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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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON
The panelists will present on issues related to organics management and strategies
for Zero Waste:
Enzo Favino - Zero Waste Strategy Fundamentals: It Always Starts with Organics.
APPLYING THE WASTE HIERARCHY
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.
INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDIES
& PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
The panelist will present international case studies in Zero Waste.
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.
Alanna Smith - Te Ipukarea Society (RAROTONGA)
Liam Prince - The Rubbish Trip
Jacqui Forbes - Para Kore
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.
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
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
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 &
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 &
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.
Fighting Incinerators Across Asia Pacific
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.
TO ZERO WASTE
From Zero Waste
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.
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.
ZERO WASTE DESIGN
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.
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.
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.