Don't miss Introducing the Circular Economy: Environmental Opportunities for Cultural Heritage, the next ROCK webinar. 

The circular economy is a regenerative model designed to keep products and materials at their highest value and functionality for as long as possible through continuous cycles of reclamation and remanufacture. It is an alternative to the current “linear” economic model based on extraction, manufacture and disposal of resources (i.e. take, make, use and dispose), creating waste and toxic flows at each stage of the process.

In this interactive webinar, Lucy Latham, Policy and Cities Programme Lead at Julie's Bicycle will be joined by guest speakers Philip Guthrie from Circular London and Tamara Streefland from Metabolic. They will be introducing the principles of the circular economy and showcasing what local governments are doing to encourage more circular systems and projects within their cities. Participants will also have a chance to ask questions and receive recommendations on what they can do within their workplaces to adopt more circular economy practices.


Speaker biographies:

Tamara Streefland 

Circular Cities Program, Metabolic @MetabolicHQ

Tamara leads the Circular Cities Program at Metabolic, a consulting and venture building company with the mission to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. Tamara has worked on a wide range of urban resilience projects, focussed on water ecology, the freight sector, waste systems, and renewable energy in cities including Amsterdam and New York City. Her background as an earth scientist, coupled with experience in collaborative design and systems thinking, has formed the basis for creative and feasible strategies to help cities transition to more sustainable and circular models. 

Philip Guthrie 

Collaboration Hub Project Officer, Circular London @CircularLondon

Philip is Circular London’s Collaboration Hub Project Officer. He joined London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) in 2017 with a view to promoting collaboration within the circular economy across London. The role looks to bring actors across key business and industry sectors together with government, community and academia to explore ways to transition London to a circular economy. Before joining LWARB, Philip worked for Arup for over ten years where he developed extensive knowledge of the built environment sector, skills in facilitation and design exploration. Philip is a Chartered Environmentalist and an Accredited Mediator.


Social media:

When joining the discussion on social media, please use the following tags and handles:

#CircularEconomy / #CircularCities / #CulturalHeritage

@ROCK_H2020 / @JuliesBicycle / @CircularLondon / @MetabolicHQ


This webinar is part of the EU Horizon 2020 ROCK project. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730280.

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