Developing the Waste Economy | Hong Kong
10 JULY 2018
DEVELOPING THE WASTE ECONOMY
Here’s why YOU should attend – watch the video. What we’re doing, why we’re doing it and more!
Hong Kong has an impending waste problem. Landfills are at capacity and Mainland China is restricting how much and what types of waste they can accept from Hong Kong. Citizens and companies are faced with the challenge of what to do with their growing waste problem. In 2016, 41% of waste going to landfill was generated by the domestic sector, 29% by construction and 26% from commercial waste.
TOMA-Now will facilitate a results-driven value chain mapping process that will:
The bespoke event will bring together a cross-section of leading industry players, thought leaders, waste experts and entrepreneurs.
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Why YOU should attend
According to stats published by Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD), there are 3 main types of solid waste disposed at landfill: Domestic waste (41%), construction waste (29%) and commercial and industrial waste (26%). With the current consumption and disposal rates and minimal recycling, landfills are reaching capacity.
Industry has a key role to play. Based on an effective waste value chain, waste management doesn’t end at either landfill or recycling. A pivotal part of the process is identifying value for these waste materials.
Additionally, based on sustainable material trends, there is a need for products to be made with sustainable content. In this context that translates to recycled and recyclable materials. Product design with responsibility for beyond end of life, has an important role. Brandowners have to find a way to consume waste as a resource.
What do you get:
Where do we begin and what do we do with our waste?
All of this is supported by case studies and industry examples.
Interactive sessions filled with case studies, problem solving and engagement.
09.30 Welcome & opening remarks
09.45 Waste and the circular economy in Hong Kong
10.00 Current waste trends in waste solutions
10.15 Mapping future trends and the influence of technology
10.45 Coffee break
11.00 Collaborative waste management solutions
11.30 Role of data in developing a robust waste economy
11.45 Looking to the future of the waste value chain
12.15 Feedback session
12.45 Lunch & networking
13.30 Unlocking opportunities: Showcasing local enterprises
14:30 Look beyond recycling towards beneficiation
14.45 The waste value economy – Opportunities for innovation
15.15 Looking back and stepping forward
15.30 Screening: Closing the Loop
Dr Jaisheila Rajput
Jaisheila Rajput founded TOMA-Now, a high impact green economy consultancy based in South Africa. She is a strong believer in developing practical and comprehensive solutions that have the biggest value with long-term benefits and impact. Jaisheila has a global career spanning nearly two decades in large corporates in the automotive, chemicals and construction industries.
Jaisheila has developed and mapped value chains across a number of industry sectors, most recently in Zambia, Kenya, China and South Africa. She is motivated by supporting stakeholders unlock tangible green business value. Her rich background includes technical, management systems, strategy and sustainability. She has worked in several countries including Hong Kong, South Africa and Germany. Jaisheila holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town.
Anne-Marie Hanna is a Design Researcher and Story Facilitator who applies a human-centred approach to inform meaningful innovation. Her focus is on partnering with clients to initialise project strategies, conducting qualitative research, facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue, supporting prototype design processes, and producing project related content. Anne-Marie worked in the production industry for 15 years, conceptualising and producing digital video campaigns, online commercials & corporate communication campaigns for major global brands. Her experience as a Producer has taken her all over the world, capturing the stories of people from all walks of life. She believes that shared stories are not only a source of content but are catalysts for social change and innovation. Anne-Marie holds a Masters in Philosophy, specialising in Inclusive Innovation.
SPEAKERS: Case studies
Natalie Chan is Managing Director & Principal Sustainability Consultant at PIE Strategy Limited. Natalie has close to 15 years of experience in corporate responsibility and sustainability management, and has been the managing director of PIE Strategy since 2016. A certified B Corporation®, pie is a boutique consultancy specialising in helping companies develop bespoke sustainability strategies and management systems. Through pie, Natalie supports the top think tank in Hong Kong, Our Hong Kong Foundation, in managing its Business for Social Good platform for engaging businesses on social innovation and creating shared value.
Interesting case studies for developing a waste economy
The rapid increase in social and environmental consciousness, sustainable business has begun to focus less on offsetting risk, or reducing harmful practices, and more on creating entirely new business models all together. The need to re-imagine new ways of operating demands that we get comfortable with uncertainty and disruption – a necessary level of open mindedness that is required for innovation to happen, and for the reinvention of broken systems to take place. Today technology makes it possible to test, implement and scale complex new concepts faster than ever before.
Developing a waste economy through a recycling value chain can have significant social, environmental and economic impacts. The recycling value chain can create significant opportunity for economic growth, reduced environmental footprint and a means of addressing consumer concerns. Waste management has become a topic of increasing importance globally and in particular, South Africa. We explore the measures taken by a prominent local fishing company in South Africa, Sea Harvest, that has managed to create a thriving waste economy system by looking beyond simple waste management.
The appetite for recycled raw materials, with their lower energy costs and reduced carbon footprint is gradually being recognised and increasing globally, with a number of recycling waste industries currently thriving. As industries utilising recycled raw materials gain momentum, it becomes critical that supply is constant. The recycling value chain does not end at recycling. Instead, it allows for greater opportunity for economic growth, reduced environmental footprint and a means of addressing consumer concerns.
TOMA-Now | Tomorrow Matters Now are value chain specialists that advise and support leading companies, industry bodies and NGOs to develop viable and robust green economy solutions. With extensive experience in the mapping of local and global industry value chains, we identify new revenue streams and business opportunities, unlocking untapped commercial markets. We develop responsible, impactful ways of doing business with significant environmental and social effects with value chain mapping. TOMA-Now | Tomorrow Matters Now was recognised by 110% Green, a Western Cape, South African government initiative, as a Flagship organisation in 2015. Flagship organisations make more than the usual commitment to growing the Green Economy in South Africa. We were the first consultancy to be recognised.
As TOMA-Now, we have completed and facilitated this type of process looking at a number of industries in South Africa and other parts of the world. We have most recently mapped the waste value chains for both the construction industry and film & media industry. We have also supported manufacturing companies to successfully transition to a waste economy.