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Lecture 1: Circular Manufacturing Masterclasses and Lectures

Introduction to Circular Economy: Principles and outline business models - the broad business case.

Mark Dempsey - UK Sustainability Manager and WEEE Programme Manager, HP Inc.

Location : Glasgow School of Art, Reid Building , Glasgow, G3 6RQ

Date : From 18/01/2018 - 17:30 to 20:00

HP is reinventing the way its products are designed, manufactured, used and recovered as it shifts its business model and operations towards a materials and energy-efficient circular economy.  The company’s overall long-term and enduring ambition is to take responsibility for its products throughout the entire lifecycle – to understand and own the impacts of its products along the value chain. The vision is to keep its products and materials in circulation for as long as possible. The company wants to lead the industry in driving circular design and practice.

Mark Dempsey is UK Sustainability Manager for HP Inc. Mark has previously worked as European Environmental Policy Advisor for Hewlett Packard and Manager of the Parliamentary Sustainable Waste Group at Westminster. Mark has also worked as Development Officer for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and advised the Australian Government. Mark has gained detailed knowledge of the Extended Producer Responsibility, the Circular Economy, resource efficiency, and environmental management for businesses; and has extensive experience of leading and influencing policy in Westminster and Brussels. Mark has a degree in Geography and a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management and is a member of the CIWM and IEMA.

Other titles are available in the lecture series, as well as accompanying one day masterclasses. 

The Circular Economy Masterclass and Lecture programme administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers continuing professional development for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

Glasgow School of Art, Reid Building
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