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The circular economy in Russia

November 20, 2012

Today Ken Webster gave an open lecture on the business case for the transition to a circular economy to an audience of some 70 academics and people from business in St Petersburg, Russia. The lecture took place in the Hydrometeorological University on the banks of the River Neva and was attended by people from all over the city and further afield.

This was the first of a series of lectures, workshops and round-table discussions aimed at exploring the extent to which the circular economy makes sense in Russia. Svetlana, lecturer in Business and Management at the Technical University commented, “For me this is an entirely new way of thinking. It is amazing. It was a really helpful lecture”. Katerina, a freelance designer and graduate from the South Russian University in Rostov-on-Don added, “Mr Webster put into words something I have been feeling for a long time but did not know how to express. It is well thought out and very comprehensive.”

The visit has been managed by CTC-SPb team led by Maria Zhevlakova, with support from the British Consulate.