growing up Mum and Dad were always taking our family on adventures. We had travelled Australia (by car) before I finished high school. I loved travelling and what I loved most was going off the beaten track to learn the culture (both here and overseas) and experience the natural environment. This planet really is a wonder and to continue to appreciate it I needed to understand it and learn how to take care of it and the people that live in it. That's sustainability. When I went to university I studied how people interact with the environment and sustainable development and I knew that's what I wanted to do.