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The rise of packaging free shops

19th January 2021 · 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?

Unfortunately, the webinar platform we use has a maximum capacity of 100 virtual seats. Therefore, to watch the webinar for free, attendance on Zoom will be done a first-come, first-served basis, meaning that only the first 100 people will be able to join on Zoom. However, if you are not part of the first 100 who join at the start of the webinar, then you can still follow the webinar live on our YouTube channel.

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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 Delaperrière

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.

Lucia Pereira

Director, Legal Affairs, Réseau Vrac

After 14 years of practicing as a lawyer, Lucia decided to dedicate to the bulk sector, her expertise in regulatory European business law, and more particularly in food law, environment law and regulated products (cosmetics, detergents, etc.)

Kaisa Karjalainen

Moderator - Zero Waste Europe Academy Coordinator, Zero Waste Europe

Kaisa has an educational background in environmental engineering and she’s about to graduate with an MBA focusing on leadership and service design. Previously, she worked as a consultant for companies, organisations and events on how to establish environmental management systems, she conducted sustainability training, life cycle assessments, and she designed waste management plans. Designing different campaigns and making environmental matters visible in a company or store settings have been part of her work as well. She spent the last years working for a reuse centre and environment school designing services related to sustainability education in order to keep discarded materials in use for longer. She will now use her expertise to coordinate the development of Zero Waste Europe Academy.

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