BBM invited to curate The Waste Zone once again
Eco Build 2018 Website
Dates: Tuesday 6th March 10:00-18:00 until Thursday 8th March 2018 10:00-18:00
“Ecobuild has been the number one event for the built environment for over 14 years, with change and innovation always at the heart. It connects and inspires the entire built environment specification chain.”
Following the success of the Waste Zone at Ecobuild back in 2013 BBM have been invited back to curate the WasteZone at this years event.
The WasteZone will help you navigate a route away from our current take, make, throw away society towards intelligent closed loop systems where waste is seen as food for either an organic natural ‘bio-sphere’ or the humanmade ‘tech-sphere’.
The WasteZone is a temporary place dedicated to the discussion of the issues & huge potentials of seeing waste as a valuable resource, not a problem. Come and hear talks by experts from worlds as diverse as resource management, cutting-edge design & architecture, politics, product and systems design, as well as a new generation of forward thinking suppliers, urban miners, up-cyclers, hackers and material bankers.
The WasteZone discussions will be supported by an inspirational exhibition of the products, materials and buildings, as well as new digital platforms and films, which are enabling an emergent circular economy and proving “that there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place”.
Duncan and Ian will both be running several of the discussions, click here for full details of the programme.
“The circular economy – the challenge for design and construction”
If you are planning to visit Eco Build this year be sure not to miss Duncan speaking at “The circular economy – the challenge for design and construction” conference on Thursday between 13:30 and 14:30.
Duncan will join the speakers below to discuss the challenges of applying circular economy principles to buildings and infrastructure.
- Paul Toyne, Independent Advisor
- Richard Boyd Senior Engineer Advanced Technology + Research, Arup
- Jesse Putzel, Head of Sustainability, BAM Construct
- Jon Bootland, Sustainable Development Foundation, ASBP
“We all know that we need to produce and consume less…of everything! The concept of a ‘circular economy’ first coined bin 1989 by David Pearce and Kerry Turner, has gained support over the last decade or so with some proponents arguing that it could be a new paradigm for sustainability. As described by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation report Growth Within, “the concept rests on three principles: preserve and enhance natural capital, optimise yields from resources in use, and foster system effectiveness (minimise negative externalities)”. While it seems to be reasonably straight forward to reuse valuable resources from relatively short-lived consumer products, the challenge for construction is how to apply these principles to buildings and infrastructure which can last for decades if not longer and also how to take effective action to extend the life of existing buildings and infrastructure as a positive contribution to supporting a more circular economy. How to we bring these principles into mainstream construction? What are the changes needed to make the whole industry behave differently? These are the challenges for the construction industry and the built environment and this discussion explores ways to meet it and respond to SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. This session was developed with steering group partner the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)”
For further details on the three day event please visit the Eco Build website.