HotHouse STUFF - Exploring a Circular Economy

The world is waking up to the fact that we cannot endlessly dig up resources, use them, and discard them as waste. But now imagine a system where all our resources are endlessly reused or harmlessly returned to the biosphere – waste could get consigned to the history books.

Sound far-fetched? Circular Economy is an idea whose time has come. We don’t like the idea of silver bullet solutions but the ideas that have come out of the UK’s Ellen McArthur Foundation (EMF) over the past few years are so broad in their ambition, yet so fine in detail and so extensively thought out, that it’s hard not to get a little bit excited – that maybe this is the idea that will finally turn around our juggernaut global economy and pull us back from the brink of climate catastrophe.

Here in Australia, the term Circular Economy is still new to most people, but that is about to change. A few pioneers are leading the way – Candice Quartermain from Circular Economy Australia is joined on stage by Colin Bray. Colin will tell us the story of Desso, a carpet and floor-covering manufacturer that is exemplifying circular economy principles in the Australian market.

Presented by Candice Quartermain,
Founder/CEO, Circular Economy Australia
and, Colin Bray,
Regional Managing Director at Desso – Australia / New Zealand

About Hothouse

HotHouse is for thinking people looking for something new and exciting in the sustainability space. It’s fast-paced, provocative, entertaining and accessible to everyone.

Sustainability is the defining creative design challenge of our time

We need solutions that are people-centred, systemic in scope and truly transformative. HotHouse inspires and empowers you to create positive change.

We create events, exhibitions and a variety of other public engagements in Sydney. We started out with some pretty great events in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum in 2014 and in 2015 we spread our wings with the Waterways exhibition and BEAMS Festival. In 2016 we're back at the Powerhouse with monthly events, plus we've hit the road with our touring Ocean Action Pod.

HotHouse is a not for profit initiative of the Total Environment Centre.