YES get involved in the Circular Economy

  • Young Enterprise Scotland were invited to speak at EDAS / SUII ’Practical Benefits of the Circular Economy’ conference

On 17th March, Young Enterprise Scotland were invited to the EDAS and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) at Strathclyde University.

This event was to highlight the economic benefits of circular economy practices.

Economic development stakeholders from public, private and third sector organisations came along.

Speaking at the event were:

  • Fiona Deans, Impact Manager, Research & Knowledge Exchange Services, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr Richard Lord, Director of Knowledge Exchange & Senior Lecturer in Engineering Geoscience, University of Strathclyde
  • Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Martin Valenti, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Scottish EnvironmentProtection Agency
  • Geoff Leask, Chief Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland
  • Lucy Morrison, Digital Content and Programme Executive, Young Enterprise Scotland

Fiona Deans and Richard Lord spoke about a research project to explore collaboration and innovation to drive the circular economy in Scotland.

The initiative brought together circular economy experts from the University of St Andrews, University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh, and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC).

Louise McGregor of Zero Waste Scotland explained more about the ideas behind the circular economy, and gave examples of how this can create economic development opportunities right across Scotland.

Following on from this was Martin Valenti, Head of Strategic Initiatives at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, then gave an overview of innovations in SEPA's regulatory strategy, and how organisations could benefit from getting involved.

We rounded off the presentations by discussing how we have created our own circular economy onsite at our Rouken Glen office and are in talks to roll a circular economy programme out within schools.

  • Investor In People
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland
  • Investors In Young People

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Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.

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