The Civil Service Environment Network (CSEN) is running a talk in April entitled The Circular Economy. They will be welcoming Wayne Hubbard, CEO of ReLondon (previously the London Waste and Recycling Board), and Chris Preston, Deputy Director for Resources and Waste at Defra to deliver the talk. More information is provided below.
CSEN April Talk : The Circular Economy
In our current post-industrial revolution society, we have a largely 'linear' economy where we take resources from the ground to make products, which we use, and, when we no longer want them, throw them away. This has a huge impact on the natural world. For example, 45% of global CO2e emissions arise from the manufacture, consumption and disposal of products and materials, through the management of land, and the production of food and goods (so-called 'consumption-based emissions'). This linear economy model clearly requires a rethink and creating a circular economy, based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems, may be the solution.