Events

The fifth annual circular economy showcase #CEweek2022

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

#CEweek2022 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
13.06.22
Day 2
Tuesday
14.06.22
Day 3
Wednesday
15.06.22
Day 4
Thursday
16.06.22
Day 5
Friday
17.06.22
13/06/2022
10:30am-12:15pm (BST LONDON)

Circular capacity, city-wide recovery

Organiser: ReLondon

This inaugural event to launch Circular Economy Week 2022 will feature industry leaders and academics, with perspectives from local government and communities, showcasing and debating the findings of a new report on circular jobs, skills and training and the opportunities they provide to support a green recovery in London.

Speaker(s)

Wayne Hubbard

Shirley Rodrigues

Nani Pajunen

Philip Glanville

Sarah Malone

Linda Ingolfsdottir

Miranda Essex

13/06/2022
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Making steel reuse best practice in the construction industry

Organiser: Cleveland Steel & Tubes

Making steel reuse best practice in the construction industry

Despite robust financial and environmental benefits, the construction sector is still far from adopting steel reuse as normal practice. Join us for a deep-dive discussion on how we can overcome current industry challenges and barriers to reusing steel and demolition materials with perspectives from members of the construction sector value chain.

Speaker(s)

Roy Fishwick

14/06/2022
10:00am-11:30am (BST LONDON)

A showcase: London’s circular food pioneers

Organiser: Food Flagship Initiative

The Food Flagship Initiative aims to make a low carbon circular economy for food a reality in London.

At this event we will present new research about food waste and greenhouse gas emission hotspots in the capital, and showcase the circular food innovators playing a pioneering role in the city’s transition to a circular economy for food.

Speaker(s)

Jean Billant

14/06/2022
10:00am-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

Re-use, Repair, Recycle at Church Street Market

Organiser: Westminster City Council

Westminster, Church Street environmental groups and national partners are hosting a variety of Circular Economy workshops. Church Street Market is a vibrant, diverse community hub just off Edgware Road. Offering fresh, traditional products alongside cafes, antique shops, fabric stores and the Library, it is the perfect place to share and celebrate the re-use, repair and re-cycling for a greener economy.

No need to book, just drop by! Church Street Market, NW8 8DT

Featuring: Recycling School Uniform C.I.C ; Westminster Wheels and Dr. Bike; Church Street Environmental Club; Upcycling Westminster; OLIO; WCC Recycling Team and Veolia

Speaker(s)

14/06/2022
1:00pm-1:45pm (BST LONDON)

Measuring Biodiversity Net Gain in the Built Environment

Organiser: UKRI's Circular Economy Centre for Construction Minerals

Join Julia Baker to discuss good practices for biodiversity net gain in the built environment!

This lunchtime seminar, hosted by ICEC-MCM (Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Mineral-based Construction Minerals), will cover the concept of Biodiversity Net Gain and how it is applied in practice to developments.

It will also touch on the Biodiversity Metric and the advantages of a habitat-based metrics, as well as the limitations and how these can be overcome with case studies and lessons learnt from industry.

Speaker(s)

Julia Baker

14/06/2022
1:30pm-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

Rethinking food waste: Business solutions to a planetary problem

Organiser: University of Westminster

Come and hear from businesses creatively tackling food waste from across the supply chain, from growing, to manufacturing, to redistribution. Speakers include Toast Ale, OLIO, ReLondon and Growing Underground. A networking drinks reception will follow.

This event is aimed at students interested in finding out more about food waste.

Speaker(s)

University of Westminster

Toast Ale

OLIO

Growing Underground

14/06/2022
2:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

B4SI Mid-Year Event 2022 ‘Social Partnerships as a Catalyst for Climate Action’

Organiser: Corporate Citizenship

Companies are finding innovative ways to bring community led approaches to enabling climate action. Following on from last year where we discussed the role of social impact practitioners in ensuring a Just Transition, we are now asking our practitioner network to convene and share examples on how best to partner with NGO’s/others to accelerate & strengthen environmental activities.

Speakers include: Caroline Dolan (SLR); Bayer; MyAgro; IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group); Goodr; Co-operative Group; Hubbub; Beazley Group + Renewable World

Speaker(s)

Business For Societal Impact (B4SI)

14/06/2022
2:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular fashion textiles in London: Workshop

Organiser: ReLondon, University College London, Circle Economy

This workshop is part of a joint research project between ReLondon, the University College London and Circle Economy, which examines the material flows and consumption-based emissions associated with London’s fashion textiles supply chain.

During this workshop, research insights on emission hotspots across the textiles supply chain will be shared. Interactive exercises with stakeholders will explore  circular intervention scenarios and their potential impacts on consumption-based emission reductions.

This is an invite-only event however if you would like to find out more, please contact the event organiser.

Speaker(s)

Sarah Malone

Dr Teresa Domenech

Jordi Pascual

14/06/2022
3:30pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Farming the fringe: unlocking land and opportunities for local food production and new enterprise

Organiser: Sustain

This roundtable discussion will present to politicians the top asks needed for peri-urban farming to have an impact on the national food system and economies at the local scale. These follow the national and local policy recommendations outlined in our project report and discussions we have had as a result of the report. You will also get to hear speeches from our partners, farmers and supporters, and interact with invited politicians in a Q&A session.

Guest speakers include Kerry McCarthy (Labour MP, Bristol East) and Jenny Rathbone (Welsh Labour MS, Cardiff Central) – more to be announced!

Due to limited capacity, the event will also be live-streamed.

Speaker(s)

Sustain

14/06/2022
6:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

Environment Talks: how to embrace new circular businesses in London?

Organiser: Impact Hub King's Cross

Come and join us for an in-person dialogue on business and circularity!

Spend the hour understanding the nuances and challenges faced in London today by aspiring entrepreneurs looking to develop circular businesses. Get to know the experience of Hasna Kourda, CEO & Co-founder at Save Your Wardrobe and more.

Speaker(s)

Impact Hub King’s Cross

Hasna Kourda

14/06/2022
6:30pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Online food waste cooking class

Organiser: Greenwich Pantry

Waste not, want not!
Join our exciting Online Food Waste Cooking Class to learn to cook using food that would have been wasted, get lots of tips and ideas on how to waste as little food as possible.
Small changes to your cooking habits can significantly reduce food wastage, saving you money and impacting positively on our environment.

Speaker(s)

Greenwich Pantry

15/06/2022
9:00am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular food sprint for London higher education

Organiser: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ReLondon, Mayor of London, London Higher

Hosted by University of Westminster, this day-long workshop will bring together representatives of London higher education institutions to learn best practice, align on a common vision, and identify opportunities for collective action towards a circular economy for food on campuses.

Speaker(s)

Joshua Newton

15/06/2022
12:00pm-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Truly Reclaimed: Introducing the new label for real reuse

Organiser: Salvo

Launched by Salvo, the campaign for Truly Reclaimed assures that a product or batch of material is genuinely reclaimed. The label helps you distinguish Truly Reclaimed from new products that are made to resemble the old, highlighting the environmental benefit of choosing materials that really are reclaimed for reuse.

Discover a material’s past life, reclamation rescue stories and the embodied carbon saved. Join the campaign for real reuse. futuREuse.co.uk

Speaker(s)

Sara Morel

15/06/2022
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

Design for Planet

Organiser: Environmental Funders Network, Design Council

The Environmental Funders Network have invited the Design Council to present their Design for Planet initiative (launched in September 2021). The Design Council are helping accelerate the rate at which designers tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis with design, rather than making it worse.

This is an invitation-only event. For more information, please contract Aliyah Green: aliyah@greenfunders.org

Speaker(s)

Minnie Moll

15/06/2022
1:30pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy in action for local authorities

Organiser: LEDNet, ReLondon

Collaboration between neighbourhoods and local authorities is key to enabling a circular economy and to help London transition towards a low carbon city. LEDNet and ReLondon will be joined by guest speakers from London’s boroughs to hear about their initiatives and how they’ve empowered local communities to rethink consumption.

Speaker(s)

15/06/2022
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Repairing our way to a zero waste society

Organiser: C40 Cities

This webinar examines what policies such as the Right to Repair mean in practice for cities. We will look at how the growth of repair cafés and other forms of DIY community repair in cities can deliver multiple social, ecological and economic benefits, including the potential to restore community cohesion and reducing consumption based emissions.

Speaker(s)

C40 Cities

Fiona Dear

Rebecca Child

15/06/2022
4:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

UK-China Reducing Carbon Emission in Cement and Concrete

Organiser: Arcas & Callisto Consulting

The “Experts on: UK-China Built Environment Road to Carbon Zero” Webinar Series aims to share knowledge and exchange expertise, generating collaborations, and raising awareness amongst all professionals in the construction and building material industry in UK and China.

Speaker(s)

Arcas & Callisto Consulting

15/06/2022
5:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

Creating a circular high street

Organiser: Tapestry

Join Tapestry and the Hackney Wick Fish Island Community Development Trust on a walking tour of an emerging circular high street in Hackney Wick – supported by the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All’ campaign.

The event will visit local businesses who are actively pursuing sustainable ways of working, including White Building Market & Silo restaurant; Refill Therapy; and Barge East. Also find out about the CDT’s own innovative plans for a circular hub as part of its circular high street strategy which aims to reflect the unique economy & character of Hackney Wick.

Speaker(s)

Tapestry

15/06/2022
7:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

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

16/06/2022
8:00am-11:00pm (BST LONDON)

World Refill Day

Organiser: City to Sea

World Refill Day is a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste.

Together with our planet-protecting partners, and thousands of everyday activists around the world, we’re calling on businesses, brands and governments to choose to reuse and help make single-use plastic a thing of the past.

Speaker(s)

City to Sea

16/06/2022
8:00am-9:30am (BST LONDON)

Circular buildings from strategy to reality

Organiser: Arup

We all want to design out waste and pollution, and enhance the whole life value of properties, but what practical strategies and measures can we adopt?

Join us to hear inspirational circular project stories from across London. Arup circular economy experts will be joined by guest speakers from companies including Argent to share their insights and learnings.

Speaker(s)

16/06/2022
10:00am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular Disruptors Accelerator

Organiser: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

This FREE two-day accelerator is for early to growth stage startups seeking to scale their circular solutions, providing tailored business support and connecting cross-industry leaders, circular trailblazers, impactful investors and circular experts.

Speaker(s)

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

16/06/2022
10:00am-12:00pm (BST LONDON)

UK Circular Cities Network Meeting

Organiser: ReLondon

The UK Circular Cities Network meeting provides an opportunity for members to discuss circular activities within their cities or regions. Presentations will focus on monitoring and reporting of circular economy, embedding circular economy in schools and higher education, and reuse schemes.

Please note that this is an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rachel Singer at rachel.singer@relondon.gov.uk

Speaker(s)

16/06/2022
10:45am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

CENTS: Transportation requirements to move to net zero 2050

Organiser: Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems

Join us for an interactive workshop facilitated by the Centre for Facilitation.

We held a series or road mapping workshops to produce a circular economy transport roadmap which has now been completed. The CENTS team will use this roadmap to outline transportation requirements needed to move to Net Zero 2050 and outline the challenges that need addressing to ensure emergent transport systems are inherently circular.

To move this vision forward you will work collaboratively in small groups looking at the opportunities, options and potential roadblocks ahead.

Speaker(s)

Circular Economy Network in Transportation Systems

16/06/2022
11:00am-11:30am (BST LONDON)

Circular Economy Innovation Communities Insight Event

Organiser: Circular Economy Innovation Communities

Join this introductory webinar to learn more about the Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) fully-funded programme for public and third sector service workers. Public service leaders in Wales have been set ambitious sustainability targets as part of the government’s Net Zero commitments & the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Join a community of practice across South Wales that’s working together to hit Net Zero and Well-being of Future Generations Act targets.

Speaker(s)

Circular Economy Innovation Communities

16/06/2022
1:00pm-2:15pm (BST LONDON)

What’s next for single-use plastics?

Organiser: ReLondon

We’ve invited colleagues from producers, charities, communities and local government to talk about the progress that’s been made on cutting single-use plastic in London, and the challenges we still face. On World Refill Day, our panel will discuss where we go from here and how we can continue to increase awareness, offer opportunities for changing behaviour and persuade people to make them.

Speaker(s)

Andrew Hagger

Daisy Hutchison

Diana Sterck

16/06/2022
2:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Driving the circular transformation: Cradle to Cradle Certified® in the Built Environment

Organiser: Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

How we design, make, select and specify products and materials today shapes the world we will inhabit tomorrow.

Whatever your role in the built environment value chain, join us in the journey towards making the vision of a circular built environment today’s reality.

Through an interactive panel moderated by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation, manufacturers will discuss how the C2C Certified Products Program enables system change.

Speaker(s)

Dr Christina Raab

Ana Quintas

Yvonne Ngo

Matt Paskin

16/06/2022
5:00pm-6:30pm (BST LONDON)

Sustainability Cafe: Sustainable Food Systems

Organiser: OxLEP

Come and meet up with other purpose driven businesses to share ideas, inspiration and learning around the theme of sustainability.
Themes and topics for the Sustainability Cafe sessions will include: The food system – how to think about impacts and how to make change; Biodiversity – why it’s important now and how to save it through what you do as a business;  Retrofitting your business; Waste and circular economy; and Green finance, pensions and investments.

Speaker(s)

OxLEP

16/06/2022
5:00pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

World Refill Day celebration party

Organiser: City to Sea

Please join City to Sea and the Refill team as well as our co-hosts – Chilly’s and The Tate Modern between 17.00 and 20.00 in Granville-Grossman Members Room at the Tate Modern.

Join us after work for an uplifting and inspiring coming together of colleagues and friends who have worked in the reuse space. We want to celebrate all the fantastic progress that has been made and set a course together to redouble our efforts over the year ahead.

Speaker(s)

City to Sea

16/06/2022
5:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

Colèchi x FreakyUpcycle: Paint Party

Organiser: Colèchi

Party and paint your new thrifts with Colèchi x Freaky Upcycle!
Our very first PAINT PARTY will take place at The Lab E20, Stratford on Thursday 16th June from 5pm to 9pm, with DJ sets from BPM Music Collective!

Speaker(s)

16/06/2022
6:15pm-7:15pm (BST LONDON)

Keeping fashion in the loop 2022

Organiser: LoanHood, The Seams, 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

16/06/2022
6:15pm-8:15pm (BST LONDON)

Food Waste Cooking Class

Organiser: Greenwich Pantry

Waste not, want not!
Join our exciting Food Waste Cooking Class to learn to cook using food that would have been wasted, get lots of tips and ideas on how to waste as little food as possible.
Small changes to your cooking habits can significantly reduce food wastage, saving you money and impacting positively on our environment.

Speaker(s)

Greenwich Pantry

16/06/2022
7:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

The Sewcial

Organiser: Make Mee Studio

At Make Mee Studio’s brand new class The Sewcial, you can come and use our lovely big tables for cutting, our sewing machines, needles, threads, any other equipment we have that you need for your project and most importantly hang out with others getting creative in the same room! Share ideas, help each other, forge new creative friendships.

Speaker(s)

Make Mee Studio

17/06/2022
12:00pm-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Extended Resource Ownership models for circularity in the manufacturing and construction sector

Organiser: IEMA

IEMA presents the Extended Resource Ownership model that demonstrates an easy to understand step by step approach to making the manufacturing and construction sectors more circular. This session is promoting the IEMA models during London’s CE Week, with ReLondon. Members of IEMAs steering group for the circular economy network will talk through the models and have a Q&A session at the end.

Speaker(s)

Andy Whyle

Ashley Oates

Fleur Ruckley

Stephanie Palmer

Tim Danson

17/06/2022
1:00pm-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Planning a more sustainable food system

Organiser: Intellidigest

We need to plan and save our food, save our environment, save our health and save our economies.

Hear from stakeholders across the food system from farm to fork that are tirelessly working to ensure that we have food placed on our plates discuss what they are doing, the challenges they are facing and what the future holds for food system sustainability.

Speaker(s)

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu

17/06/2022
5:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

CHICMI Charity thrift party

Organiser: CHICMI

Meet like minded people from the CHICMI community who also love fashion and creativity. Enjoy some fresh bubbles and do good for the environment by swapping your unwanted clothes, all to support a great charity, Smart Works.

Simply bring 3 or more items of clothes and let the party begin with music to enjoy, new friends to make and some dancing, singing along the way for an unforgettable summer evening!

Free entry: Techspace Shoreditch, 25 Luke St, London, EC2A 4DS

Speaker(s)

CHICMI

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