For several decades, our region has looked to recycling as a landfill diversion solution – but it's not enough. Even though recycling is a step up from a “take-make-dispose” linear economy approach, it still allows manufacturers to avoid responsibility for the end result of their products and packaging.
Join us for an introduction to a new model – the circular economy – that requires producers to take responsibility, save energy, design waste out of the system, and create a market for re-use.
Local experts across academia, government, and business sectors will share:
How a circular economy can benefit the Central Coast.
Ways that we can all contribute to a system that reduces waste while creating new economic opportunities in our region.
Roland Geyer – Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara
Kathi King – Director of Outreach & Education, Community Environmental Council
Bryan Latchford – Public Information Officer, City of Santa Barbara Sustainability and Resilience
Penny Owens – Education and Community Outreach Director, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
Sarah Palladino – Community Relations Manager and Culture Steward, Toad & Co.
Sarah Stark – Environmental Compliance and Outreach Coordinator, MarBorg Industries
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