Newcastle Encounter meets on the third Wednesday of every month. In February, we will be discussing the circular economy and re-thinking how we design, make and use everything!
Event: RSA Newcastle Network Encounter: The Circular Economy
Location: Ampersand Inventions, Newcastle
Date: 21st February 2018
Business leaders and governments are puzzling over how to meet the needs of 3 billion new consumers by 2030, against a backdrop of degraded land, climate disruption and over-exploited finite resources – a fantastic opportunity with complex challenges. Organisations in every sector are re-thinking their strategies to be future-fit and resilient; business as usual is not sustainable.
The circular economy is gaining momentum, solving the issues created by our ‘traditional’ linear economy (take, make, use, dispose… with waste and pollution at every stage). Circular approaches aim to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each ‘use’ cycle.
This event is an opportunity to find out how circular approaches could benefit your business and community, looking at examples along the supply chain for a range of industries including food, fashion, consumer products and construction.
Our speaker Catherine Weetman MSc, FCILT, FRSA is Director of Re-think Solutions. Catherine helps businesses develop ‘future-proofed’, resilient strategies, assessing sustainability risks and value opportunities. Her book, A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains, published by Kogan Page, includes a wealth of wide-ranging examples and tips on getting started.
The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action. Join us to find out more, connect with local Fellows, and discuss projects and ideas. No prior knowledge is needed, everyone is welcome and these events are free to attend. Please follow the link to register a ticket in advance.
You are welcome to stay on for a meal afterwards at a local venue.