In a circular economy waste has been designed out of the system, no excess is produced and all resources are recovered. A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design and recognises the intrinsic value of all living things and the ecosystems that sustain life. It creates strong, resilient and equitable communities where people have what they need to live happy and fulfilling lives.
To create a thriving circular economy in Aotearoa, we need to build and strengthen connections between all parts of our supply and recovery chains. This is the aim of our Circular Economy events.
These events will provide a space for local practitioners and stakeholders to network and explore different aspects of the circular economy. These will be coordinated regionally in collaboration with Zero Waste Network members, and others keen to create opportunities in their local emerging circular economies.
These events are part of our Zero Waste Training project that has the aim of increasing the skills and knowledge of the resource recovery sector. This strengthens our capacity for taking part and shaping Aotearoa’s emerging circular economy. The project is supported by Auckland Council and the Waste Minimisation Fund, which is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.
The first of the circular economy events will take place in late 2019, and then occur every two months, moving around the country. If you are have an interesting story to tell about your role in the circular economy and would be interested in being involved in one of these events, then we want to hear from you.
Next event: 12th December @ Sustainable Coastlines Flagship, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
March/April: Tauranga, Raglan and Palmerston North
Contact Dorte Wray
P: 021 975 352