Wed, Mar 24 | Online From Reloop

Using Policy to Enable Circularity: Cities at the Forefront

Take a virtual tour of Oregon Deposit system and see a best-in-class system.
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Using Policy to Enable Circularity: Cities at the Forefront

Time & Location

Mar 24, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Online From Reloop

About the event


Part I: Using Policy to Enable Circularity: Cities at the Forefront  In the transformation to a circular economy,  government intervention is a critical and necessary accelerator. City governments stand to play a critical role in introducing legislation and setting policy goals. At the same time, transitioning to circular cities promises several co-benefits beyond efficient and sustainable resource use, including increased resiliency, innovation and equity. This session will consider specific contexts in which policy tools – including goal setting and planning; programmatic and financial commitments and partnerships and regulation – can be applied to promote circularity. We will also discuss issues like economic competitiveness, quality of life, and social equity and justice, which are central to good policy development.  

Part II: Reloop has funded a virtual reality film of Oregon’s container deposit system so that everyone can experience a best-in-class system without leaving home. Filmed in 360 degrees by specialist cameras, our informative film shows you each element of Oregon’s deposit system and highlights some of its important benefits. The film can also be viewed via standard video, where it’s just as interesting but you don’t get the full sensation of traveling along conveyor belts and forklift trucks! Reloop will “premier” this virtual tour footage at Circular Cities Week, before we kick off the panel above. Come with us for a brief visit to Orego.

Panelists: - Darryl Young, Director, Sustainable Cities Program, Summit Foundation - Ginger Spencer, Director, Public Works, City of Phoenix - Enzo Favoino, Scientific Committee Chair, Zero Waste Europe - Sandy Nurse, Founder of BK Rot, New York City Council candidate

Moderators: - Elizabeth Balkan ,Director, Reloop Americas

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