Circular Economy Week London

18th – 22nd June 2018

A week of events, activities and workshops to showcase and celebrate circularity in the capital.

Known for its creativity and innovation, London is home to some of the most exciting developments in the emerging ‘circular economy’. The capital is becoming a hot bed of opportunity for entrepreneurs and established businesses creating value through better management of resources and new approaches to product design, manufacturing and services.

LWARB is leading the way, with our Circular London programme building a strong community of businesses and organisations working together for a more resilient, resource-efficient economy.

Join us this week at venues all across the city to find out more about how your business could benefit from circular design thinking and collaboration opportunities in London.

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Events during #CEweekLDN 2018

Circular London’s Collaborative Action

Date: 18th June
Time: 09:30 – 17:00
Location: 70 Grosvenor Street, London

This full-day event led by Circular London will bring together a wide range of organisations excited by the prospect of creative collaboration for a more circular city.

Join us as we showcase some of the brightest and best circular businesses in the capital, with pitches and panel discussions to get the conversation started. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves, get stuck in and make connections. This session is all about what we can achieve together.

It is one year since we published London’s first circular economy route map to accelerate London’s transition to become a circular city. Where are we now and what is next? We’ll update you on progress and share our plans to encourage even more circular collaboration in the city.

Thank you to our partner Grosvenor for kindly hosting this event.


Future Planet

Date: 19th June
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Location: Mindspace, Shoreditch

GREENTECH CHALLENGE’s Investor Day London 2018
hosted in partnership with the Impact Investing Network

2018 sees the return of FuturePlanet Presents, a series of events profiling talented pioneers shaping our future planet across sustainable lifestyles. From oceans, plastics, cleantech, and energy, through fashion, zero waste, sustainable living, food, travel, transport, health, and beauty, we will be showcasing and championing leading businesses, brands, influencers, and champions with stories of people power, sustainable innovation, and social change.

  • An inspirational, informative panel discussion with leading investors and entrepreneurs
  • Quickfire!! Discover 12 pioneering green tech and circular economy startups and watch them pitch their ideas for investment.
  • Which ideas would you invest in? Vote for your favourites!
  • Network with impact investors, leaders, changemakers, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs.


Biohm event

Date: 20th June
Time: 18:00 – 22:00
Location: Sustainable Bankside, 105 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9HZ

What does the future hold for the built environment? How can the circular economy be implemented in the construction industry and what actions have already been taken towards a circular future?

Join us for a celebration of everything circular in the built environment…

From successful circular projects and revolutionary bio-based materials that consume waste to future construction systems and emerging technologies.

Expert Talks | Open Discussions | Product Showcases | Circular Beer & Nibbles



Date: 20th June
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Location: Makerversity, New Wing, Somerset House, WC2R 1LA

We are excited to invite you to the pre-launch of Materiom – the first ever open source materials platform for designers, scientists, makers and enthusiasts!

Materiom is a new platform for creating and sharing recipes for materials made from locally abundant nutrients: plastics made from algae, starch and proteins; composites made from natural fibres, common minerals and clays; strong, flexible materials that can be made on a stovetop and dissolved in your sink.

We’re inviting a key group of stakeholders to collaborate on the vision and development of the Materiom platform. Come along for an evening of drinks, demos, and lively discussion.

Doors open at 18:30, the fun begins at 19:00 so be sure to arrive before then.


Advance London

Date: 20th June
Time: 13.00 – 17.00
Location: Russell Square, London

Compelling communications to pitch your circular business

This workshop will offer circular SMEs a solid framework for communication of their products and services.

The event will be delivered by Advance London in collaboration with the Action Lab.


Advance London

Date: 21st June
Time: 9:00 – 12:30
Location: London

Bridging the gap between material innovation and waste management

Hosted by Advance London, this workshop will bring SME material innovators and waste management companies together to explore the opportunities and challenges in the recycling of innovative materials. It aims to initiate the conversation between businesses that have developed or are using innovative materials and waste management companies that deal with various plastic, textile and organic waste fractions on a daily basis.

2018 Summit

Date: 21st June
Time: All day
Location: Streaming online

How do we reinvent the linear systems of today so that they are fit for tomorrow? As scientific and technological inventions open up spaces previously limited to art and fiction, we are presented with untold challenges and possibilities. In order to build a future we can thrive in, we need compelling contemporary visions and radical approaches to reach them.

Through a mix of storytelling, conversation and exhibition, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 2018 Summit explores how the digital revolution can make the circular economy a reality. Featuring pioneers who are disrupting the current system from within, we ask: what are the narratives and practices that will guide the innovators reshaping the world around us?


Circular Economy Club - Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Summit Screening

Date: 21st June
Time: 17:00 – 21:00
Location: Museum of Happiness, Arlington House, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE

The London Circular Economy Club (CEC) is teaming up with Circular London and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) to offer you the opportunity to watch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 2018 summit final sessions through a Pop-up livestream event, followed by networking drinks.

The venue, Museum of Happiness is in close proximity to the Roundhouse, where we will also host a drinks reception. Click below to register.


Library Of Things – Thing Demo

Date: 21st June
Time: 18.30 – 19.30
Location: Upper Norwood Library Hub, SE19 1TJ

Intimidated by the circular saw? Confused by the drill? No idea how to thread the sewing machine?

Don’t let it put you off borrowing them, instead pop along to one of our weekly Thing Demos! Starting 21st June. Get a quick introduction and some practice in with 10 of our more intimidating Things before you take them home. We’ll provide everything you need, and our Hosts Zuleika and John will be on hand to help.

You don’t have to be a Crystal Palace Library of Things member to attend – but why not take the opportunity to sign up on the night?


Circular London’s - Refilling London

Date: 22nd June
Time: Lunchtime
Location: London

Reduce your on-the-go plastic use and refill your water bottle.

Grab a bottle, head to your nearest refill station, restaurant or café and get a drink of water.

Get re-hydrated and reduce plastic waste!


Host an event

If you would like to host an event please get in touch with Circular London.

Telephone: 0207 960 3656 or email your message.

Or complete the event submission form.

Circular Economy Challenges

There are lots of actions and choices we can all take to live a more circular life. Be part of the transition! Below are 15 challenges we are encouraging Londoners to complete during June.

Instagram or tweet your Circular Economy Challenge photos using #CEweekLDN