WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2020
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
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OFFICIAL WELCOME & PANEL DISCUSSION
This session kicks off a week of zero waste goodness. Zero Waste Network Board members and staff will welcome participants and give some background to the event before the first panel discussion begins.
Our first panel will look at reuse systems. Reuse is a cornerstone activity of the zero waste approach. Despite single-use being ubiquitous in the food & beverage industry, there are hopeful signs this could change. This session will look at what those in the business think are some opportunities and barriers for increased use of reuse systems in Aotearoa and provide insight into some of the key players and bigger picture context.
Be Free Grocer (NZ)
Bottlers Co (NZ)
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SUC Free Wanaka
CREATING CHANGE TOWARDS ZERO WASTE
The transformation to a zero waste world is about more than recapturing resources in a circular economy, it’s a gateway to a new way of thinking about resources, relationships, community, connectedness and nature. This session will explore the roles different parts of society have in creating change towards zero waste, and look at some of the most significant challenges and opportunities that exist for those working in the zero waste sector today.
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Sustain Aotearoa / Be Free Grocer (NZ)
The journey of setting up a zero waste grocer in Aotearoa and the collaboration that has led to the incorporation of Sustain Aotearoa: Independent Zero Waste Grocers.
CREATING CHANGE TOWARD
Sustainable Living Education Trust (NZ)
Collaboration between local councils and NGOs to provide local community education on waste minimisation and other 'Future Living Skills', with nationwide back-up online.
Trash Mob (USA)
Using the power of coordinated action to demand change. Patterned after "Flash Mob," but is operating virtually, Trash Mob mobilises people to return items to manufacturers to encourage support for Extended Producer Responsibility.
Greeneration Foundation (INDONESIA)
Responding to the Indonesian Government's waste reduction targets, Greeneration Foundation has been focusing on synchronising and integrating waste data through two initiatives: Indonesian Waste Free and Indonesia Circular Economy Forum
Jonathon Hannon & Atiq Zaman
Massey University (NZ) & Curtin University (AUS)
Roles and opportunities for zero waste in the future of University education, research and sustainable campus management.
Massey University Political Ecology Research Centre, Birdlife International, and University of Newcastle
Key findings from research conducted with ten Pacific Island waste management leaders. After identifying key policy gaps and the unique challenges facing each country, the participants and the research team offer recommendations to strengthen plastic pollution policy frameworks across the region.
Co-authors: Dr Stephanie Borrelle, Birdlife International;
and Dr Sascha Fuller, University of Newcastle