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LOCAL REVOLUTIONS:

GAME CHANGERS TRANSFORMING WASTE INTO WEALTH

What is the real situation about waste in Hong Kong? Do things get really recycled? How to live a zero waste lifestyle in Hong Kong? Come join a panel of local and expats all living and inspiring others to reduce, reuse and actually recycle their waste.

HOST

Paula Miquelis

Co-Founder of Green Is The New Black

Paula Miquelis is an entrepreneur, sustainability geek and creative. She co- founded Green Is The New Black (GITNB), Asia’s first conscious festival and online platform for people who want to #LiveMoreConsciously by improving the way they live, consume, work and travel while doing more good in the world. This is a place where fun and social environmental responsibility go hand in hand. GITNB aims to be the number one community of sustainable brands in fashion, beauty, F&B and lifestyle in Asia to provide alternatives options to live more consciously and reduce our collective impact on the planet. Having previously worked as a consultant in sustainability doing projects for MNCs across Asia, Paula is skilled in creating impactful partnerships between social enterprises and large corporations. She is a trained storyteller who uses videography and photography to create stories for change. Born and raised in Nice – South East of France, her curiosity and passion for travels lead her to study in Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore. Asia has become her home and playground. Her dream is to empower people to care about our planet through inspiring, engaging and fun communications.

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SPEAKERS

Phillipe Li 

Business Development Manager of HK Recycles

Philippe is a business development manager for HK recycles, a local social venture that provides accountable and measurable recyclable collection services for both residential and commercial clients.

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Tanja Wessels

Founding Member of the Circular Community & All In Asia, Activist

Tanja is a founding member of the Circular Community in Hong Kong and founder of All In Asia, a media platform sharing sustainability related projects. Journalist, activist, artist, Tanja Wessels studied filmmaking and art in Lisbon and London before moving to Asia in 2006. Tanja writes for a number of publications on art, lifestyle and sustainability. Has been described as the love child of David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, and Bjork.

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Tom Ng

正澳社區回收 街坊 NO MORE JUNK Bay Community Recycling Gāai-fōng

Tom NG, founding member of the community 正澳社區回收 街坊 NO MORE JUNK Bay-gāai-fōng Tom is a founding member of the community 正澳社區回收 街坊 NO MORE JUNK Bay-gāai-fōng based in Tsung Kwan O and on a mission to make the neighbourhood a zero waste one and implement recycling programs within the community. On a daily basis, Tom went from having a corporate job in a bank to work for WWF where he finally found his purpose and could express his creativity including building the WWF Solar Café.

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Fanny Moritz

Founder of NO!W No Waste

Fanny Moritz, founder of Now No Waste one of the first e-commerce platforms selling zero waste items in Hong Kong. At the end of 2015, the read from Bea Johnson’s bestseller “Zero Waste Home” changed Fanny. If a whole family can reduce their annual waste into a handy-size jar, why not her? She then decided to challenge herself to do the same and switch to a more sustainable lifestyle by reducing my waste. All the reusable alternatives that she needed to reduce her daily waste wasn’t available in Hong Kong. That’s how she got the idea to import them and bring them all together on the same platform: NO!W No Waste.

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