Zero waste Live!

Creating effective systems for reuse

13th April 2021 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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The ability to reuse products and materials sits right at the heart of the zero waste approach, as a basic prerequisite for a circular economy to flourish. To get reuse in the mainstream, a number of local and national systems must be both designed and enabled.

This webinar will go into greater depth to answer these key questions:

  • How can local authorities begin to design and implement reusable systems, for example for takeaway food containers, within their city?
  • How can reuse systems and practices become part of the mainstream and people’s everyday lives, rather than something only for environmentally conscious shoppers?
  • What are the policy drivers behind this change and how can they enable the spread of reuse?

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Clarissa Morawski

Chief Executive Officer at Reloop

Working with industry, government, and not-for-profits, Clarissa Morawski brings over 20 years of technical, analytical and communications experience in waste reduction policy and operations. Morawski is recognized world-wide for the comprehensive information she provides. Several reports published by her firm, CM Consulting ( have been embraced as essential resources for professionals in industry and the recycling field as valuable tools and reference guides that can ease the decision making process. As Reloop's CEO, Clarissa works with members and like-minded entities to develop smart, practical and effective policy recommendations.

Tobias Bielenstein

GDB/AK Mehrweg

Tobias is the director Public Affairs, Sustainability & Communications of the Cooperative of the German Mineral Water Companies (GDB), which runs Europe's biggest refillable bottles system with more than one billion bottles and more than 100 million crates. Tobias is also COO of the Working Group Refillables (Arbeitskreis Mehrweg), an organisation managing the Europan Refillable Logo and serving as a think tank & information point about refillables for companies, start-ups, authorities and scientists.

Inge Luyten

Project Manager Reuse Transition at Recycling Netwerk Benelux

Inge has been working professionally on environmental issues since 2015. From 2015 to 2017, she was coordinator of the Belgium NGO Arbeid & Milieu (Work & Environment), working on a just transition to a green economy. Since 2017, she works as project manager and campaign coordinator at Dutch-Belgian environmental organisation Recycling Netwerk Benelux. She led the successful Statiegeldalliantie (Deposit Alliance) campaign, which brings together over 1,000 Dutch and Belgian organisations, companies and municipalities in their demands for a national DRS system on cans and bottles. Nowadays, Inge is fully committed to accelerating the transition from disposable packaging to visible, accessible and affordable reusable alternatives. She co-initiated Mission Reuse, a transition program that tests and scales reuse innovations, advocates for reuse-favourable local and national policies and disseminates a positive narrative about reusables to consumers and businesses. Inge holds a masters degree in Biology.

Justine Maillot

Moderator - Consumption & Production Campaigner and Policy Coordinator of Rethink Plastic Alliance

Justine has an educational background in International, European and environmental law. She worked at the EU Unit of Greenpeace for four years on EU ocean and fisheries policy. After an eighteen month break travelling and getting involved in different small local projects, she joined Surfrider Foundation Europe, where she mainly worked on plastic pollution and contributed to the work of the Rethink Plastic alliance. Besides the work on plastics for the Rethink Plastic Alliance she joins our team on Consumption and Production where she will be leading our work on food contact materials, particularly the health impacts from single use packaging.

Webinar features

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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