November 2017

Circular Economy Focus at Breakfast Event

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Mark Hilton, Eunomia’s Head of Circular Economy and Sustainable Business, will be speaking alongside a high-profile list of presenters at the 26th Breakfast at Sustainability’s event in Brussels later this month on the subject of Identifying Circular Economy Opportunities in Construction.

During his presentation Mark will draw from his in-depth understanding of circular economy principles and resource efficiency, as well as recent research from Eunomia on the identification of circular economy opportunities in the Scottish construction sector for Zero Waste Scotland.

The breakfast workshop will be hosted in the Welsh Government’s EU Office on Tuesday 21st November 2017, and is part of a series co-ordinated by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiative (ICLEI), a global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future.

The aims of the breakfast include exploring views about urban waste reduction strategies, including the project partners (municipalities) who participate in the UrbanWINS project. The UrbanWINS project looks at how cities consume and use resources and products, and how they eliminate waste produced. This greater understanding allows cities to better decide how to improve plans to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, helping them to move from the current linear economy of make, use, dispose, to a more circular one, as championed by the EU’s Circular Economy Package.

Other speakers on the 26th Breakfast at Sustainability’s agenda include expert figures from the European Commission, the UrbanWINS project, the Welsh Government and leading NGOs.

ICLEI has organised this event with support from the Innovation for Sustainable Development Network, the UrbanWINS project, the Welsh Government and Eunomia.

Those interested in attending can register here.