Date: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Time: 8.45am registration for 9am – 12pm
Location: EPA Victoria Conference Room, Level 4, 200 Victoria Street, Carlton Vic 3053
PACIA is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend this important forum on the current status and future of life cycle thinking in Australia. Come along to contribute, learn and engage in active dialogue with peers, experts and influential stakeholders. Life cycle thinking is critical in helping us achieve a more sustainable way of living. Under PACIA’s Sustainability Leadership Framework, the Australian chemistry industry has adopted the following goal: “An industry taking a life cycle view of materials, processes and products”.
We look forward to opening up the dialogue with you on how we collectively can continue to drive life cycle thinking across all parts of the community.
At the forum you will:
* Hear real-life learnings about the benefits and challenges of life cycle thinking for business and the environment, from LyondellBasell Australia, our sole manufacturer of polypropylene
* Ask what value life cycle thinking brings to the community, business, research, government and regulators
* Explore the tools, resources and programs that are driving the take-up of life cycle principles
* Discuss what our best path forward is, and who needs to take action
Don’t miss this special opportunity to participate in the debate, learn from others, contribute your views and experiences, and help frame the future for life cycle thinking in Australia.
This forum is open to all and will be facilitated by Equilibrium.
Register now with Shane Gladigau at Equilibrium:
By email: email@example.com
By phone: (03) 9690 8090 or 0425 724 822
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