You are invited to PCS’ first sustainability conference, where keynote speaker, Pål Martensson, who is an advisor with Let’s do it! World and a zero-waste pioneer and guru in his own right, will share about their sustainability efforts. More importantly, PCS hopes that the network session to be an insightful platform, where everyone can learn and share with one another. It would also give them a chance to tell you more about World Cleanup Day 2018, to see how everyone can get involved.
Date: 28 July 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Tokyo & Paris Room, NUS YIH, Level 3, 31 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119078
RSVP: Please register here
1:10 Keynote: “Beyond Clean and Green Singapore”
2:00 Panel discussion
2:30 Briefing: World Cleanup Day 2018
Founded in 2018, PCS is committed to keeping our environments clean. We aim to achieve this through promoting a culture of clean thoughts and actions within communities. PCS is focused on leveraging technologies and creative campaigns to create public awareness and promote the adoption of its unique brand of clean culture. https://provi-cs.org/
PCS is also the Singapore representative of Let’s Do It! World, a civic-led movement for environmental cleanup. On 15 September 2018, World Cleanup Day, people in more than 120 countries will stand up against the global trash problem and clean up waste, making it the biggest positive civic action the world has ever seen. https://www.letsdoitworld.org/
About Pal Martensson
Pål Martensson, who also calls himself “the garbage man,” has been dealing with waste and campaigning for zero waste for more than a decade already. He worked at the Department of Sustainable Waste and Water Department for City of Goteborg for more than ten years, Sweden where he oversaw five resources recovery centres, including the first ECO-Park in the world – Kretsloppspa rken Alelyckan – that he founded and is now used as a model to public and private sectors worldwide.
Pål shares his long and internationally respected experience in waste management with different audience and networks around the world as active member of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), Zero Waste Europe and the Swedish Waste Management Group for Recycling and Export group to name a few of the advocacy groups he is involved in. He is a valued speaker in many international events where he had shared his technical knowledge and field experience on Zero Waste concept, strategies and implementation, passing/entrance systems for recycle centres, the role of ECO Parks on waste management and waste prevention, EPR and take-back policies; recyclables redemption value (recyclables deposit systems) for electronics, PET-bottles, aluminum cans, and special packaging; household waste analyses and reduction strategies; and community waste management educational outreach programs.
Pål has not only been actively promoting the principles of zero waste among civil society groups, but has also been active in influencing the policy-makers towards making a policy shift to a more sustainable way of living and waste-free resources management through his numerous national and international speaking engagements with different stakeholders – community dwellers, youth, environmental experts, policy makers and state leaders, business, etc. These events include Peoples’ Forums, meetings with experts, and parliamentary discussions to name a few. He is also recognized for other important projects which benefit all sectors in the society. He is one of the master minds of Project “ZmartZeroWasteLiving” – which aims to educate people about waste and how to reduce it to zero. He has also been involved in many important initiatives such as Project “Living the Life” – which educates people on the need to adopt a new lifestyle and to assist them in changing their habits particularly on buying, reusing and recycling; and Project “Waste prevention with Eco parks” with the Environmental Swedish Research Institute, IVL.
Pål graduated from Technical College in Goteborg in 1972 and Goteborg University in 1976.