March masterclass: circular plastics with Helen Millicer

Monday, 28 February, 2022

March masterclass: circular plastics with Helen Millicer

Plastics are under pressure with changes underway in design, composition, targets, recycling, bans and deselection.

Australia has a powerful position globally with full production supply chain and can do more to influence its own sustainable low emissions plastics future. What does the future hold with Australian and overseas trends and directives?

Helen Millicer, Churchill Fellow, GAICD and Director of One Planet Consulting, has partnered with UTS’s Institute for Sustainable Futures to deliver a Climate and Circular Plastics Masterclass on Thursday, 24 March.

Millicer, the founder of the program, will direct, engage the speakers and lead the presentations. UTS is hosting the program, insights, activities and logistics. Other presenters include: Ton van der Glessen, Helen Lewis and Damien Giurco.

Topics include:

  • facts and models for both climate/emissions and circular economy
  • trends in plastics production, use and recovery toward these aims (net zero emissions and circular materials)
  • current and forthcoming legislation, programs, targets and gaps in Aust and o/s re pricing, supply, bans and handling plastic ‘waste’
  • engaging with international guest speaker for 20 min plus live Q&A on successes, collaborations
  • exercises in setting climate and circular a) strategy and targets, b) partnerships and procurement.

Image caption: Helen Millicer, Director, One Planet Consulting.

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