Zero Waste: The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions


25 March 2021

Zero Waste: The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions - edie.net

Hosted during edie’s special Circular Economy Week of online content and events, the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions offered up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating the transition to a zero- waste economy.

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The online event effectively combined three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular format ranging from Q&A styled debates with circular economy experts, business-led panel discussions and a masterclass.

Brought to you in association with our event sponsors Zero Waste Scotland and ERP UK, the event gives you access to three live and interactive webinar sessions about the circular economy: a big circularity Q&A debate (1pm–2pm); a selection of in-action case studies (2:15pm–3pm); and a 45-minute masterclass (3.15pm–4pm).

Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

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

 

Synopsis:

Kicking off our Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions, a selection of industry experts took 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

Speakers:

  • 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

 

Synopsis:

Our second Inspiration Session heard 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

Speakers:

  • 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

 

Synopsis:

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

Speakers:

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

 

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