Innovation Policy and Practice: Innovation and the Circular Economy – 28th November 2019

28 November 2019

The circular economy model conceives of waste not as a problem, but as a raw material with value based on potential to reintroduce materials into the system, combining recycling, reuse and renewable energy. Effective circular economy approaches are often innovative, for example in optimisation of use of resources or the design of materials that can be perpetually cycle back to the technical or biological ecosystems. At this event you will hear real examples of how innovative circular economy approaches are bringing business benefit in construction, retail and in local authorities.

Our discussion drew on examples from Debbie Ward (Gleeds and Organiser of the Circular Economy Club), Clare Ollerenshaw (Circular Consultants Ltd) and Gerrard Fisher (QSA Partners). Presentations were followed by a panel discussion led by questions from the audience – such as how can we change the minds of governing bodies and educators? 

Links to presentations

Debbie Ward – Circular Economy in a built environment context

Gerrard Fisher: Circular economy in the real world

Clare Ollerenshaw: Circular Consultants Ltd


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