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Circular Economy Innovation Summit
11/03/2020 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PMFree
About this Event
According to Wikipedia, circular economy, often referred to simply as “circularity”, is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a close-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions.
The circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources. All ‘waste’ should become ‘food’ for another process: either a by-product or recovered resource for another industrial process, or as regenerative resources for nature, e.g. compost. This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a ‘take, make, dispose’ model of production.
The concept of circular economy, is not entirely new. Environmentalists have espoused the reduce, reuse, recycle ethos since the 1970s.
Charlie Gunningham, Commercialisation Adviser at Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Fabiana Tessele, Director at Tessele Consultants
Andrew Thomson, Co-Founder and Systemic Designer at Holonic
Andrew Mackenzie, Managing Director at Envirostream
James Coghill, Vice President at Waste and Recycling Industry Association of Western Australia
Darren Lomman, Director at Greenbatch
Peter Kasprzak, Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia