Circular Economy Innovation Summit
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Liberty Training & Conference Centre, 197 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Innovate Australia and RDA Perth, in partnership with Circular Economy Perth invite you to join us at Circular Economy Innovation Summit.
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
Circular Economy Perth will sponsor a networking lunch which follows directly after the morning event, so please stay and connect with pioneers in this space.
About Regional Development Australia
Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, state and territory and local governments to support the growth and development of Australia’s regions. RDA Perth, previously part of the area consultative committees, was established in 2012 to focus on the Perth region
RDA Perth's mission is to focus on being an effective and respected collaborator within the community and across all levels of government. We aim to harness all opportunities through collaboration and partnerships, aligning ourselves with stakeholders and working together to achieve success that benefits all our communities.
About Circular Economy Perth
Circular Economy (CE) Perth is a monthly event series hosted by Dylan Lamb (Holonic). Each month we invite a panel of experts and pioneers across all aspects of the economy to explore a topic or theme through a circular lens. Previous events have explored the New Plastics Economy, Utilities, Cities Ecosystem mapping, Business Models, Post-blockchain technologies, Circular Entrepreneurship and Systems Thinking. CE Perth is supported and funded for 2020 by a State Government grant.
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