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LWARB to host third Circular Economy Week  

By 29/05/2020News

The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) will host its third Circular Economy Week  next week, which will focus on cities and how they can reduce Co2 emissions from the production and use of products and materials.

The event will take place online between 1-5 June

The event, taking place from 1-5 June, aims to discuss how goods are made, used and disposed of and how the circular economy can help tackle the ‘climate emergency’.

The event will see innovators from different countries joining online discussions on ways of building more resource-efficient and resilient cities. Innovators and leaders from cities including Barcelona, Toronto, Sao Paulo and Glasgow will all contribute to the online event.

LWARB said that the event follows calls to ‘build back better’ after the coronavirus crisis.

The event will feature online discussions on:
– Innovation in cities: how to build a collaborative networks for change and accelerate progress at a national, regional and city level
– Financing the circular economy: how London’s finance sector can help to accelerate circular economy, foster innovation and invest in sustainable businesses.
– and individual behaviour change: encouraging climate friendly behaviours in creating demand for circular products and services.

‘Climate crisis’

Chief executive of LWARB, Warne Hubbard, said: “The world has woken up to the climate crisis – and there is growing awareness among policy makers, businesses and consumers that out ‘take, make, dispose’ model isn’t working. We need a profound shift to Crete a more resource-efficient and resilient economy to help meet climate targets – and this time is now to seize the opportunity. As we start out recovery from the coronavirus crisis, we have a major opportunity to build back better.”

“This isn’t a choice between the environment and the economy” but it is a choice between the old linear, wasteful economy, and the new resilient and sustainable circular economy. Circular approaches can minimise waste and ensure a more sustainable use of resources, benefitting businesses and building a stronger economy. A growing number of organisations and individuals are already responding to this need, which is why it is essential to bring leading thinkers an innovators together through forums such as Circular Economy week.”

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Source: Waste Managment