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New national Circular Economy Hub to provide leadership in UK bid to create a sustainable future

The National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research Hub (CE Hub) led by the University of Exeter is supported with £3.5 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to lead national efforts to create a sustainable, circular economy where fewer resources are used and more waste materials reused – delivering huge benefits to the environment and UK economy.

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TechMet: Exeter awarded pioneering new Circular Economy Centre in Technology Metals

The University of Exeter will lead a pioneering new research centre, designed to revolutionize how crucial metals are extracted, used and reused in clean and digital technologies across the UK. 

 

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ERDF Tevi Project Extended

The Tevi project is going to be extended until the end of 2023.  An extra £2.03m will be spent on helping SMEs across all sectors contribute to the circular economy and to the environmental growth of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

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Circular Economy Masterclass

2020 saw the end of another successful year of delivering our high-quality Circular Economy Masterclass Introductory Course to 3 cohorts and over 300 participants.

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The Exeter MBA

The Exeter MBA is at the forefront of the circular economy and sustainable business.

 

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Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd co-creates Circular Business Model Design Guide

Dr Merryn Haines-Gadd Research Associate in Self-healing Product Design at the University of Exeter Business School has co-created a Circular Business Model Design Guide through an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Network collaborative project. The guide has been developed in collaboration with experienced business designers at PA Consulting.  

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Dr Okechukwu Okorie - Circular business models in high value manufacturing: Five industry cases to bridge theory and practice

Dr Okechukwu Okorie, Ph.D, MIET, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Circular Technology has recently published a paper with the journal of Business, Strategy and the Environment (ABS3), titled, “Circular business models in high value manufacturing: Five industry cases to bridge theory and practice”.

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ESPRC Circular Economy Network

Ruth Cherrington has recently collaborated on a sustainable coatings project funded through the EPSRC Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems. 

 

 

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ERDF Future Focus Project

Official LEGO® Serious Play® online facilitators Ruth Cherrington and Hollie Kirk will be facilitating a meeting with SMEs in Cornwall using the LEGO® Serious Play® communication and problem-solving process.

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Circular Economy in Motion

As part of the Frontiers of Engineering for Development programme of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Circular Economy in Motion is a programme for exchanging knowledge, experiences, methodologies and tools, and is contributing to the dissemination Circular Economy principles in emerging economies starting in Latin America. 

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Sustainable PPE for health workers championed by Exeter professor

Sustainability experts from the University of Exeter Business School are working across the NHS in a drive to replace single-use PPE with more environmentally-friendly alternatives.

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Tool developed to calculate our household ‘plastics footprint’

How much plastic do we really use, and can we live without it?

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ECCE February 2020 newsletter

Our monthly newsletter gives you the highlights of recent research, activities and events at The Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE).

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New national circular economy coordinators announced

First investment of a £30m initiative supporting the UK’s transition to a circular economy

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Beach clean data could boost science

Beach cleans can provide vital information on plastic pollution, researchers say.

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48 hour design challenge to re-think fashion of the future

Plymouth based company, BAM Bamboo Clothing, and the University of Exeter have joined forces to address the issue of sustainability in fashion.

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£1 million circular economy research hub at the University of Exeter to re-think plastics production and use

The University of Exeter has been awarded £1 million to create a new centre to tackle the use of plastic and plastic waste.

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Tevi supports new circular economy initiative for Cornish businesses

Businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly gathered at the University of Exeter campus, Penryn today for the 2018 Circular Economy Summit.

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New University of Exeter Business School centre opened by Dame Ellen MacArthur

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has officially marked the opening of a new centre at the University of Exeter Business School, which is dedicated to tackling some of the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

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Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges

Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will launch a new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.

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Circular Economy Disruptions – Past, Present and Future Symposium

The University of Exeter, with support from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is hosting the world’s first International academic symposium on the circular economy.

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