The built environment sector is the UK’s biggest consumer of natural resources.
The circular economy model presents an opportunity to make a step-change. It requires a rethink of design governance, regulation and business models: decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. Instead, materials, products and components are designed and built to be more durable, and to be repaired, refurbished, reused and repurposed in repetitive loops, minimising waste.
In this panel chaired architect and engineer Maria Smith, panellists Barnabas Calder, Jo Wright and Joseph Daniels discuss the vital ways research, innovation and collaboration are integrating circular economy principles into the built environment, and the role policymakers and large organisations have to play in this.
The Waste Age exhibition will be open until 9pm - visitors are able to visit the exhibition following the talk. This is included in the event ticket.
Please note that this talk will be held in-person at the Design Museum however, in the event of strict COVID-19 restrictions, it will be streamed digitally and you will be notified of the decision one week ahead of time.