The circular economy and decarbonisation


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The circular economy and decarbonisation

How can organisations use circular business models for their decarbonisation outcomes?

Join Planet Ark’s Head of Circular Economy Development, Nicole Garofano, and the Australia Institute’s Circular Economy & Waste Director, Nina Gbor, in conversation about how different sectors and products can improve their practices and achieve net zero.

Using a built environment case study from the European Union, Nicole will examine the art of designing for modularity, adaptability and disassembly, rather than demolition.


Nicole Garofano – Head of Circular Economy Development at Planet Ark

Dr Nicole Garofano is the Head of Circular Economy Development for Planet Ark. In her role, Nicole leads the strategy implementation for the Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub), the national reference platform for circular economy knowledge and collaboration in Australia.

For 20 years, Nicole has worked in environmental education and action with a focus on waste management, and in recent years, circular economy.

Nicole has a PhD from research focused on the plastic food and beverage packaging value chain, identifying innovation to improve chain activities and outcomes. Nicole is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Packaging.

Nina Gbor – Director, Circular Economy & Waste Program at the Australia Institute

Nina Gbor is the founder of Eco Styles. She is a sustainability educator, speaker, consultant and eco stylist working with media, councils, organisations, community groups and schools to create a holistic and environmentally sustainable future in Australia with a focus on circular economy and systems change.

Nina holds a Masters in International Development at University of Bristol, U.K. She designed and ran short courses in sustainable fashion & textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne and now guest lectures in ethical & sustainable fashion at universities and colleges in Australia and abroad.

Nina has worked on a number of successful campaigns and projects around circularity and waste reduction. She is an impact consultant and guest contributor on ABC TV’s award-winning environmental tv show, War On Waste. Nina founded Clothes Swap & Style, a clothing exchange platform that teaches and works with councils and community groups to reduce fashion & textile waste to landfill in Australia by swapping.


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