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2022 Highlights

What a week! Thank you to everyone who participated, hosted events and shared their stories during Circular City Week 2022.

 

If you missed out on some of the events, or want to re-watch your favorite speakers, the recorded events are available on this page. You can also access the presentations used by many of the speakers here. The extensive photo gallery provides pictures from the 115 events.

Recordings and event highlights will be added continuously.

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Pioneer Talks

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Event Recordings

Circular City Week Official Opening Ceremony: Circular Activation - The Impact of Initiatives

Monday May 2, 2022

HOSTED BY DANISH CLEANTECH HUB

Join the official opening event of Circular City Week New York together with our inspirational Pioneer Partners who are on the mission to spur action towards a circular system.

Circular City Week Official Closing Celebration: Corporate Trailblazers – Embracing Circular Economy the Nordic Way

Friday May 6, 2022

HOSTED BY DANISH CLEANTECH HUB

The week ended on a high note with inspiring and energizing discussions together with Circular City Week Premium Partner Nordic Innovation and large Nordic corporates.

Circularity in Furniture Series
How Business Leaders Drive Change: Leading the Way on ‘Circularity’ from Within

The hosts explore change from within using examples from the furniture and consumer products industries to illustrate strategies applicable across many sectors.

Circularity in Furniture Series
Public Policy & Circularity – Business Can Move the Needle

How can companies support and inform critical public policy to advance the transition to a circular economy?

Circularity in Furniture Series
Circularity and the Future of Furniture Design

Thursday May 5, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY MEBL | TRANSFORMING FURNITURE, & SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL

Working towards a circular economy is a clear path towards a healthier future for the planet, our homes and the people who make our objects, but there can be hiccups along the way. Join us to discuss holistic and realistic steps and strategies to implement the circular economy.

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Circularity in Furniture Series
The Circularity Challenge of Toxic Chemicals in Furniture and Interiors

Friday May 6, 2022

HOSTED BY TOXNOT AND URBISECO

This event shined light on the problem of hazardous chemicals in furniture and interiors, with a focus on solutions that facilitate circular design, cleaner manufacturing, and material reuse in a circular economy. 

Inclusive Circular City Symposium
U.S. Circular City Snapshots: Firsthand Accounts of the Circular City Transition

Monday May 2, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

Dive into a session on urban perspectives on opportunities and barriers with real-time examples from U.S. cities and their journey towards a circular economy.

Inclusive Circular City Symposium
Europe: Ahead of the Curve? Inclusive Circular Cities in Europe

Tuesday May 3, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

The key is, how to make circular theory a reality in the spaces that we live in? The current policy framework in Europe is critical and can help cities across the globe in their journey trying to adopt a circular approach.

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Mexico City: Convening a Multi-Sector Platform to Enable Circularity

Tuesday May 3, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

Mexico City is a mega-city with major water-food-energy challenges for the growing population. In this session you can learn about the circular case of Mexico City and the importance of coalition building and multi-stakeholder engagement.

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Accra: Incubating Circularity at the Intersection of Informal Waste Collectors & Material Reverse Logistics Hubs

Wednesday May 4, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

Ghana is a leading circular country in Africa taking a holistic approach to tackle massive issues, such as waste, and human rights. Local leaders from the forefront of circularity are engaging in this impactful session.

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Brazil: Building Inclusive Circular Ecosystems in Urban Hubs at Scale

Wednesday May 4, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

The transition to a circular economy in Brazil is driven by the potential for an economic boom, where Porto Alegre is an example of enabling the circular transition. 

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New Delhi: Unlocking Circularity to Repurpose Waste & Mitigate Air Pollution

Thursday May 5, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

This event is zooming in on India and how the circular economy transition can support economic benefits by creating an inclusive and regenerative platform.

Inclusive Circular City Symposium
Inclusive Circular Cities: A Remedy for the World

Friday May 6, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY PYXERA GLOBAL, ENEL, RHEAPLY, METABOLIC, FIRST MILE

Watch a deep dive into the essence of circularity and focus on how companies, institutions, and nonprofits can unlock good at scale and be a critical platform helping humanity live within the planetary boundaries.

Circularity in Sustainable ZEV Fleet Transitions

Wednesday May 4, 2022

 

HOSTED BY ARUP AND ENEL

The focus of this discussion is the opportunity electrification of mobility is playing as cities transition to an equitable, decarbonized and circular future as well as the challenges that must be overcome. The invited conversants are leaders across North and South America, each bringing examples of successful initiatives underway that can inform and scale to other communities.

Circularity IRL: How Circular Net Zero Ambitions are Taking Hold Through Action

Tuesday May 3, 2022

 

HOSTED BY ENEL

Entrepreneurs, scientists, think tanks and convening bodies are talking about how to address real on-the-ground challenges. They are looking at a vast array of conditions and landscapes where they’ve progressed understanding and collaboration to address challenges from decarbonization, electrification, resiliency, equity and public health. 

Circularity and the Green Mobility in the City of Brussels

Tuesday May 3, 2022

HOSTED BY HUB.BRUSSELS

This event shared common and successful models in green mobility in Brussels and how the city and its citizens already benefit from those examples. 

Circularity in the Textile Industry: Examples of the City of Brussels

Wednesday May 4, 2022

HOSTED BY HUB.BRUSSELS

Apart from designing with biodegradable or recycled materials, producing with resource efficiency and after-sales reuse, there are so many frameworks that Brussels companies are using towards a full circular textile industry.

The Circular and Regenerative Built Environment in the city of Brussels - Shifting from Sustainable to Regeneration

Thursday May 5, 2022

HOSTED BY HUB.BRUSSELS

Instead of doing less damage to the environment, it is now time go a step further and to learn how one can integrate ecological systems as a basis for design and, as such, regenerate the environment. Want to get to know more about companies pursuing projects like this in Brussels?

Circularity in the Food Industry in the City of Brussels, Capital of Europe

Friday May 6, 2022

HOSTED BY HUB.BRUSSELS

How to integrate urban agriculture and develop resilient food systems in the face of climate change to the problem of food waste? Examples from projects in Brussels.

Creating Resilient Agri-Food Systems with Circularity in Mind

Thursday May 5, 2022 

 

HOSTED BY FOOD NATION

Food Nations patron, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, opened the talk with motivating words about how a shift towards a circular approach is both necessary and inevitable and requires responsive, clever and creative thinking all while protecting the food systems from external shocks.

Measurement and Circularity: How a NYC Bakery Uses Data to Optimize for Zero Waste

Tuesday May 3, 2022

HOSTED BY FOOTPRINT GROUP & BREADS BAKERY

 In this session they shared how Breads is tracking their wasted materials every day using the Foodprint Trax® mobile and web-based app, food waste via Breads’ POS system, and the impact of partner programs such as Too Good to Go. They touched on data collection methodology and how the team uses data to inform and enrich their zero waste journey.

Who Cares?

Wednesday May 4, 2022 

HOSTED BY  THE MAINTAINERS MOVEMENT FELLOWSHIP 

This event explored if a tear in your shirt mean the end of its use? If a rusty bike be reborn again? How we can care for the worn floor in our homes? And the land our homes are built on? And how it all connects.

The Built Environment: The Untapped Opportunity for Circularity?

Wednesday May 4, 2022

HOSTED BY WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

WorldGBC introduces opportunities for the circular economy in the built environment to demonstrate environmental, economic and social sustainability opportunities and urgency for action. 

Moving Closed-Loop Agriculture Forward

Wednesday May 4, 2022

HOSTED BY RE-NUBLE

During this panel Re-Nuble together with Brooklyn Grange and Hundred Acre Farmsy shared actionable steps towards sustainable agriculture practices as a way to deal with the current global environmental crisis, discussed if waste-to-value can truly be incorporated into an indoor farm’s operations and methods to do so, as well as strategies to move the needle forward for closed loop agriculture.

Waste2Soils - Optimizing the Urban Waste Stream to Create Soils and Capture Carbon

Thursday May 5, 2022

HOSTED BY URBAN SOILS INSTITUTE AND TREEPEOPLE

Explore the opportunities that exist to realize a truly sustainable future driven by urban soils.

How to Eliminate Waste Using Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Saturday May 7, 2022

HOSTED BY CIRCANOMICS

Watch a discussion about the Circa Token, sustainable, carbon neutral blockchains, how incentives can influence behavior and how data can be collected and verified via the blockchain.

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Sustainable Financial Models in the Food Industry: An Ecosystem Approach

Monday May 2, 2022

HOSTED BY KNOW.CAPITAL

A case study discussion of the critical importance of making any circular initiative financially attractive. 

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Exploring Circularity in Canadian Communities

Thursday May 5, 2022

HOSTED BY CANADIAN CIRCULAR CITIES & REGIONS INITIATIVE

At this event you will gain insights from international experts on why and how local governments can benefit from adopting circular economy approaches. Featuring graduates from their Peer-to-Peer Network, alongside leading circular economy organizations Circle Economy and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. 

The Next Frontier: Circularity in Design

Tuesday May 3, 2022

HOSTED BY LAURENCE CARR INC. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SUSTAINABLE FURNISHINGS COUNCIL & EARTHX

Circular economy practices are becoming more widely understood and have finally taken a foothold in the built environment and furnishings industry. But how do we accelerate this movement, what is the next frontier of circular progress, and what impact can it have?

Education and Skills: Getting Ready for the Emerging Job Market in a Circular Economy

Thursday May 5, 2022

HOSTED BY CIRCULAR ECONOMY ALLIANCE

Watch a panel discussion about the importance of education in the domain of  circular economy, the role it plays in bridging the gap in the utmost required skills, and the highly considerable potential it brings in driving job creation across all industries.

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Tackling the Supply Chain Data Bottlenecks with the Toxnot Exchange and Digital Product Passports

Friday May 6, 2022

HOSTED BY TOXNOT PBC 

Digital product passports are the future of supply chain data management. Passports allow increased access to accurate materials data, simplified data exchange, and greater visibility into your entire supply chain. Join Lily Hogan  to review exactly how passports are created on the Toxnot Exchange and learn how they benefit everyone throughout your supply chain. From manufacturers to every upstream supplier. 

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Presentations and Outcome Materials

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Arup Keynote Slides from Opening Ceremony

By Tom Kennedy, Arup

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The Role of Startups and VCs in Spearheading a Circular Transformation

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CIRCULENTS - The New Consumers

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Designing Inclusive Circular Business Support Services in the Pacific Northwest

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Building the Circular Economy
On the Blockchain

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Enel Keynote Slides from Circular City Week Opening Ceremony

By Kate Moore, Enel X

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Measurement and Circularity: How NYC Bakery Uses Data to Optimize for Zero Waste

By Foodprint & Breads Bakery

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Committing to Circularity for Future Growth & Internationalization

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Hemp: The Premier Plant for a Circular and Bio-based Economy

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Recap from Food Nations Global Food Talk “Creating resilient agri-food systems with circularity in mind”

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Remanufacturing - A Hidden & Critical Lever for a Strong Circular Economy Onepager

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Takeaway Notes and Resources | Who Cares?

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Exploring Circularity in Canadian Communities

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Gallery

 
 
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 2022 Partners

Thank you for your support! We couldn't do it without you.

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