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Events Calendar

Sep
27
Mon
2021
COP26 – What is the role of the waste and resources sector in delivering net-zero?
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
COP26 – What is the role of the waste and resources sector in delivering net-zero?

This webinar will explore a range of issues in the run-up to COP26, focusing on how the critical role of the resources & waste sector has been overlooked in the planning for the global carbon event.

The expert panellists will take their unique experiences and insights to consider what must happen from our sector’s perspective to help meet global net-zero agendas. They will answer to – What will be the difficult decisions for consumers and industries alike? Where should global leaders be looking for positive opportunities in the short term?

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SPEAKERS

Jürgen Jacoby, International Sales & Business Development @Envac Scandinavia AB

Jürgen Jacoby, is in International Sales & Business Development at Envac Scandinavia AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a background in energy technology and has been working in the energy sector for more than 20 years. The tasks covered the full value-chain from fuel and combustion related question to system integration and business development within this field. Since a few years back, he has been working with Envac Scandinavia with developing new markets for the bag-in-bin concept.

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Executive Director @Plastic Free Foundation

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not for profit with the vision of a world without plastic waste. In 2011 Rebecca and a small team in local government in Western Australia created the Plastic Free July challenge which since grown to a global movement that has inspired over 326 million participants in 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change. Rebecca has participated in plastic pollution research expeditions in Queensland, the Cocos Islands, and the North Atlantic Ocean, and explored innovative solutions to plastic waste worldwide during a Churchill Fellowship. Rebecca believes it’s critical to stop the problem at the source and behaviour change can lead to a collective impact and influence systemic change.

Robert Crocker, Writer and Researcher

Robert is a writer and researcher based in the Clare Valley in South Australia. His research is focused on consumption, waste and the circular economy, and he has published a number of essays and books on these topics. He is presently co-editing a volume of essays, The World is already full: creative responses to the waste crisis for Intellect Books, UK, and a second edition of his own book, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design (2016) for Routledge/ Greenleaf (2022). With some colleagues at the University of South Australia he recently completed a collaborative research project and published report on Implementing the Circular Economy in Regional South Australia.

MODERATOR

Adam Read, Director of External Affairs, SUEZ Recycling & Recovery

Dr Adam Read has been External Affairs Director at SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK for the last 4 years after a successful career in academia, local government, and consultancy dating back some 25 years, including many years delivering both resource efficiency and circular economy business support work to SMEs across the UK. For the last 2 years he has been leading SUEZ’s work with the English Government on the development of the new English Resources & Waste Strategy and associated consultations on extended producer responsibility, deposit return systems, and consistent collections, acting as lead author on all of the SUEZ evidence submissions. He has also worked with numerous local authorities on modelling, mapping and assessing policy reforms and likely impacts on materials flows, composition and service provision. Adam is a Fellow of CIWM, the RSA, IOM3 and the Royal Geographical Society and is a Trustee of CIWM. He is a regular speaker, author, blogger and social media enthusiast. Adam is the CIWM’s 105thPresident and his presidential year is focused on the skills and competencies needed to meet the circular economy and netzerocarbon agendas.

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Sep
30
Thu
2021
Circular Economy Meets Climate Emergency
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circular Economy Meets Climate Emergency

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This panel will explore the critical role of circular economy in carbon reduction.
Chris Whyte, Circular Economy Specialist

Since 1992, Chris has been involved in environmental and sustainable project developments across Africa and channelled his focus into waste from 1999. He founded and headed USE-IT the Waste Materials Recovery Industry Development Programme in Durban, South Africa from 2009 to 2020 facilitating more than 2600 jobs in the waste and recycling sector in that time, leveraging 4.5 times their funding in landfill savings to municipality and an additional 10 times that funding in commercial project development. This created a model for green economic development and innovation in South Africa that worked. Chris deals in every aspect of the waste stream to explore, invent and create sustainable opportunities in waste beneficiation that touch on waste management, water management, infrastructure, energy, social upliftment, environmental benefit, economic development, low-carbon development, enterprise development and skills development – all key aspects of sustainability and drivers of the CE.

Rebecca Griffiths, Founder & CEO @Primis

Former Amazonian & ex-Google & Specialist in eCommerce, Returns Logistics, and Final Mile delivery solutions. 13+ years within the industry across UK, Europe, and the US.

MODERATOR

Emma Burlow, Founder @Lighthouse Sustainability

Emma is one of the UK’s leading specialists in circular economy and sustainability in business. She has more than 20 years of experience in the sector. Emma has directed a range of circular economy projects for large and small businesses and the public sector; for Zero Waste Scotland’s CE Business Support Programme and is a technical assessor for WRAP Wales’ Circular Economy Fund for business. She believes that sharing learning is the best way to speed up a transition to a more circular economy and, in Feb 2020, launched her #CE100 series on social media, which aims to showcase 100 mainstream examples of circular business models or services. She is a mentor for the Circular Economy Club global network and has hands-on experience of the challenges, barriers, drivers and ultimately, successful transition to more circular business models.

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