THINK GREEN: Help to create a local circular economy


Join a panel of experts from a variety of sectors to hear how Kingston's businesses can help to create a thriving, local circular economy.

The economic case for shifting to a circular economy is compelling. It has a positive impact on both businesses and consumers. Earth’s resources are limited, the population is growing and commodity prices have increased considerably during the last 20 years.

The environmental and financial costs of disposing of waste is substantial.

The solution is to move from our linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economic model, to a circular economy. An economy where waste is eliminated; a zero-waste economy.

Book your free space on Eventbrite.

This can be achieved by focusing on four building blocks, identified by Helen McArthur’s Foundation, the global voice of circular economy:

  • Materials and product design
  • New business models
  • Global reverse networks
  • Enabling conditions

This event will bring together a panel of innovators from fashion, construction, Information and Communications Technology and food sectors, as well as enablers to share their experience and knowledge and to explore the following questions:

What has inspired and motivated the panellists to start-up a new business or shift their existing business to a circular economy?

  • How strong is the commercial and economic case for action?
  • What is the role of technology in materials and product design?
  • What is the role of the supply chain in a circular economy?
  • How could we turn our local economy into a circular economy? Do we have the right regulatory context?
  • What are the key enabling conditions for a successful circular economy?

Date: 28th November 2023.

Location: Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East, Kingston KT1 2PT

Cost: Free

Time: 16:00 - 17:30