Tech and the Circular Economy: Write up and conclusions

18 Dec 2019 01:39 PM

Read here for a write up of the main points and presentations from the Tech and Circular Economy Conference.

Moving from a linear to a circular economy is one the biggest macro-economic challenges the world faces. The linear model of buy > use > dispose is not sustainable, so coming up with a new model where goods can be reused or recycled is something all sectors are taking seriously.

To see how the tech sector was approaching this, we held an event with speakers from across industry, academia and consultancy to look at how the sector was doing. From new design philosophies and business models to using the latest tech to help other sectors become circular, presenters share their expertise.

write up of the conference is here (and by clicking below), the presentations from the day are here and the key conclusions are bellow.

The conference also looked at the opportunities and major barriers and see better data leverage, increased revenues from going ‘as-a-service’, remanufacturing and seeing ‘waste’ as a resource being the major opportunities.

This was the final conference in our series looking at how the tech sector was integrating the Sustainable Development Goals and to learn more about what we’re doing on environment and sustainability.