Tireless campaigner Jane Green has been busy again, this time organising a conference as part of her Coventry-based 2020 Zero Waste initiative. The event, entitled Making 2020 Zero Waste Work, will take place on Friday 9th September 2011 at the prestigious St. Mary’s Guildhall.

High profile speakers include Environment Minister Caroline Spelman and Dr. Paul Connett, Executive Director of the American Environmental Health Studies Project and representative of the International Zero Waste Network.

Event organisers link zero waste with achieving a low carbon, resource efficient, future. This vision includes the emergence of zero waste hubs that commect waste management and zero waste projects.

Zero Waste Hub diagram

Organiser and camopaigner Jane Green explains how she became involved in campaigning for zero waste:

The campaign against the waste incinerator was a wonderful success and stopped us spending £1 billion on burning half our waste for 30 years. From this a few of us decided to try to continue the momentum and develop a 2020 Zero Waste Initiative here in Coventry.

Workshop are arranged to address: Engaging the community in Zero Waste; Maximising Closed Loop Recycling of Food Waste; Accelerating the pace of industrial redesign through a Residual Research Centre; How local authorities can drive Zero Waste; and Creating a Reuse, Repair, Remanufacture and Community Park.

Those interested in attending the conference, listening to the speakers and taking part in the afternoon workshops can enrol on line at http://www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk/

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