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Thu, 25 Mar



Zero Waste: the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions

An afternoon of live interactive webinar presentations and discussions hosted by Edie who focus on sustainable business news & information. Tickets will cost £49+VAT.

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Zero Waste: the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions
Zero Waste: the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions

Time & Location

25 Mar 2021, 13:00 – 16:00


About the Event

Hosted during edie’s special Circular Economy Week of online content and events, the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to accelerating the transition to a zero- waste economy.


Please note: You must pay to access this online event. Tickets purchased will cost £49+VAT.

The online event effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular format ranging from Q&A styled debates with circular economy experts, business-led panel discussions and a masterclass.

Brought to you in association with event sponsor Zero Waste Scotland, this brand-new and exclusive online event will give registrants access to three live and interactive webinar sessions about the circular economy: a big circularity Q&A debate (1pm–2pm); a selection of in-action case studies (2:15pm–3pm); and a 45-minute masterclass (3.15pm–4pm).

Full details of the three webinar sessions are as follows:

1) The Big Circularity Debate: Resource efficiency in the post-pandemic era

Timings: 1pm-2pm


Kicking off our Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions, a selection of industry experts will take part in a live panel discussion and Q&A about some of the biggest issues facing circularity in the UK – from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic through to new business model opportunities.

Discussion points:

  • The circular economy challenges – and opportunities – posed by Covid-19
  • Policy, regulation and COP26 – Unlocking the resource revolution
  • Re-thinking business models to achieve zero waste


  • Matt Mace, Content Editor, edie (chair)
  • Nick Cliffe, Deputy Director, Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging, Innovate UK
  • Miranda Schintger Government Lead, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Wayne Hubbard, Chief Executive, London Waste and Recycling Board
  • John Redmayne, Managing Director, ERP UK
2) Circularity, in action: Learning from the business leaders

Timings: 2:15pm - 3pm


It’s time for some quick-fire case studies. Our second Inspiration Session will hear from a spread of businesses that are accelerating the circular economy transition by redesigning systems, shaking up business models and embracing a ‘zero-waste’ philosophy.

Discussion points:

  • The key ingredients for a winning circular economy strategy
  • Real-life examples of business model transformation to eliminate waste
  • Engaging consumers and suppliers on your resource efficiency journey


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Pia Huusfelt, Business Leader (Circular), Ingka Group (Ikea)
  • Mateo Dugand, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Cheryl Robb, Stakeholders and Partnerships Manager, Zero Waste Scotland
3) 45-Minute Masterclass: How to eliminate single-use plastics from your business

Timings: 3:15pm - 4pm


Our third and final Inspiration Session is all about unleashing innovation within your organisation when it comes to managing resources and waste. The masterclass-style webinar will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills to manage the transition towards a circular economy.

Discussion points:

  • Overcoming key challenges on your single-use plastics journey
  • Harnessing innovation to switch to alternative materials
  • Engaging employees to create a ‘plastic-free’ culture


  • Sarah George, Senior Reporter, edie (chair)
  • Simon Locke, Sustainable Design Innovation Manager, The Body Shop

Please note: You must pay to access this online event. Tickets purchased will cost £49+VAT.

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