Best Practice Forum: Plastic Disruptors - The Business Case for Zero Waste: August 21, Philadelphia, PA

  • 21 August 2019
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 10:30 AM
  • Event Host : Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Event Location : Business Resource & Innovation Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103, United States
Sustainable Business, SBN
Event Description

Best Practice Forums are a series of workshops from SBN that use member case studies to create meaningful opportunities to learn, connect, and build a better business. Join on August 21st for a discussion about the environmental impact of plastic waste.

How can you, as a business owner and a conscious consumer, take conscious efforts to reduce, reuse, and eliminate? Learn about creative and innovative approaches to addressing our cultural dependency on single use plastics. At every point in their life-cycles, the featured businesses are turning conventional plastic usage on its head.

Stick around after the panel discussion for an optional workshop where SBN staff will guide you through B Lab’s Quick Impact Assessment.. SBN staff will provide an overview of the tool, B Corp certification, and will then provide time for you to take the assessment on your own. Remember to bring your laptop or tablet!

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Joining us for this panel will be:

      Sophie Liu, Business Development Associate at Terracycle. Sophie is on the Business Development team at Loop, an innovative e-commerce platform offering products in reusable durable packaging rather than single-use. Developed by TerraCycle, an international recycling leader in hard-to-recycle waste streams like cigarettes, pouches and more, Loop aims to change the future of consumption by redefining how consumers and brands treat packaging. Previously, Sophie worked in non-profit development as well as event planning and studied ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University. She’s an advocate of zero waste living and a recycling enthusiast.

      Nic Esposito, Zero Waste and Litter Director for the City of Philadelphia. Nic is an accomplished community organizer, agriculturalist, horticulturist, novelist, journalist, publisher and entrepreneur who has a deep connection to Philadelphia’s social enterprise sector and has had much success organizing projects in diverse communities for the purpose of improving Philadelphia’s culture, health and economy.

      More to be announced!
  • Cost
    • $25
  • Event type
    • Speaker(s)

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