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Our latest research shows that 65% of office workers are more mindful of their impact on the environment today than a year ago. However, while there is a great desire to 'do more' (67%) to protect our planet, there is also confusion about how.

Led by sustainability author and journalist, Katie Treggiden, our latest panel discussion explores how businesses and individuals can make more conscious decisions about reusing products and materials and the barriers we face in making it happen.

Part of the Rethinking Workplace series, the esteemed panel of experts challenged how we think about ‘waste’ and the importance of the circular economy. 

The discussion was led by:

Moderator: Katie Treggiden, sustainability journalist and author

Purpose-driven writer and keynote speaker, Katie Treggiden, is a vocal advocate for a circular approach to design. She regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Design Milk and Monocle24. Her fifth book ‘Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure’ celebrates designers, makers and manufacturers who use waste as their primary resource.

Featuring panellists:

Melissa Mizell, Design Director, Principal, Gensler

Melissa is a Design Director and Principal at Gensler, Portland, with extensive experience designing airport terminals, higher education and workplace projects both in the US and Japan. A highly skilled professional, she is known for her fresh perspective and collaborative design approach, merging programmatic needs, user experience, art and sustainability. 

Lay Koon Tan, Founder, Nature Squared

Nature Squared makes luxury surfaces from waste products, including Rolls Royce dashboards out of discarded cockrell feathers. Lay Koon believes there is a groundswell of desire for change, but also that there’s a lot of lip service paid to the idea of sustainability without any real commitment.  

Neil Usher, Chief Workplace & Change Strategist, GoSpace AI and Author 

Neil is an internationally experienced senior property, facilities and workplace change leader. He advises clients across the globe on strategy, workplace transformation, the creation of people-centered environments and leading change. He is also an author of two books, 'The Elemental Workplace' (2018) and 'Elemental Change' (2020).

This webinar was the latest in a series of insights-driven reports and webinars created and hosted by Tarkett. This includes Rethinking the Sustainable Workplace, the Neurodiverse Workplace and the Essential Office

Marjolijn Verleg EMEA Marketing Communications Manager Workplace, Tarkett Full bio and articles

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