Summary – Circular Economy Workshop in Brisbane 12 March

On 12 March the SACC Brisbane Chapter together with the SACC Sustainability Committee organised an insightful Circular Economy Workshop at the Sandvik office.

The event started with a welcome from Sandvik Australia Managing Director Wayne Scrivens and an intro from Teresia Fors, SACC Vice President and Chair SACC QLD Chapter. Dr Nicole T Garofano, Head of Circular Economy Development Planet Ark Environmental Foundation gave us an introduction to Circular Economy for businesses followed by a workshop, led by Circular Economy Specialist Linda Nordin, on how to transition your business models from linear to circular and how this aligns with the upcoming ISO standard for CE.

After the workshop there was a thought-provoking panel discussion, featuring below panellists, who shared key initiatives, opportunities and challenges switching to circular today; Dr Nicole T Garofano, Catherine Hill, Senior Investment Advisor for Circular Economy – Europe Desk at Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)Lauren Pulitano, Vice President of Public Affairs at Volvo Group Australia and Brittany Wappett, Sustainability Advisor at Sandvik.

The event concluded with a brief presentation of the SACC Sustainability Committee, its members and focus here in Australia by SACC General Manager, Camilla Jennings.

A big thank you to all involved in this engaging event! Special thank you to Sandvik for hosting us at their central office in Brisbane!

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