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21 October - 17 November
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Towards a Circular Economy in Retail Workshop

Circular economy wheel

What’s on offer?

The workshop starts with a presentation on the topic, followed by a Q&A session. The participants are then invited to a roundtable discussion in smaller groups, addressing a set of questions on the topic. After a short break, the results from the individual groups will be presented to everybody, and a short discussion on how consumers can take action will conclude this event.

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 at the Product Returns Research Group

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

Adults 16+

Of particular interest to

People interested in more sustainable consumption models who want to help shape the future of retail