The Waste Zone is underway – Tuesday 5th of March 2019 (Day 1)
Futurebuild 2019 Website
After much anticipation today marks the start of The WasteZone at this year’s Futurebuild. Tuesday’s Waste Talk Area will provide a platform for over 25 experts in sustainability from the UK, Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands to exchange inspiring ideas on the circular economy. Among the topics for today: Responsible waste/resource management, Circular Cities and Low Carbon material options for construction industry. Each of the speakers will complete a short presentation on their chosen subject which will be followed by a debate and Q&A session.
The full discussions programme can be found here
Responsible Futures’ Waste Zone will help you to navigate away from the current take, make and throw-away society towards an intelligent, closed-loop system where waste is seen as a valuable resource.
This year’s Waste Zone has an new exciting new format. The introduction of a Circular Economy Hub will act as a marketplace for visitors and innovators to discuss their products. Visitors can experience the re-use possibilities of the top ten construction waste streams in an eye-opening exhibition in the new foyer area which surrounds the seminar area. These spill-out zones will showcase circular economy research, innovations and products from experts in the UK and Europe.
The Waste Zone seminar programme – Waste Talk – will see more than 50 industry-leading speakers over the next 3 days. The debates aim at addressing the challenges and opportunities a circular economy presents. The sessions will explore ways in which waste materials can be integrated into construction projects, how existing buildings can be deconstructed instead of demolished, and how new buildings can be designed as material stores for the future.
More on the Waste Zone:
‘Constructing a sustainable future’ – University of Brighton article
‘There’s money to be made in reusing existing buildings’ – Duncan Baker-Brown for AJ