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Session 5

[Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be continuously updated up to the conference]

Date and Time: Tuesday 24, 16h30 – 18h30

Chairs: Richard Anthony and Bill Worrell 

Room: 18

Session 5a: Circular Economy, Decoupling and Zero Waste

SS 5.1Resource Education as a key factor for Resource Preservation and Efficiency: The role of educational networks by Holger Rohn2, Carolin Baedeker3, Jaya Bowry1, Angelika Wilhelm-Rechmann4, Michael Scharp4 (1Faktor 10 – Institut für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften gGmbH, Germany; 2Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen – University of Applied Sciences Germany; 3Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany; 4Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment, Germany) 
SS 5.2Resource Education: the Case for Professional Level Training for Implementing Resource Preservation and Efficiency by Carolin Baedeker1, Marco Hasselkuß1, Lydia Illge2, Maurizia Magro2, Janire Clavell2 (1Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, Germany; 2Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment, Germany) 
SS 5.3Targeting vocational training: education for the implementation of resource conservation by Michael Scharp, Angelika Wilhelm-Rechmann (Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment, Germany) 
SS 5.4The multiplying of household appliances: constructing normality across socio-economic groups in Western Switzerland by Marlyne Sahakian, Beatrice Bertho (University of Lausanne, Switzerland) 
SS 5.5Resource use of sport activities – Implications for consumption and production by Michael Lettenmeier1,2,3, Christa Liedtke2,4, Holger Rohn5,6,2 (1: Aalto University, Finland; 2: Wuppertal Institut, Germany; 3: D-mat ltd., Finland; 4: Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany; 5: Faktor 10 – Institut für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften gGmbH, Germany; 6: Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Germany) 
SS 5.6Latin American Retail Sector – Improving its Products by Design by Svetlana Samayoa1, Sonia Valdivia2, Claire Kneller3, Giorgio Bagordo4, Mark Barthel5(1LAC Footprint Initiative, CICOMER; 2World Resources Forum, Leuphana Universitat Lueneburg; 3WRAP; 4WRAP; 53Keel L 

Session 5b: Zero Waste Lectures – by Zero Waste Associates

The program is an overview of key Zero Waste Tools, a discussion on Municipal implementation, an overview on the work force both formal and informal and finally the pollution of the oceans and that there is “no away” with a report about findings in the Swiss environment.

Chair: Richard Anthony (Zero Waste Associates, USA)

The road towards zero waste or lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been by Bill Worrell (Manager, San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority, USA)
This presentation will discuss the various sources of municipal discards and management options to recover these discards.

Crowd Sourcing Zero Waste by Portia Sinnott (Program Director, Zero Waste USA and Member, California Resource Recovery Associatio, USA)
Zero Waste is the fastest, most cost effective way communities can promote the circular economy, reduce climate change impacts and create green jobs. Can this planning be initiated by volunteers on a state or country level? A technical council of the 600-member California Resource Recovery Association is crowd sourcing a draft statewide Zero Waste Plan for consideration by all stakeholders. Come hear how this is being accomplished, what our next steps are and what readily available tools are being used.
Moving towards the end of waste in an inclusive circular economy by Anne Scheinberg, (Global Recycling Specialist, and members of Springloop Coöperatie UA, Zwolle, the Netherlands)
While the concept of Zero Waste is growing in influence in North America, the European Union has followed China in committing itself to making progress towards a “circular economy.” LIke “recycling,” this concept means different things to different persons and institutions. But when data systems for benchmarking the management of used clothing, packaging, WEEE, and or hazardous chemical wastes — are “losing” millions of tonnes per year, what is clear is that co-operation with the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) informal recyclers is essential. This presentation starts with a basic introduction to informal recycling and re-use in emerging economies — where it dominates all recycling activity and is responsible for up to 90% of all materials diverted from disposal. It then highlights some new insights about how informal recycling works, shares some basic strategies for formalisation and legalisation, and engages the session participants in a discussion about how to include informal recyclers in the core concepts of both zero waste and the circular economy.

The Beach Litter Project by Bhavish Patel (Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Energy and Environment, Switzerland)
The Beach Litter Project is a study performed by EPFL students as part of their Solid Waste Engineering course, in collaboration with Hammerdirt, to quantify and assess the shoreline litter deposited around Lake Geneva. Trash was collected on the banks of the largest freshwater lake in Western Europe and subsequently separated and divided into various categories to quantify and benchmark against primary collected data from other freshwater sources. In this macro-level study, we present the likely source of the waste and the potential fate, to evaluate the means and mechanisms to reduce/prevent its dissemination into fresh water streams using both qualitative and quantitative recommendations.