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Launch of Circular Economy Task Force

Tonight Ellen MacArthur will attend the Green Alliance’s summer reception, which will see the launch of a Circular Economy Task Force.

The event, entitled ‘Compete or Collaborate? The best business approach to resource security’, will host a debate featuring Ellen, Dr. Fraser Thompson of McKinsey Global Institute, Nick Folland of Kingfisher, John Elkington of Volans and Julie Hill of the Green Alliance. The discussion will be chaired by the BBC’s Roger Harrabin.

In the wake of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, the task force has been launched to help tackle the global resource challenge. Involving a diverse mix of large businesses and organisations, the Circular Economy Task Force will find practical solutions to mitigate the rising cost of raw materials through reuse and recovery.

Lord Taylor, parliamentary undersecretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which is supporting the task force said:

“Rising material prices are a real risk to the economy, but also an opportunity for innovation. Forward thinking businesses are responding with innovative, circular business models. The Circular Economy Task Force will show how these business models can be taken up more widely, and foster greater resilience to external shocks.”

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