STBAH Circular Economy seminar series: #1 Designing out waste & pollution
The Circular Economy is a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. Many organisations are recognising that they need to adopt the transition towards a circular economy.
Looking beyond the current take-make-dispose extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on postive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activty from the consumption of finite resources and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural and social captial.
The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub are running a series of events that will tackle each of the 3 key principles of sustainable (circular) economy. There will be two keynote lectures, followed by flash presentations and a panel discussion, rounded off with the opportunity to network.
The first event in the series will focus on:
Designing out Waste and Pollution
Agenda (keynotes tbc)
8.00 am: Registration (coffee / tea / pastries)
8.15 am: Welcome
8.20 am: Keynote 1
8.45 am: Keynote 2
9.10 am: Flash presentations
9.25 am: Panel Discussion
10.00 am: Networking
10.30 am: Close
The next event in the series will take place on Thursday 27th June, subject: Keeping Products & Materials in Use.
The final event will be on Wednesday 18th September, subject: Regenerate Natural Systems and using Renewable Feedstocks.