The Waste Zone is underway – Wednesday 6th of March 2019 (Day 2)
Futurebuild 2019 Website
Day two at the Waste Zone will showcase five sessions including some keynote presentations from the figures renowned in the world of cirular economy such as Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart from Leuphana University in Lüneburg and Prof. Mark Miodownik from the UCL’s Instute of Making. Among the topics for today: When to re-use, recycle avoid or grow? Circular Cities as potential growth and employment generators, How to support a truly circular economy and a discussion on plastic. Each of the talks will be followed by a Q&A session.
The full discussions programme can be found here
Meanwhile at the BBM stand
This year the Waste Zone houses 16 beach huts which have been donated by the School of Architecture & Design at The University of Brighton. The beach huts were previously used for last year’s final year architecture show and will now act as presentation units for multiple exhibitors showcasing their products and ideas around the circular economy.
Located next to The Waste Zone’s main speakers area the stand showcases our 25 years worth of experience in research and practical application of ideas around the circular economy in the built environment. More about our projects and the services we provide can be found at our stand G101. We will be wearing our locally sourced screen printed, surplus stock BBM t-shirts sourced from Dirty Harry in Brighton.
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