Circular economy

Moving away from the ‘take, make, use, discard’ approach of linear economies is essential if the world is going to transform to sustainability. Circular economies design the re-use and recycling of materials into products and services to maximise the value from them and minimise waste.

The Circular Economy Network at IEMA is led by a steering group of members from different sectors of the economy. The role of the steering group is to oversee the delivery of an annual work programme of activities, including webinars, workshops, reports and much more. To learn more about what the steering group does please click here.

Circular economy


The membership of the steering group is as follows.

Tim Danson

Technical Director – Sustainability & Climate Change, WSP

Keith Lawton

Director – Growth & Development Environment & Infrastructure, Wood PLC

Jason Light

Head of Sustainability and Energy Estates, Facilities and Capital Development, University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust

Stephanie Palmer

Head of Sustainability, Wienerberger Ltd

Fleur Ruckley

Circular Economy and Resource Management Consultant, Wood PLC

Nigel Sagar

Freelance Assessor

David Smith

Technical Director – Climate Change and Sustainability Services, UK, AECOM

Andy Whyle

Sustainability Consultant, S-AW Consultancy

Join the Network

Opting to become a member of the network means you'll receive updates about developments in this sphere and the work of the steering group and any working groups, invitations to apply to join the groups or get involved in other ways, requests to participate in consultations, and notification of relevant webinars and other IEMA or external events.

To join...

Simply send an email to [email protected] with your name and membership number.

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