Exploring Circular Economy

13:00 - 15:45 | 20 June 2024 | Online

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Circular economy solutions refer to strategies and practices aimed at minimising waste and maximising the use of resources by keeping products, components, and materials in use for as long as possible through reuse, recycling, and regeneration.

In this workshop, Prof Deborah Andrews will introduce the key concepts of the circular economy and show you how to go beyond the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle).

Workshop attendees will receive further 1-2-1 support to assess the role of the Circular Economy for their business and benefit from diagnostic services.


13:00 – 13:15 // Introduction
13:15 – 14:00 // What is Circular Economy? Why is it important in our journey towards net zero?
14:00 – 14:15 // Break
14:15 – 15:00 // What is sustainable design? Why is it a key component of Circular Economy?
15:10 – 15: 45 // Participatory activity

About Prof Deborah Andrews:

Deborah has 20+ years expertise in sustainable design and manufacture and is proud to be a Chartered Environmentalist. Her research focus is sustainable design and manufacture, the Circular Economy, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment, user-centred design and behaviour.
She helped various high and low tech sectors in their transition to a Circular Economy. Since 2018 she has led the very successful and influential CEDaCI project which is developing a Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry.

About UKSPF Big Growth

The UKSPF Big Growth Project expands an existing partnership of Higher Education Institutions and local boroughs committed to building the innovation ecosystem of South London.
Taking place across 2024, this exciting new programme will be broken down into three cohorts themed around the growth areas of digital health & wellbeing, circular economy and low carbon.
The Circular Economy Cohort will provide an online webinar aiming to ignite your business growth and develop your products and services plus the opportunity to access world-leading expertise at LSBU to evaluate existing products and develop prototypes for new ones.

This programme is open to businesses, social enterprises and charities in the following London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, and Wandsworth.

Register here

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