The workshop “Transforming local bio-based waste streams into circular textile and building materials” will take place on Thursday 5th May from 10.00 to 12.00 and will be hosted by the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder and Dr Miriam Ribul, the Materials Circularity research strand lead of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Interdisciplinary Textiles Circularity Centre, it will bring together inspiring speakers and include focused breakout spaces to facilitate connection and discussion.
It has been estimated that conventional textile production is responsible for around 10% of global carbon emissions (UNECE, 2018). Existing manufacturing practices have substantial environmental impacts including water use and resource depletion. Additionally, 85% of all textiles are disposed of each year. A circular approach, underpinned by biotechnology, offers significant opportunities to improve environmental performance and create value from waste.
This event will feature a range of inspiring speakers sharing their perspectives on novel approaches to the development of textiles and other materials from waste bioresources, including;
- Dr Miriam Ribul, Materials Circularity Research Lead – Royal College of Art/TCC
- Dr Alexandra Lanot, Senior Research Associate – University of York/TCC
- Cooking Sections, CLIMAVORE project exploring food systems transformation
- Dr Dawn Ellams, Future Fashion Factory
To encourage dialogue and cross sector collaboration, presentations will be followed by complementary breakout spaces bringing together a diverse mix of stakeholders from the creative and scientific communities.
You can register HERE.