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21 October - 17 November
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Towards a Circular Economy in Retail Online Event

Circular economy wheel

What’s on offer?

A 30min presentation followed by an open discussion. Concluding with an invitation to complete a survey

What’s it about?

The Product Returns Research Group invites you to participate in a brainstorming and discussion session about ways to make retail more circular and sustainable. Let's explore what alternatives end consumers find acceptable and enticing: instead of buying a clothing item, sports equipment or baby gear, would you rent it, lease it, or borrow it? Would you prefer an annual membership, a monthly subscription, or a pay-as-you-go solution?

Find out more about the Surrey Product Returns Group at

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Regina Frei, Associate Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Surrey

Dr Danni Zhang, Lecturer in Operations Management at Cardiff University

Open to

Open to adults 16+

Of particular interest to

Of particular interest to people interested in more sustainable consumption models who want to help shape the future of retail.