Circular Economy Workshop with Torridge District Council and North Devon Co...

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Caddsdown Business Support Centre

Caddsdown Industrial Park

Clovelly Road

Bideford

EX39 3BE

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The aim of this workshop is to explore how to support local business in Torridge District Council and North Devon Council in the transition towards a circular economy across the region in the agri/food/drink sector. Circular economy (CE) is defined as one in which maximum value is extracted from resources during use through closing loops within organisations or sharing resources between them. In this way, avoidable waste is eliminated and unavoidable waste reused or recycled.

Led by Torridge District Council and North Devon Council, in partnership with the University of Exeter, we seek to bring both business and local authority together as part of a collaborative approach in shaping region-wide economic policy. This first workshop (a second will be held in Nov/Dec) will start our exploration of CE by hearing from a number of key speakers on the topic, before giving delegates their say on how they perceive the transition process via interactive sessions. Research from the University of Exeter on sustainable business practice indicates that the circular approach offers many advantages and is preferable to traditional linear business models around ‘take, make & waste’. The CE concept is gaining traction across many countries and industries, and is increasingly regarded as a powerful tool for achieving not only economic but also social and environmental sustainability.

Workshop outline:

  • 1.30 Registration

  • 2.00 Introduction and welcome (TDC & NDC)

  • 2.10 Keynote Presentation 1: ‘Circular economy as an enabler for business’ (tba)

  • 2.30 Presentation 2: ‘Recent research on the benefits of CE’ (University of Exeter)

  • 2.45 Presentation 3: ‘Implementation & tools of CE’ (University of Exeter)

  • 3.00 Tea & coffee break

  • 3.15 Begin break-out sessions (All)

  • 3.45 Feedback from sessions

  • 4.00 Summary & the way ahead (TDC, NDC & University)

  • 4.15 Close

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Caddsdown Business Support Centre

Caddsdown Industrial Park

Clovelly Road

Bideford

EX39 3BE

United Kingdom

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