5 more things we’re looking forward to

The Festival of Circular Economy (FOCE) returns for its 2nd year this Monday (November 28). In anticipation of the event, Circular Online explores 5 more things we’re looking forward to at the festival.

  1. From Ideas to Action. How the world’s leading brands are moving into a circular economy
  2. Panel: Three big questions on… How to achieve a truly circular economy
  3. Co-lab & Idea sharing – Burger King & Lego
  4. Changemakers session: What can sustainable design do for the economy?
  5. Panel: Circularity in cities and regions

5 More things we’re looking forward to at FOCE

With FOCE coming up on Monday, now is the perfect time to look forward to the event and explore 5 more things Circular Online is excited about at the festival – from the Co-lab & sharing session featuring Lego and Burger King to the panel on how to achieve a truly circular economy.

1 – From Ideas to Action. How the world’s leading brands are moving into a circular economy

Circular

Speaking:

  • Philip Mossop, Chief Operating Officer, Pentatonic

The focus on how we design, manufacture, consume and dispose of materials only serves to highlight the urgency for brands to adopt circular, closed-loop business models.

Chief Operating Officer at Pentatonic, Phillip Mossop argues that rather than being at an individual level, action must be taken at a macro level. In this insight talk delegates will hear from Mossop on what actions are needed, the current timescale and what to expect over the coming years.

For years we have talked about the critical state of climate change and adopting a closed-loop, circular economy is vital to achieving that.

Throughout the session, Mossop will bring real-world examples of how some of the world’s biggest brands are addressing these issues and what circular business models they’re adopting.

Commenting on the FOCE, Mossop, said: “Pentatonic is delighted to be the headline sponsor at the 2022 Festival of Circular Economy. For years we have talked about the critical state of climate change and adopting a closed-loop, circular economy is vital to achieving that.

“Talk has turned to ideas and now we must turn to action and we are honored to be partnering with the Festival to help brands, businesses and organizations move into a Circular Economy.”

2 – Panel: Three big questions on… How to achieve a truly circular economy

L'Oréal

Speaking:

  • Connor Bryant, Co-Founder, Rubbish Ideas and The Rubbish Project
  • Matthew Fraser, Head of Research & Development, Lead of the Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative, Circle Economy
  • Joël Tronchon, Head of Sustainability, L’Oréal
  • Pauline Metivier, Head of Business Transformation and Sector Support, ReLondon

Featuring the Head of Sustainability at L’Oreal, the innovative speakers on the panel will explore the fundamental change required to transition from a linear to a circular economy.

The panel will also ask what is the route to becoming truly circular?

To answer this question, the panel will explore how circular the world is right now, what are the biggest barriers to circularity and what the role of local authorities and industry should be.

3 – Co-lab & Idea sharing – Burger King & Lego

Burger King

Speaking:

  • Philip Mossop, Chief Operating Officer, Pentatonic
  • Katie Evans, Chief Marketing Officer, Burger King UK
  • Lauren O’Hara, Director of Circular Business Models, LEGO

Delegates can hear how Pentatonic create products and services that are fit for a Circular Economy.

Katie Evans, Chief Marketing Officer at Burger King UK, will discuss the company’s Meltdown Campaign which saw the chain stop giving out single-use plastic toys with children’s meals in the UK.

While Director of Circular Business Models at LEGO, Lauren O’Hara will talk about the launch of LEGO Replay in the US and Canada, which enables customers to send back LEGO to be sorted and donated to charities.

Learn from two case studies that showcase how two huge brands are adopting circular models as part of their operations.

4 – Changemakers session: What can sustainable design do for the economy?

changemakers

Speaking:

  • Matej Fegus, Founder of Donar & Green Ambassador for Slovenia

The changemaker sessions focus on innovative stakeholders who believe that “anything is possible.” They’re designed to be accessible, practical, quick and engaging.

In this session, delegates will hear from the founder of Donar, Matej Fegus, who as part of their role manages all sustainable design processes and products in the field of the circular economy.

5 – Panel: Circularity in cities and regions

London

Speaking:

  • Antony Buchan, Head of Program – Local Authority Support, ReLondon
  • Meaghan Davis, Manager of Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto
  • Alex Forrest, Managing Consultant, Decarbonisation and Circular Procurement Lead, Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd (UK)
  • Andy Rees, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

This panel looks to answer the question: what does circular implementation look like on a local level?

Delegates will hear from speakers who have drawn up action plans for cities or regions. Discussions will explore the measures they’re testing and how they’re improving circularity in value chains and services and their local economies.

Attend the Festival of Circular Economy

The Festival of Circular Economy has been coordinated by CIWM in collaboration with the Circular Economy Institute, WRAP, ReLondon, and supporting partners and collaborators such as ISWA.

If these 5 things we’re looking forward to at FOCE have piqued your interest in the event, don’t miss out on playing a role in the festival.

To be part of the event, secure your ticket, or find out more about becoming an event supporter, click here.

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