CIWM circular event

The Festival of Circular Economy attracts big names for 2022

CIWM has today launched the full programme for its Festival of Circular Economy, which this year features speakers from some of the world’s best known brands, including Google and L’Oréal, as well as circular economy pioneers Tony Juniper and Marga Hoek, and architect and TV presenter Charlie Luxton.


Taking place virtually across four days from 28 November to 1 December, the ambitious and diverse line-up will welcome circular economy innovators from around the world to communicate knowledge and experience at every scale, from small enterprises to global achievements.


Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the festival will highlight the successes of the circular economy to date and showcase initiatives, ideas, innovations and wisdom.


Delegates will be able to share and learn, and take part in short, sharp, insightful sessions and interactive discovery workshops, as well as get involved in virtual head-to-heads and speaker meet-ups.  For those wanting to see ideas turned into action, there will also be changemaker case studies that offer further inspiration.


A number of sectors will be featured across the four days, including construction, architecture, manufacturing, design, energy and fashion – all of which have a key role to play in the development of a more circular economy.


Commenting on the launch, CIWM’s CEO, Sarah Poulter, said: “The Festival of Circular Economy is a must-attend event for anyone who wants to bring about meaningful change to the way we manage our planet’s finite resources. CIWM is committed to bringing people together to create a sustainable planet and, with speakers and delegates from around the globe, the festival has the potential to accelerate our move towards a more circular economy and, ultimately, a world beyond waste.”


Keynote speaker Tony Juniper commented: “Meeting the huge challenges of rapid global heating and ecological degradation requires a shift in how economies work, moving from the linear system we have now to a future in which consumption is circular and waste is eliminated. This can be done, and there are glimpses of where it is already happening. I very much hope this important meeting will add impetus and scale, taking pioneering efforts into the mainstream.


Recognising the critical importance of collaborative working, the Festival of Circular Economy has been organised by CIWM in collaboration with several influential partners, including the Circular Economy Institute, ReLondon and WRAP, as well as a host of supporting partners and collaborators such as ISWA.


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