Spring Takes Part in London’s Circular Economy Week
Just over two weeks ago we took part in #CEWeekLDN and hosted our first ever Spring event. Hosted by ReLondon, the week showcased London’s circular economy and brought together leaders, professionals, and companies playing a crucial role in the transition towards a circular economy. It highlighted how cities and businesses are innovating to reduce the environmental impact of our consumption of resources.
Our webinar focused on ‘Creating a Circular Economy for Tech: Why, How & What’. It kicked off with Professor David Cole-Hamilton, the former President of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), who discussed the issues associated with tech production and presented the original EuChemS’s periodic table that shows resource scarcity, conflict materials, and elements in devices.
Image: EuChemS. The 90 Natural Elements That Make Up Everything. Image, 2019. https://www.euchems.eu/euchems-periodic-table/.
Our second guest, Professor Paul Ekins, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at UCL and a member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel (IRP), explored ways in which we can promote a circular economy. Finally, Tom Williams and James Seear (the founders of Spring), gave a live Spring product demo to showcase how Spring provides a consumer-orientated solution to creating a circular economy.
All in all, it was a fantastic week and we really loved taking part in our first ever event as Spring. We're so grateful for the opportunity to have hosted and to hear from experts in the circular economy, a topic very close to our heart and our mission.
If you missed the event you can view the webinar here. We can’t wait to host our next event, so keep your eyes peeled.