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The Iceberg of Waste: A Circular Economy Perspective

  • Thursday, June 06, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • The Bungalow Hotel, Aumuller St, Bungalow, 4870

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As part of QLD Climate Week 2019 we bring to you The Iceberg of Waste: A Circular Economy Perspective. 

Presented by Tony McInnes, Fuji Xerox Authorised Dealer and Robert Gale, Next Level Sustainability. 

Join us to discover the visible and invisible (or hidden) costs of waste management in our economy and what we as small business managers can do if we re-consider waste from a resource recovery perspective. 

You will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Practical examples of office resource recovery practices
  • The challenges dealing with unwanted products or by-products once we have finished using them
  • Management system practices that can guide attitudinal and behavioral change
  • Implementation plans for “Striving i the Waste Wise Workplace”
  • understanding what a business needs to monitor, evaluate and report on.
  • The basic differences between a linear and circular economy: In the linear economy we talk about waste. In the circular economy we talk about resource recovery. In other words, the main difference is that a linear economy is a make, use, waste economy where the value of natural resource inputs in making things is lost because it ends up in landfill.  In contrast, a circular economy is a use, recover and remake economy where the value of natural resources in making the original goods in maintained or enhanced by keeping the materials in use (recycling, re-purposing). There is no landfill. Waste is a design flaw in production and consumption in this zero waste perspective. We’ll provide some take away messages on “Striving towards the Waste Wise Workplace” including resource recovery practices at the office.


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