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“Instead of today’s take–make–dispose linear model of production, the circular economy is restorative by design—using and reusing natural capital as efficiently as possible and finding value throughout the life cycles of finished products.” – McKinsey&Co, 2016

The ‘circular economy’ is a buzzword across many industry and government initiatives at the moment, it is estimated by 2030 it will have an economic global worth of $4.5 trillion! Using circular principles in your business, community or professional practice has the potential to create economic value and social value. But what exactly is it? And what does it look like in practice? This group is for anyone with an interest in the circular economy or circular principles. We welcome people from all industries, disciplines, professions and backgrounds to come along and learn about the circular economy and engage in discussion and networking.

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Circular Economy Futures - Transformation Through Empowerment

River City Labs, Startup Precinct

Welcome to our February Circular Economy Futures Meetup. Speakers & Bios: Stephanie Devine Founder and CEO THE VERY GOOD BRA Stephanie Devine created the world’s first zero, post-production waste bra in the world via a Kickstarter campaign in 2018. From a corporate background, Stephanie became obsessed with creating non-wired bras made with natural fibres following a breast cancer diagnosis in 2006, and launched her first wire-free bra business in 2015. Learning more about the enormous impact the textile industry had on the environment caused her to stop and pivot in 2016. The simultaneous events in late 2016 of women burning their bras in the US following Donald Trump’s election, and hearing that the poor of India were dying in their dozens from burning toxic waste to keep warm in Delhi, made her determined to create bras that were botanically circular, and that left no impact at the end of their life. The Very Good Bra is made of organic cotton or tencel and tree rubber elastic. It uses no spandex, nylon or polyester, and has been devoured in 8 weeks in a worm farm. It can also be home composted or just buried in soil. In September 2020, Stephanie was awarded the prestigious Best in Class Good Design Award for Fashion Impact. Based in Bondi, Steph spends time every morning at the beach, running, practicing gratitude, meditating, and picking up plastic! Rebecca Percasky and Kate Bezar Co-Founders THE BETTER PACKAGING CO Bio TBC YAS GRIGALIUNAS (EVENT HOST) CEO - WORLD'S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE Yas is a passionate advocate for the circular economy. Her work at WBGS focuses on activating circular principles within the community and industry around recycle, reuse and repurpose. As usual, we will have snacks, nibbles and drinks available for guests. All beer served is provided by our good friends and social enterprise The Good Beer Co. Event night info: Doors open 5 PM Presentations 6 PM - 7:30 PM Networking and mixer 7:30 PM -8 PM Proudly presented by World's Biggest Garage Sale, in partnership with River City Labs, The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, & Advance Queensland

Circular Economy Futures - December

River City Labs, Startup Precinct

Welcome to our February Circular Economy Futures Meetup. Speakers & Bios: TBA YAS GRIGALIUNAS (EVENT HOST) CEO - WORLD'S BIGGEST GARAGE SALE Yas is a passionate advocate for the circular economy. Her work at WBGS focuses on activating circular principles within the community and industry around recycle, reuse and repurpose. As usual, we will have snacks, nibbles and drinks available for guests. All beer served is provided by our good friends and social enterprise The Good Beer Co. Event night info: Doors open 5 PM Presentations 6 PM - 7:30 PM Networking and mixer 7:30 PM -8 PM Proudly presented by World's Biggest Garage Sale, in partnership with River City Labs, The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, & Advance Queensland

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