Event 2021

The fourth annual circular economy showcase #CEweekLDN 2021

Join the stuff revolution. Combating the climate emergency with the circular economy.

#CEweekLDN is a week of inspiration, celebration and showcasing to gear up the stuff revolution. It is hosted by ReLondon, London’s circular economy partner – but there are lots of events hosted by others throughout the week (and more being added all the time).

Take a look at what’s going on below, register for the week (above) and log in to see which of the 50+ events scheduled so far take your fancy. You can register for individual events once you’ve logged in to the full platform that sits behind this website.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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Day 1
Monday 14.06.21
Day 2
Tuesday 15.06.21
Day 3
Wednesday 16.06.21
Day 4
Thursday 17.06.21
Day 5
Friday 18.06.21
14/06/2021
11:00am-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

How does circular economy tackle climate change?

Organiser: ReLondon

At this opening event for Circular Economy Week 2021, ReLondon brings together experts to explore how our consumption contributes to the climate crisis and how circular economy can help.

With COP26 fast approaching, the session will tackle the role of governments, nations and cities and the actions they are taking to make circular economy a reality.

This event features a keynote from Mike Berners-Lee, author of “How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything” and “There is no Planet B”.

Speaker(s)

Joss Blériot

Mike Berners-Lee

Alison McRae

Wayne Hubbard

Shirley Rodrigues

David Warren

Pete Daw

Lamia Sbiti

Pauline Metivier

14/06/2021
2:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

How do we improve the circular marketplace for building materials in London?

Organiser: ReLondon

As part of the CIRCuIT project, ReLondon is conducting research into the reuse and recycling market in London to obtain a deeper understanding of the supply of materials for reuse and high value recycling. This workshop is to validate and build upon these findings and the key focus is to engage with the demand side of the market. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from investors, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and consultants who have experience in incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials into new projects (or trying to).

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please get in touch with Dr Purva Tavri purva.tavri@relondon.gov.uk.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Purva Tavri

Kaie Small-Warner

15/06/2021
8:30am-1:30pm (BST LONDON)

Get Inspired 2021

Organiser: Circular Glasgow

Welcome to Circular Glasgow’s Get Inspired 2021 event. This year’s virtual event is a chance to hear from some brilliant businesses whilst building your knowledge of a circular economy and its importance in achieving net-zero targets. Across the morning, we will be exploring 3 key themes: tech, innovation and youth.

Join us as we showcase how businesses are using technology and innovative solutions to solve the world’s biggest environmental problems and hear how organisations are working with our nation’s young people to build the skills and knowledge to ensure our future workforce is ready for the circular economy jobs of tomorrow.

Speaker(s)

Alison McRae

Michael Groves

Julia Kirby-Smith

Martin Tangney

Craig Sterling

Tony Burns

Geoff Leask

Kate Chambers

Paul Duddy

Sam Sutaria

Greg Lucas

15/06/2021
11:00am-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Towards a sustainable future – Sustainable Buildings

Organiser: UK Research and Innovation

A fascinating insight into how government, construction, energy and manufacturing is working together; scaling up and increasing adoption of net zero technologies and approaches to dramatically bring down the emissions of our built environment. This Webinar is part the Net Zero Series which sheds light on the UKRI’s flagship programme- the Transforming Construction Challenge, to address the key challenges that will help the UK build back greener.

Speaker(s)

Chris Coonick

Yewande Akinola MBE

Peter Goring

Stuart Norman

Crawford Wright

Ron Cowley

Ian Hutchcroft

Vincent Clancy

15/06/2021
11:30am-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy and employability in fashion and luxury

Organiser: The British School of Fashion

Director of the British School of Fashion Tim Jackson is joined by a panel of industry insiders to explore how sustainability and inclusion are helping to reshape employment opportunities within the fashion and luxury sectors. Circular Economy expert and CEO of Positive Luxury Diana Verde Nieto will join luxury industry recruitment director Younus Desai to discuss the knowledge and skills now being sought by brands in luxury and fashion. They will be joined by Sophie Svestad, a current GCU London MBA Luxury Brand Management student who will share how her studies on the MBA programme helped secure her current job. Hosted by Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas EdD FRSA who is a Professor in Marketing and Sustainable Business at the British School of Fashion, GCU London where she runs the innovative postgraduate Module in Sustainable Luxury.

Speaker(s)

Tim Jackson

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Diana Verde Nieto

Younus Desai

Sophie Svestad

15/06/2021
12:00pm-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

How to become more circular

Organiser: City of London Corporation

Join Sunny Jar for an hour-long workshop packed full of hints and practical tips on how to lead a circular lifestyle and become more sustainable. Learn how you can accelerate the transition to a circular economy by making some simple yet effective changes to your day-to-day rituals. Topics covered will include: Making items last as long as possible, the sharing economy, discarding and end of life, composting, low-waste living, textiles, and recycling.

Speaker(s)

Maud Barret

15/06/2021
12:30pm-12:50pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy playbook – live! (ep.1)

Organiser: ReLondon

Circular economy for complete beginners.

New to the idea of circular economy? Not sure what it means, or why it’s important? Join our Circular Economy Playbook podcast hosts, Wayne Hubbard and Ali Moore, with special guest Oriana Romano from the OECD, for an ‘on the sofa’-style introduction to the topic.

Speaker(s)

Wayne Hubbard

Ali Moore

Oriana Romano

15/06/2021
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

How emissions transparency can help businesses identify and adopt circular practices

Organiser: Carbon X

Before your business can attempt to become a part of the circular economy, you need to know which areas are producing the most carbon. ‘If you measure it, you can manage it.’ Join us for a fireside chat with our expert panel to discover the vital and often overlooked first steps of understanding your business’s impact, calculating your carbon footprint and the importance of emissions transparency.

Speaker(s)

Lawrence Campbell

Charlie Cotton

Manuela Frete

15/06/2021
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

The implementation of reuse in the built environment

Organiser: Globechain

A panel discussion aimed at cost surveyors, facilities managers, those working in procurement, architects and engineers. Attendees will discover how reuse is successfully being implemented in the construction industry. This session will explore how reuse can benefit all projects, how the sector can measure and use the data to help with sustainability objectives and what practical steps and considerations need to be taken into account at all stages of the project.

Speaker(s)

May Al-Karooni

Ann Beavis

Jack Millard

15/06/2021
2:00pm-3:30pm (BST LONDON)

London and the circular economy: The role of higher education – a student takeover special

Organiser: Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Taking place during Circular Economy Week, this event marks the fifth networking event for higher education institutions in London. In this student takeover special, we’re handing the mic over to some remarkable students making real change at their universities from the ground up. As we start to shift the gears to action, this workshop will provide collaborative sessions to move towards more circular economy teaching and research and circular campus management integrated into London universities.

Speaker(s)

Reniera O’Donnell

Joshua Newton

Violetta Lynch

Hannah Carter

Ankita Bhattacharjee

Nelson Liu

Martina Beleva

Kristina Kjnigsen

15/06/2021
2:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

How do we improve the circular marketplace for timber in London?

Organiser: ReLondon

As part of the CIRCuIT project, ReLondon is conducting research into the reuse and recycling market in London to obtain a deeper understanding of the supply of materials for reuse and high value recycling. This workshop is to validate and build upon these findings and the key focus is to do a deep dive into the timber reuse and recycling supply chain. As such we are interested to hear from those with experience in the reuse or recycling of timber from a supply perspective (e.g. demolition, waste management, manufacturing, or demand (design, specification, construction).

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please get in touch with Dr Purva Tavri purva.tavri@relondon.gov.uk.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Kaie Small-Warner

Purva Tavri

15/06/2021
3:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Maximising the utility of services and products in retail

Organiser: Sook

Sook transforms empty shops into adaptive and digitally enhanced spaces which are rentable by the hour. Sook Spaces do away with the cost, complications and waste associated with fitting out physical spaces. Join Sook and some of their incredible occupiers who are active in a circular economy to know more about the SMEs operating in this space and how Sook’s flexible solution is providing them with a low cost and commitment platform to promote their products and services.

Speaker(s)

John Hoyle

Jessica Green

Sophia Scott

Sacha Newall

15/06/2021
6:00pm-7:15pm (BST LONDON)

Practical approaches towards implementing the circular economy within structural engineering and the construction industry

Organiser: Institution of Structural Engineers

With reuse widely accepted as one of the quickest routes to decarbonisation of the construction industry, how can we expect to see design and construction methods change over coming years? Are buildings going to be dismantled, rather than demolished? Are design teams going to be working with libraries of salvaged structural members, rather than starting with new products? And will this respond to governmental policies, or will it be driven by the private sector?

This technical debate will look at the ways in which circular economy thinking is being implemented within construction already, from both a technical and logistical perspective.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Penny Gowler

Charlie Wedgwood

Laura Batty

16/06/2021
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Finding beauty in imperfection – designing with reclaimed materials

Organiser: Salvo

Through case studies of London fashion environments designed with reclaimed materials, Salvo aims to inspire circular practises and a future where use starts with reuse. The session will explore futuREuse tools from the FCRBE Interreg north-west Europe project, of which Salvo is the main UK partner. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Sara Morel

Becky Moles

16/06/2021
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Cross-nation innovation

Organiser: ReLondon and Circular Glasgow

Discover some of London and Scotland’s most innovative sustainable businesses. In Eurovision style, we’ll travel cross-nation to hear from 12 planet-saving businesses in Scotland and London from those using food waste as a resource, to bio and recycled fabrics. There’ll be an international panel of judges and a chance for you to vote for your favourite to win (guaranteeing the UK some points this year)!

Speaker(s)

16/06/2021
11:00am-12:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular Glasgow network and ReLondon: Get Connected

Organiser: Circular Glasgow and ReLondon

Amongst the buzz of Circular Economy Week London, grab a tea or coffee and join Circular Glasgow for their monthly circular economy networking session, this month hosted in partnership with ReLondon.

We’ll be chatting about all things circular economy whilst giving you the opportunity to meet other businesses from across the UK who are passionate about tackling the climate crisis and the role a circular economy plays in doing so.

Hosted by Circular Glasgow and ReLondon, your hosts for the day will share the house rules and format for the discussions and then the conversations are over to you.

Speaker(s)

16/06/2021
11:00am-12:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular lighting in the built environment

Organiser: Whitecroft Lighting Ltd. and ReLondon

Join us for an insightful event about circular lighting and how it can be applied to the built environment.

Hosted by Whitecroft Lighting and ReLondon, the session will explore:
•Circular economy and its impact on the built environment and product design choices
•The Cradle to Cradle programme and how it adds value
•Circularity as a platform to regenerate and reuse existing lighting assets
•Recent projects and lessons learnt

This is a practical session which will focus on the steps you can take to apply circular products to your projects and the long-term benefits of doing so.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Tim Bowes

Arfon Davies

16/06/2021
11:00am-12:00am (BST LONDON)

How British beauty brands are driving the circular economy agenda

Organiser: Seeds of Colour

A round table with beauty experts leading the eco-transformation of the beauty industry in the UK. Members of the expert panel will share challenges, success stories and insights on how their brands and businesses are bringing the circular economy to life. This is a must-attend event for ethical/beauty consumers, opinion leaders, other founders and business leaders, NGOs, and key associations that can support the initiative.

Speaker(s)

Anna Valle

Justine Jenkins

Dr Steve Taylor

Dr Lydia Smith

Dr Simon Jackson

16/06/2021
12:00pm-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Unlocking the circular value within the foodservice equipment industry

Organiser: Loopcycle

The first in a three-part series of case studies looking at the foodservice equipment industry’s key opportunities and challenges for moving to the circular economy. Loopcycle is a product traceability platform that drives integrity within the reuse marketplace and redefines the management, recovery and resale of valuable secondary products.

Speaker(s)

Keith Warren

Lugano Kapembwa

16/06/2021
12:00pm-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Ashwells Reclaimed Timber

Organiser: Salvo

The rainforest is disappearing, fast. That’s why Ashwells collaborates with marine & civil engineering contractors and landscape architects, reclaiming and reusing tropical timber, and enabling a more sustainable built environment. Attend this talk to understand how you can increase the % of timber reclaimed and/or reused within your projects. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Janine Davies-Tutt

16/06/2021
12:00pm-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

Clothes drop-off and swap event at Greenwich University campus

Organiser: The UN/ARCHIVED Textiles

Drop off your clothes (at the University of Greenwich, Dreadnought building) in exchange for marbles. You will be able to use your marbles at a pre-loved clothing swap event to be held on 2 July – the more marbles you have, the more swapping you can do! The UN/ARCHIVED Textiles project aims to address and promote sustainable consumption and production patterns as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG12).

Speaker(s)

16/06/2021
12:30pm-12:50pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy playbook – live! (ep.2)

Organiser: ReLondon

What exactly is circular food?

Interested in circular economy, but not sure what it means for food? Join our Circular Economy Playbook podcast hosts, Wayne Hubbard and Ali Moore, with special guests Dr Liz Goodwin OBE (WRI fellow and UN SDG 12.3 Champion), Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu (IntelliDigest) and Jean Billant (ReLondon) to help us figure it out.

Speaker(s)

Wayne Hubbard

Ali Moore

Liz Goodwin

Jean Billant

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu

16/06/2021
1:00pm-1:30pm (BST LONDON)

Waste as a resource in the built environment

Organiser: Globechain

A fireside discussion on how viewing waste as a resource benefits the entire supply chain in the built environment. Cost surveyors, facilities managers, those working in procurement, architects and engineers are encouraged to take 30 minutes out of their day to join what is sure to be a fascinating discussion.

Speaker(s)

May Al-Karooni

Ann Beavis

16/06/2021
2:00pm-3:30pm (BST LONDON)

Building with circularity in mind

Organiser: KLH Sustainability

How to reduce embodied carbon in construction and regeneration projects. KLH is made up of a diverse team who all share the same passion – to be agents for change in the built environment helping clients better respond to the climate, biodiversity and social crises. Join them as they discuss real-life projects showing how embodied carbon can be reduced through the application of various circular economy principles. The complexities around doing so and solutions to overcoming these will be explored.

Speaker(s)

William Butcher

16/06/2021
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Pre-development audits as part of a circular built environment

Organiser: GLA, BRE and Grimshaw Architects

The circular economy is recognised as an integral part of ‘growing a good economy’ within the new London Plan (the spatial development strategy for London) adopted in 2021. This plan sets out policies requiring large schemes to be developed in line with ‘circular economy’ principles – minimising demolition waste and designing new buildings so they can be disassembled and the materials re-used at the end of the building’s life as well as requiring 95 per cent of construction and demolition waste to be reused, recycled or recovered. As part of the CIRCuIT project (https://www.circuit-project.eu/), the London partners have been exploring the role of pre-redevelopment audits in this transition to a more circular built environment and what can be done at project and local policy level. Join CIRCuIT project partners the GLA, BRE and Grimshaw Architects, along with one of our demonstration collaboration partners, Erith to discuss:

* What are pre-development audits?
* How do they support the new London Plan policy?
* Case studies on beneficial outcomes and lessons learnt

Speaker(s)

Katie Lindsey

David Cheshire

Katherine Adams

James Pay

Peter Swallow

16/06/2021
3:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Flat glass & circular economy

Organiser: Glasspass

Every year the UK construction industry produces 200,000 tonnes of glass waste and virtually none of it is recycled back to make new flat glass. Join us to know more about the glass life cycle and how each one of us can contribute to make this material more sustainable and circular.

Speaker(s)

Ana Bretes

16/06/2021
3:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular B2B – How digital markets can open up new supply chain opportunities and drive circularity for B2B companies

Organiser: Souqbox

B2B companies tend to buy offline (82% globally) from a narrow base of vetted suppliers. This is holding back the circular economy; circular repurposing means buyers must be willing to consider one-off purchases from unknown suppliers. Improved seller and product vetting and provenance capability means the online world is no longer a ‘wild west’ for buyers. This webinar will explore and discuss some of the barriers to adoption and what is being done enhance the transaction confidence needed to facilitate a more circular B2B economy.

Speaker(s)

Campbell Murray

16/06/2021
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Creating a circular economy for tech: why, how & what

Organiser: Spring

The global mountain of e-waste is growing, rare and critical materials are running out and the consumption of tech continues to grow. With the e-waste expected to increase from 53.6mt in 2019 to 74.7mt by 2030 and demand for critical materials to increase six-fold we need to create a circular economy for tech rapidly. This webinar will delve into the issues of our current patterns of tech consumption and how we can change this as well as hearing from Spring, an example of an innovative company accelerating the transition towards a more circular economy in the tech sphere.

Speaker(s)

Tom Williams & James Seear

Professor David Cole-Hamilton

Professor Paul Ekins

16/06/2021
4:00pm-5:30pm (BST LONDON)

Empowering citizen-consumers in a fashion-textiles Circular Economy

Organiser: UKRI Interdisciplinary Textiles Circularity Centre, Circular Economy Club London Chapter and CE-Hub

One of the key aspects of a circular economy is to keep products in use for as long as possible. We invite all sections of society to participate in discussing and mapping the strategies used by design brands, retailers, charities, waste management initiatives, councils, community groups and researchers that aim to keep apparel in use.

The UKRI Interdisciplinary Textile Circularity Centre & partners are collaborating with the Circular Economy Club to frontstage initiatives, approaches, strategies and creative technologies that can empower consumers in the transition to sustainable and circular cultures of consumption. In this event, people from academia and industry will offer a view of promising approaches and technologies that are being put in place to address this challenge. This will be followed by a mapping activity of initiatives in London that support consumers to keep apparel in use for longer.

Speaker(s)

Katarina Rimarcikova

Sharon Baurley

Bruna Petreca

Alex Book

Orestis Georgiou

Marianna Obrist

Carey Jewitt

David Greenfield

Rob Hollands

Mark Collin

16/06/2021
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Salvo in conversation with Matthew Riley Studio

Organiser: Salvo

Today only 1% of building material is reclaimed and reused in north-west Europe. Faye will delve into Salvo’s pioneering pilots from the FCRBE Interreg NWE project, which aims to increase reuse of reclaimed building materials by 50% by 2032. The discussion with Matthew will cover existing barriers, and construction’s opportunity in a reuse economy. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Matthew Riley

Faye Thorley

16/06/2021
5:00pm-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

How can planning policy drive a sustainable built environment? (Session 1)

Organiser: C40 Cities and ReLondon

City governments are well placed to set a regulatory framework that can drive their cities towards sustainable futures. By embedding circular economy principles into urban policy levers, cities can bring about changes to the use and management of materials in cities.

Join a webinar hosted by C40 Cities and CIRCuIT that examines the role of planning policy in enabling sustainable and circular construction in cities. The session will include a presentation of the recent CIRCuIT report, “Circular economy in urban planning and building permits – possibilities and limitations”, and discuss how cities can begin establishing enabling conditions for circular economy in planning and building permitting procedures.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Pauline Metivier

Kathrin Zeller

Tessa Devreese

16/06/2021
6:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

Reclaimed Renovation

Organiser: Salvo

Sara (aka Reclaimed Woman) takes us on a tour of her carbon negative London flat renovation, which she vowed to renovate entirely with reclaimed materials, and then quit her corporate fashion job to reclaim her life. Sara aka Reclaimed Woman shares stories from her journey into sustainable sourcing, and how her home inspired a complete life change. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Sara Morel

16/06/2021
7:00pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Refill, refill and refill – the story of plastic

Organiser: Plastic Free Hackney

The story of plastic is an expose revealing the truth behind plastic pollution: how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has manipulated the narrative. Our panel will discuss the refill revolution and examine the solutions government, industry and individuals must now enact.

Speaker(s)

Bettina Maidment

Daisy Hutchison

Ander Zabala

17/06/2021
8:00am-9:00am (BST LONDON)

How can planning policy drive a sustainable built environment? (Session 2)

Organiser: C40 Cities and ReLondon

City governments are well placed to set a regulatory framework that can drive their cities towards sustainable futures. By embedding circular economy principles into urban policy levers, cities can bring about changes to the use and management of materials in cities.

Join a webinar hosted by C40 Cities and CIRCuIT that examines the role of planning policy in enabling sustainable and circular construction in cities. The session will include a presentation of the recent CIRCuIT report, “Circular economy in urban planning and building permits – possibilities and limitations”, and discuss how cities can begin establishing enabling conditions for circular economy in planning and building permitting procedures.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Charlson

Pauline Metivier

Tessa Devreese

Kathrin Zeller

16/06/2021
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

How to make B2B asset sharing an everyday habit in your organisation

Organiser: Optumum

In this session you’ll learn the best ways to embed B2B asset sharing (sharing of assets and over-capacity between departments and with others) into your business. Join us as we look at successful examples of asset sharing in construction, medical and healthcare settings whilst sharing some of the best tips and advice for making asset sharing part of your organisation.

Speaker(s)

Ed Cox

Lieke van Kerkhoven

17/06/2021
10:00am-11:30am (BST LONDON)

The Future of Work in a Sustainable World

Organiser: EcoTalent

An overview of how EcoTalent Ltd see the future of employment in the Circular Economy / Sustainable world. Plus top tips for both employers and job seekers to take action NOW!

Speaker(s)

Sarah Kemp

17/06/2021
10:30am-11:45am (BST LONDON)

Consumption and climate: how local data can drive tangible action

Organiser: London Councils and ReLondon

Join this event, hosted by London Councils and ReLondon, to find out more about the role of analytics and data in helping local government plan and act. You’ll hear about consumption-based emissions and why they’re important; see the key findings from recent research into how consumption patterns and related emissions vary (or not) across London boroughs; learn about ReLondon’s current project looking at London-wide material flow analysis for food and its associated emissions; and find out how to collaborate with others to gather data and act to reduce consumption at a local level.

Speaker(s)

Simon Gilby

Anne Owen

Philip Glanville

Sarah Malone

Jean Billant

Matthew Adams

17/06/2021
11:00am-12:30am (BST LONDON)

Fungi as a method – virtual workshop

Organiser: Climate and Cities

A hands-on virtual workshop for people who like to think differently. Fungi as a Method looks at what we might be able to learn from the way the humble but ancient and sustainable fungi lives it’s life. This creative online workshop will take you through four exercises (each based around a fungi biological principle). You will use discarded text found online as your material (a form of digital waste) to create a haiku, poem, or other writing form. Prepare to think about the circular economy in a completely different way!

Speaker(s)

Rebecca Lardeur

Alexander Taylor

Flora Weil

Gribaudi Plytas

Kelly Randall

Léa Silvestrucci

17/06/2021
12:00pm-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Unlocking the circular value with the product manufacturer

Organiser: Loopcycle

The second in a three-part series of case studies looking at how commercial equipment manufacturers can contribute to a circular economy by extending the life of their products. Loopcycle is a product traceability platform that drives integrity within the reuse marketplace and redefines the management, recovery and resale of valuable secondary products.

Speaker(s)

Steven Witt

Lugano Kapembwa

17/06/2021
12:30pm-12:50pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy playbook – live! (ep.3)

Organiser: ReLondon

Circular construction – a beginner’s guide

The built environment creates huge amounts of waste and generates a lot of carbon – so how can we make construction practices more circular? Join our Circular Economy Playbook podcast hosts, Wayne Hubbard and Ali Moore, with special guest Andrea Charlson (ReLondon) to get under the skin of circular construction.

Speaker(s)

Wayne Hubbard

Andrea Charlson

Ali Moore

Peter Swallow

17/06/2021
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

Share, Refill and Refurbish

Organiser: Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Join Hammersmith & Fulham Council for a lunch and learn session to explore why we need to reduce, reuse and repair before we recycle. We’ll be showcasing and celebrating local work being done to tackle the climate crisis by sharing, refilling and refurbishing. You’ll hear from us and local speakers to find out what is being done within our borough and how you can get involved.

Speaker(s)

17/06/2021
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

What actually IS a circular supply chain?

Organiser: Do It Properly

Join Do It Properly to hear our panel discuss what matters when working with suppliers to become more circular. We’ll be discussing real world successes, the challenges you can face, and how to use metrics as part of your sustainable business model.

Speaker(s)

George Kitchen

17/06/2021
1:00pm-2:30pm (BST LONDON)

Metals in construction – accelerating the transition to a more circular economy

Organiser: Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Buildings Products (ASBP) for a free-to-attend webinar as part of #CEweekLDN, exploring the latest innovations and developments for metals in construction, and how these approaches can accelerate the transition to a more circular economy.

Speaker(s)

Simon Corbey

Helen Powell

Roy Fishwick

Drew Robins

Bill Firth

Roger Morton

17/06/2021
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Reclaiming Sustainable Fashion

Organiser: Salvo

Reclaiming the meaning behind the words “sustainable” and “fashion.” Maria shares her experience of From Belo, her award wining accessories brand, which makes desirable pieces from materials such as seatbelts once destined for landfill, and helps a vulnerable community – providing jobs to craft bags without cruelty or toxins in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Maria Costa

17/06/2021
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy and the benefits to London’s local authorities

Organiser: ReLondon

A practical and informative webinar which introduces the key principles of circular economy for use by local authorities. The event includes a 101 session by ReLondon and Circular Economy Week sponsors, LEDNet (the London Environment Directors’ Network), to explain what circular economy means, how it can benefit local authorities and what role cities can play. There will also be a case study presented by The City of London, who will illustrate how their own circular economy strategy is being successfully applied locally.

Speaker(s)

Keith Bottomley

Joe Kingston

Wayne Hubbard

Pauline Metivier

Venetia Reid-Baptiste

17/06/2021
3:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular procurement and the environmental footprint of an end-product

Organiser: AMBIO-N (CircularSourceSM)

Join us to discuss how designers and procurement leads, alike can better achieve circularity in creating end-products. This can range from apparel to manufactured items for the home. What is required by designers to procurement leads to better equip their value chain to qualify for this process?

Speaker(s)

Jordanna Marshall

Emma Mathews

Ian Whiteford

17/06/2021
3:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

How to build back better with free circular economy business support

Organiser: ReLondon

Thanks to funding from the Mayor of London’s Green New Deal, support is now available to help London-based SMEs adopt circular economy business models and Build Back Better. Join this workshop to find out about circular economy opportunities, hear about successful circular businesses, and access free support for your business.

Speaker(s)

Lauren Doyle

17/06/2021
3:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Education for sustainability: what’s missing from the conversation?

Organiser: The London Interdisciplinary School (LIS)

An interactive online workshop, using Zoom and Miro, to share experiences and explore the competencies (knowledge, skills, attributes, and values) that are needed for the transition to a circular economy. It will include an opportunity to reflect on what’s missing from UNESCO’s current competency framework, and to contribute to research that could influence a global policy working group on Education for Sustainable Development.

Speaker(s)

Dr Ash Brockwell

17/06/2021
5:00pm-6:30pm (BST LONDON)

Fashion Circle: Sustainably made

Organiser: Fashion District & The Trampery, in association with the London College of Fashion

Join us at Fashion Circle, an event series presented by the Fashion District and The Trampery for fashion businesses to learn and develop their network. We are delighted to host the second in the series alongside an exciting lineup of speakers, who will shine a spotlight on critical issues for sustainable manufacturing.

Speaker(s)

Flora Davidson

Diana Kakkar

Esther Knight

Sophie Dunster

17/06/2021
5:00pm-6:30pm (BST LONDON)

Mending through embroidery: a workshop

Organiser: LSESU Circular Economy Society and the Slow Fashion Movement UK

Throughout the workshop, Amy will introduce us to the Embroidery 101: how fabric works, why things tear, fixing tears and the ‘theory’ behind strong mending, and will also give a workshop on simple floral embroidery. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and try things out, however, following along is not mandatory – you can also just join the workshop to learn and try things out at a later point.
List of what people might need during the workshop (You can find all of these items already included in ’embroidery kits’, which may be cheaper to buy than buying all of these items separately):
• an embroidery hoop (recommended size: 7-8 inches)
• 5-10 colours of embroidery thread that you like
• embroidery needle
• an old t shirt, scarf, or item you want to decorate
• scissors

Speaker(s)

Amy Leete

Lara Pohl-Martell

17/06/2021
6:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

Love Not Landfill and Nuw Circular Clothes Swap

Organiser: ReLondon and Nuw

Love Not Landfill has teamed up with Nuw, the free fashion swapping app, for Circular Economy Week to share the first ever exclusively Love Not Landfill collection to Nuw members.

Swappers can sign up to the Nuw app, upload clothes to swap and then “shop” from the Love Not Landfill collection which will drop onto the Nuw app at 6pm on Thursday 17th June. Swapping clothes is a re-use strategy that forms part of the fashion circular economy as a re-use strategy.

For more information check out @LoveNotLandfill on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Speaker(s)

17/06/2021
6:15pm-7:15pm (BST LONDON)

Keeping fashion in the loop

Organiser: LoanHood, The Seams, and Connor Hill Co.

Want to learn more about the circular economy within fashion and how we can all be a part of it from renting your clothes to repairing and upcycling? Join Loanhood and friends for this fun and informal chat where we answer your questions.

Speaker(s)

Jen Charon, Lucy Hall & Jade McSorley

Layla Sargent

Connor Hill

17/06/2021
6:30pm-7:30pm (BST LONDON)

Beyond recycling: The circular economy in Richmond

Organiser: Richmond Council

Join us to find out about the circular economy, it’s importance in tackling climate change and how to get involved. Featuring local examples of the circular economy in action in Richmond, you can explore how to be more circular, use less resources, generate less waste and lower your carbon emissions.

Speaker(s)

Andrew Hagger

Kate Chesshyre

Simon Westgarth

17/06/2021
7:00pm-9:30pm (BST LONDON)

A sustainable woodworking workshop experience

Organiser: Saunders Seasonings and Blackhorse Workshop

Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Rd Path, London E17 6BX
Price £45
Max participants – 10

Spend an evening in the workshop, learning to make a hanging planter from wood upcycled from a felled London tree by Saunders Seasonings. You’ll be shown how to use traditional woodwork machinery to craft a beautiful planter to hang in your home, sanded and oiled to preserve for the future. Over 5,000 trees are felled in London every year, and most are simply chipped and burned. Saunders Seasonings upcycles felled London trees into quality hardwood, enabling furniture makers and designers to craft beautiful, low carbon products people can cherish for generations.

Speaker(s)

Christina French

18/06/2021
10:00am-10:30am (BST LONDON)

Nappuccino – reusable nappy demonstration

Organiser: Hackney Real Nappy Network

A 30-minute demonstration providing everything new parents need to know about reusable nappies. The demo will explain the different types of reusable nappy, how to use, store and wash them. At the end of the session, there will be a Q&A, and parents will be also able to claim or redeem their free nappy vouchers.

Speaker(s)

Esther Bolter

18/06/2021
10:00am-11:30am (BST LONDON)

Low plastic schemes in London

Organiser: ReLondon and Imperial College London

This stakeholder workshop is a collaboration between ReLondon and Imperial College London. The workshop will inform research on low-plastic schemes (e.g. surfers against sewage plastic free communities and North London Waste Authority’s low plastic zones). This project is linked to recommendations in the ReLondon report on reducing single-use plastic consumption.

The event will share insights from the research about effective schemes already operational across London. Participants will then be asked to test the feasibility of potential city-wide solutions.

This is an invite only event, and if you are interested in taking part, please contact Margot King at mlk20@ic.ac.uk, or Beverley Simonson at beverley.simonson@relondon.gov.uk.

Speaker(s)

Beverley Simonson

Margot King

18/06/2021
11:00am-12:00pm (BST LONDON)

Good with wood – upcycling London’s felled trees into fabulous furniture

Organiser: Saunders Seasoning

Over 5,000 trees are felled in London every year because they have died, become a danger, or to make way for development. Most end their lives as firewood or biofuel, releasing huge quantities of carbon back into the atmosphere.

Saunders Seasonings think it’s crazy these trees are not put to better use – especially since 90% of hardwood used in the UK is currently imported. Their business rescues felled London trees and upcycles them into quality hardwood timber for use by the city’s furniture makers and designers.

Join them to learn about their ambition to give more urban trees a second life, to help combat climate change and enable London businesses to create locally-sourced low-carbon furniture products people love.

They will present for around 40 minutes followed by a Q&A.

Speaker(s)

Bruce Saunders

Patrick Welsh

18/06/2021
12:00pm-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Unlocking the circular value with the commercial equipment operator

Organiser: Loopcycle

The third in a three-part series of case studies looking at how operators of the commercial equipment can contribute to a circular economy by demonstrating responsible management of their used appliances. Loopcycle is a product traceability platform that drives integrity within the reuse marketplace and redefines the management, recovery and resale of valuable secondary products.

Speaker(s)

Richard Hales

Lugano Kapembwa

18/06/2021
12:30pm-12:50pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy playbook – live! (ep.4)

Organiser: ReLondon

How can fashion be circular?

Finding it hard to shake your fashion habit, and can’t get your head around how circular fashion can help? Join our Circular Economy Playbook podcast hosts, Wayne Hubbard and Ali Moore, with special guest Hannah Carter (ReLondon’s Love Not Landfill campaign) to figure out how to style it out.

Speaker(s)

Wayne Hubbard

Ali Moore

Hannah Carter

Rebecca Earley

18/06/2021
1:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Consumer behaviour and dietary choice

Organiser: Intellidigest

This webinar will dive into the topic of how consumer behaviour affects food sustainability and how the industry is responding to a rise in popularity of healthier diets, vegetarianism and veganism. The expert panel will also consider how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the food system in terms of consumer behaviour and dietary choice.

Speaker(s)

Assoc Prof Wayne Martindale

Dr Christian Reynolds

Professor Leon Terry

Ruth Edge

Steve Brown

Mphumuzi Sukati

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu

18/06/2021
1:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

How subscription-based models can save us from the throw-away culture

Organiser: The Toy Box Club

The Toy Box Club is a great example of where a subscription model can completely reinvent the relationship users (in this case children) have with a product (in this case toys), eliminating the waste associated with our throw-away culture. Come and see for yourself! The Toy Box Club will have an unmanned shop today (1pm-5pm) at 58 Oxford Street, W1D 1BH. The space they’re occupying is a Sook adaptive retail space as discussed in our Tuesday Webinar: ‘Eliminating waste associated with physical shop fit-outs’.

Speaker(s)

18/06/2021
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Conscious consumerism and the circular economy

Organiser: Slow Fashion UK & The British School of Fashion

An instagram-live about conscious consumerism and the circular economy… Specifically how this fits in with the #slowfashionseason2021 #fashiondetox campaign by www.slowfashion.global. Featuring: Dr. Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, hosted by GCU London alumna Dhruvyasha (sustainability consultant) on the Slow Fashion UK platform.

Speaker(s)

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Dhruvyasha Patel

18/06/2021
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Styling with salvage

Organiser: Salvo

Joanne guides us through her style of new and old, modern yet lived-in aesthetics, which have made her a sought-after designer for homes and boutique hospitality spaces. Joanne’s design work and books have won numerous design awards and have been featured in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, Apartment Therapy and many more. Part of Salvo Fest celebrating 30 years of Salvo, the destination for reuse #futuREuse

Speaker(s)

Joanne Palmisano

18/06/2021
4:00pm-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy innovators tour

Organiser: Circular Economy Club London

Join the Circular Economy Club London as we wrap up #CEWeekLDN with our 2nd virtual Circular Economy Tour. Using our online Circular Economy Club London Circular Business Map for reference, grab your favourite beverage and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of circular businesses located in London. Whether your interest is in Circular Fashion & Textiles, Plastics, Biomaterials, Electronics or Built Environment, take part in CEC London’s 2nd virtual tour.

* Stop 1: Tower Hill – Biohm
* Stop 2: Temple – Oddbox
* Stop 3: Victoria – Library of Things
* Stop 4: White City – PIE Factory
* Stop 5: Liverpool Street – NOTPLA
* Panel discussion
* Formal close of CEWeek by Pauline Metivier – ReLondon

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