WORKSHOP – INSPIRATION SESSIONS: LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACTFUL WORK THAT IS GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY AND HOW TO BE A PART OF IT

WORKSHOP – INSPIRATION SESSIONS:  LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACTFUL WORK THAT IS GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY AND HOW TO BE A PART OF IT
20 November 2018 | 17:00 - 19:00 | IC|IC Auditorium, 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town

WORKSHOP – INSPIRATION SESSIONS: LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACTFUL WORK THAT IS GOING ON IN THE INDUSTRY AND HOW TO BE A PART OF IT

This workshop is aimed specifically at people who are wanting to appreciate and learn more about the businesses and initiatives that are taking place in the (PET) recycling space, as well as collectors or people who are aspiring to start and grow their recycling businesses. 

There are many incredible things happening on a daily basis in the recycling industry in South Africa, which are driven by a remarkable network of people. These people deserve to be recognised and celebrated as innovative entrepreneurs, employers, and champions in their own right, that continue to do good for the environment and their communities through the work they do in the recycling industry.

The PETCO Inspiration Sessions are intended as a platform for those of our partners that are working to revolutionise the recycling sector. It is a platform for our partners to share their stories, while inspiring and enlightening people about the possibilities to change lives that exist within the PET recycling sector, and beyond. Attendees will also hear about some of the golden rules of starting a recycling business from successful waste-trepreneurs.

 

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS AND DATES:

20 November in Cape Town at the IC|IC Auditorium, 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town , 5pm-7pm

21 November in Port Elizabeth at Chicky’s Yard, Ellis Street, South End, Port Elizabeth, 5pm-7pm

 

OVERALL OBJECTIVES OF WORKSHOP

Close 2018 off on an inspirational note, celebrating the PETCO network of people.

Provide key PETCO award winners with a platform to showcase their businesses and share their stories.

Inspire workshop attendees to do better, be better.

Highlight the support that PETCO provides to our award winners and partners.

 

PROGRAMME:

17:00 – 17:05 Welcome and introductions

17:05 – 17:15 PETCO, breaking the mould: Janine Basson, PETCO

17:15 – 17:35 Giving bottles a second life, one thread at a time: Natalie Ellis, The Joinery/ Towards Zero Plastics to the Seas of Africa by 2035: Tony Ribbink, African Marine Waste Network CEO

17:35 –17:55 Building the future from unrecyclables: Ian Dommisse, The EcoBrick Exchange (EBE)/ Good News does sell: Brian Hayward, Good News Lab Managing Director

17:55 – 18:15 Taking recycling online: Chad Robertson, Regenize Recycling Collections/Two birds, one stone: How this swop shop is cleaning up and alleviating poverty simultaneously: Quinette Goosen, The Uitenhage Recycling Mula Swop-Shop Project

18:15 – 18:35 10 golden rules of starting a recycling business: Anthea Fransman, Recycle 1st/Leon van der Watt, Cannibal Recycling

18:35 – 19:00 Wrap up & Networking

 

There is limited seating available. If you are interested in attending either the Cape Town or the Port Elizabeth workshop, please email us on petconews@petco.co.za.