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    Zero Waste Forum 2018: Global Crisis, Local Solutions, Towards Zero Waste

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    The Zero Waste Forum is an annual event for social enterprises, community organisations, local governments and waste management professionals who are reducing waste through Reuse, Repair and Recycling. This year's forum will focus on Australia's move towards a Circular Economy, with a focus on gaining skills and insights into ways that the Community Reuse and Recycling Sector are contributing to this. Be a part of the national discussion through keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops and more.

    We've wrangled some of Australia and the world's most prominent figures in the sector to present and collaborate at this year's forum, which is bound to be the most essential platform for all organisations, large and small to learn about and participate in one of the most important national discussions affecting our sector.

    Earlybird pricing is offered to organisations who grab their tickets before 5pm Sept 24th. Tickets are limited so make sure you get in quick!


    Zero Waste Forum 2018

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    Mal Williams (Zero Waste International Trust)

    Omer Soker (NACRO)

    Kate Saporto (Social Traders, VIC)

    Sam Sondhi (Outlook Environment, VIC)

    Matt Allen (Zero Waste Network Australia)

    Gerard McClaffery (Salamander Bay Recycling Centre)

    Mike Ritchie (MRA Consulting)

    Gerry Gillespie (Zero Waste International Trust)

    Joanne Taranto & Corina Seeto (5 For Ryde / Good For The Hood / ABC's War On Waste)

    Dave West (CitizenBlue)

    Jacqui Besgrove (Green Connect)


    And MORE to be announced, including Local Government representatives, community recycling experts, peak national waste organisations and corporate giants. 

    These speakers will expertly weave their way through a broad range of topics over two days via keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive breakout groups. Some of the program topics include:

    Networked Non-profits: Growing Stronger Together

    Winning Corporate Waste Contracts

    Retail Merchandising Skills

    Sustainable Homes and Recycled Interiors // Sustainable Fashion (Shared session)

    Refugee and Youth Employment in landfill diversion

    Putting the 'Enterprise' in Social Enterprise

    Investment for Social and Environmental Impact

    Responses to the China Sword: Perspectives from Non-Profits and social enterprises 

    Impact Measurement and the Circular Economy 

    The Second Hand and Reuse Economy

    A networking dinner will be held on Thursday 15th November at the Tudor Hotel in Redfern from 5pm for approximately $50 per head including a meal and drinks. Please click email to register for this, and make sure to include any dietary requirements you or your guests have. 

    Click the link below to visit the event page for more details and to book your tickets - there are only 60 tickets available, and they are on sale at super special pricing until 24th September or until sold out, so don't delay!

    We have bent over backwards to keep the ticket costs down as low as possible to minimise financial barriers that we know many organisations in our sector may face, as we believe that all attendance at the forum is an investment into our combined growth and infrastructure. We will be able to provide a further discount on a small amount of tickets, however due to the cost to us providing these we will have to be extremely selective. Please contact us if you would like to attend but are unable to cover the costs, and we will do everything we can to assist in getting you there. 

    Hope to see as many of your there as possible representing and advocating on behalf of the sector - the time is ripe, and the country is ready!


    If you have any questions, please contact Sophia Felton on 0414721130 or at





    • Forum entry for both days
    • Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Tea/Coffee both days


    FORUM Single Day Entry


    • Forum entry for a single day (please select which one in ticket options)
    • Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Lunch and Tea/Coffee on day of attendance



    Forum General Admission


    Forum General Admission (Earlybird)


    Single Day Admission


    Single Day Admission (Earlybird) 



    *Reduced rates available are for small enterprises & startups - contact the event organiser to find out if your organisation is elibible and to obtain a promotional code. Unfortunately due to the high overhead costs of producing a forum such as this, we will have to be discriminatory in providing these! Thanks for your support. 

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