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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