07 - 09 March 2023 | ExCeL, London

07 - 09 March 2023
ExCeL, London

Resource efficiency in a circular, post-Brexit economy. What is the plan?

01 March / 13.30-14.30

We need to use fewer resources and ‘close the loop’ so that ‘thinking circular’ influences all our decision making on this finite and increasingly resource-challenged planet. This session explores three key areas where thinking circular can have significant impact: Think water: water is not an infinite resource (World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk Report 2020) and water crises are among the top global risks. Think materials: reduce materials and focus on low carbon materials – engineering and construction are some of the worlds’ largest consumers of raw materials. Think waste: this should be considered as part of the material economy. Are the new buildings and infrastructure designed for reuse actually reused? Finally, do we have the skills and knowledge needed and sufficient understanding about partnership working to deliver a circular economy? 

This session will explore the issues.

Curated by

Panel overview:


Professor David Greenfield, Managing Director, Soenecs and  RAEng Visiting Professor of Circular Economy, University of Brighton


Closing the Loop

Kate Young, Senor Public Affairs Officer, Aldersgate Group

Why we must decarbonise materials

Dr Cyrille Dunant, Senior Research Associate in Material Efficiency in Construction, Cambridge University and member of the Use Less Group

Droughts and floods, why a circular approach is critical

Siraj Tahir, Senior Engineer, Circular Water Economy Lead, Arup

Why waste is part of the material economy

Judith Sykes, Director, Expedition Engineering

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