CEC LCR News


NEWS : LIVERPOOL CHARITY ON TARGET TO BOOST LOCAL COMMUNITY CIRCULAR ECONOMY

DATE: 19th October 2018

CREATE UK are demonstrating the LCR circular economy in action through their latest reuse project.

Since January 2018 the organisation has taken over collection of unwanted fridges and freezers from waste sites across the City Region. Using their expertise, CREATE UK have succeeded in repairing and reusing suitable items and keeping value in the City Region through retailing them at affordable prices at their store in Old Swan, Liverpool. 876 tonnes of cooling equipment have been repaired for reuse or recycled to date. The project has also generated 5 new jobs demonstrating the value of keeping products and resources circulating in the local economy.

(i) 5th October 2018 (REPIC press release) http://www.repic.co.uk/News/Liverpool-Charity-on-Target-to-Boost-Local-Communitys-Circular-Econom

(ii) October 2018 MRWA news article http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2018/10/liverpool-charity-giving-new-lease-of-life-to-recycled-white-goods/

(iii) 8th March 2018 (MRWA press release) http://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/2018/03/liverpool-charity-give-old-fridges-freezers-new-lease-life/

NEWS : CIRCULAR ECONOMY HOTSPOT CONFERENCE 2018 – GLASGOW

DATE: 20th November 2018

The following information is from the Circular Economy Hotspot Scotland Conference, which was held in Glasgow recently and attended by 400 delegates from 21 countries.

(i) For a detailed and succinct description linking the circular economy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals see presentation by Dr Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel and Former European Commissioner for Environment: PDF Presentation (download)

(ii) To understand how cities/regions could deliver locally based circular economies see presentation 2 by Harald Friedl, CEO of Circle Economy, Amsterdam: PDF Presentation (download)

(iii) To build the knowledge, intervention opportunities and have the educational tools that could help activate a global community focused on purpose-driven change, see UnSchool of Disruptive Design by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu. Link:  https://www.disruptdesign.co/disrupt-new

NEWS : SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF THINGS LEFT BEHIND AFTER STORE CLOSURES; LIVERPOOL ONE AND EMMAUS MERSEYSIDE

DATE: 22ND November 2018

The Liverpool One retail and leisure complex is developing its circular economy which has the principal of reuse at its core with the help of Emmaus Merseyside, a local social enterprise, that trains and employs formerly homeless people.  For more information see https://www.liverpool-one.com/one-community/

NEWS : VEOLIA KNAUF GLASS RECYCLING 

DATE: 22nd November 2018

A new multi-million pound facility opened recently in St Helens that uses cutting-edge technology to turn glass into insulation.

Knauf Insulation and Veolia have joined forces to clean, separate and refine household glass which includes glass from the Liverpool City Region, before transforming it into high performance, energy-saving insulation solutions. For more information: https://www.knaufinsulation.co.uk/media/news/new-multi-million-facility-opens-using-cutting-edge-technology-to-turn-glass-into

Infographic: Veolia_KNAUF_INFOGRAPHIC (PDF)