KEYNOTE SESSION: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Moderator: Colm Flynn
The booster for zero waste programmes and sustainability: recycling organics. Enzo Favoino, Italy
Proper management of organics is at the intersection of Zero Waste strategies and many other environmental issues such as fighting desertification, mitigating climate change through C sequestration, resilience and fertility of soils. Global practice shows that compost schemes of organics are viable, cost-effective and boost overall performances of Zero Waste programmes.
Smartswap- a smart platform to swap things. Heikki Laidma, Estonia
SmartSwap is a peer-to-peer community that tackles consumerism and humanity’s ecological footprint by enabling item swaps and reuse of already produced items instead of purchasing newly manufactured ones. Heikki talk about what they do, why they do and how they do it in www.smartswap.com.
How do we use an App to manage national events and trash data? Ying Zhao, China
Ying will talk about the background, development and characteristics of how to develop the Pickup Planet Mini App with the Chinese team, how to use this tool to carry out various types of activities in 2020, how to achieve win-win results with different partners, and how to make a simple analysis of the garbage data collected.
How Estonian Deposit and Recycling System reduces littering and encourages recycling. Kerttu-Liina Urke, Estonia
In the past 15 years of operation, Estonian Deposit and Recycling System has collected and sent to recycling over 4 billion deposit-subjected beverage packagings. Thus, in an Estonia with a population of 1.3 million, an average of nine out of ten deposit packagings sold are returned for reprocessing. Organisation deals with the recycling of plastic, glass, and metal packagings of carbonised drinks and low-alcohol beverages.
Online course “Recycling School”. Sofia Pivtorak, Ukraine
Waste is an important resource. Instead of polluting the water and ground, it can be recycled and by this get a new life. Now imagine that you do not need to look for special sorting stations anymore – because you can do it just in your school. In this course, you will study how progressively minded students have an impact on their cities’ development.
Waste Management & Circular Economy. Zillay Sohail, Pakistan
Global change in businesses has taken a new path and this has now forced us to start rethinking about sustainable approaches. Corporates are continuously creating packaging as a source of pollutants as well as processed waste which is dumped mostly at random sites. Using this as a resource shall create an impact on circular economy thus maintaining the sustainability of the projects.
Kamikatsu Zero Waste Town – First Zero Waste Village in Japan. Linda Ding, Japan
In 2003, Kamikatsu became the first town in Japan to make a declaration to become a Zero Waste town and recycle 100% of waste. The village has worked to achieve this goal by creating an innovative recycling system—separating waste into 45 different categories. People interested in Kamikatsu can visit the town through INOW—a homestay program to learn about zero waste.