Circular Economy: the Practitioner’s Guide

At the 2017 US Circular Economy Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy after a three-week beta testing period. This follows the launch of WBCSD’s CEO Guide to the Circular Economy at the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki. The Practitioner Guide, a great […]

New standard and guide for the circular economy: BS 8001:2017

Following consultant the BSI has launched a new standard for the circular economy, BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations, the world’s first for implementing circular economy principles. I have covered the circular economy within the built environment over recent years, eg within blog posts here, through numerous presentations […]

PreCycling: A gateway to the Construction Circular Economy

Precycling is a term I adopted within FutuREstorative to describe the decision making process when specifying, procuring, ordering and calling off materials. It is the thought process, not for only the avoidance of waste but in considering net-positive and secondary uses for a product at the end of its initial use. Precycling is defined as ‘making purchasing […]

BS 8001 circular economy standard consultation

The British Standards Institute has issued consultation for BS 8001  for businesses implementing circular economy thinking.  I have covered the circular economy over the recent years within the built environment over recent years within blog posts here,through numerous presentations and workshops and of course within FutuREstorative It is great therefore to see that  BS8001 standard for circular […]

Ready for a Circular Economy?

My recent talk at Green Vision Circular Economy event held at the Re:Center, University of Bradford, focused on Design for DeConstruction principles and raised a number of questions, for example; The Circular Economy is not just simply new generation waste recycling – are we rethinking design and construction systems and processes. (slide 2) How can we convert Site […]

Circular Economy and the Built Environment

Updated: Ready for a Circular Economy? This coming week sees a number of circular economy events, for example Green Vision 10th Feb  (#GVis2016) in Bradford and ConstructCE 12 Feb (#cethinking) in London. Also see the Build Well 2016 Feb 10/11 event in the USA.  If you are at all interested in learning more about Circular Economy and its current popularity in construction, get […]

Regenerative Disruption: Construction Materials, from Linear to Circular.

This is not Sustainable. Echoing themes from Cradle to Cradle and FutuREstorative on impact of construction waste and materials … namely An industry that demands over half of humanities resources Contributes to a third of global waste The single largest source of waste in the UK, generating over 100 million tonnes of waste every year […]

Circular By Design

Furthering the discussion on circular economy here on the fairsnape blog, the recent publication Circular by Design, Products in the circular economy from the European Environment Agency, makes a valuable contribution and a worthwhile read.Of particular note for the built environment: policy questions posed, related to the circular economy from a materials perspective on eco design, […]

Thoughts on FutureBuild 2019 – 2030

Eco Build had been renamed as Future Build to focus on built environment innovation for the future, whilst retaining an eco, sustainability theme. From a brief attendance on the first day here are a few comments, the good the bad and the ugly. Giving nature a home More than one stand promoted their product or […]

Keynotes + Talks

Upcoming – and recent – keynotes, talks, presentations, workshops and CPD’s … for more information click through to the event or get in touch August 17th European Strawbale Gathering 2019 (ESBG) Todmorden, UK Living Building Challenge: LBC Keynote and LBC Workshop April 30th – May 2nd Living Futures 19, Seattle, WA. Rethinking Sustainability Towards a […]