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Are circular business models mainstream? Examples from the #CE100 series

Are circular business models mainstream? Examples from the #CE100 series
January 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm UTC Timezone

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Circular business models are sometimes seen as niche or high risk. We are continually asked to explain the benefits, present case studies and to lay out the business case for moving towards more circular practices. Emma Burlow started her #CE100 series in Feb 2020 as a means of sharing some of the many successful circular business she comes across and works with. By doing this she hopes to illustrate that circular business models are already all around us, ‘hidden in plain sight’ and are applicable to all companies, in every sector. In this webinar she will introduce 2 companies from the series to explain why they believe circular business models are already not only mainstream but profitable and the future of business. Emma will host the panel with guests Anthony Burns of clothing rental logistics provider ACS and Nick Rawkins of sustainable tech, refurbishment and recycling company Reconome.

Anthony Burns, Chief Operating Officer @ACS Clothing

Anthony Burns is a recognised champion of sustainable fashion, and has developed a global centre of expertise in the servitisation of rented garments. He is an Engineering Graduate with a Masters in Logistics and also an MBA. He is dedicated to both his, and his team’s continuous professional development. Anthony’s mission is to improve the sustainability of the fashion industry, and be more socially accountable, while accelerating maintainable increases in the company’s profitability.

Nick Rawkins, Founder / CEO @Rethinking Electronics | RECONO.ME

Nick Rawkins is the CEO and founder of London-based sustainable electronics start-up, RECONO.ME. Nick and his team are fundamentally changing the way in which electronic devices are consumed, by refurbishing, upgrading and reselling valuable pieces of technology for 2nd and 3rd cycles of reuse before sustainably recycling them. Today, electronic waste is already the world’s largest toxic waste stream, but it is also the fastest growing, and the digitisation of our lives is only accelerating.


Emma Burlow, Founder, Lighthouse Sustainability

Emma is one of the UK’s leading specialists on circular economy and sustainability in business. She has more than 20 years’ experience in the sector. Emma has directed a range of circular economy projects for large and small businesses and the public sector; for Zero Waste Scotland’s CE Business Support programme and is a technical assessor for WRAP Wales’ Circular Economy Fund for business. She believes that sharing learning is the best way to speed up a transition to a more circular economy and in Feb 2020 launched her #CE100 series on social media, which aims to showcase 100 mainstream examples of circular business models or services. She is a mentor for the Circular Economy Club global network and has hands on experience of the challenges, barriers, drivers and ultimately, successful transition to more circular business models.

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