Knowledge Exchange

Panel Discussion

[SDG Series] Reducing Waste to Achieve Circular Economy

14 Jan 2022 14:00 - 16:00
  • Member Price: 50
  • Standard Price: 100
  • In-person event
  • Online webcast

Transforming the traditional take-make-waste system. Creating a thriving circular economy that can benefit everyone within the limits of our planet.

Event details

This session is part of BritCham Shanghai’s SDG event series and focuses on SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

Do you know that:

  • Each year, an estimated one-third of all food produced – equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes worth around $1 trillion – ends up rotting in the bins of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.
  • In 2021, the Double 11 Shopping Festival continued to break the record with total sales of over 965 billion yuan and nearly 1.16 billion packages were waiting for delivery on this day.

Behind these figures lied unresponsible consumption where consumers made decisions not based on needs, but desire and worry of missing something. It came with tremendous environmental costs – from overproduction, exploitation of natural resources to food and packaging waste. To obtain a more sustainable lifecycle of consumption and production, more companies and consumers are investigating the ‘circular economy model, which employs not only waste management, but also reuse, recycling and responsible manufacture.

At this event, BritCham Shanghai is delighted to invite extraordinary speakers from different industries to discuss how to reduce the waste to achieve a circular economy.

The Speakers

Keynote Speech
Lixia Zheng
Project Coordinator for China Office/Consultant,
SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component,
UNEP China Office
Keynote Speech
Yisong Guan
Head of Beijing Office,
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Alexandre Audouard
Vice President Standard Polymers Asia-Pacific,
Anders Lennartsson
Country Sustainability Director,
IKEA China
John Wang
Head of Food Service Platform, Food Transformation,
Segment Director of Urban food Portfolio,
Roger Zeng
Head of Patagonia China
Rosie Hawes
Control Risks


  • 2:00 pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 2:05 pm: Keynote Speech (dial-in) by Lixia Zheng, Project Coordinator for China Office/Consultant, SWITCH-Asia Regional Policy Advocacy Component, UNEP China Office – Topic: Improving resource efficiency with case studies on reducing food waste over the life cycle of food consumption and production
  • 2:30 pm: Keynote Speech (dial-in) by Yisong Guan, Head of Beijing Office, Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Topic: Drive upstream innovation with circular economy for the connection of responsible production and consumption
  • 3:00 pm: Panel discussion
    • Alexandre Audouard, Vice President Standard Polymers Asia-Pacific of INEOS;
    • Anders Lennartsson, Country Sustainability Director of IKEA;
    • John Wang, Head of Food Platform and Transformation of Sodexo;
    • Roger Zeng, Head of Patagonia China
  • 3:40 pm: Q&A
  • 4:00 pm: Event ends


  • We do encourage in-person attendees to bring their own reusable cups to our events.
  • For online attendees, you will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password around 5 pm, 13 January. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well.
  • In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email before 5 pm, 12 January 2022. Due to the service charges of Glueup and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above-mentioned timeframe.

Venue Sponsor


BritCham Shanghai

University of Manchester China Centre, Shanghai

曼彻斯特大学 中国中心

Suite 2901, L’avenue,
No. 99 Xian’Xia Road, Chang Ning District,
Shanghai, China


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