A circular economy offers solutions for global sustainability challenges through the transition from the linear take-make-use-dispose economy to a better organisation of resources.
A living lab links academic and operational knowledge and understanding to co-create solutions to real-world problems using society as a test-bed to drive innovation.
The Living Lab envisions to support companies and communities in their transition towards a circular economy, for example with design sprints to generate new ideas, sharing case studies and best practice, and investigating demand for new circular products and services. Supporting companies and communities will form a critical part of green economic recovery plans following Covid-19 and Brexit. The Living Lab will also contribute to national government targets on eliminating avoidable waste while reducing carbon emissions.
The exact focus and activities of the Living Lab will be outlined together with government, business, civic and academic stakeholders across Yorkshire over the next few months.
For further information and media enquiries please contact Dr. Anne Velenturf at: A.Velenturf@leeds.ac.uk
The Yorkshire Circular Lab uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide our activity. The work we are doing links to many of the SDGs, in particular the following: