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PANEL DISCUSSIONS 

REUSE SYSTEMS

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.

PANELIST: 

CREATING CHANGE TOWARD 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.

PANELIST: 

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON
ORGANIC WASTE

The panelists will present on issues related to organics management and strategies
for Zero Waste:

PANELIST: 

APPLYING THE WASTE HIERARCHY
TO ORGANICS

This session explores the role of the waste hierarchy in addressing the issue of organic waste. Organic waste and how we choose to manage it ties onto broader issues such as food security/resilience, soil health and climate change. We’ll hear from practitioners involved in different parts of the organic waste cycle and discuss what needs to change in how Aotearoa approaches organics.

PANELIST: 

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES
& PRACTICAL EXAMPLES

The panelist will present international case studies in Zero Waste.

PANELIST: 

ZERO WASTE CULTURE

Zero waste is an approach that envisages a world where nothing is wasted and all resources are valued and reclaimed. This is a significant shift from the current make-use-waste model our society operates under. 

 

Achieving zero waste will involve shifts in the social, economic and political structures we live in, and the behaviour of groups and individuals. 

 

This panel will explore a range of perspectives from practitioners across Aotearoa and the Pacific on what’s needed to develop a strong zero waste culture, looking at some of the initiatives they’ve been involved in and key learnings they’ve made on their own zero waste journeys.

PANELIST: 

PRESENTATIONS

REUSE SYSTEMS

Be Free Grocer,
Our Family's Journey

By Bronwyn Green

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.

The ReCreators Make Waste Valuable

By Ger Tew

Dealing with scalable repurposed designs and all its challenges.

CREATING CHANGE
TOWARDS ZERO WASTE

Future Living Skills
for Zero Waste

By Rhys Taylor

Collaboration between local councils and NGOs to provide local community education on waste minimisation and other 'Future Living Skills', with nationwide back-up online.

Zero Waste Indonesia Through Circular 
Economy

By Fahrian Yovantra

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

An answer to: "What
to do with all this
non-recyclable

packaging I get?"

By Maureen McCarthy

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.

Roles & opportunities
for zero waste...

By Jonathon Hannon
& Atiq Zaman

Roles and opportunities for zero waste in the future of University education, research and sustainable campus management.

The Role of
Individual Action in Systemic Change

By Liam Prince &
Hannah Blumhardt

A presentation on reframing the role of individual zero waste action as part of the drive for systemic change.

Plastic Pollution Prevention in Pacific Island Countries

By Trisia Farrelly

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.

ORGANICS

Zero Waste Zero Carbon Pilot in Intermediate Schools

By Betsy Kettle

Climate Anxiety is real so what can students do about it directly and personally? The Zero Waste Zero Carbon Program for Intermediate Schools inspires a pallet of choices around what students can do to reverse climate change, and reduce plastic waste.

A Scalable Model
for Community Composting

By Kate Walmsley

Kate from Kaicycle will present about the need for this multiple-duty solution to urban food waste, how it works, and the barriers and opportunities to scaling it.

Whenua2Whenua

By Papatoetoe Food Hub

How the Food Hub concept is supporting food resilience by providing an alternative option for the community to access good and affordable food.

PRODUCT

STEWARDSHIP

ZERO WASTE

CULTURE

Zero Waste Zero Carbon Pilot in Intermediate Schools

By Joanne Duncan

Life Cycle Thinking, Life Cycle Assessment and transitioning to a Circular Economy. As Aotearoa New Zealand transitions from a linear ‘take-make-waste economy’ to a Circular Economy ‘take-make-return” it will become increasingly important to assess change impacts, avoid burden shifting and understand trade-offs.

How we are helping one gift at a time

By Christine Langdon

Gift giving is a deeply engrained part of our culture but it is littered with waste! The Good Registry set up to solve this problem by giving people an easy alternative to traditional gifts - gift registries and gift cards where all the money goes to charities instead on consumer goods.

Zero Waste Culture
& Its Profound Challenges

By Amanda
Marina Batista

A reflection on the wide-sweeping, cross-boundary nature on the transformations needed to build a zero waste world.

PRACTICAL ZERO WASTE

Applying the 5 R's in the Building Industry

By Priscila Besen

Applying zero waste concepts to buildings - how to reuse historic buildings, retrofitting them to be more energy efficient and extend their life.

Community-based Waste Management Model

By Ana Rocha

An exploration of a community-based zero waste model, decentralized and built on the strengths of a community.

Zero Waste Design

By Fiona Clements

Heart led whole body awareness for zero waste systems design" explores 5 frameworks in the process of awakening Res.Awesome Ltd.

Waste4Chnage: 
Your responsible
waste management solutions

By Banyu Putro

How Indonesian waste company, Waste4Change, operates its Material Recovery Facility, alongside it's consultation, training, and educational campaign arms and the lesson learned from our experiences running a responsible waste management company for 5 year.

ZERO WASTE &

TECHNOLOGY

Mutu

By Toby Skilton

Mutu is a rental marketplace app that allows individuals, businesses & community organisations to rent and lend everyday items that would otherwise be collecting dust or discarded as solid landfill.

ANTI-INCINERATION

Panel Discussion: 
Fighting Incinerators Across Asia Pacific

By GAIA

Are you curious about incinerators and how Asian countries, particularly the Philippines, Malaysia, and New Zealand, fight back in building one? Join this webinar as our speakers talk about defending the incineration ban in the Philippines, the incinerator push by the government of Malaysia, and the incinerator push by the industry in New Zealand.

COMMUNITY APPROACHES
TO  ZERO WASTE

From Zero Waste
to Regeneration
in Māngere/Ōtāhuhu

By Justine Skilling

The story of the waste journey of our community - Mangere, Auckland - from the beginning, with the forming of this land, the geological and biological organising that has happened here, and with how people have interacted with the landscape over time.

Our Climate,
Our Whenua

By Jo Shanks

My climate my Whenua, why
we should all act like fungus! 

A presentation exploring the interconnected nature of
waste reduction and kaitiakitanga; empowering communities to care for the
whenua and find their synergies.
How we as facilitators must find
our connections and pool our resources to act as one. 

The Cup Project

By Brigitte Sistig

The Cup Project – A community tackling single-use cups 295 million single-use cups end up in New Zealand landfills per year.

ZERO WASTE DESIGN

Sustainability:
Teaching & Learning

By Anke Nienhuis

A project from the Industrial Design department of AUT, focused on developing ideas and machinery with which we can recycle plastic waste created at AUT and using it to make products needed around the university.

Create, Make,
Zero Waste

By Kate Whittaker

This presentation demonstrates an alternative solution to patterning that creates zero waste fashion.

The Cost of Colour

By Daniel Collings

A research project demonstrating how zero waste design processes can be used as alternatives to the dying process - addressing the damaging industrial processes used in wool dying industry.

Transformational
Cloth

By Donna Cleveland

A presention about a recent research project that engaged directly with New Zealand companies to re-circuit their manufacturing waste streams by developing a customised design solution that recycles their textile waste locally, demonstrating the potential for textile production to reconnect people with the value of the original fibres.

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