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June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The fifth in a series of Zoom events designed to celebrate and prepare for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow. These events will cover different climate themes, bringing together experts and examples of best practice to identify the actions needed to achieve a zero carbon society. The speakers at this Circular Economy event will talk about an introduction to the topic, packaging recycling, and repairing items and pushing for longer-lasting products, followed by Q&A.
Organised by Transition Chesterfield, Chesterfield Climate Alliance, Derby Climate Coalition and Derbyshire Climate Coalition.
About the speakers
Rosemary Horry, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, University of Derby
Rosemary has been involved with environmental education for the last 20 years. She returned to university from industry and now works to educate people on sustainability. She has recently been seconded to the DE-carbonise project which is working with SMEs in the D2N2 area to reduce their carbon. Rosemary will give an in circular economy in general, and what organisations can do about it.
Martin Hyde, Policy Lead, Comply Direct Ltd
Comply Direct is one of the UK’s largest packaging compliance schemes. Martin is responsible for keeping customers up to date with ongoing changes in policy and legislation relating to environmental compliance. Martin will talk about how packaging recycling is currently funded / managed in the UK vs how it is being reformed.
Ugo Vallauri, Policy Lead and Co-Founder, The Restart Project
The Restart Project, is a London-based charity fixing our relationship with electronics. They encourage people to use their electronics longer, whilst collecting and sharing data from community repair initiatives globally on recurrent barriers to repair. Ugo will talk about what Restart is doing to push for longer-lasting products, and the Right to Repair in the UK.
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