From Waste Streams to Value Streams
Type: Information and Policy
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Available To: Members and Non Members
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: FREE
This session is delivered by Chamber Strategic Partner, the University of Derby, via their DE-Carbonise Programme.
For the last two centuries our economy has been stuck in a 'take, make and dispose' approach. In an era of increasing environmental awareness this approach is becoming both morally and economically unviable.
Reducing waste has always had cost saving benefits, but increasingly large companies around the globe are embracing a circular economic mindset that mimics natural ecosystems where one organism’s waste becomes nutrients for another organism. The circular economy represents an incredible opportunity for businesses of all sizes through new business models such as re-manufacturing, cascading, servitisation and the sharing economy.
The DE-Carbonise programme is pleased to be collaborating with Ward recycling to explore how SMEs in its supply chain can embrace the circular economy and turn waste resources into both environmental and economic value streams. Joanne Upton, Environmental Officer at Wards will talk about:
- New developments in the Waste sector
- Key insights that can help SMEs save money/improve their environmental performance
- Major challenges that might be solved through collaboration with SMEs & the University
We will also hear from Severn Trent Green Power who provide cost-effective, sustainable organic waste management solutions through an award-winning network of anaerobic digestion and composting facilities. There will also be contributions from other SMEs who have collaborated with our DE-Carbonise programme, including Crassus Grab Hire who turned one waste stream into a value stream worth over £60K per year whilst reducing emissions by 14 tCO2e.
To reserve your place at this event please click HERE to be directed to the University of Derby Website