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By Dr John Lever, Reader at Department of Management, Huddersfield Business School, and Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Responsibility, Governance and Ethics.  The UK food system is characterised by various subsidies and incentives that encourage a wide range of supply chain actors to send food and other biowastes (biodegradable,...

Yorkshire-based Dr Anne Velenturf (Leeds University) and Dr Simon Mair (Bradford University) have teamed up with Prof Dalia D’Amato from the University of Helsinki and Dr Patrick Schroeder from Chatham House to lead a special issue on novel economic theory and practice for a sustainable circular economy. The special issue...

The Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ welcomes Professor Lenny Koh from the University of Sheffield to present advances in multi-scale decision science for a resource sustainable supply chain. This event is part of the ‘Blue skies, green future’ webinar series, which presents ideas and innovations to spark discussion on the topic of...

The Transforming the Foundation Industries Research & Innovation Hub “TransFIRe” led by Prof Mark Jolly at Cranfield University will host an event at the Gaia exhibition in Hull as part of this year’s Freedom Festival, including a public lecture and exhibition about the climate impacts associated with the use of materials....

By Professor William Young, Chair of the Leeds Sustainable Curriculum Working Group at The University of Leeds. The University of Leeds approach At the University of Leeds our award-winning curriculum reflects our wider approach to sustainability, climate solutions and circular economy. Our vision for student education is to provide a...

By Dr Paul Jensen, Senior Decarbonisation Officer at Hull City Council Why is circular economy important in the fight against climate change? There are many benefits to developing a circular economy, both locally and globally. These benefits include the creation of new skills and jobs, a reduction in waste management...

As we are all aware, waste plastics are creating a major environmental concern.  Nearly all plastic is made from fossil fuels, starting it’s journey mainly as crude oil, natural gas and even coal. 

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) are delighted to invite you to join our July 2021 webinar ‘Preventing food waste while eating out’. For this event, Dr Effie Papargyropoulou will provide a 20-minute presentation about her research on Surplus Food Redistribution (SFR) which is hailed as a ‘win-win’ strategy...

The concept of a circular economy has been identified as a “tangible pathway towards a low-carbon and prosperous recovery”. Following the Coronavirus pandemic, circular economy has the power to affect more than a businesses environmental impact. Chidubem Nwabufo, the Circular Economy Manager at West Yorkshire Combined Authority outlines some of...

The University of Leeds has secured funding to help two large industrial sectors make the transition to a greener, more sustainable future where they reduce waste, energy and pollution. They are the textiles and construction sectors. Read more