Central Coast event set on circular economy

Friday, 02 August, 2019

Central Coast event set on circular economy

NSW Circular and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) are hosting an event to help Central Coast and Hunter businesses develop more sustainable operations, including waste reduction and resource recovery.

UNSW Sydney Professor and Director of the NSW Circular Economy Innovation Network Veena Sahajwalla will deliver a keynote presentation at the event, which will showcase best practices in sustainability while helping businesses grow and create more jobs.

“We are aiming to facilitate market-based solutions to the opportunities and challenges faced in efficiently managing our materials, supplies and waste, and we will be looking for pilot projects to create new pathways and outcomes,” said Sahajwalla.

AMGC National Director of Industry Michael Sharpe will facilitate a discussion on ‘The path to a circular economy’ with leading business and not-for-profit representatives to inform about best practices and identify new local circular economy solutions.

Panellists include:

  • Professor Veena Sahajwalla — Director, NSW Circular
  • Ashley Brinson — Co-Director, NSW Circular
  • Debbie Hambly — Project Manager, Milk Bottle Collective
  • Ian Hudson — Deputy Director, Industry Capability Network
  • Tim Askew — Regional Project Manager, Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils
  • Marta Fernandes — Technical and Quality Manager, Nespresso
  • Brooke Donnelly — CEO, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)
  • Paul Klymenko — CEO, Planet Ark
  • Nishi Vissamraju — National Environmental Sustainability Advisor, Transport and Infrastructure, Downer Group
  • Jodi Boylan — Executive Producer ‘The War on Waste’ (Lune Media).

Sharpe said, “Hunter and Central Coast businesses are already some of the most innovative in Australia and, with this event, we hope to share some of those examples to develop more circular economy solutions. The manufacturing sector plays a critical role in this area, which is resulting in more efficient business operations and economic growth.

“We will learn from some of the biggest and most dynamic business leaders in the country to understand how a circular approach can be incorporated into local supply chains and deliver greater economic, social and environmental benefits,” Sharpe said.

What: NSW Circular/AMGC Event: ‘The Path to a Circular Economy’ Panel Discussion.
When: 7 August 2019 (11.30 am to 2 pm). Includes lunch and refreshments.
Where: Gosford RSL Club, 26 Central Coast Highway, West Gosford.
Web: Click here to register.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Khunatom

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