Making the Business Case for Resource Recovery for Business and Government

The successful implementation of ideas, frameworks and technologies for resource recovery from waste will require the formulation of strong business cases for a variety of actors in industry and government. This year’s Resource Recovery from Waste Annual Conference 2017 aims to present both conceptual ideas and practical experiences on the formulation of business cases for resource recovery as part of the circular economy.

10 Oct 2017 -

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

• Prof Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Advisor at Defra, talking about Defra’s vision for a Circular Economy
• David Fatscher, British Standards Institution, talking about the first global circular business model standard BS8001
• Prof Jan Jonker, Radboud University. Circular Economy: the quest for a changing focus in value creation in industry and government.
• Prof Phil Purnell, University of Leeds. Making the business case for Circular Economy infrastructure.
• Libby Peake, Green Alliance, to talk on the UK Circular Economy strategy after Brexit


Specialist sessions to include:

• Creating value from wastes in the bioeconomy
• Recovering materials from mine legacy landfill
• New sustainability assessments and models


The event takes place on 22nd November 2017 in Cloth Hall Court, Leeds. Registration closes on 31st October. For further details, including a preliminary schedule, please see our event webpage at:


Resource Recovery from Waste (RRfW) is a 5-year programme of research funded by NERC, ESRC and Defra to develop knowledge and tools to reduce pressure on natural resources and create value from wastes. If you have any questions relating to this meeting or the RRfW programme, please contact Juliet Jopson at s.j.jopson(at) or by telephone at 0113 3432325.

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