Peer Learning Forum: Introduction to The Circular Office Initiative - West Midlands

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Birmingham - full details on booking B4

Explore opportunities, learn, share, and try out new ideas towards greater circularity in offices.

 
Most of us have a physical place of work in some form, and these offices have a substantial impact on the way you work and on the environment. Implementing a Circular Office in your organisation is about changing the way you design, use and operate your office to eliminate waste and create more efficient, resilient spaces. This requires a change in mindset from throwing things away after we have made use of them to refurbishing, recycling and regenerating items at the end of their life.
 
Agenda
During the session, we will explore opportunities, learn and share, and try out new ideas towards greater circularity in offices. Participants will have an opportunity to
  • Learn more about the Circular Office initiative and how businesses can participate
  • Hear from members of BITC's Circular Economy Taskforce (which includes Ricoh, JLL, PwC, Interface and Arup), about the work they are involved in from changing how they source, recycle and dispose of office goods (including food, paper, plastic, office furniture, textiles and electronics) to agile working, designing new offices and changing employees’ behaviour
  • Explore initial ideas for action within your organisation in roundtable discussions
  • Ample time will be allocated for informal networking.
Refreshments
Light refreshments will be provided.
 
Audience
This event is designed to benefit practitioners and senior managers in CR, environment, facilities and procurement roles. Attendance is free for members of Business in the Community and will not require any credits.
 
Further information
Please contact Donna Hunt, Corporate Advisor
 
Did you know?​
  • With increasing demand and diminishing resources, the traditional ‘take-make-use-dispose’ approach of our linear economy needs to be reworked.
  • UK business generates more than twice as much waste as households.
  • A circular approach presents a major economic opportunity for the UK, with potential to generate £10bn GVA and 200,000 new jobs by 2030. It will also make a real difference in the delivery of the Global Goals.
  • Businesses can reap triple bottom-line benefits: generating revenue and reducing costs while achieving significant environmental and social benefits.

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