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 05-07 March 2019 / ExCeL, London

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Waste Zone

The future of waste

The Waste Zone will return for the second year at Futurebuild 2019. Curated by architect, academic, and author Duncan Baker-Brown, this year’s event will include an exhibition showing how waste can be an valuable resource for the construction industry.

As well as this, the Waste Zone will feature The Circular Economy Hub, a platform for invited suppliers to have the opportunity to showcase their innovative closed loop products. The Waste Zone will also include the central seminar space where over 25 speakers will discuss the challenges and opportunities the Circular Economy presents.

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The Waste Zone at Futurebuild 2019

With 4,400 professionals visiting the Waste Zone stating they attend specifically for waste and recycling solutions and over 1,300 professionals attending 16 sessions, the Waste Zone in 2018 was over-subscribed throughout the event!

The Waste Zone in 2019 will once again use the very popular silent disco headphones, giving dedicated access to best practice and learning in the Circular Economy.

Key 2018 speakers included:

72% of visitors want to see new products, including...

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Top 10 waste streams in the built environment

Top 10 waste streams in the built environment

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Duncan Baker-BrownIn the last ten years the construction industry has nearly halved the amount of construction and demolition waste it creates, and it is also exceeding EU waste reduction targets. This is great news. In 2017 London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) identified that by 2036 a Circular Economy could provide London with net benefits of up to £7bn per annum, with up to 12,000 new jobs. I feel that the construction industry is very well placed to take advantage of this. So I have invited as many designers, constructors, and suppliers as I can think of to share their knowledge and hopefully inspire visitors to Futurebuild 2019 take advantage of the financial and employment benefi ts a Circular Economy will provide.
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Duncan Baker-Brown Architect, Academic and Author

Circular Economy Hub

Situated along the Circular Economy Avenue, the Waste Zone will feature the inaugural Circular Economy Hub: a marketplace for visitors to take a closer look at new and emerging materials, systems, and products that will enable the construction industry to join an emergent Circular Economy. With over 25 years in the world of sustainable design and specification, Duncan Baker-Brown will personally invite companies to take part, drawing from suppliers complying with either the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, the BREEAM Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology, as well as emerging interesting products and systems yet to be certified, but asking interesting questions of the normal take, make and throwaway society.

Spill Out

Spill Out will sit adjacent to the main Waste Talk seminar space and will give visitors the opportunity to learn from a number of pioneering academic and professional institutions, societies, and groups, from across the UK and Europe who are undertaking research into the Circular Economy. Their work, research findings, sample materials and products will be on display giving visitors to this area the opportunity to reflect on what they have seen in the Waste Zone and discuss issues with colleagues and other professionals.

Waste Talk seminar & exhibition

Picking up on the success of the Waste Zone seminar space in 2018, the Waste Talk theatre at Futurebuild 2019 will be over 50% larger and again curated by architect, and leading expert in the world of the circular economy, Duncan Baker-Brown. Leading designers, architects, waste managers, and material inventors from the UK, Europe, USA and Australia will discuss ways in which waste materials can be integrated into construction projects as a valuable resource, how existing buildings can be deconstructed instead of demolished, and how new buildings can be designed as material stores for the future.

Surrounding the Waste Talk theatre will be an exhibition focused on how the top 10 waste streams from construction sites to be reused or recycled into useful products.

Waste Zone 2019

Be part of the future.

Futurebuild 2019 will be shaped by you – the built environment industry.

Everyone involved in the event, from the largest headline partner, to the smallest start-up exhibitor, will play a critical role in supporting the industry to collectively create a more positive, sustainable and future-proofed built environment.

For exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities within the Waste Zone, contact Martin Hurn on +44 (0)20 3011 2547.

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