Circular procurement in the corporate furniture sector, particularly through remanufacturing opportunities, provides an opportunity to #BuildBackBetter from the coronavirus situation.
This transnational event will explore why circular economy approaches are beneficial for the environment and society, as well as the financial benefits for the organisations that buy furniture in this way, and how procurers and suppliers can adapt to meet the challenges which this presents.
The event is delivered as part of Interreg North Sea Region circular procurement project, ProCirc, with partners and speakers from Scotland, UK, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Netherlands.
The online session will consist of short presentations covering:
Why buy circular?, Barbara Morton, Sustainable Procurement Ltd
Innovative circular solutions in the furniture sector:
o Ann Beavis, Crown Workspace (UK)
o John Ross, Kinross Wooden Products (Scotland)
o Jamie Harbour, Rype Furniture (UK)
o Didier Pierre, Nnof (Belgium)
o Preben Carlsen, GoGood (Norway)
Buyers overcoming circular procurement challenges:
o Sabien van der Leij, Rijkswaterstaat (Netherlands)
o Emma Börjesson, Miljöförvaltningen Malmö (Sweden)
Agenda will be emailed to attendees before the event.
The webinar is also a side event to the World Circular Economy Forum 2020.