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Circular Economy Meets Climate Emergency

Circular Economy Meets Climate Emergency
September 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm UTC Timezone

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This panel will explore the critical role of circular economy in carbon reduction.
Chris Whyte, Circular Economy Specialist

Since 1992, Chris has been involved in environmental and sustainable project developments across Africa and channelled his focus into waste from 1999. He founded and headed USE-IT the Waste Materials Recovery Industry Development Programme in Durban, South Africa from 2009 to 2020 facilitating more than 2600 jobs in the waste and recycling sector in that time, leveraging 4.5 times their funding in landfill savings to municipality and an additional 10 times that funding in commercial project development. This created a model for green economic development and innovation in South Africa that worked. Chris deals in every aspect of the waste stream to explore, invent and create sustainable opportunities in waste beneficiation that touch on waste management, water management, infrastructure, energy, social upliftment, environmental benefit, economic development, low-carbon development, enterprise development and skills development – all key aspects of sustainability and drivers of the CE.

Rebecca Griffiths, Founder & CEO @Primis

Former Amazonian & ex-Google & Specialist in eCommerce, Returns Logistics, and Final Mile delivery solutions. 13+ years within the industry across UK, Europe, and the US.


Emma Burlow, Founder @Lighthouse Sustainability

Emma is one of the UK’s leading specialists in circular economy and sustainability in business. She has more than 20 years of 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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