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Rubbish Rehab: Practical Solutions for Waste Management

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Join us for a solutions orientated event delivered by CitySwitch and Green Connect on reducing your waste.

Green Connect is a social enterprise specializing in supporting business to achieve zero-waste. Freyja and Annie are both passionate waste warriors with experience in delivering hundreds of waste audits, leading sustainable waste management and waste education events.

This event is suitable for sustainability officers, office managers, green teams or simply those looking to learn proven strategies to reduce your office waste. 

If your business needs some rubbish rehab, come along to this 90-minute session.

This session will cover:

  • An introduction to circular economy principles and the basics of combating waste in offices
  • Understanding your office waste, including a quick recap of the CitySwitch visual waste assessment tool
  • How to set targets and develop your plan
  • Learn some practical strategies to tackle common waste streams like organics, coffee cups, e-waste and more.
  • Run through the suppliers who are providing cutting-edge solutions to our waste problems. Featuring a short presentation from Lois Dillon, Social Enterprise Operations Manager, Mates on the Move.
  • Gain insight on best practice engagement. Maddie Greenwood, SHAPE, will speak to their circular economy approach, including sustainable procurement and tips for staff engagement and office initiatives.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet fellow CitySwitch members in Sydney and share your waste related learnings and challenges.

Light breakfast catering will be served and a free tea/coffee voucher for the onsite cafe will be provided. Don't forget your reusable coffee cup.

For more information, contact Emily Keegan, CitySwitch program manager, ekeegan@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Note: It's best to come along with a good idea of waste production and recycling in your office. Conduct the CitySwitch visual waste assessment once a day for a week to get a snapshot.

Presenter Bios:

Freyja Jorgensen, Zero Waste Team Leader, Green Connect

Freyja is a passionate waste professional. She is a NABERS Accredited Waste Assessor, has conducted hundreds of waste audits in the commercial office sector and lead sustainable waste management at 100,000+ attendee events, alongside waste education services.

Maddie Greenwood, SHAPE

Maddie is a leading force in SHAPE’s environmental working group and drives the wheel for company goal of achieving net zero emissions, organises frequent CSR and environmental volunteer events, and continues to work in tandem with senior management to roll out the Waste Reduction program nation-wide, for the corporate team and project sites. She has harnessed her influence and dedication to sustainability from the ground up within the construction industry, focusing on reduced consumption in the office, and a push for increased site and fit-out refurbishment circular economy.

Lois Dillon, Social Enterprise Operations Manager, Mates on the Move

Lois is the operations manager at Mates on the Move, a commercial waste collection service that’s making a profound difference to the environment, and to people who deserve a genuine second chance. Mates on the Move collect tricky waste items such as paper towels and coffee cups and divert them from landfill. It is an initiative of Prisoners Aid NSW. They use their profits to ensure people leaving prison have the support and resources they need to transform their lives for the better,

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