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COP26 – What is the role of the waste and resources sector in delivering net-zero?

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Sep 27, 2021 10:44 AM

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Jürgen Jacoby
International Sales & Business Development @Envac Scandinavia AB
Jürgen Jacoby, is in International Sales & Business Development at Envac Scandinavia AB in Stockholm, Sweden. He has a background in energy technology and has been working in the energy sector for more than 20 years. The tasks covered the full value-chain from fuel and combustion related question to system integration and business development within this field. Since a few years back, he has been working with Envac Scandinavia with developing new markets for the bag-in-bin concept.
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz
Executive Director @Plastic Free Foundation
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not for profit with the vision of a world without plastic waste. In 2011 Rebecca and a small team in local government in Western Australia created the Plastic Free July challenge which since grown to a global movement that has inspired over 326 million participants in 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change. Rebecca has participated in plastic pollution research expeditions in Queensland, the Cocos Islands, and the North Atlantic Ocean, and explored innovative solutions to plastic waste worldwide during a Churchill Fellowship. Rebecca believes it’s critical to stop the problem at the source and behaviour change can lead to a collective impact and influence systemic change.
Robert Crocker
Writer and Researcher
Robert is a writer and researcher based in the Clare Valley in South Australia. His research is focused on consumption, waste and the circular economy, and he has published a number of essays and books on these topics. He is presently co-editing a volume of essays, The World is already full: creative responses to the waste crisis for Intellect Books, UK, and a second edition of his own book, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design (2016) for Routledge/ Greenleaf (2022). With some colleagues at the University of South Australia he recently completed a collaborative research project and published report on Implementing the Circular Economy in Regional South Australia.