THE GLOBAL REUSE SUMMIT 2023
This World Refill Day, we launched the first ‘Global Reuse Summit’ – a digital event for change-makers, business leaders, policy makers and innovators to learn, share and be inspired as we united to drive the transition from single-use to reuse, and tackle the global plastic and climate crisis we currently face.
Hosted LIVE on June 16th, we embarked on a journey to create a shared vision of the future we want and need to see. From brands and businesses, to researchers, campaigners and activists – we heard from leaders in the space, with sessions covering all aspects of the refill and reuse, including global policy, packaging, business innovation, and localised system change.
As a global movement, we have the power to create a wave of change and show the rest of the world that the solutions to plastic pollution and the climate crisis are there – and together we can keep our environment, ocean, and communities plastic-free for the future.
Watch the full summit below or scroll down to dive into specific topics and sessions.
EXPLORE THE CONTENT
From brands and businesses, to researchers, campaigners and activists – we heard from leaders in the space, with sessions covering all aspects of the refill and reuse, including global policy, packaging, business innovation, and localised system change.
Select a topic below to see the panels, discussions and case studies shared on the day.
Keynote from Von Hernandez – Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic
Setting the scene with Natalie Fee and Catherine Conway – Director, Unpackaged Systems Ltd
keynote: Von Hernandez
setting the scene: catherine conway
REIMAGINING THE FUTURE
From brands and businesses, to researchers, campaigners and activists – we heard from leaders in the space, with sessions covering all aspects of the refill and reuse, including global policy, packaging, business innovation, and localised system change. Register to get access to inspirational talks, provocative panels, in-depth workshops and more.
Check our the full programme to find out what happened on the day.
global reuse summit speakers
Find out more about our epic line up of speakers from around the world.
Creator, Adventurer and Environmental Advocate
sustainability and behaviour change consultant
Co-founder, Beauty Kitchen
Director, Unpackaged Systems Ltd.
Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic
Ocean Campaign Leader, Environmental Investigation Agency
Project Manager, City to Sea
Head of Food Technology - Marks and Spencer
Founder of City to Sea (Global Reuse Summit host)
Director, Global Plastics Policy Centre, University of Portsmouth
Joan Marc Simon
Director Founder, Zero Waste Europe
Reuse Communities Policy and Engagement Officer at Upstream
Founder of adansonia.green
Dr Magash Naidoo
Head: Circular Development; ICLEI World Secretariat
Jolanda de Rooij
Sustainability lead - Circular Economy
Head of local zero waste implementation, zero waste europe
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Oceana
o-Founder and Executive Director, Plastic Free Future
Programme Manager, Plastics Initiative, EMF
Founder and CEO, CLUBZERØ
Founder and CEO, Again
Founder and Director at AMAL Foundation
Research Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Head of development, City to Sea
Co-founder Unpackaged Systems Ltd
Business Advisor, ReLondon
Nina di Certo
Principal Policy and Programme Officer, GLA
Senior Policy Advisor, WWF
Innovation and Policy Director, Ecosurety
Head of Marketing and Campaigns, City to Sea
founder, 51 Degrees North Coffee Company
City to Sea’s Refill Return Cup
creative partner hubbub
Owner and CEO, Milk & More
Gerakan Indonesia Diet Kantong Plastik
Did you know that City to Sea is a charity too?
City to Sea is proud to bring you the world’s first ‘Global Reuse Summit’ this World Refill Day. Tickets were free but if you are able to, please consider making a suggested donation of £10 so we can continue to make space at the table for those communities who too often are on the side-lines when it comes to discussions on the plastic pollution that they are most impacted by.
(And, if you are a UK taxpayer, your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid, meaning we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you spend with us, at no extra cost to you!)
The Global Reuse Summit takes place on World Refill Day – a global day of action to help people live with less waste.