Pathways to the Circular Economy

The purpose of our webinar series is to create awareness of the circular economy.  We will discuss opportunities, challenges and the benefits of circularity. The series topics and dates are as follows:-

1.  What is the Circular Economy?

   4pm – 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 20th January 2021

What is the case for the circular economy? Discover the opportunities, challenges and gaps.

2.  The Future of Food and Bio-Based Systems 

 .  4pm – 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 27th January 2021

The world population is to exceed 9.8bn by 2050.  Food production needs to increase by 70% and net emissions reduced to zero.  What are the circular opportunities for growth in your business?  

3.  Financing the Circular Transition

  4pm – 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 3rd February 2021

The funding landscape and options. How is the transition financed? What are the funding options available to you? 

4.  Re-thinking Packaging in the Circular Economy 

 .  4pm – 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 10th February 2021  

What is the future of packaging of our goods and food?  Plastics has a role to play. Is it using  plastic differently? There’s no single answer but we’ll discuss the options and opportunities.


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Webinar Hosts

Mary Cronin

Founder, UpThink Innovation Agency

Mary is an advocate of circularity and the development of circular and bio-based economies.  She works with SMEs, and large organisations to create strategies to develop circular and bio based business models to generate growth.  As a technologist she combines her expertise with innovation and design to create scaling opportunities, enabling companies to transition to a low carbon future.  

Dr. Cera Slevin

Founder, Climate Matters

Cera is passionate about climate risk and the development of the green economy. She shares her expertise with other companies, to help them assess climate risk, understand their responsibilities and explore the opportunities of a new green economy.

Dr. Joanne Rourke

Resource Efficiency Officier, Eastern-Midlands Waste Plan Management Office

Joanne is an Environmental Scientist working in the Eastern-Midlands Waste Plan Management Office since 2016.  Joanne’s domain expertise includes environmental communication, policy and research, particularly in the area of waste management.  Joanne promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to enact behavioural change and tackle environmental issues.