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  • It’s Time to Collaborate, Celebrate and Cultivate Innovations for a Circular Economy

    11 Sep 2020 5:17 pm

    There has never been a more important time for government, businesses, and community to come together to build a circular economy! In collaboration with the City of Sydney, we present, Innovations for a Circular Economy, a half-day online symposium streamed live from Customs House, Sydney.

    Following on from the success of last year’s symposium, we’re excited to bring you an event designed to inspire, encourage collaboration and share sustainable solutions and innovations – all while celebrating World Ecolabel Day!

    World Ecolabel Day was created by the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), a non-profit association of leading Type 1 ecolabelling organisations from 26 countries. We’re proud to be Australia’s only GEN member.

    World Ecolabel Day 2020 Woman Buying Cleaning Products

    World Ecolabel Day is an opportunity to shine the spotlight on certified products and services, showing customers the power behind ecolabels to build trust, protect against greenwash, and stand up for superior sustainability performance through independent, third-party certification.

    At GECA, we firmly believe that collaboration is essential if we are going to move our country and our planet toward a circular economy.  So we’ve gathered together a host of expert speakers from government, business and fellow not for profits.

    Join us to hear from:

    🔄 Councillor Jess Miller, City of Sydney
    🔄 The Hon Trevor Evans – Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction & Environmental Management, Federal Member for Brisbane
    🔄 Michelle Thomas, Acting CEO, GECA
    🔄 Natalie Isaacs, Founder, 1 Million Women
    🔄 Molly Harriss-Olson, Chairman, CEO, Fairtrade
    🔄 Paul Klymenko, CEO, Planet Ark
    🔄 Veena Sahajwalla, CEO, SMaRT Centre UNSW
    🔄 Peter Milic, Innovation Connections Facilitator, CSIRO
    🔄 Zoe Baker, CitySwitch Program Manager, City of Sydney
    🔄 Monica Richter, Senior Manager-Low Carbon Futures, WWF-Australia
    🔄 Jean Bailliard, General Manager, TerraCycle
    🔄 Anne Gabriel, Program Director, MSC
    🔄 Gordon Renouf, CEO, Good On You
    🔄 Terrie-Ann Johnson, CEO, Clean Up Australia
    🔄 Pooja Rao, Director, Luxmy Furniture
    🔄 Damian Paull, CEO, FSC
    🔄 Chris Collimore, Chief Commercial Officer, Closed Loop

    The amazing writer and comedian, Craig Ruecassel, best known for his work on The Chaser, going through your bins during The War On Waste and the recent Fight For Planet A, will be our MC!

    Attendees will be eligible to earn 3 Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Attendees will be eligible to earn 3 Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points

    If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please contact

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