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Andrew Douglas - National Business Manager RRA






Resource Recovery Australia Turning Waste to Wages




Resource Recovery Australia Turning Waste to Wages

Committee Members

Andrew Douglas – National Business Manager, Resource Recovery Australia/Soft Landing

Andrew’s portfolio includes several environmentally conscious social businesses whose purpose is to provide employment opportunities for people with barriers to the mainstream labour market.  He was the co-founder [with Bill Dibley] of the “Soft Landing” mattress recycling social enterprise in 2009. 

Andrew has enjoyed success in the Not for Profit, Private and Government sectors during his career.  He has presented at the World Resource Forum and was an advisory board member of the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo.  Andrew is a regular guest lecturer at the Australian Graduate School of Management and holds Post Graduate qualifications in Social Impact from the Australian School of Business (where he was awarded the Macquarie Foundation Scholarship) & a Diploma in Management from the Australian College of Commerce.  Andrew is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company directors and the Australian Institute of Management. 

Andrew brings extensive knowledge of mattress recycling to the Executive Committee including fact finding missions to North America and Europe.  Andrew is passionate to see a cross-sector stewardship collaboration realised in the mattress industry, and sees the advantages of having a Social Enterprise central to the scheme. 

Andrew is based in Gerringong, NSW.

Soft Landing is a social enterprise of Resource Recovery Australia