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This implementation guide from Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme from Zero Waste Scotland, describes how organisations can effectively measure and monitor their use of energy, water and raw materials, in order to identify patterns of wasteful behaviour and opportunities to reduce resource use, improve environmental performance and save money.  It provides a clear five-step guide:

Next steps for waste and recycling policy in the UK

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:00

London

Timed to follow a year on from the introduction of the EU Circular Economy package of reforms, and in the context of the recent government ban on microbeads set for 2017, this seminar will discuss the next steps for implementing measures to improve resource efficiency and the future for the waste sector in the UK.  

Product Lifetimes and The Environment (PLATE) Seminar 2016

By Editor on 14th September 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Nottingham

This timely event offers participants the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest developments in product lifetime policy and practice, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair. Set within the context of growing EU interest in product lifetimes, confirmed speakers include Ferenc Pekar (European Commission), entrepreneur Tara Button (BuyMeOnce.com), Dr Carlos Montalvo (TNO, Netherlands) and Dr Ines Oehme (Federal Environment Agency, Germany).

Date and Time: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 

The PLATE seminar offers you the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in product lifetime policy and practice, planned obsolescence, reuse and repair set within the policy and civil contexts of the UK and EU.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:00

London

This study by researchers at Plymouth University and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, looked beyond the immediate benefit of beach cleaning on the local environment and examined the well-being, educational value and behavioural intentions of participants, compared with other coastal activities such as rock pooling or walking.  It found that the environment was perceived as less restorative when engaging in a beach clean but that the activity was more meaningful than the others. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:30 to Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 17:45

University for the Creative Arts, Epsom

Organised by the Centre for Sustainable Design at UCA as part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences, this conference will provide a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to Circular Economy innovation and design related to products, services, technologies and new business models.  The event will create a unique space for learning, networking and thinking.  Delegates will come globally from large companies and SMEs, as well as academia, government and non-governmental organisations. 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:00 to Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:15

Ålesund, Norway

Circular Ocean’s first conference aims to bring together key stakeholders who are involved in striving towards a more circular economy in relation to fishing nets and ropes particularly. 

Green Alliance’s new report examines the state of the mobile market, which is stagnating, due in part to the slowing pace of innovation in mobile phones over the past few years, with new devices taking much longer to become functionally obsolete.  This is resulting in the emergence of a new mobile market, based on capturing the value that exists in older devices.  This circular market is poised to grow, with resale estimated to grow four to five times faster than the growth in the overall smartphone market in 2016. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:30

University of Surrey, Guildford

Resource efficiency is one of the major challenges facing our society in the 21st century. In order to increase the resource efficiency of our industrial system, we need to move from a linear to a circular economy. A circular economy is an economic and industrial system based on the reuse of products and raw materials and the restorative capacity of natural resources. 

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