Available to watch on-demand: edie’s Circular Economy Inspiration sessions

Experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Ikea, Innovate UK and The Body Shop took part in The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions - an afternoon of live, interactive presentations and discussions on Thursday 25 March.

Available to watch on-demand: edie’s Circular Economy Inspiration sessions

Registrants can still access recordings of all three sessions.

The event took place on Thursday 25 March and is targeted at individuals who are looking to enhance their approaches and strategies to product manufacturing and procurement to encourage a transition to a circular economy.

The online event effectively combined three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session had its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, with each session taking a particular format. 


Please note: You must pay to access the recordings of this online event. On-demand access costs £25+VAT

The online event formed part of a dedicated week of action inspired by edie’s Mission Possible Plastics Hub – the content-driven campaign which supports sustainability and resource efficiency professionals on our collective mission to eliminate single-use plastics.

Online event: How it works

Brought to you in association with our event sponsor Zero Waste Scotland and ERP UK, this exclusive online event gives registrants access to three live and interactive webinar sessions about the circular economy: a big circularity Q&A debate; a selection of in-action case studies; and a 45-minute masterclass.

Registrants can still register to watch all three webinar sessions on the day. You can register for to watch the on-demand recordings here.

Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

1) The Big Circularity Debate: Resource efficiency in the post-pandemic era


Kicking off our Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions, sponsored by ERP UK, a selection of industry experts will take part in a live panel discussion and Q&A about some of the biggest issues facing circularity in the UK – from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic through to new business model opportunities.

Discussion points:

  • The circular economy challenges – and opportunities – posed by Covid-19
  • Policy, regulation and COP26 – Unlocking the resource revolution
  • Re-thinking business models to achieve zero waste


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Nick Cliffe, Deputy Director, Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging, Innovate UK
  • Miranda Schintger Government Lead, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Wayne Hubbard, Chief Executive, London Waste and Recycling Board
  • John Redmayne, Managing Director, ERP UK

2) Circularity, in action: Learning from the business leaders


It’s time for some quick-fire case studies. Sponsored by Zero Waste Scotland, our second Inspiration Session will hear from a spread of businesses that are accelerating the circular economy transition by redesigning systems, shaking up business models and embracing a ‘zero-waste’ philosophy.

Discussion points:

  • The key ingredients for a winning circular economy strategy 
  • Real-life examples of business model transformation to eliminate waste
  • Engaging consumers and suppliers on your resource efficiency journey


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Pia Huusfelt, Business Leader (Circular), Ingka Group (Ikea)
  • Mateo Dugand, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Cheryl Robb, Stakeholders and Partnerships Manager, Zero Waste Scotland

3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to eliminate single-use plastics from your business


Our third and final Inspiration Session was all about unleashing innovation within your organisation when it comes to managing resources and waste. The masterclass-style webinar will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to manage the transition towards a circular economy.

Discussion points:

  • Overcoming key challenges on your single-use plastics journey
  • Harnessing innovation to switch to alternative materials
  • Engaging employees to create a ‘plastic-free’ culture


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Simon Locke, Sustainable Design Innovation Manager, The Body Shop
  • Ross Dight, Technical and Sustainability Director, Tarkett


Please note: You must pay to access the recordings of this online event. On-demand access costs £25+VAT

edie staff

Comments (2)

  1. Philip Jordan says:

    Thanks & though this looks like a key event, I’m already booked for another over the same time frame. Please let me know of where I might see/hear a record of the proceedings. Thanks again Philip Jordan

  2. edie Network says:

    @Philip all registrants for this event will be given access to the recordings to watch back on-demand, so you won’t miss out! Thanks, Luke

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