The Future of Waste

Ever wondered on the life cycle on a plastic bottle? When we dispose of our waste, where is exactly is "away"? Join the Future of Waste panel as we uncover the current situation of waste management and recycling, and solutions for Hong Kong and beyond industry experts. The panel will be followed by an interactive battle of the straws, where the audience can weigh in plastic-free alternative preferences.


Dr Merrin Pearse

Sustainability Advisor, The Purpose Business

Dr Merrin Pearse is a facilitator and connector passionate about business being a force for good. He has a wide range of international experience working for Government Departments, SMEs, international companies and NGOs in stakeholder engagement roles, quality assurance, auditing, and sustainability.

Paul Zimmerman

CEO, Designing Hong Kong

Paul Zimmerman is a co-founder and CEO of Designing Hong Kong. Paul is also an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency, and a board member of Civic Exchange, Professional Commons, Hong Kong Democratic Foundation, and the Patient Care Foundation. His Hong Kong Government advisory functions include the Harbourfront Commission.