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Jane Stephenson, Resource Futures, Go Green December Business Breakfast, St Mary Redcliffe Church, 2 Dec 2015

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Jane Stephenson introduces her workshop on the Circular Economy.

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Jane Stephenson, Resource Futures, Go Green December Business Breakfast, St Mary Redcliffe Church, 2 Dec 2015

  1. 1. Getting started on the Circular Economy – it’s easier than you think! Resource Futures Go Green 2nd Dec 2015
  2. 2. Go Green 2nd December 2015 High quality collection, expert analysis and interpretation of data, guiding customers in the efficient use of material resources. Innovative behaviour change programmes. Employee-owned, non-profit-distributing with a 25-year heritage of environmental improvement. Resource Futures An independent environmental consultancy business
  3. 3. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Our role in the circular economy Advising on the use of recycled materials, including material sources and values and LCA of products. Developing and delivering community engagement and education services to change consumer behaviour. Providing services to increase the uptake of re-use and recycling. Analysing the recycled materials market using primary data and industry intelligence, focusing on materials availability and quality for re-entry to the supply chain.
  4. 4. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Jane Stephenson CEO Workshop briefing
  5. 5. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Workshop will explore Typical barriers for businesses Opportunities offered by the Circular Economy What you know/need to know to get started Actions you can take
  6. 6. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Typical barriers to business Data – importance, quantity, quality Expertise gaps in moving from primary to secondary materials Business models re leasing, repairing Support – management, other staff Investment requirements Inflexible business models Consumer behaviour
  7. 7. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Opportunities offered by circularity Less dependence on primary materials Savings - cost, carbon Product/service innovation New revenue streams Reduced risk of legislative and regulatory ‘shocks’ Entrepreneurship, competitive edge Transparency, traceability Social responsibility, reputation
  8. 8. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Group work 1. Nominate a scribe and a spokesperson 2. Discuss the barriers and the opportunities – 5 minutes 3. Note those that apply to your business on your worksheet
  9. 9. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Getting started What do you know about: The materials used in your business? (3 minutes) • How much? How much and what per product? Where does it come from? What issues would you need to consider in moving to circularity: • Supply risk in the short- and longer-term? • Secondary materials/marketplace? • Quality/liability issues for recycled content • ‘True costs’ of process waste? • Alternative business models
  10. 10. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Getting started What do you know about: The influence can you have on increasing circularity? Who else can influence? (3 mins) The influence can you have on your supply chain? Who else can influence? (2 mins) The influence can you have on your staff? Who else can influence? (2mins) What do you need to know to get started? (5 mins)
  11. 11. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Getting started What do you need to find out to get started in your business: (5 mins)
  12. 12. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Getting started Working in pairs what actions are you going to take when you get back to work? (10 mins) Write down one thing you are going to do on a post it note (2 mins) – stick it on the flip chart before you leave
  13. 13. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Feedback Feedback: actions to be taken (5 mins) Conclude and summarise (2 mins)
  14. 14. Go Green 2nd December 2015 Jane Stephenson Chief Executive Officer Resource Futures Ltd. 0117 930 4355 www.resourcefutures.co.uk Thank you

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