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Inside Business - Waste to Wealth: Understanding the Circular Economy Advantage in Asia
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7/06/2017
When: Wednesday 7 Jun 2017
5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Where: Dentons Rodyk & Davidson
80 Raffles Place
UOB Plaza 1, #33-00
048624
Singapore
Contact: 6738 7917


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Inside Business – Waste to Wealth: Understanding the Circular Economy Advantage in Asia

This session will bring insights on how companies - SMEs and Multinationals - could leverage on Circular Economy concepts and projects to unlock business opportunities.

SYPNOSIS

8 million tonnes of plastic leak into the oceans each year, and more than 80% is from Asia! If we don't act now, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. One-third of the world's food is wasted from plow to plate.The irrigation used to grow food that is thrown away, could meet the domestic water needs of nine billion people.

Wastage examples are countless. It is time for individuals, companies and governments to rethink waste, especially in Asia.

Today's linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. Today 80–120 billion USD of plastic materials is lost to the economy every year (plastic which is used just one time and then incinerated, landfilled or leaked into ocean). This is not just a business loss, but one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.

An attractive and viable alternative that governments and businesses are exploring is the Circular Economy. This session will bring insights on how companies - SMEs and Multinationals - could leverage on Circular Economy concepts and projects to unlock business opportunities.

As the issue keeps growing, new regulations (such as Extended Producer Responsibility) have started to come into effect across Asia, making brands & producers responsible for recycling their post-consumer waste.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Understand new regulations across Asia - ie. India, Indonesia and what would be best case in Singapore

  • How waste is a business opportunity - and how good waste management social businesses can bring millions out of povert

  • How to leverage on sustainability projects to enhance your branding

 SPEAKER  

Laura Allen – COO & Co-Founder of Gone Adventurin

Laura Allen is a specialist in Asia’s social and environmental challenges - including water scarcity & waste. She has developed sustainability projects for some of the world’s largest brands including Unilever, P&G and Danone. She has been driving Waste Management & Circular Economy projects with leading consumer brands across South-East Asia and India.

Started in 2011, Gone Adventurin is a B Corporation certified Business based in Singapore and driving Circular Economy & Waste Management in Asia.

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Price(includes breakfast)
$35 AustCham member/spouse
$50 Guest
(Prices stated are inclusive of GST)

Payment Terms
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Registration will be considered confirmed at time of booking.
Payments must be received prior to the event and can be made by cheque or online credit card facility on our website.

Cancellation Notice
No refund or cancellation after 5pm on Friday 2 June 2017

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