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15 Dec 2021


9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cresting conference: Circular Economy – Sustainable Implications of a Social Transformation

This hybrid (online or face-to-face option) conference has been organised by CRESTING Circular Economy, University of Hull and is a double badged training event with the Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity (SMP) Pathway. This conference is open to ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the SMP Pathway across the WRDTP partner universities.

This conference aims to open discussion into the implications for sustainability of the development of a circular economy. A major element of resource policy globally, a circular economy is seen as reducing carbon emissions, protecting resource security, creating jobs and promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, the idea that the interests and outcomes of circularity coincide with those of sustainability is largely an untested assumption. This event presents and debates the findings of a wide-ranging project examining the implications of a circular economy with the aim of guiding progress towards a sustainable future.

Presentations of the key themes emerging from the Cresting project are followed by discussion led by an international panels of circular economy experts.

Conference Themes:

  • Company engagement with circular economy practices and methods for improvement
  • Potential for places to benefit from a circular economy
  • Strategies for public sector practice of a circular economy
  • Assessing the sustainability of circular practices
  • Transformative policy for a circular economy

The event will showcase the research output from 25+ researchers and 15 non-academic partners to stimulate the generation of ideas to further circular economy work.

When registering please include ‘White Rose DTP’ in your affiliation details.  After registering, please email Claire Lea (University of Hull) so that the conference team knows that you have registered for the event as a White Rose DTP research student.  

Panelists (click here to view)

Walter Stahel, Circular Economy Thinker

Maja Göpel, A Political Economist and Director of Research at The New Institute

Patrick Schröder, Senior Fellow, University of Sussex

Kersty Hobson, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University

Nancy BockenProfessor in Sustainable Business

Hans-Christian Eberl, Policy Officer, European Commission

Zengwei Yuan, Professor, Nanjing University

Olawale Olayide, President, Africa Circular Economy Research and Policy Network (ACERPiN)

Video Competition

As part of the conference CRESTING are hosting a #circulareconomy themed video competition.

Do you have a great example of a circular economy initiative in your neighbourhood, local community, city, company or perhaps household? 

Shoot a short film and inspire others with your story!

Video Competition information

The event is a hybrid event, allowing delegates to attend in person or online.

The in person event will take place at The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London

In person delegates should arrive at 9.00am. Online delegates should log in at 9.30am

The cost to attend the event (in person) is £25.00. This includes lunch and refreshments.

To attend the online version of the event is free of charge.

You will need to register to attend the event (for both in person and online attendance).

If you are travelling from outside the UK to attend the event, please check the current travel guidelines and requirements here.