Events

The sixth annual circular economy showcase #CEweek2023

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

#CEweek2023 is a week of inspiration, celebration and showcasing to gear up the stuff revolution. It is hosted by ReLondon, in partnership with Visa – but there’ll be lots of events hosted by other organisations and cities throughout the week.

Check out this year’s inspiring and varied programme of 70+ events below. Register for CE Week to sign up and reserve your spot at these brilliant events!

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Pre-CE Week
Day 1
Monday
16.10.23
Day 2
Tuesday
17.10.23
Day 3
Wednesday
18.10.23
Day 4
Thursday
19.10.23
Day 5
Friday
20.10.23
21.10.23 & 22.10.23
14/10/2023
10:00am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Reuse and repair fair

Organiser: Wandsworth Council

All are welcome at Wandsworth Council’s ‘Reuse & Repair Fair’ with workshops, family activities, stalls, sustainable fashion, repair stations, upcycling and more. All taking place in the wonderful Royal College of Art’s Rausing Research & Innovation Building.

Bring along your bikes, household electricals, clothes and textiles for repair. Participation from groups including the RCA’s Textiles Circularity Centre, Traid, Furniture Narrative, Tooting Work and Play Scrapstore and many more.

In-person event: London SW11 (pre-registration welcomed but not required).

Speaker(s)

14/10/2023
12:30pm-4:30pm (BST LONDON)

Repair cafe (Islington)

Organiser: Islington Council

Live in Islington? Got a broken or faulty electronic device? If the answer to these two questions is ‘yes’ then this is the event for you.

Volunteer technicians will help you diagnose the fault, give you tips on repairing and help you to repair your own broken small or medium electrical and electronic devices. This session is all about learning how to repair your item together, so be prepared to get stuck in.

In-person event: London, N7 (Islington residents only)

Speaker(s)

16/10/2023
1:00pm-2:30pm (BST LONDON)

PlanToSave campaignthon

Organiser: Intellidigest

Join Intellidigest as they share details of their PlanToSave campaign, which is creating awareness about the food system challenges and the little efforts we can make in our day-to-day activities to evolve a circular (sustainable) food system.

Participants from the five-week PlanToSave campaign will join this online event and the top performers will be rewarded for their efforts!

Speaker(s)

Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu

16/10/2023
2:30pm-4:30pm (BST LONDON)

Ever-increasing circles – how the circular economy transition delivers against wider policy agendas

Organiser: ReLondon

How can the circular economy help tackle both the cost-of-living and climate crises? What are the policy drivers for speeding up a transition which benefits the economy, the environment and our communities? How can local economies grow and thrive as a result of government and community action to be more circular?

Join circular economy policy-makers, innovators and activists at ReLondon’s livestreamed opening event for Circular Economy Week 2023 to find out.

Speaker(s)

Ann Pettifor

Lord Callanan

Shirley Rodrigues

Catherine Barber

Wayne Hubbard

Sonia Brown

Alison McRae

Rob Robinson

Cllr Deirdre Costigan

Victoria Lawson

Antony Buchan

Richard Bradbury

Sophia Wyatt

Chris Barrett

Glynn Stevenson

17/10/2023
9:00am-10:30am (BST LONDON)

Global Cities & Regions Spotlight: India

Organiser: Pyxera Global

How are businesses, cities, municipalities and regions in India accelerating the shift to a circular economy?

Join Pyxera Global India for the first webinar in the Global Cities & Regions Spotlight series with ReLondon for #CEweek2023 to hear inspiring insights from a curated selection of pioneering businesses and institutions in India, followed by an audience Q&A.

Discover leading case studies, explore practical (and replicable) examples and hear tried-and-tested success stories in driving the circular economy transition from across India.

Location: Zoom

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
9:00am-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

Bicycle workshop

Organiser: Fixlosophy

Bring along your bicycle to the Fixlosophy workshop in Blue House Yard (Wood Green, London N22) for a free bike check.

Experts will be on hand all day to provide hints and tips on how to up-cycle second hand parts and keep your trusty steed on the road for longer.

This is a drop-in event so no pre-registration is required. Just turn up with your bike and help will be at hand!

In-person event: London, N22

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
9:30am-11:30am (BST LONDON)

Circular economy in the workplace – 9.30am tour of remanufacturing facility and learn how to make it happen

Organiser: Crown Workspace

Visit Crown Workspace at their market-leading Renew Centre in north London, dedicated to remanufacturing, refurbishing, and repairing desks, chairs, office furniture and IT equipment. As part of this tour, where you can see the circular economy in action, Crown Workspace will share their experiences and knowledge from delivering circular economy solutions for nearly 15 years. Learn how to put circular economy principles at the heart of the working environment, enabling better asset management for extending the life of existing resources.

In-person event: London, N9 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Business perspectives on EU circular economy policy

Organiser: University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) & CLG Europe

The European Union is one of the leading drivers towards greater sustainability. The EU launched the European Green Deal to set a binding climate neutral target by 2050. Whilst the most prominent legislation has been on climate, there has also been a growing focus around building a more circular European economy. This trend is set to continue.

This webinar will set out the policy landscape of the European Union on circularity, including some of the key files. We will also hear from leading businesses who are members of the Materials and Products Taskforce. These are companies actively advocating for greater circularity, bringing their own unique perspective and cutting edge business practices.

Speaker(s)

Tahmid Chowdhury

17/10/2023
10:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Free textile upcycling and repair workshop

Organiser: Islington Council and Fashion-Enter

Drop into the FC Designer Collective shop on Fonthill Road (N4) with your garment (or textile) for free upcycling and repair support and tuition.

Learn all sorts of new skills to repair and upcycle garments including how to: thread an industrial sewing machine; different stitches and tensions; shorten a hem; insert a zip, buttons and trims; tailor an existing garment to your body shape. Please bring your own items and pins, if you wish to use them.

In-person event: London, N4

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
11:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Community clothes swap

Organiser: Islington Council

Drop off your unwanted clothes (in clean and wearable condition), shoes and hats throughout the month of September.

Then come along to the Vibast Community Centre (EC1V 9NH) on 17 October to pick up some pre-loved clothes for you and your family. For more information: 020 7527 4605 or vibast@islington.gov.uk

In-person event (no need to pre-register): Vibast Community Centre, 167 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NH

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
11:30am-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Global Cities & Regions Spotlight: Africa

Organiser: ReLondon and Pyxera Global

How are grass-roots groups and entrepreneurs around the world accelerating the shift to a circular economy in their local communities, cities and regions?

Join ReLondon for the second webinar in our Global Cities & Regions Spotlight series with Pyxera Global for #CEweek2023 to hear inspiring and informative insights from these pioneering community groups and entrepreneurs from across the African region, followed by an audience Q&A.

Discover leading case studies, explore practical (and replicable) examples and hear tried-and-tested success stories from these pioneering innovators.

Location: Zoom

Speaker(s)

Alhassan Muniru

Wayne Hubbard

Joanna Bingham

Dozie Igwello

Kigen Compton

17/10/2023
12:00pm-3:15pm (BST LONDON)

WRAP Recycling Summit (day 1)

Organiser: WRAP

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our national campaign, Recycle Week, we are proud to present WRAP’s very first Recycling Summit from 17 to 19 October. This must-attend online event is a great opportunity to learn about our cutting-edge insights and work in circular economy.

17 October (day 1) – Audience segmentation & recycling tracker / Using audience segmentation & national recycling tracker data to inform the Recycle Week campaign / Supporting schools to zero carbon – step one, reducing waste.

Speaker(s)

Mark Roberts

Craig Stephens

Suzanne Gibbon

17/10/2023
1:30pm-3:30pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy in the workplace – 1.30pm tour of remanufacturing facility and learn how to make it happen

Organiser: Crown Workspace

Visit Crown Workspace at their market-leading Renew Centre in north London, dedicated to remanufacturing, refurbishing, and repairing desks, chairs, office furniture and IT equipment. As part of this tour, where you can see the circular economy in action, Crown Workspace will share their experiences and knowledge from delivering circular economy solutions for nearly 15 years. Learn how to put circular economy principles at the heart of the working environment, enabling better asset management for extending the life of existing resources.

In-person event: London, N9 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

The national cup recycling scheme: Improving recyclability rates of takeaway cups

Organiser: Valpak

From 2025, mandatory cup takeback will come into effect for businesses that sell fibre-based composite cups and employ 10 or more full time equivalent employees. These businesses will have to provide a dedicated bin for the separate collection and recycling of cups. This will also be accompanied by a data reporting requirement.

In this webinar, Valpak will take you through the journey of the scheme, what the new legislation requires and a step-by-step introduction to the new cup takeback scheme. This is aimed at both obligated and non-obligated businesses who sell paper cups and want to understand more about cup recycling solutions.

Speaker(s)

Hannah Osman

17/10/2023
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Future Industries Demonstrator Application

Organiser: SHIFT

If you’re considering applying to be part of SHIFT’s Future Industries Demonstrator (FID) Programme, then this is the session for you.

SHIFT is calling on London’s innovators to support the transition to a resilient capital, starting with rapidly enhancing the natural spaces and systems of east London. A successful FID application will give you access to expertise, support and funding to accelerate the growth and adoption of your city-changing innovation.

This free online information session will answer all your questions about the FID programme and how to give your application the best chance of success.

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
2:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Cloth nappies – open house for nurseries

Organiser: Nappy Ever After

A drop-in event aimed at nursery managers. Disposable nappies are a very good example of the wastefulness of the old linear model of make, use, throw. The circular alternative is reusable cloth nappies. Nappy Ever After has been supporting parents and nurseries in using cloth nappies on babies for 20 years. If you work in a nursery, drop by to find out more.

In-person event (no need to pre-register): Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ

Speaker(s)

Hilary Vick

17/10/2023
4:30pm-6:30pm (BST LONDON)

Circular futures: Exploring demountable structures at The Hithe

Organiser: Meanwhile Space CIC

Join IF_DO and Meanwhile Space at The Hithe for Circular Economy Week 2023, where we present an insightful exploration of sustainable architecture and environmental innovation.

Speakers will delve into topics of demountable structures, the creative reutilisation of spent carbon resources, and the challenges and solutions associated with designing for small, challenging sites. Participants will have the opportunity to join guided tours of The Hithe including a tour of the community garden.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Emily Berwyn

Thomas Bryans

17/10/2023
5:00pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular Connect x Visa

Organiser: ReLondon

Circular Connect returns to celebrate Circular Economy Week!

For this edition, we’ve teamed up with our #CEweek2023 headline partner Visa for an evening championing circular economy business.

Hear circular SMEs within ReLondon’s community talk about their successes, challenges and future plans; learn how Visa is supporting small businesses transition to a circular economy; and network with your peers over drinks and nibbles.

This event is by invitation only. To request an invitation, email business@relondon.gov.uk

Speaker(s)

17/10/2023
6:30pm-8:30pm (BST LONDON)

Meet the entrepreneurs turning waste into value

Organiser: Fast Forward 2030

Join Fast Forward 2030, a global network of SDG-focused impact entrepreneurs hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, in an in-person talk and networking with waste-to-value entrepreneurs running circular businesses to achieve SDGs.

Enjoy some mouth-watering and ethically sourced refreshments from The Orchard, followed by a panel discussion with ReLondon’s circular economy entrepreneurs, facilitated by Ehab Sayed, Founder and Chief Evolution Officer of BIOHM, a multi-award-winning research and development-led biotech company.

In-person event: London W1H.

Cost: £10 (£5 for students).

Speaker(s)

Andrew Matthews

Ryan Robinson

Dr Ehab Sayed

Anaïs Engelmann *

18/10/2023
8:30am-10:30am (BST LONDON)

Reform to reuse: Investing in circular economy to achieve low carbon buildings

Organiser: Ramboll

A breakfast, networking and panel discussion event in the breathtaking surroundings of Tate Modern.

Our panel will lead a conversation about how to transform existing buildings into new uses, what the demolition landscape will look like post-M&S, and how to invest wisely in circularity to achieve carbon reduction. To fuel collaborative discussion, our panel will cover perspectives from planning, insurance, structural engineering and demolition.

In-person event: London, SE1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Dr Timur Tatlioglu

Holly Price

Dominic Lion

Jacob Kurek

Brogan MacDonald

18/10/2023
8:30am-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

Concave Summit 2023

Organiser: Concave

Concave is a sustainability x technology summit, viewed through the lens of culture and community. We are mission-driven towards climate action, decarbonisation, circularity and accelerating habits towards positive impact.

A day of masterclasses and workshops covering sustainability leadership, circular business models, climate storytelling, decarbonisation through green technology and more.

Hybrid event: Join in-person (London, WC2) – £199 including refreshments, lunch and networking drinks / or join virtually (YouTube Live) – £89, providing access to the livestream plus three months access to recorded content.

Speaker(s)

Nic Gorini

Hannah Boman

Louise Konig

Sam Sutaria

Poppy Mason-Watts

Anjuli Bedi

18/10/2023
9:00am-10:00am (BST LONDON)

The great greenwashing crackdown

Organiser: Hattrick

This free webinar, hosted by Hattrick Founder, Malin Cunningham, aims to provide sales and marketing teams with the tools they need to develop a successful, yet sustainable, strategy that adheres to new greenwashing guidance set by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The Advertising Standards Authority is really cracking down on greenwashing, after stating that it will ban any advertising and marketing communications that make ‘carbon neutral’ or ‘net zero’ claims based on offsetting. This webinar will shine a spotlight on greenwashing and, most importantly, what businesses can do to avoid it.

Speaker(s)

Malin Cunningham

18/10/2023
9:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Circular economy in action: How zero waste cities are leading the change

Organiser: Arcas & Callisto Consulting

Cities make an oversized impact on our environment. The circular economy is essential to an accelerated yet sustainable transformation of urban life.

In this online seminar, A&C has invited urban circular economy experts from China and Europe to share their invaluable knowledge, from policy perspectives to pilot experiments, with a focus on construction demolition and bio waste. Our goal is to help reshape our urban landscape, and to effectively manage resources, ultimately minimising waste generation to zero.

Speaker(s)

Meng Pi

Jingjiang Liu

Leslie Petitjean

18/10/2023
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Sustainability masterclass with Valpak Consulting

Organiser: Valpak

Looking to improve your company’s sustainability credentials, but unsure where to start? Wherever you are in your sustainability journey, join Valpak’s consulting team in exploring the most valuable and useful steps you can take to identify and achieve your environmental goals.

Join this webinar to understand how sustainability tools can help your business evolve and identify what steps you need to take to enhance the way your company approaches sustainability.

Speaker(s)

18/10/2023
10:30am-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

One World Living Programme – annual borough conference

Organiser: One World Living

Join this online conference and learn about the One World Living (OWL) Programme and how London boroughs are working together to create a circular economy in London. The OWL Programme focusses on reducing consumption-based emissions. This event will provide the latest update on the programme, showcase its work through live case studies and explain how London boroughs can get involved.

We welcome colleagues from climate/sustainability, procurement, waste/recycling, behaviour change and communications teams to join the event, from across London and further afield.

Speaker(s)

18/10/2023
12:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

WRAP Recycling Summit (day 2)

Organiser: WRAP

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our national campaign, Recycle Week, we are proud to present WRAP’s very first Recycling Summit from 17 to 19 October. This must-attend online event is a great opportunity to learn about our cutting-edge insights and work in circular economy.

18 October (day 2) – Local authority food waste collections / Using behavioural science to tackle missed capture and contamination.

Speaker(s)

Ruth Hunter

Rachel Parks

Matt Perkins

David Hall

18/10/2023
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

As-a-service and the circular economy

Organiser: Black Winch

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, manufacturers face numerous challenges, including rising costs, resource constraints and increasing customer demands, including sustainability demands. This topic is an exploration of how manufacturers can leverage the as-a-service model to drive circularity, efficiency, and innovation within their organisations.

The webinar will discuss lessons for business from a research project where white goods-as-a-service was tested by a group of experts, housing company and the manufacturer Electrolux.

Speaker(s)

Yann Toutant

Jan Agri

18/10/2023
1:30pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

London’s fashion footprint workshop for London boroughs

Organiser: ReLondon, One World Living, Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Hosted by ReLondon and OWL in partnership with the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, this workshop aims to identify circular fashion textiles actions that London boroughs can take to support net zero, waste and other pressing goals.

The workshop will feature presentations on ReLondon’s research on London’s fashion habits and showcase examples of ambitious action by local governments in this space. Participants will then join an open space to help map existing circular textiles activities taking place in London, and identify how action on textiles can support wider borough priorities beyond net zero and waste.

This is a closed workshop for London borough representatives. To request an invitation, contact sarah.malone@relondon.gov.uk

Speaker(s)

Sarah Malone

18/10/2023
2:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy building workshop

Organiser: Climate Clarity CIC

This hands-on workshop is the Circular Economy Collage: a collaborative three-hour online event that looks at our existing (linear) economic model, highlights its impacts and invites you to explore a different, circular model that uses fewer resources, designs out waste and respects the limits of our planet.

Participants will leave the workshop inspired and with tangible actions that are accessible to everyone. Whether you work in the private or public sector, are an academic or a student, or are simply curious, the Circular Economy Collage is open to everyone!

Cost: £5 per delegate

Speaker(s)

Ash Goddard

18/10/2023
3:30pm-4:45pm (BST LONDON)

Global Cities & Regions Spotlight: North America – Atlanta

Organiser: Pyxera Global

How are cities, municipalities and regions around the world accelerating the shift to a circular economy?

Join Pyxera Global for the second webinar in the Global Cities & Regions Spotlight series for #CEweek2023 to hear inspiring insights from city government representatives from Atlanta, GA, United States, followed by an audience Q&A.

Discover leading case studies, explore practical (and replicable) examples and hear tried-and-tested success stories in advancing the circular economy at a city level.

Location: Zoom

Speaker(s)

Michelle Wiseman

Jay Bassett

John Holm

18/10/2023
3:30pm-7:30pm (BST LONDON)

Reuse summit

Organiser: Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

The construction industry accounts for over a third of global carbon emissions. We can’t drastically reduce this without circular strategies like reuse.

Hear from industry experts and discover inspiring case studies that will show what steps the industry can take to increase the uptake of reused materials, from structure to flooring, and fittings to furniture.

In-person event: London EC3N (pre-registration required, places limited to 75).

Cost: £60 (£20 for ASBP and FIS members)

Speaker(s)

Wendy Bishop

Simon Corbey

Penny Gowler

Nigel Harvey

Peter Kelly

Greg Lavery

Matthew Morris

Amy Peace

Sarah Trahair-Williams

Debbie Ward

Paul Woolvine

18/10/2023
4:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Communications and behaviour change to reduce waste

Organiser: C40 Waste to Resources Network

The C40 Waste to Resources Network invites you to a webinar on effective communications and behaviour change strategies geared towards reducing waste.

Ellie Moss from Perpetual (and lead author of ‘Reducing Plastic Pollution: Campaigns That Work’) and Joshua Goodman (the man behind New York City’s highly successful ‘Send Rats Packing’ campaign) will be sharing their first hand insights on effective communication campaigns to influence sustainable behaviour.

Speaker(s)

Ellie Moss

Joshua Goodman

18/10/2023
5:00pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Weekly networking: cocktails, community and the circular economy

Organiser: Wolfy's Bar

Wolfy’s Bar in Deptford hosts a weekly networking event where circular economy issues are discussed and debated with a cocktail in hand! Why not join them during CE Week 2023?

Hear from regular guest speakers and speak to Wolfy’s Bar owners about circular economy, funding and running a small business, NFTs, fighting loneliness, entrepreneurship, art and community. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail, local beer, homemade cake and great company!

In-person event: London SE8 (pre-registration required)

Cost: £10.80

Speaker(s)

18/10/2023
5:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

Verte x Host of Leyton Clothes Swap

Organiser: Verte

Come along with up to 5 items of premium quality clothing to swap in our shop! We’ll be open from 5-9pm for an evening of swapping, drinks will be served! We can’t wait to see you there!

In-person event: Host of Leyton, 658 High Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JP

Cost: £10 early-bird tickets, £15 on the door

 

Speaker(s)

18/10/2023
5:30pm-8:30pm (BST LONDON)

Bringing circularity to luxury fashion

Organiser: More Luxury Club and Femme Tech

Join a panel of circular pioneers in London’s luxury fashion industry as we delve into ways that luxury fashion can be circular, the challenges of launching circular business models, and where we see the future of circular luxury fashion.

Our panel of female founders will discuss the current and future state of circular luxury fashion, the challenges they face as founders in this space and the landscape of funding circular businesses.

In-person event: London, SW8 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Cynthia Morrow

Shika Bodani

Charlotte Bendkowski

Coco Panazza

Charlotte Staerck

18/10/2023
6:30pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Fermented community brew

Organiser: Hearth Bakery

In celebration of CE Week 2023, Hearth Bakery is hosting a taster class of its fermented drinks workshop. In this hour-and-a-half session you will get to taste a range of fermented drinks, have the process of fermentation laid out and together as a group create a naturally carbonated soft drink which you will then take away a bottle of.

It’s a fun introduction session into fermentation and an excellent way to creatively divert food waste both at home and in the workplace.

In-person event: London, E9 (pre-registration required, over 18s only).

Cost: £10

Speaker(s)

Maisie Collins

18/10/2023
7:00pm-8:15pm (BST LONDON)

Global Cities & Regions Spotlight: North America – Hawaii

Organiser: Pyxera Global

How are cities, municipalities and regions around the world accelerating the shift to a circular economy?

Join Pyxera Global for the fourth webinar in the Global Cities & Regions Spotlight series with ReLondon for #CEweek2023 to hear inspiring insights from Hawaii, followed by an audience Q&A.

Learn how the state of Hawaii is using the circular economy to build resilience against the climate crisis, fostering community cohesion and innovation, all while generating jobs, driving green growth and environmental regeneration.

Location: Zoom

Speaker(s)

U’ilani Naipo

John Holm

Leelen Park

Douglass Shipman Adams

Kristin Frost Albrecht

Hānai Kaiāulu

Kristine Kubat

19/10/2023
9:00am-10:30am (BST LONDON)

Delivering a circular built environment: How can we enable city-scale material reuse?

Organiser: Arup

Facilitating material reuse has huge potential to reduce our sector’s carbon footprint, but how can we overcome these barriers?

Join this breakfast event to explore the challenges facing widespread material re-use and potential solutions. The discussion will touch on urban mining, regenerative design and the role of digitisation in reducing risk and enabling onward re-use. Our panel of industry innovators will include speakers from EMR Metal Recycling, Jan Kattein Architects, Madaster, Orms Architects, and 540 World.

In-person event: London, W1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Mel Allwood

Rachel Hoolahan

Jan Kattein

Chaline Church

Robert Palmer

19/10/2023
9:00am-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Furniture upcycling and repair workshop

Organiser: Islington Council

Breathe new life into old furniture and learn woodwork skills from the experts. Islington residents can bring along small or medium wooden items like a chest of drawers, bedside cabinet, shelving unit, chairs, small table, picture frame, spice rack etc.

You will be shown how to repair and upcycle your items on the spot. Battery drills will be provided, minors must be supervised by accompanying adults.

In-person event: London, N19 5UN (Islington residents only, pre-registration required, no charge)

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
10:00am-10:45am (BST LONDON)

Achieving zero waste to landfill certification

Organiser: Valpak

This webinar will introduce you to and advise you on the principles of zero waste to landfill; how you can work towards certification for your business and the benefits you will see.

Whether you are a public or a private organisation, if you are looking to improve your waste management, this webinar is for you.

Speaker(s)

Louise Tompkinson

Bronwyn Harris

19/10/2023
10:30am-12:30pm (BST LONDON)

Sock darning workshop

Organiser: Four Otter Craft Studio

Got holey socks? Don’t throw them away just yet!

Bring your clean, holey socks to our workshop, and we’ll teach you how to mend them, extending their lifespan and reducing textile waste. Join us for demonstrations and guidance on sock repair.

In-person event: Studio 1, Blue House Yard, River Park Road, Wood Green, N22 7TB (drop-in – no pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
12:00pm-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Philanthropy and the circular economy – why funders need to get involved and how to do it

Organiser: The Environmental Funders Network

Online event exploring how funders and grant recipients are helping to accelerate the circular economy.

Philanthropic organisations can play an important role in seeding and scaling circular solutions, creating social and environmental impact. Our line-up features a circular economy funder and three non-profit representatives embedded in the circular economy ecosystem.

Guest speakers from leading organisations including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, ReLondon and Impact Hub London

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
12:00pm-3:15pm (BST LONDON)

WRAP Recycling Summit (day 3)

Organiser: WRAP

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of our national campaign, Recycle Week, we are proud to present WRAP’s very first Recycling Summit from 17 to 19 October. This must-attend online event is a great opportunity to learn about our cutting-edge insights and work in circular economy.

19 October (day 3) – Business recycling in Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

Speaker(s)

Ruth Partridge

Keith Patterson

19/10/2023
1:00pm-2:00pm (BST LONDON)

The WIP presents – Do wonderful things with your waste with A Good Thing + ReLondon

Organiser: The Wip

Hosted by The WIP and with guests A Good Thing and ReLondon, this online session will cover how to move those things we’re not sure how to handle into the circular economy. Things like; offcuts, samples, redundant displays etc.

We will explore circularity deeper and in a different light through the presenters’ work with small businesses and charities.

Speaker(s)

Lucy Kebell

Mafalda Oliveira

Anna Rose Bowler

19/10/2023
1:30pm-3:30pm (BST LONDON)

Upcycling knitwear into hats and arm warmers

Organiser: Four Otter Craft Studio

Is your old knitwear collecting dust? Let’s transform it!

Drop in to our  workshop and we’ll help you repurpose worn-out knitwear, including shrunken sweaters, into stylish hats and wrist warmers – perfect for the upcoming colder weather. Bring an old sweater, and we’ll give it a new lease on life.

In-person event: Studio 1, Blue House Yard, River Park Road, Wood Green, N22 7TB (drop-in – no pre-registration required).

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
2:00pm-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

En-ROADS climate simulation workshop

Organiser: AklysTransform

Interactive En-ROADS climate simulator workshop exploring the long-term dynamics among generation and use of energy and materials, climate, and ecosystems. En-ROADS is a freely-available online global climate simulator that allows users to quickly see the long-term effects of the climate policies and actions they imagine.

This free one-hour online workshop is limited to 25 people to keep it interactive.

Speaker(s)

Esmé Fantozzi

19/10/2023
2:00pm-2:30pm (BST LONDON)

An introduction to circular fashion

Organiser: Wellicious

Wellicious is a circular, Cradle to Cradle Certified® brand specialising in stylish and sustainable yoga fashion.

Join them for this webinar in which they explain why the fashion industry needs to change in order to support the environment and future, and explain ways the industry can change and ethical practices that the industry should embrace.

Speaker(s)

Heike Petersen Cunza

19/10/2023
3:00pm-3:45pm (BST LONDON)

A circular approach to product design – the role of the waste and resources sector in rethinking design and materials

Organiser: CIWM

What do we mean when we say a ‘circular approach to product design’? Join circular economy and design experts for a conversation covering the critical role of product and material redesign, as we speed up the journey to a world beyond waste and a circular economy-led infrastructure.

In this webinar, Mark Shayler and guests will delve into issues such as: Designing products with lifecycles in mind / Product versatility in terms of waste tracking technology capabilities / The material choice for products and packaging / How can products be reused/remanufactured after their initial phase of life / EPR’s role in product design and the impact on the waste and resources sector as we look to push resource efficiency.

Speaker(s)

Mark Shayler

Claire Potter

Marilu Valente

19/10/2023
4:00pm-5:15pm (BST LONDON)

C40 Webinar: Using actionable indicators for urban consumption

Organiser: C40 Cities

C40 Cities is taking action now to address urban consumption emissions, such as building regulations on embodied carbon, zero carbon transportation policies, and food procurement and zero waste initiatives. In order to allocate resources and make the case for programs and policies, cities can use indicators to support action planning, monitoring and reporting and to estimate co-benefits for social equity and quality of life.

This webinar will launch the report ‘Cutting GHG emissions from consumption: Indicators are tools for action’ and will highlight key findings from the Actionable Data Indicator (ADI) project with London and New York City.

Speaker(s)

Arun Rao

Isabela Brown

Mette Skovbjerg

Ben Gould

Lena Kilian

19/10/2023
4:00pm-5:30pm (BST LONDON)

Global Cities & Regions Spotlight: Latin America

Organiser: ReLondon

How are international cities and regions around the world accelerating the shift to a circular economy? Join ReLondon for the fifth webinar in our Global Cities & Regions Spotlight series with Pyxera Global for #CEweek2023 to hear inspiring and informative insights from a curated selection of Latin American municipalities working to implement the circular economy at a city level, followed by Q&A.

Discover pioneering case studies, explore practical (and replicable) examples and hear tried-and-tested success stories from the cities of Bogotá, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Panama City.

Location: Zoom

Speaker(s)

Carolina Urrutia Vasquez

Jannia Samuels Moscote

Francisco Sánchez Moreno

Aline Cardoso

Wayne Hubbard

19/10/2023
4:00pm-9:00pm (BST LONDON)

Enabled Future Technology 2023

Organiser: Enabled Futures Ltd

Enabled Future Limited’s annual technology event.

The event will consist of expert speakers from the chemicals, battery, hydrogen, mining and metals, sustainability and circular economy sectors. There will be four presentations and four panel discussions plus networking and food/drinks reception.

In-person event: London SE1 (pre-registration required).

Cost: £30.

Speaker(s)

Chris Boulton

Anaïs Engelmann

Sat Pillai

Dr Michelle Lynch

19/10/2023
4:30pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Beyond CIRCuIT: Towards London’s Circular Construction Coalition

Organiser: ReLondon

Join the CIRCuIT project team for an insightful discussion on the future of circular construction in London, followed by informal industry networking.

Taking place at Sustainable Ventures – a newly renovated, circular workspace for climate tech innovators in London’s iconic County Hall - this in-person event will celebrate the biggest wins and learnings from CIRCuIT (Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities), explore how to embed these principles into future projects, and outline our vision for the future of circular construction in London.

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
5:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

See Net Zero launch party and site visit

Organiser: See Net Zero

You are invited to help launch See Net Zero, a community of professionals keen to reduce the carbon emissions of commercial interiors. Hear how British Land and designer ProduceUK dramatically reduced the carbon footprint of the interior of the Good Company Cafe. See the solutions adopted and meet the solution providers.

There will be music and Toast ale on tap (free entry, drinks not included). Come to see this ground-breaking low carbon cafe interior and meet others who care about climate change.

In-person event: London NW1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
5:00pm-7:00pm (BST LONDON)

Circular economy cooking workshops

Organiser: Fooditude

Explore circular economy principles at Fooditude’s cooking workshops. This is a chance to meet innovative suppliers and hone your cookery skills with professional chefs. Ellie Harrison, Senior Sustainability Consultant at the Sustainable Restaurant Association, will be the guest speaker at the event, sharing her insights about circular economy principles.

Some of Fooditude’s most innovative suppliers will be taking part, including: Angry Monk, The Ferm and Wildfarmed. A hands-on way to learn how we can feed the world better. Limited availability, so book now.

Speaker(s)

Ellie Harrison

Michael Haskamp

Aki Sakamoto

Rebecca Ghim

Tom Chatwin

19/10/2023
5:00pm-8:00pm (BST LONDON)

Growing Communities seed save & swap

Organiser: Growing Communities

Learn all about seed saving at Blue House Yard’s Circular Economy Week event. Drop in with seeds to swap, or just take some home to plant!

Meet your local veg scheme and learn all about seed saving. Many supermarket veg have unviable hybrid seeds, meaning you can’t grow your own – but plants are the ultimate circular economy, and by saving your own seeds, you can grow plants that flourish in your environment. Come down with seeds to swap, or just take some home to plant in your garden, window box, or around your street trees!

In-person event: Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TB (no need to pre-register)

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
6:00pm-8:30pm (BST LONDON)

Closing the loop: Fashion Edition

Organiser: Charles App

By taking a product-centric view of sustainability, fashion may be missing the answer to one of its most pressing issues: the increasing cost of customer acquisition.

Hosted by Charles App, this panel talk discusses a new approach to circularity. Could circularity transcend the “increased product lifespan” narrative and instead, focus on a consumer’s effective relationship with a brand?

We invite the most vocal minds of the industry to discuss what a new era of circularity could signify for fashion.

In-person event: London, N1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

19/10/2023
6:00pm-8:30pm (BST LONDON)

Empowering local growth: nurturing circular businesses across London

Organiser: Impact Hub London

We are celebrating the culmination of the Circular Start-up, an inclusive entrepreneurship programme for Londoners. Explore with us the triumphs and lessons of this program while diving into pivotal discussions about the challenges that emerging circular entrepreneurs encounter.

This event will focus on networking to bring together people who wish to build, grow and support circular businesses in London. A panel of experts from Good Finance, ReLondon, Ellen McArthur Foundation and Impact Hub London will explore how can we support small, local circular businesses to grow in London.

In-person event: London N1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

20/10/2023
10:00am-11:00am (BST LONDON)

Growing London’s circular food system: Grant application guidance

Organiser: ReLondon

This webinar offers the opportunity to learn more about ReLondon’s new grant scheme for circular food innovators.

Attending the webinar will help you identify whether your proposal is suitable for funding, and give you tips on how to submit a stronger application.

Join us if you’re a London-based circular business that’s reducing food waste and food loss, creating value from waste, or increasing access to sustainable, locally grown food.

Speaker(s)

Lara Pohl-Martell

20/10/2023
10:00am-12:00pm (BST LONDON)

Reusable nappy demonstration

Organiser: Hackney Council

Join Hackney Council and Nappy Ever After to find out everything there is to know about reusable nappies, including a fantastic laundry service.

Thanks to Hackney Council, Hackney parents and carers (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £70 nappy voucher on the day. Following the nappy demo, there will be a free newborn sling demo.

In-person event: Hackney Central Library, London E8 1GQ (Hackney residents only, no pre-registration required, no charge)

Speaker(s)

Hilary Vick

20/10/2023
10:00am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Upcycling at Gridlestone Community Centre

Organiser: Archway Upcyclers

All are welcome! Come along to this upcycling group (held every Friday) with an idea of something you’d like to make, create, transform or fix and we can provide the tools, space and expertise to help you achieve it.

Storage space is available for longer projects so you don’t have to drag things back and forth and there are community and joint projects you can get involved with.

In-person event: London, N19 (pre-registration required, no charge)

Speaker(s)

20/10/2023
10:00am-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Bike repair workshop

Organiser: Decathlon

A drop-in, hands-on workshop aimed at commuter and leisure cyclists.

You will lean the basic maintenance skills required to keep your bike on the road, including how to remove tyres and inner tubes, identify punctures, remove obstacles/causes and replace and refit.

In-person event (no pre-registration required)

Decathlon Surrey Quays (2nd floor), 9 Maritime Street, London SE16 7FU

Speaker(s)

20/10/2023
3:00pm-6:00pm (BST LONDON)

Introduction to Ecological Radio – Workshop #1

Organiser: Soundcamp

Join Soundcamp for their first workshop at LJ Works: Introduction to Ecological Radio, Workshop 1.

For Circular Economy Week 2023, Soundcamp is hosting a free hands-on workshop teaching participants how to assemble field transmitters from kits, listening to local sounds in and around LJ Works and Loughborough Junction and the farm. There will also be time for mixing and making radio, net and low power FM.

In-person event: London, SW9 (pre-registration required).

Speaker(s)

20/10/2023
6:30pm-10:00pm (BST LONDON)

Natural History Museum Lates: Fashion (r)Evolution – Clothes Swap with Love Not Landfill

Organiser: Natural History Museum, Love Not Landfill

Find some amazing pre-loved clothing at Love Not Landfill’s clothes swap during the Natural History Museum’s Lates event: Fashion (r)Evolution.

Exchange your pre-loved clothes for tokens and pick up some gems to revitalise your wardrobe.

Remember to bring some pre-loved clothing with you on the night if you want to take part in the clothes swap.

Free, booking required.

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
10:00am-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Climate Fresk – 10am

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

This three-hour transformative learning experience will give you a better understanding of how the climate system works and the causes and consequences of its disruption. You will gain the essential knowledge needed to take action.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Lisa Emilie Turner-Lankage

Caroline Vienot

21/10/2023
10:00am-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Biodiversity Collage – 10am

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

Biodiversity Collage is an interactive and collaborative workshop to enable participants to discover how ecosystems function, the uses of biodiversity for humankind, its interactions with human activity and the threats biodiversity currently faces.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Elisabeth Souquet

Gwenaelle Boissel

21/10/2023
10:00am-1:00pm (BST LONDON)

Mobility Collage (Beta) – 10am

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

Beta test the newest version of this workshop that addresses the environmental demands and impacts related to our personal mobility (transportation), and what actions can be taken to both individually and collectively reduce them.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
10:00am-4:00pm (BST LONDON)

Textiles workshop with Sunny Jar Eco Hub

Organiser: City of London

Got an item of clothing with a rip, tear or snag? Want to learn how to sew on a button to a shirt? Would you like to put your own stamp on an item you already own?

This workshop is a great way to avoid textile waste by fixing up what you already have. Bring along your item(s) of clothing to see how you can fix them up to ensure it carries on being worn. The sessions will be held in groups (max 8 people), with demonstrations from Sunny Jar Eco Hub who are running the event.

Get your needle and thread at the ready for some embroidery, visible mending, and learning skills like how to replace buttons.

In-person event: London E1 (pre-registration required).

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
10:00am-3:30pm (BST LONDON)

Fix your bike with Westminster Wheels

Organiser: City of London

As part of CE Week 2023 and International Repair Day, the City of London’s Recycling Team is joining forces with Westminster Wheels to host a bike repair workshop.

Over the course of the day, you will learn how to fix up your bike, and get hands on experience so you know what to do next time you get a flat tyre or need to replace your brake pads. You will leave with your very own repair kit and bike pump.

In-person event: London E1 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
11:00am-3:00pm (BST LONDON)

Crafts at the Hithe: seeds of sustainability

Organiser: Meanwhile Space CIC

What better way to wrap up CE Week 2023? A drop-in craft event for children (accompanied by parents/carers).

Using the flowers grown in the community garden, Meanwhile Space CIC invites you to make and decorate your own special seed packet – to take home with you, to give as a gift, to plant in your school or just keep as a souvenir. Resident artist Ellie Coombs will lead a workshop to fold and decorate origami envelopes, transforming recycled materials into unique, personalised seed packets. Nono Bermondsey will provide locally roasted specialty coffee.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required).

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
11:00am-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

loanhood x hackney swap shop

Organiser: Loanhood

Pop along to this clothes swap event, hosted by LOANHOOD and supported by Hackney Council.

Clothes swaps are a fantastic opportunity to circulate clothes and accessories with other members of your community. Bring no more than five items of clean clothing with you, pick up your tokens and exchange them for new preloved items.

In-person event: London N16 (pre-registration required, no charge).

Speaker(s)

21/10/2023
2:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Climate Fresk – 2pm

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

This three-hour transformative learning experience will give you a better understanding of how the climate system works and the causes and consequences of its disruption. You will gain the essential knowledge needed to take action.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Caroline Vienot

Frederic Boissel

Maÿlis Hercot

21/10/2023
2:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Biodiversity Collage – 2pm

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

Biodiversity Collage is an interactive and collaborative workshop to enable participants to discover how ecosystems function, the uses of biodiversity for humankind, its interactions with human activity and the threats biodiversity currently faces.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

Marie Le Solliec

21/10/2023
2:00pm-5:00pm (BST LONDON)

Mobility Collage (Beta) – 2pm

Organiser: Planet Workshop Festival

Beta test the newest version of this workshop that addresses the environmental demands and impacts related to our personal mobility (transportation), and what actions can be taken to both individually and collectively reduce them.

Part of the Planet Workshop Festival, a free one-day event organised by volunteer facilitators from different NGOs in their free time.

In-person event: London, SE16 (pre-registration required)

Speaker(s)

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