ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM
- FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2017

TONSLEY INNOVATION DISTRICT, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA

REGISTRATION OPEN

8.00AM


WELCOME

JODIE BRICOUT, CEO, LOOP CIRCULAR ECONOMY PLATFORM (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)

PLASTICS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

DR BRONWYN LAYCOCK
SENIOR LECTURER
SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
DOW CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING INNOVATION
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND (queensland)D

Plastics are ubiquitous in our modern economy.

They combine outstanding material properties with low cost and as a result their use has increased 20-fold in the last 50 years, with around 8,300 million metric tons of virgin plastic having been produced globally to date.

But the linear, take-make-dispose value chains of plastics bring with them significant economic and environmental drawbacks. As of 2015, it has recently been estimated that around 6,300 Mt of plastic waste was generated in the time that plastics have been in use, of which around 9% has been recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% was accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. As a result, each year around $AUD 100-150 billion in plastic packaging material value is lost to the global economy.

With exponential growth in plastics production forecast, we need to assess ways in which we can use innovation, redesign and harmonisation to deliver a new plastics value chain based on circular economy principles.

WELCOME AND KEY NOTE

9.00-10.00AM
theatre 1


BREAK

10.00-10.30AM


PARALLEL SESSIONS

Measuring the circular economy: from macro to sector approaches

10.30AM-12.00noon
room 5.29 (level 5)

Ms Simran Talwar
PhD Candidate
Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Macquarie University (NSW)
'Circular economy indicators for India: a scientific macro assessment of five circular economic measures, and their comparative performance to global industrial hubs'

Ms Heather Bailey
Economist
Econsearch - a division of BDO
(SA)
'What if South Australia’s economy were "circular" in 2030? Using an environmentally extended input-output model in a "what if" analysis to estimate the potential social and environmental impacts across an economy'

Ms Tracey Colley
PhD Candidate
DTU
(Denmark)
'Circular economy in the meat processing sector – using life cycle assessment as a screening tool'
  
Dr Melita Jazbec
Research Consultant
Institute for Sustainable Futures
, University of Technology Sydney (NSW)
'Pathways to circular economy for food waste'

Mr Simon Wright
PhD Candidate
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
(NSW)
'The role of intermediaries in advancing the circular economy - a regional perspective'

MODERATOR:
Tim Grant
Director
Lifecycles (VIC)

 

Making the transition: from theory to practice

10.30AM-12.00noon
theatre 2

Dr Robert Crocker
Deputy Director, China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development UniSA (SA)
'From the throwaway society to circular economy'

Ms Kirsty Máté, Program Director Interior Design, School of Architecture & Design, University of Tasmania (TAS)
'Shopping scapes, rhizomes and social capital in the circular economy'

Dr Melissa Edwards
Senior Lecturer, Business School

University of Technology Sydney (NSW)
'Transitioning to a circular economy: extending the role of sustainability officer'

Mr Aaron Davis
PhD Candidate
UniSA
(SA)
'From rhetoric to reality: theoretical perspectives on realising the circular economy'

A/Prof Katja Fleischmann, James Cook University (QLD)
‘Design-led innovation as driver for change–enabling the transition to a circular economy’

Ms Ruchini Jayasinghe
PhD Candidate
School of Natural and Built Environments
UniSA
(SA)
'Role of the government in a circular economy: the case of construction waste management and reverse logistics'

MODERATOR:
Associate Professor Anne Sharp
Senior Research Scientist
Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science
UniSA Business School
(SA)


LUNCH

12.30-1.30PM


PARALLEL SESSIONS

Circular economy in our built environment


1.30-3.00PM
THEATRE 1

Mr Paul Matthew
PhD Candidate, School of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
University of Queensland
(QLD)
'Upcycling Australia's older apartment buildings'

Dr Emina Kristina Petrovic
Lecturer, School of Architectur
e, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
‘Potential health issues with recycling building materials: example of PVC/vinyl’

Dr David Ness
Associate Professor, School of Natural and Built Environments
UniSA
(SA)
'The property and asset boom: the elephant in the circular room?' 

A/Prof Ellen Grimes
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
(USA)
‘Ecological models for heritage preservation and conservation: the case of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie’

MODERATOR:
Claire Pont, Sustainability Coordinator
Business Support
Buildings and Property
Monash University 
(VIC)

 

 

EXTENDING PRODUCT LIFE, FROM TINKERING TO TRANSFORMATION

1.30-3.00PM
THEATRE 2

Ms Monique Retamal
Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
(NSW),
‘How can public policy encourage product longevity?’

Dr Eleni Kalantidou
Senior Lecturer
Griffith University
(QLD)
'Handling e-waste with care: "recycle-reuse-share-repair" as instigators of a pro-sustaining psychology'

Dr Alison Gwilt
Researcher
Sheffield Hallam University
(UK)
and UniSA (SA)
'Caring as a tool for extending the life of clothing'

Ms Jackie Leaver
Senior Lecturer
Sheffield Institute of Arts
Sheffield Hallam University
(UK)
'Keeping materials in use - a role for DIY in the circular economy'

MODERATOR:
Associate Professor Sandy Walker
Product Design
Flinders University
(SA)

 


Tackling the Worst First: Dealing with Throwaway Consumer Goods

Once thrown away, vast numbers of single-use and fast-moving products soon become an enduring problem in the environment. In this roundtable, the economics and material relationships of single-use products will be addressed, and the panel and participants will be asked to discuss the economic, design and marketing issues facing the circular economy's implementation in this domain.


Roundtable discussion moderated by Professor Christopher Saint, Dean: Research and Innovation, UniSA (SA)

Vaughan Levitzke PSM, Chief Executive Green Industries SA (SA)

Dr Bronwyn Laycock, Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, University of Queensland (QLD)

Dr Robert Crocker, Deputy Director, China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, UniSA (SA)

Preet Brar, Group General Manager, SA & NT VEOLIA (SA & NT)

MODERATOR: Professor Christopher Saint, Dean: Research and Innovation, UniSA (SA)

 

CLOSING PLENARY

3.00-4.00PM
THEATRE 1


NETWORKING DRINKS

4.00-5.00PM


CLOSE

5.00PM


Acknowledgement

Thanks to our International Academic Committee for peer review and other support.
 

 

* This program is subject to change and will be updated in the lead-up to the conference.