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The rise of packaging free shops

21st April 2020 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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We know that recycling alone will not be enough to solve the waste crisis we face today. Urgent action is needed to tackle the problem systematically and holistically. An important component of this is the need for citizens to rethink their consumption patterns and methods to generate less waste. In recent years we have seen a huge rise in the growth and popularity of packaging-free shops across Europe, aimed at reducing waste and connecting consumers with the food & products they purchase.

Zero Waste Europe recently conducted a pioneering survey on the rise of packaging-free shops in Europe and what this means for waste prevention levels. The findings of this survey will be presented at the start of the webinar and will form the basis of the discussion throughout, with leading experts from industry and business sharing their insights into what role packaging-free shops can play in societies transitioning towards Zero Waste.

This webinar will take a closer look and examine some key questions:

  • What impact are packaging-free shops currently having on waste generation levels in Europe?
  • What roles do packaging-free shops have to play within a Zero Waste plan?
  • What action can cities & municipalities take to facilitate the growth of further packaging-free and zero waste shops within their local area?

Speakers

Larissa Copello

Consumption and Production Campaigner, Zero Waste Europe

Larissa has a background in Law and she worked as a Legal Consultant on environment, health, and safety policies. She is passionate about environmental protection and sustainable development practices. She likes to organise and manage her time well, but she is also ready to deal with unexpected and adverse situations. Also, Larissa is a zero waster at heart, and enjoys running campaigns and empowering people towards sustainable consumption patterns. She enjoys practicing sports in general, but yoga and dancing are her truly passion. She also likes cooking and preparing her zero waste cosmetics and products, while fostering her creativity!

Marie Delapierre

Founder Zero Waste Kiel e.V.

Marie Delaperrière, originally from France, founded „Unverpackt“, the first disposable packaging free grocery shop of Germany in 2014. Since then, she regularly organizes seminars to promulgate the concept on the territory and abroad. With a background and 15 years professional experience in project management and logistics, Marie acts as a consultant and coach for future shop founders and zero waste projects. Since 2016, she is the chairwoman of the organization Zero Waste Kiel e.V. which she co-founded. She supports the municipality of Kiel on its way to a Zero Waste City.

Speaker to be announced

Jack McQuibban

Moderator - Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.

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  • 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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  • 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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