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Edinburgh> The Circular Economy and Reuse in organisations

Warp It Reuse Network

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 from 09:30 to 14:30 (BST)

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This event explores the financial, social and environmental benefits that are created by adopting Circular Economy practices within organisations.  

You will hear about the tools, tips and techniques which others have used to achieve success. You will hear about various case studies demonstrating the significant savings that the Circular Economy and in particular, reuse and repair can generate. 

As well as hearing from organisations who have set up their own Circular Economy, reuse and repair mechanisms, you will also hear how organisations are even sharing assets between each other to cut costs, carbon and waste.

Attend this event if you are looking to adopt circular economy practices within your organisation and become more sustainable and resilient.

This event will interest anyone within sustainability, facilities management, waste and procurement in the public, private and 3rd sector.

If you cannot make this event register anyway and we will send speaker presentations.


9.15 Refreshments

09.30 Introduction by Host. How the University of Edinburgh is integrating the circular economy into operational and teaching practice.  Liz Cooper.. Research and Policy Manager. University of Edinburgh.

09.45 The Circular Economy in Scotland. Maurice Golden. Circular Economy Programme Manager. Zero Waste Scotland. 

10.00 Recycling should be the last option. Why reuse has much greater impact and payback than recycling. Daniel O'ConnorWarp It..

10.10 How to decommision a building quicker, cheaper and more ethically, summoning the powers of reuse! Sophie Rippinger. University of Edinburgh. 

10.30  Where does repair and upcycling fit in? Sophie Unwin from Remade.

10.50  What can we learn from the end of term student clear out? Joe Thompson from Shrub

11.10 Break  

11.20 How reuse was integrated into practice in the NHS, lead by procurement. Andy Hay. Procurement Planning manager. NHS Lothian & NHS Tayside.

11.40 4 Barriers to reuse and how to smash them. Daniel O'ConnorWarp It.

11.50 Getting reuse into organisational policy. Alan Peddie. Engagement Facilitator. University of Edinburgh.

12.10 Making reuse mainstream in a large organisation. The challenges and barriers. TBC.

12.20 The Restart Project organise repair parties and will talk about how organisations can improve repair opportunities for electronics within organisations.

12.30 Lunch

13.00 The future of lease and product take back.  Mark Shayler from This is Ape and Mark's Hot Smoky Bastard  

13.20  Stop collaborate and listen!  Networks by Interface- Discarded Fishing nets turned into carpet tiles with huge social and environmental benefits. How can this be applied to organisations? Louise Swift Interface. 

13.40 Storage and transport- The enemy of reuse. Stewart Miller. University of Glasgow. 

14.00 What does the Circular Economy mean for organisations. Where do we go from here? Lorna Richardson. Policy Manager. COSLA.

14.25 Networking. 




This is part of a monthly regional "Circular Economy in organisations" workshop organised by , designed to speed up the adoption of the Circular Economy.


Are you a start up, founder,  speaker or activist for the Circular Economy, behaviour change, procurement, alternative business models reuse and or repair? We are looking for speakers to share their knowledge. Please get in touch. 


Would you like to host an event like this? We are always looking for hosts! Get in touch. 

Do you have questions about Edinburgh> The Circular Economy and Reuse in organisations? Contact Warp It Reuse Network

When & Where

The University of Edinburgh. Godfrey Thomson Hall. Room G1
Thomson's Land
Holyrood Road
EH8 8AQ Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 from 09:30 to 14:30 (BST)

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Warp It Reuse Network

We want to make the reuse mainstream.

Customers were telling us they want to meet other Warp It customers to share experiences and improve their own reuse.

This is the first round of regional Warp It Workshops.

If you are interested in improving organisational reuse then please come. Whethe you are a Warp It customer, or you have your own system to reuse surplus assets in your organisaiton.

Everyone's invited!

The following events are specifically aimed at staff within procurement, FM, sustainability, waste, planning, capital development,  space and asset management roles within large organisations. 

Warp It's mission for the last 15 years has been to make the reuse of assets easy. Warp It has saved organisations over £12 million in avoided waste and procurement charges developing reuse schemes. 

"The ultimate vision is where reuse & repair is so convenient and desirable, that organisations do not throw anything away or buy anything new. I want Warp It  to be the network for organisations, where buying new is the last resort and nothing is wasted. Where reusable items are redistributed for their 2nd and 3rd useful lives and when the items fail, they are diverted into repair.” Daniel O'Connor Warp It Founder

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