2023 Brochure released!

Rethinking Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 16:00 - 16:45

Location: Sustainable Partnership Theatre

Circular Economy

Overview

The impact of non-biodegradable, fossil fuel-based single-use plastic (SUP) and other disposables on our environment and human health is at crisis levels. To support the phased ban on these items in Hong Kong, how can we mainstream the use of reusables, circular economy approaches and the uptake of environmentally-responsible alternatives?

Learnings

  • Moving from linear systems focused on disposal, recycling and composting
  • Rethinking business models to implement circularity and make reusable systems viable
  • Scaling the adoption of environmentally-responsible, lower climate impact alternatives
  • Creating partnerships for change

Post Event Actions

  • Audit your daily activities to identify how you can reduce your use of disposables
  • Explore opportunities to adopt reusables and integrate circularity initiatives into your operations
  • Identify how your organisation can adopt environmentally-responsible alternatives to SUP and other disposables
  • Explore opportunities to collaborate with partners within your sector, building or community to implement viable initiatives at scale that adopt reusables and alternative materials

Speakers

MODERATOR

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne Copeland

CanChamHK Representative/ Sustainability Advisor

Canadian Chamber / Copeland & Partners Ltd.

Anne has 30+ years of sustainability experience, as an independent advisor and for Sedgwick Richardson, Arowana Impact Capital, ADB and, previously, IFC, HKU, ERM and others in HK and Canada. Other roles include the HKSAR Council for SD, GRI’s Stakeholder Council, Cancham’s SD and Women’s committees and The Women’s Foundation.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

To raise awareness, share best practices and support business, the financial sector and people to integrate sustainability/ESG best practices into their lives and work.

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Rob Garrett

Head of Branding and Design

Black Sheep Restaurants

Head of Branding and Design, Rob Garrett is focused on developing engaging narratives, connecting people to the experience though tangible design and digital content. Originally from South Africa, Rob now heads up creative initiatives for Black Sheep Restaurants.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

Rob is currently working on reducing single use packaging for Black Sheep Restaurants premium delivery service, GO in the hopes of building a sustainable reusable container delivery infrastructure.

Dr Peter Lee

Director of Research and Development (Environmental)

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Dr Peter Lee

Director of Research and Development (Environmental)

Nano and Advanced Materials Institute

Dr. Peter Lee oversees the market segment of Environment, having successfully driven development and commercialization of technologies in air and water purification, green coatings, waste recycling as well as biodegradable materials. He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Before joining NAMI, Dr. Peter Lee had worked in the semiconductor and photovoltaic industries in the US for more than 20 years. He has over 30 publications and holds more than 30 patents.

Tim Parker

Founder & CEO

Circular City

Tim Parker

Founder & CEO

Circular City

Tim Parker is the founder of Circular City, a Hong Kong based zero waste tech startup, developing circular economic business models with smart connected products.

He has recently launched CHOOSE: REUSE, Hong Kong’s first reusable takeout packaging service with embedded tech, to give F&B and their customers a new choice when ordering takeout.

My Sustainability Goals for 2021:

  • Disrupt single use packaging
  • Give customers and business a new choice
  • Launch Hong Kong’s first reusable takeout with embedded tech offering to F&B

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