SWC Circular Economy Conference

SWC Circular Economy Conference

The Circular Economy is a concept centred on reducing waste and minimising use of finite raw materials by maximising the value in the resources we have. In a more circular business model, the materials we currently think of as waste will become food, fuel or raw materials for other processes. This will reduce our reliance on virgin materials, and reduce the financial and environmental impacts of waste disposal.


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The main objectives of The Circular Economy Conference are:
  • To raise awareness of the help and support available to large, medium and small enterprises to explore circular economy business models

  • To discuss success stories and identify common pitfalls in circular economy based and sustainable business models

  • To develop training models to upskill key employees in sustainable businesses techniques to manage: resource use, waste management and environmental impacts
  • ​To set up a shared platform for exchange of skills, knowledge and practical business development tools


To download the presentations from the recent Circular Economy event click on the links below.
SWC - Circular Conference Introduction - Christine Irvine
QUB - Dr Theresa McGrath - LoCoPreCon
BIC - Peter Ramsey - Policy Change for a Circular Economy
Innovate UK - Lorraine Acheson 
Connected - Linda Clarke
Recycling in NI - Keith Patterson
QUB - Tapping in to the Agri-Food Sector for Sustainable Polymers - Eoin Cunningham
Co Innovate - Dianne Dundas - Nurturing Ideas Growing Success
BeeYon - Damian Dalton - Reducing Data Centre Costs & Making the Cloud Cleaner
AD Sustainability - Sustainable Business Techniques - Adrian Davis