About Resource Crunches: How Circular Approaches Help With Access, Cost & Carbon

Circular Economy Club Tees Valley, the Materials Processing Institute and RTC North invite you to this free networking event at Materials Processing Institute Middlesbrough, on Wednesday 29 June, 1600-1900.

Find out how circular economy solutions help you overcome the increasingly complex resource challenges facing businesses in many sectors:

  • Circular materials – local, recycled and regenerative alternatives
  • Circular production processes – reduce costs and carbon
  • Develop new by-products, access new markets and create new revenue streams
  • Create value instead of paying for waste disposal

The event includes presentations from businesses bringing the circular economy to life on Teesside, a tour of the Materials Processing Institute innovations and technology, together with insights on resource efficiency best practice. Meet up with other local businesses interested in the circular economy, and spark ideas for how circular approaches can help your organisation be more future-fit, resilient and sustainable.



15:45 – 16:15 Arrival and networking

16:15 – 16:45 Materials Processing Institute tour | Andrew Buchanan

16:45 – 17:05 Introduction to Materials Processing Institute | Andrew Buchanan

17:05 – 17:25 Circular materials – rethinking resources and waste to support resilient, regenerative supply chains | Catherine Weetman

17:25 – 17:45 Case Study 1: Material Evolution | Liz Gilligan

17:45 – 18:05 Case Study 2: Lithium Salvage | Duncan Noble

18:05 – 18:25 Good practise: Manufacturing resource efficiency advice | RTC North

18:25 – 18:40 Q&A

18:40 – 19:00 Networking

19:00 Close


This event is brought to you by RTC North (Tees Valley Business Challenge), in partnership with Circular Economy Club Tees Valley and Materials Processing Institute.

About Tees Valley Business Challenge

Tees Valley Business Challenge is receiving funding under the UK Community Renewal Fund. It aims to strengthen innovation maturity in the Tees Valley economy, build resilience for post-Covid economic recovery and unlock growth potential.

The Tees Valley Business Challenge is being delivered through a partnership between Academic Health Science Network, RTC North and Edge Innovation, on behalf of Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Business.

About Circular Economy Club Tees Valley

Circular Economy Club Tees Valley is a free-to-join network group for people interested in the circular economy in and around the Tees Valley, and is part of the global Circular Economy Club. The group is led by Catherine Weetman, author of A Circular Economy Handbook and host of the Circular Economy Podcast.

Event Overview

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RTC North (Tees Valley Business Challenge)

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Wednesday 29th June 2022

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16:00 – 19:00

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