Free webinar to help small businesses go circular with plastics

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A free webinar and guidebook will be launched on Wednesday, 7 February to help small businesses transition their plastic use into a circular economy.

The resources offer access to national thought leaders in circular economy and the chance to examine successful case studies including the Civic Futures Lab’s Great Plastics Rescue, which diverted 60 tonnes of single-use plastic from landfill, and a waste management plan on Norfolk Island by Revolve Your World that increased recycling from zero to 75 per cent.

The experts behind these projects will be speaking at the free Southern Cross University webinar on 7 February, 2024, Going Circular: Rethinking Plastics in Your Business

Moderated by Southern Cross lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dr Owen Hogan, the webinar features Bronwyn Voyce, Founder of Civic Futures Lab and the Great Plastic Rescue, Luke McConnell, Managing Director of Revolve Your World, Lisa McClean, Chief Executive Officer of Circular Australia and Mitchell Jones, Senior Project Officer Partnerships at the NSW EPA.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions and share their opinions on the challenges of sustainability and plastics use in a business.

“Participants will gain a great insight into the new opportunities available through circular design and the unmatched commercial potential,” said Voyce.

“We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. By sharing the thinking and methodology that has made projects like Great Plastics Rescue successful, we can leapfrog and scale solutions to the plastic problem and create more sustainable business models.”

Launching concurrently with the webinar is a guide for businesses, Going Circular: Rethinking Plastics in Your Business. Written for businesses at all stages of their circular economy journey, the guide provides four modules to work, from high-level overviews to technical deep dives, as well as practical activities to turn theory into action.

Also launching in February is a Circular Economy Curriculum Package for schools.

The latest initiatives are backed by NSW Environment Protection Authority and follow the Circular Economy Impact Forum at the University in 2023 which brought together international thought leaders in circular economy and business groups from across the region.

For more information, visit: scu.edu.au/live-ideas

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