Rise and Design: The Circular Economy

Friday 13th September: 09:00 – 12:00

PROTO | Hawks Road | Gateshead | NE8 3DF

Its a sad fact but waste and pollution are largely a result of how we design things, and we've heard enough about waste in recent years to know that something needs to change. And that requires a different approach to design, whether that's a product, a house or a leaflet.

We'll be hearing from some North East businesses who have embraced this new approach to creating their products, and far from it being an added burden, have seen it become the key to their success.

Speakers include -

Peter Lillie, GRN Sportwear

Based on Teesside, the home of the plastics industry, GRN Sportwears committment to creating high performance, sustainable, ethical sportswear has seen their sponsorship partners become the first pro cycling team to complete in 100% recyced kit at this years Tour de Yorkshire. Each jersey removes around seven plastic bottles from landfill, as well as being woven in Italy and manufactured in the UK. Pete will describe their journey so far and their big plans for the future.

More speakers will be announced soon

Supply Chain North East sees four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.