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).

Think Piece: A recycling revolution for lead-acid batteries

Lead-Acid Batteries have been indispensable for industrial progress, but at what cost? As the world is looking towards cleaner and greener energy and recycling solutions, we ask: where will the surplus lead go? Is there a better way?

MTB – Cambridge Innovation Parks

EVENT: Meet the Buyer Event – Cambridge Innovation Parks
DATE: 29 November 2019, 1pm
VENUE: Cambridge
FOR: SMEs in circular economy, building tech and renewable energy
ORGANISER: Cambridge Cleantech

Waste Management Workshop Malaysia – POSTPONED

EVENT: UK Malaysia Joint Workshop on Improving Waste Management and Recycling
DATE: 17 October 2019
VENUE: Lecture Room 19, Cranfield Management Development Centre, Duncan Road, Wharley End, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0HG
FOR: Prospects interested in waste management collaboration between the UK and Malaysia

MTB – Blue Gate Antwerp & Green Energy Park

EVENT: Meet the Buyer – Blue Gate Antwerp & Green Energy Park
DATE: 20 November 2019
VENUE: Brussels
FOR: SMEs in circular economy, building tech and renewable energy
ORGANISER: Cleantech Flanders (SCALE-UP Partner)

Meet The Buyer Application Form

EVENT: Meet the Buyer Event Registration

Meet The Buyer – Saint-Gobain & Vopak

EVENT: Meet the Buyer Event – Saint Gobain & Vopak
DATES: 18 September, Boston; & 8 October, Singapore
VENUE: Boston & Singapore
FOR: SMEs in circular economy, building tech and renewable energy
ORGANISER: Cleantech Delta (Scale Up partner)

Collaborate with Turkish innovators

Here is an opportunity for cleantech SMEs in waste water management and solar sectors to collaborate with Turkish companies in these sectors. Selected companies are visiting the UK from 22-24 May as part of Innovate UK’s Newton Fund programme and looking to discuss potential joint R&D initiatives and knowledge sharing.

Waste Management

EVENT: Waste Management & Recovery
DATE: Monday 24th June 19
VENUE: Aurora Innovation Centre, CB3 0ET
FOR: Those with interest in waste management
ORGANISERS: Cambridge Cleantech & British Antarctic Survey

Meet The Buyer – Ikea

EVENT: Meet the Buyer Event – IKEA/INGKA
DATE: 23 May 2019
VENUE: Stockholm
FOR: SMEs in circular economy, zero emission and carbon capture sectors
ORGANISER: Cleantech Inn (Scale Up partner)