Session 1: What is the Circular Economy and why is it vital in our times?
In the first session, Shyaam shared his experience working on circular economy projects with companies. He introduced the concept of the circular economy, provided a framework of strategies for businesses to implement circularity, and shared examples of circular companies and startups that have incorporated these strategies into their business. Attendees were introduced to some of the barriers and drivers for companies to adopt circular economy thinking.
Session 2: Circular Economy Implementation and Scaling
During the second session, Shyaam shared his current research on the adoption and scaling of circular economy. He provided a case study of a major automaker who incorporated a novel production approach using recycled waste to highlight how companies who want to move in this direction need to bring together a wide range of stakeholders and supply chain partners to effectively implement circular processes.