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Waste Innovations for Circular Economy Transitions – Lessons from Mexico – Online Event

November 23, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Moderated by the WTRH, this panel will include presenters from the Mexican Government and Industry sectors on how the push for a Circular Economy is gathering momentum in Mexico.

Session Chair: Dr Gustavo Fimbres Weihs, Research Fellow, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Sydney

Estefania Arriaga Ramos – Head of Sustainable Waste Management at the Ministry of the Environment, Mexico City:

Zero Waste Action Plan towards a Circular Economy: Waste statistics in Mexico City, how to achieve a Zero-waste City, waste separation, organic waste management (composting, brushes, bio-digestion), inorganic waste management (separation plants, compaction, refuse-derived fuels), special waste management, environmental culture, Green Jobs and dignification of clean-up workers, Regulation, Circular Economy Law & Circular Economy strategies (the context of these last two topics is that the Mexican Senate recently passed a proposal for a Circular Economy Law, which is now being debated in the lower house).

Mariana Achirica Acosta – External Communication, Mars Wrigley North Latin America

Adriana Espino del Castillo – Corporate Sustainability Project Manager, GESTICA

How to promote the Circular Economy in companies? To answer this question, for six years at GESTÍCA (a Mexican start-up) we have dedicated ourselves to breaking down barriers between science and industry. In this talk, we will share a representative success story of the appliance industry in Mexico, the challenges, the lessons learned and the new paths to continue promoting the Circular Economy and sustainability.

*Please note: The timezone of this event is AEDT (UTC+11) – 6:30 pm, Tuesday 22 Nov, UTC-6 in Mexico*

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November 23, 2022
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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