Circular Economy, London, July 2019

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This infracafé explored the concept of the circular economy – a regenerative approach to the planet where we make most of our resources and minimise waste. Speakers reflected on the impact of the first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted in early 2018; and the role London as a city is playing in spearheading circular economy planning guidance.

Participants also discussed the Commission’s recommendations on waste and recycling and how building designers are adopting a circular approach.

Speakers included Joseph Henry, senior project officer at the GLA; Anna Webster from Interrobang; and Rick Wright, senior policy advisor at the National Infrastructure Commission. The discussion was chaired by Petra Marko, co-founder of Marko&Placemakers and a member of the YPP.

The event took place Kings Cross Skip Garden – a movable vegetable garden built in skips, which has grown into a community project where everything is built using recycled materials – and was supported by Central Saint Martins Spatial Practices Programme.

Read more about the event in Building Design magazine online.

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