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Reuse and Repair: Creating Value in a Circular Economy

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What’s on offer?

In this interactive online event will showcase innovative reuse and repair initiatives, to promote sustainable consumption models. We will highlight opportunities and benefits for businesses and consumers alike, to take advantage of a transition to a circular economy in Wales. By providing this platform for the public, business owners and researchers to come together to share their vision for the future of a circular economy in Wales, we hope to increase your awareness of innovative business models which extend product lifetimes and the benefits of reuse and repair practices to tackle climate change.

What’s it about?

This event focuses on the circular economy, which has the potential to radically transform the way in which products are designed, produced, consumed, and disposed. This has recently caught the interest of policy makers and businesses as a way to tackle climate change and achieve net zero. Circular forms of production and consumption, such as reuse, repair and re-manufacturing, keep resources and products in use for as long as possible thereby addressing sustainability challenges including climate change.

Who’s leading the event?

The event is led by Dr Roberta De Angelis and Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis, both of Cardiff Business School. This interactive panel discussion with business owners, academic researchers and the audience will allow you to reflect on your role as a responsible consumer and discuss what a circular economy, supporting responsible and sustainable consumption, could look like in the future. Speakers for this event include: Tracy Watkins, designer at Coterie Leather Bags; Ella Smillie – Director and co-founder of Benthyg Cymru - Wales’ Library of Things; Andrew Ferguson, Co-founder and CEO of Re-Fashion; and Aris A. Syntetos, Prof. of Operational Research and Operations Management, Cardiff Business School.

Open to

Anyone is welcome to attend the event.