Lifecycles was proud to be a gold sponsor of Australia’s first conference entirely dedicated to the circular economy. 200 professionals from 9 countries, and every Australian state and territory, came together from November 15-17 at the Tonsley Innovation District in Adelaide, to collaborate and discuss how the circular economy can be and is being implemented.
Lifecycles’ director Tim Grant drew on his extensive experience working with companies, governments and not-for-profits in life cycle assessment, to speak about practical and effective forms of measurement that apply to the circular economy in the session: “Evaluation and metrics: navigating a brave new world”. He also provided a vision for a major growth sector for Australian agriculture in the breakfast session “Harvesting the bioeconomy”.
Our circular economy manager Jodie Bricout led the conference organisation team with her not-for-profit Loop Circular Economy Platform, of which Lifecycles is a foundation partner. Find out more about who was at the Powering the change to a circular economy conference here,
Over 30 of the Powering the change to a circular economy speakers took part in a conversation series recorded especially for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). These snippets provide a glimpse into what the circular economy could look like in Australia, covering topics from entrepreneurial innovation, the bioeconomy and urban mining to water cycles, risk to industry 4.0 and more. You can see the videos here.
Photo attached, Jodie Bricout moderating a panel of international circular economy experts L-R
SPYROS KOUVELIS, FORMER VICE-MINISTER, FOREIGN ECONOMIC, CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, (GREECE)
JAD OSEYRAN, LEAD - GLOBAL CENTRE OF COMPETENCE FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY, IBM (NETHERLANDS)
DR JUSSI MANNINEN, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE (FINLAND)
STUART FERGUSON, HEAD OF INVESTMENT, LONDON WASTE AND RECYCLING BOARD (UNITED KINGDOM)
DR CÉCILE WENDLING, GROUP HEAD OF FORESIGHT, AXA (FRANCE)