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Free webinars will explain how to cut out waste

Published: 25 April 2022 at 13:00

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ARU and Essex County Council to host online events promoting sustainability

Families, businesses, educators and individuals can find out how they can reduce waste and help boost the economy at a series of free webinars organised by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Essex County Council.

The week-long BLUEPRINT Circular Economy Roadshow, running from 9 to 13 May, will focus exclusively on the circular economy and how people can play their part. 

The events include sessions on how to improve recycling in blocks of flats, how the fashion industry can play a part in the circular economy, and an event explaining how we can make do and mend by fostering a reuse and repair culture. With food bills rising fast, there is also a session covering how we can create a circular economy for food and reduce waste.

The circular economy is about moving away from the current ‘take, make, dispose’ systems to those where there is no waste, and resources can be used again. A circular economy has many benefits, including encouraging efficient resource use, creating job opportunities, and meeting global climate targets by reducing emissions.

A host of speakers from leading organisations including the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM), Elvis & Kresse, Hubbub, ReLondon and TRAID are supporting the Roadshow. They will share their expertise on how they integrate the circular economy into their work and lead the way in circular economy development.

Paul Bourgeois, Project Lead for BLUEPRINT at ARU, said:

“The BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project is a significant investment in our communities, helping to create new jobs and foster a change in culture that aims to eliminate waste. 

“ARU is delighted to be part of this project and the week-long roadshow provides plenty of opportunities for individuals, organisations and businesses to find out more.”

The BLUEPRINT Circular Economy Roadshow has been organised by the BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project. The project has a total budget of 5.6m euros, 3.8m of which were provided by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme.

For more information and to register onto the free sessions, please visit https://projectblueprint.eu/roadshow.