Action for Community & Environment 5th Birthday

This July sees Action for Community & Environment reach its 5th birthday, and to celebrate we are hosting a free circular economy forum on the 5th of July. Join us for what will be an event focused on learning, meeting and putting forwards a holistic view of how to reach the targets laid out in the London Waste And Recycling Board’s upcoming London Circular Economy Route Map.

ACE is a registered charity whose work underpins the cogs in the circular economy machine. We strive to green the waste profile of local businesses, address the skills gap in the waste management sector, reduce local unemployment and educate hard-to-reach communities across London about sustainability.

The half-day forum, taking place at the Amnesty International HRAC in Old Street, London, 13:30-18:00, will consist of a range of talks, panels and workshops followed by drinks and networking. We are bringing together circular economy stakeholders, big and small, for a cross-sector collaboration, with representatives from industry, SMEs, academia, NGOs and government all present. The format of the event will be as follows, with exciting additional speakers to be announced closer to the date:

Event Format

13.30: Opening Speech: Bringing Together Circular Economy Stakeholders (Iyke Anyanwu, Director, ACE)

13.50: An introduction to LWARB’s London Circular Economy Route Map (Natalia Agathou, Business Advice Manager, Circular Economy, LWARB)

14.10: The Future of Circular Communities Panel (Dr Aiduan Borrion, UCL – Stephen Didsbury, Head of Waste, Bexley Council – Katy Newnham, Director, Wastebuster)

14:40: Refreshment Break/SME Workshop (Prof Julia Stegemann, CircEL)

15:30: Realising the Employment Potential of London’s Circular Economy (Mark Hyde, Commercial Director, WAMITAB)

16.00: Sector-Transferable Lessons on Circularisation from the Furniture Industry (Dr Greg Lavery, Managing Director, Rype Office – Daniel O’connor, Founder, Warp It)

16:30: Drinks and Networking

Stall Hosting Opportunities

The Amnesty International HRAC space is such that we are able to host a very limited number of exhibiton style stalls. The small number of stalls and the event agenda mean that your organisation would receive full exposure to all attendees should you wish take this opportunity. There are also additional speaking/advertising opportunities available. If interested please reply to this email.

Who is this event for? 

Small and medium enterprises looking to establish or improve their circular economy business model • SME environmental service providers • Local authority representatives • Circular economy NGOs, networks, charities and start-ups of all stripes • Waste management, food, textile, energy provision and manufacturing sector representatives • Representatives of communities across London • Those with an interest in the circular economy

Due to the limited number of places, admission can only be guaranteed by RSVPing here via Eventbrite and is free of charge. Please feel free to invite people from organisations you work with. We look forward to seeing you all there!