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Date and Time: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:30 to 14:00

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group’s next Parliamentary seminar is ‘COP21 and Waste: Exploring the Resource Industry’s Influence on Mitigating Climate Change’.

‘Policy-Making for the Circular Economy’

By Robert Lyons on 4th November 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 13:30 to 17:30

London, UK

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 08:30 to 13:00

London, UK

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 09:00 to 12:00

Online

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 17:00 to 20:00

London, UK

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation recently launched Circulate, an online location for news and thought-leadership on the circular economy and related subjects. The website is designed to provide a central location for information and news on circular economy related topics.

International Conference on Remanufacture (ICoR 2015)

By Bridget Elliott on 6th May 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 11:15 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:15

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

PLATE Conference 2015- ‘Product Lifetimes and the Environment’

By Bridget Elliott on 9th April 2015
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:00 to Friday, June 19, 2015 - 16:30

Nottingham, UK

This article explores the limitations of the waste hierarchy for achieving absolute reductions in material throughput in the economy. The waste hierarchy is an established rule of thumb for waste management and prioritises waste prevention over reuse, recycling, incineration, and landfill. The authors describe the origins of the waste hierarchy and compare its original aims with its current use. It is found that the waste hierarchy can serve to minimise landfill but may not always lead to the best environmental outcome.

This briefing paper analyses the UK’s waste policies to date, and recommends practical steps towards creating a cultural shift in the way we manage our resources and what we consider ‘waste’. The paper identifies three strategic goals that policy must support, including: a better understanding among business and government of how the UK’s resources are used; a cultural and behavioural shift throughout society in favour of reusing materials; and an end to inefficient and polluting treatment of reusable and recyclable (or ‘secondary’) materials.

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