Circular Falmouth Summi

Food waste is the critical issue for businesses in Cornwall, and in Falmouth in particular.

An Institute of Cornish Studies research event
Date2 June 2020
Time10:00 to 13:00
PlaceOnline webinar

Circular Falmouth aims to help Falmouth’s businesses and residents develop a circular economy and for Falmouth and Cornwall to work towards Carbon Neutrality by 2030.

A circular economy keeps waste to a minimum by keeping products and materials in use within the local economy rather than paying to have them taken away. This means a more circular economy would save your business money as well as help save the planet.

Waste is a critical issue for businesses in Cornwall, and in Falmouth in particular. For many decades’ businesses in Falmouth have suffered from high costs for mixed recycling and waste collections. Our initial findings are that many businesses are paying very different costs for the same collections. We would like to change this, by identifying the main material streams and working together as a business community to minimise waste in Falmouth. Circular Falmouth will help businesses find partners to share their waste and improve collection services.

The event provides a platform to discuss what waste streams exist and what materials can be re-used or shared for a more waste-free Falmouth This will help your business achieve higher productivity, reduce costs for mixed waste and improve your environmental credentials. All of this will be discussed during this event.


10.00 – 10.30 Welcome to Circular Falmouth and introductions

10.30 – 11.00 Initial Results from the questionnaire ‘Circular Falmouth.

11.00 - 11.30 Natural break and feeling in a Google spreadsheet

Task: using the results from the questionnaire, identify your main mixed waste materials that can you share, reuse and recycling etc.

11.30 - 11.15 Presenting aggregated data and identifying groups according to their main waste for sharing, reusing and recycling etc.

11.15 - 12.30 Discussion in the breakout groups.

Task: How and What can we do collectively?

12. 30– 13.00 Plenary, solution discussions and next steps

About Tevi

Tevi is an ERDF-funded programme supporting Cornish SMEs to grow whist contributing to Cornwall's environmental growth priorities and circular economy transition. Tevi currently supports over 300 enterprises through bespoke consultancy services, challenge networks and a grant scheme. Tevi is delivered by the University of Exeter in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Council and Cornwall Development Company.

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