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Jonathon is the coordinator of the Zero Waste Academy (ZWA), which is based within the Institute of Natural Resources, at Massey University (MU) in New Zealand. The ZWA was strategically located at MU to assist in the facilitation of linkages between the waste and recycling industry and the university's research and teaching community.
Jonathon has in-depth working knowledge of Kiwi resource recovery industry and extensive experience working with the people, organisations and activities, which underwrite it's role as an environmental service provider to the New Zealand economy. Currently his role involves, teaching, research and membership of the MU sustainability steering group. Jonathon is also member of the 'Resource Recovery Sector Advisory Group', which leads, alongside EXITO, the development and delivery of NZQA industry training for the kiwi recycling industry.
Membership of the resource recovery sector advisory group (RRSAG) which, alongside the Extractive Industry Training Organisation (EXITO), is leading the development of New Zealand recycling industry training (2004 - ongoing)
Chair of CompostNZ the Waste Management Association of New Zealand's (WASTEMINZ) sector group for NZ organic recyclers. (09 -) Co-developed and implemented the NZSOIL3 SMF project (MfE/WasteMINZ -2007).
Standards New Zealand committee NZS4454:2005
Joint Standards New Zealand /Australia committee for the development of an e-waste recycling standard.
Massey University Sustainability Steering Group representative
A trustee of 'EDay New Zealand'.
A member of 'Sustainability in Tertiary Education in New Zealand' (STENZ).
Peer review 'E-WASTE IN NEW ZEALAND' CANZ report (2006).
PNCC Waste Taskforce (2008/09 and 2011 ongoing)
•Hannon, J.B. and Mason, I.G. (2003). Composting of green waste shredded by a crush/roller versus a low speed counter rotating shear shredder. Compost Science and Utilization. vol.11, no 1, 61-71.
•Hannon, J.B. & ROU. (2007). A tool-kit for NZS4454: New Zealand Standard for Composts, Soil Conditioners and Mulches. WasteMINZ online report.
•Hannon, J.B. & ROU. (2007). An introduction to composting science and management for industry training. WasteMINZ online report.
•Hannon, J.B (editor) et al. (2009). Fact sheet series (40+) for NZQA zero waste and resource recovery industry training. EXITO online resource.
•Hannon, J.B. and Dickenson, J. (2009). Resource Recovery and Solid Waste Industry Training Implementation Plan. EXITO online report
•Hannon, J.B. (2009). Organic Wastes – Ahem! RESOURCES! – The new 'Rocks Stars' of Sustainability. Waste Awareness Magazine.
•Gertaskis, J. & Hannon, J.B et al (2011) Ewaste in New Zealand: Five years on. eDay NZ Trust. Wellington,
Zero Waste, Waste Minimisation, Resource Recovery and Recycling, Behaviour Change, Organic Recycling, Public Event Recycling / Environmental Sustainablity, Education for Sustainablity (EfS)
Waste Management Institute of New Zealand –WasteMINZ. (2004) 'South Island Organic Recyclers Training & Discussion Group (SORT): Getting Organics Sorted Down South!' Hannon, J.B, and Hemm, G. 'Redefining a regional role, opportunities for synergy and introducing a partnered response to the review of targets in the national waste strategy' Hannon, J.B. and Gordon, F. (2005) 'Update: Developments in industry training SMF bid for CompostNZ.' (2006). 'CompostNZ facilitation and findings: New Zealand Organic Recycling R&D forum (2007) 'Project outline and consultation for NZSOIL3 SMF bid and implementation process' (2009) 'Overview of International developments in organic recycling' & facilitation of the workshop: 'Designing and Funding an Organic Recycling Sector Development Project (1- 3 -5 -10? yrs)'
Australian Campuses towards Sustainability (ACTS). (2006) & (2008) 'Partnering with a community enterprise organisation in the delivery of sustainable campus management at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ'.
Compost Australia R&D forum (2006). 'NZSoil3 Program and Massey University' Dr Beatrice Dias-Wanigasekera and Jonathon Hannon (06).
Zero Waste New Zealand Trust Conference (2005) 'Progress Report: Zero waste industry training in New Zealand'.
Zero Waste Summit – Australia (2010) 'The Zero Waste Academy: A contributor to - zero waste - education for sustainability (EfS) and 'resource recovery' industry research and development in New Zealand'.
New Zealand Association for Environmental Education -NZAEE (2010) 'Green futures' 1 & 2: foundation programmes, which enhance sustainable industry awareness and practice'.
New Zealand Geographical Society -NZGS conference (2010). 'Zero Waste: A contributor to 'Education for Sustainability' (EfS) and sustainable campus management at Massey University, NZ'.
ASEAN Regional Local Govt Conference (2010). 'Zero waste communities' and 'Profiling Environmental issues and actions in New Zealand'.
New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants –NZICA seminar (2008) 'An overview of zero waste'.
Planned and facilitated a series of annual Regional TA Zero Waste Awareness forums (Zero Waste, Hazardous Waste, Waste Exchanges).
STeP Summer School paper / presentation (2011) 'e-Waste in the Context of Zero Waste in New Zealand: An Outline of Government Policy, Implementation Initiatives and a Related Research Approach'
World Resource Forum workshop facilitation and presentation as part of STeP participant group (2011) "Closing The Loop: Distinguishing Good from Bad in the Secondary Commodity Market"
188.751 - Advanced zero waste for sustainablity.
121.311 - Global environmental issues (contributor)
A large portion of the work of the Zero Waste Academy is external to the University in NZQA recycling industry training:
'Green Futures' STAR programme
National Certificate in Zero Waste & Resource Recovery (L3)
National Certificate in Composting (L2)