Circular Economy


Designing out waste while reusing, recovering and regenerating materials.

Previous events have included: a roundtable discussion on single-use plastics culminating in a report sent to government; a knowledge exchange event on waste management with Jiangsu local government; and a debate on the role of agri-tech in reducing waste. We regularly support our members’ events too, e.g. events organised by the British Antarctic Survey on tackling plastics in the ocean.

This special interest group is chaired by Stephen Bates (Director, Envirocomms) and supported by Martin Lamb (Chairman, Enval), and Dr. Stuart Wagland (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Bioenergy and Resource Management, Cranfield University).

If you are interested in contacting the chair or one of the supporters of the SIG, please contact us at

You can also contact if you wish to get involved with the SIG.

Recording Available – SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production

EVENT: Recording Available – Climate Action 2021: Responsible Consumption and Production
FOR: Anyone who wishes to learn about Responsible Consumption and Production.
DATE: 8th July 2021
VENUE: Online

Create more value using circular business models

EVENT: How to create more value in your business using circular business models
FOR: Anyone who wishes to learn about using circular business models
DATE: 16th June 2021
VENUE: Online

ESG for your household and offices

As a founding member, The Cheeky Panda are proud to be supporting and working with Cambridge Cleantech to promote green business and innovation.

Climate Exp0

EVENT: A showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes.
FOR: Online, free, and open to all.
DATE: 17th – 21st May 2021
VENUE: Online

RECORDING AVAILABLE – The US in 2021: re-joining the Paris Agreement, Brexit, and COVID-19

EVENT:The US in 2021: re-joining the Paris Agreement, Brexit, and COVID-19
FOR: Anyone interested in the current major policy changes and/or interested in the business opportunities in the US.
DATE: 15th April 2021
VENUE: Online

The Ashden Award for Climate Innovation

Apply to the Ashden Award for Climate Innovation if you know how to unlock significant carbon savings across the UK. The award is focused on energy systems, the built environment, and a circular industrial economy.

STEPS Business Support Programme

Applications are now open! STEPS is a Business Support Programme for STorage of Energy and Power Systems.

Green Careers fair

EVENT: Green Careers fair (Careers Service and Cambridge Zero)
FOR: students interested in careers that have a positive impact on our environment
DATE: 9th March 2021
VENUE: Online

Cambridge Cleantech and Faraday Institution to help energy storage companies bring new technologies to market

The STEPS programme offers support to 40 businesses through a voucher programme along with expert support worth 50k€ each to demonstrate their technology at regional testbeds throughout North-West Europe.

Cambridge Innovation Parks offsite timber challenge

Cambridge Innovation Parks is seeking responses from timber specialists who work in the production and provision of offsite timber that can be applied to a commercial project setting.