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Date:
March 25
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Location
River City Labs
315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4000 Australia
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Circular Economy Futures

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Instead of today’s take–make–dispose linear model of production, the circular economy is restorative by design—using and reusing natural capital as efficiently as possible and finding value throughout the life cycles of finished products.” – McKinsey&Co, 2016

The ‘circular economy’ is a buzzword across many industry and government initiatives at the moment, it is estimated by 2030 it will have an economic global worth of $4.5 trillion! Using circular principles in your business, community or professional practice has the potential to create economic value and social value. But what exactly is it? And what does it look like in practice? This group is for anyone with an interest in the circular economy or circular principles. We welcome people from all industries, disciplines, professions and backgrounds to come along and learn about the circular economy and engage in discussion and networking.

This month’s meetup topic – Waste To Wealth: Innovative Solutions to Build a Circular Economy

BRENDAN LEE
CIRCULAR ECONOMY MANAGER, CLOSED LOOP ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS
Brendan Lee, Circular Economy Manager of Closed Loop, will discuss creating sustainable solutions within existing business models. Closed Loop builds strong partnerships with clients to design, deliver, communicate and measure bespoke waste management solutions that provide the best possible economic, social and environmental outcomes. Some of their clients include; QANTAS, Heathrow Airport, Griffith University & Urbane Restaurant.

SARAH & SIMEON GOVER
ILLUMINATING DISTRACTIONS
Sarah and Simeon, co-founders of Illuminating Distractions, are a mother and son team working together to educate and engage people on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Illuminating Distractions is a start-up supported by St Paul’s School Centre for Innovation (CIE) and Entrepreneurship. With a passion for the world and a desire to make sure people are educated on sustainable practices, Sarah and Simeon created a fun and interactive card game to teach players about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They’ve already sold over 100 units including some to the United Nations!

YAS GRIGALIUNAS (EVENT HOST)
CEO – WORLD’S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE
Yas is a passionate advocate for the circular economy. Her work at WBGS focuses on activating circular principles within the community and industry around recycle, reuse and repurpose.

As usual snacks, nibbles and drinks available for guests. All beer served is provided by The Good Beer Co.

Register for this free meetup