Circular Economy and Waste Reduction

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
17 - 21 Jun 2024London5 days£4,250
21 - 25 Oct 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Learn about the circular economy model, focusing on sustainable material management, waste reduction strategies, and business models that promote resource efficiency and waste minimisation.

Who Should Attend

  • Business leaders and managers seeking to integrate circular principles into their operations
  • Policymakers and government officials aiming to support and promote circular economy transitions
  • Sustainability and environmental consultants advising on waste reduction and circular strategies
  • Researchers, academics, and students in fields related to sustainability and resource management
  • NGOs and community organizations focusing on waste reduction and sustainable development

Course Outcomes

  • Comprehend the foundational concepts of a circular economy and its distinction from a linear economy
  • Understand the business case for embracing a circular economy approach and its economic, environmental, and social benefits
  • Explore the practical applications of waste reduction strategies in various industries
  • Assess the role of policy, innovation, and collaboration in driving the transition towards a circular economy
  • Design and implement actionable circular strategies suitable for various sectors and scales

Course Topics

Introduction to Circular Economy

  • Defining the circular economy: Beyond the take-make-dispose model
  • Historical context and the evolution of circular thinking
  • The value loop: Design produce consume and regenerate
  • Contrast between circular and linear economy models

Business Case and Benefits

  • Economic advantages: Resource efficiency resilience and market opportunities
  • Environmental imperatives: Emissions reduction biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource management
  • Social dividends: Job creation health benefits and social equity
  • Case studies: Success stories of businesses transitioning to circularity

Waste Reduction and Management

  • principles of waste hierarchy: Reduce reuse recycle and recover
  • Innovations in waste reduction: Material science packaging and sustainable design
  • Circular supply chains: Closing loops and optimizing resource flows
  • Sector-specific strategies: Construction textiles electronics and agriculture

Policy and Regulation in Circular Economy

  • The role of governments and intergovernmental bodies
  • Policy tools: Extended producer responsibility deposit return schemes and material bans
  • Incentives and subsidies for circular enterprises and technologies
  • International collaborations and global frameworks

Implementing Circular Strategies

  • Systems thinking and design thinking for circularity
  • Collaboration across sectors: Partnerships networks and alliances
  • Tools and methodologies for assessing circularity in operations
  • Future horizons: Upcoming trends challenges and opportunities in the circular landscape

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