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Circular Economy - what it means to all of us

Abbey House
Abbey House, 3rd Floor (VSS), 10 Bothwell Street, Glasgow G2 6LU.
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Abbey House, Glasgow

November 13, 12:00pm-2:00pm

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Who wasn’t affected by the compelling David Attenborough BBC Blue Planet 2 documentary footage of a young whale killed by ingesting plastics from the polluted ocean? It has already influenced many people to stop, reflect and take action on their old behaviours. We’re seeing on a weekly basis government and businesses’ reactions at both a policy and an operational level around plastics consumption. How will you play a part?

For our November lunch, we meet at Victim Support Scotland's training facility, where we welcome for the first time Alison McRae, Senior Director at Glasgow Chamber of Commerce. Alison is responsible for a portfolio of strategic partnerships – working across a range of organisations – which seek to innovate and anticipate new opportunities for Glasgow and its business community.

She will talk us through:

  • The global perspective of what the circular economy is and why it’s important
  • How Glasgow as a city is trying to build a momentum to start adapting how we design, produce and consume
  • Some best practice examples
  • How we can participate in and benefit from the circular economy

With the environment and concerns around plastics and recycling a hot topic, there is much to learn around how we all play a part in protecting and preserving our environment as individuals and as businesses.

Alison McRae also has overall responsibility for Developing Young Workforce Glasgow: Scotland’s first regional group on the back of Sir Ian Wood’s Commission. Previously Alison was director of destination Liverpool with Liverpool City Council and prior to that ran her own project management consultancy Blue Toucan.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions, to network as well as enjoy a buffet lunch, which will be tailored to suit all dietary requirements.Please state your dietary requirements when you book.

We anticipate a keen interest in this subject; bookings close 5pm Friday, 9th November 2018.

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