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Towards a sustainable future: The Circular Economy

January 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Today’s economy is hugely wasteful. From phones and clothes, to food and buildings, since the Industrial Revolution our approach has been the same: take, make, dispose.

This mindset is no longer working. It’s reaching its limits for business, has massive negative impacts on the environment and often fails to provide for people. But we now have the knowledge and tools to build an economy that is fit for the 21st century.

For our January meetup, Joe Iles, editor in chief of Circulate at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will join us to explain why we need an economy that offers opportunities for growth and prosperity. One in which waste and pollution are designed out and where we keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

Joe Iles, Edtor-in-Chief, Circulate

As Editor in Chief of Circulate, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s source for insight on the circular economy, Joe’s role is to help deliver leading commentary design, business, economics, cities, food and society, through the lens of a circular economy. Part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation team since 2011, Joe also helped design and create the Disruptive Innovation Festival, an online festival of ideas which invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the changing economy and their role in it. As part of the Editorial Team, Joe writes and curates entries into the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s circular economy case study library, sharing success stories from businesses embedding the principles of regeneration and restoration into their operations.

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We would like to recognise our Partners and Supporters (https://ethicalreading.org.uk/partners-and-supporters/) in supporting all that we do. If you would like to join as an organisation, please contact us at info@ethicalreading.org.uk.


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