Cardiff Circular Economy Network is a fully funded 4-month pilot programme supporting businesses, schools and colleges within the Cardiff Council boundary to network and begin to implement circular economy solutions.

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The Cardiff Circular Economy Network (CCEN) is a collaborative project between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Celsa Steel UK, One Planet Cardiff and Cardiff Commitment (Curriculum Development). The project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

 

This is a pilot project working with businesses, schools and colleges within the Cardiff Council boundary. The CCEN project is a series of 4 workshops that will support practitioners to come together to network and develop a fuller understanding of circular economy (CE) principles.

Our pilot programme is well underway now, but you can join our community if you want to be kept up to date with our findings, future opportunities and the latest developments regarding the circular economy in Wales.

Circular Economy

Building towards zero waste through increasing understanding of circular economy

Innovation Networks

Creating Communities of Practice to enable business and education practitioners to work together to create resources to address challenges

Knowledge Success

Creating business and education networks to enhance innovation knowledge and skills to support movement to Net Zero

Future Generations

Supporting businesses and education to operationalise the Well-being of Future Generations Act and Clean Growth hubs

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Business Workshops

The Cardiff Circular Economy Network has supported businesses within the Cardiff Council boundary to come together to develop a fuller understanding of circular economy (CE) principles and assess how to redesign their products and services to incorporate these principles.

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Education Workshops

The Cardiff Circular Economy Network (CCEN) has supported schools and colleges within the Cardiff Council boundary to come together to develop a fuller understanding of circular economy (CE) principles and has provided educators with the tools to embed CE principles across the curriculum, particularly in the Humanities and STEM areas of learning.

CCEN also supported one of the Four Purposes in the aims-based New Welsh Curriculum, to enable children and young people to become ‘ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world’ (Donaldson, 2015).

 

Building a more sustainable future

Pioneered by Ellen MacArthur, the circular economy encompasses a new way of thinking. More ‘traditional’ views of the economy are linear in thinking, where products are bought, used, and then thrown away. Put simply, the circular economy is a system in which resources such as materials and equipment are used, reused and repurposed as effectively as possible, and for as long as possible. 

 

Our next event

Come and join us for our end of project Celebration Event, where we will be sharing what we have achieved with businesses and schools in Cardiff regarding their circular economy initiatives as well as looking at the next steps for the circular economy in Wales.

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Cardiff Circular Economy Network Showcase Event

Tuesday 4th October, 16:30 - 19:30

Techniquest, Stuart Street, 

Cardiff, CF10 5BW

What are our participants saying? Click below to watch our video testimonials

New Map of Circular Economy Suppliers in Wales