Replace the Waste: Towards Net Zero Festivals & Events
With Sarah Bruns and Jessica Wundke
Climate Crisis and the Arts / Plane Tree Stage
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This conversation will dive into the waste streams of festivals and events to discuss solutions, alternatives and alignment with the phasing out of single-use plastics. Speakers will explore how venues and event managers can reduce their impact on our planet and meet the growing expectations of the community, looking at the good work already being done as the world transitions to a circular economy. We explore how communities, arts practitioners and people producing events of all sizes can embrace opportunities and move to running more sustainable events. What recovery systems best support this in SA? What are the alternatives to single use-plastic? You will leave this session feeling equipped with the resources and tools on how we can all champion solutions to replace the waste.
Sarah Bruns' passion to address waste and SUPs was sparked by witnessing the impacts to developing countries when she worked on an uninhabited island in Malaysia that was covered in plastic. Since then, Sarah has worked on progressing sustainable events with the City of Adelaide, delved into ecological sustainable design, and currently works in waste education.
Jessica Wundke works to develop and implement policy and programs to support strategic objectives for resource recovery and promoting the circular economy in South Australia.Currently working across policy areas covering food and organic waste, commercial waste and recycling systems, packaging and events, Jessica led the development of the food waste strategy for South Australia to drive this material away from landfill and circulate it into productive use.Experienced in managing programs to support policy implementation and improve resource efficiency, she works with stakeholders to facilitate change in the management of resources and improve waste and recycling systems.