Australia, Global Climate action and sustainable development

Global local: talking rubbish and carbon confusion


In this episode, Ingrid talks to Jill Riseley, Chief Executive of the Metropolitan Waste Resource and Recovery Group in Melbourne, Australia about engaging citizens in waste reduction and collaborative work with councils and adding a fun circular economy twist to your office seasonal festivities. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler also talk about how to cut through the carbon confusion of COP26 and how to focus on what local government does best to support climate change action.

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Links mentioned in this podcast:

Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group’s website and their resources for councils which includes some great case studies – including the case study citing the greenhouse gas emissions of food waste.

More detail on how to sign up for the Global Local Recap, our recent Recap on local government and crime reduction.

We have produced Recap editions linked to COP26:

If you’re interested in the “Naughty Santa” re-gifting game (also known as Dirty Santa in some places) here’s a link to the rules in Southern Living. MWRRG’s version includes re-gifted items and recycled wrapping paper. And you all heard Jonathan Carr-West agree to let us include this at LGIU’s office Christmas party. We’ll update you with how it went, but having played this loads in America, I can guarantee it’s a lot of fun.


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