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Practical Application of the Circular Economy principles for SMEs

Host: The University of Derby
Venue: Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby
Date: Thursday 27th September, 2018
Time: 15:30 - 18:30
Cost: Free to LCBN Business Club members

Businesses of all sizes, in every sector, worldwide are using the circular economy to create a competitive edge. Circular approaches re-think product design, material choice and business models to reduce risk, increase customer engagement and improve competitiveness. This workshop is for SMEs from any sectors wanting to investigate Circular Economy approaches for their business.

Attendees will:

  • Explore the principles and practical application of circular economy approaches
  • Apply circular economy approaches to help you ‘rethink’ your product design and material sources
  • Investigate how supply chain processes including sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and resource recovery can benefit from circular interventions
  • Use diagnostics to identify how circular thinking can create new, ‘future-fit’ value for your business.

This event will be led by subject expert Catherine Weetman, author of ‘A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains‘.

The event is open to our Business Club SMEs. For more information about joining the Business Club contact Fred Paterson at  More information on our website

The D2EE Low Carbon Business project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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