Webinar: Measuring Progress in the Circular Economy

Webinar: Measuring Progress in the Circular Economy
  • Date From 18th April 2024
  • Date To 18th April 2024
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 08:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


This webinar will focus on the crucial metrics and benchmarks needed to assess the circularity within the chemical engineering sector and beyond. As industries move from linear to circular economic models, understanding and measuring progress becomes paramount. Attendees will explore the existing tools for benchmarking the circular economy of materials, products, and businesses. We will discuss the necessity of a whole systems approach and life cycle thinking in capturing the multifaceted nature of circularity, emphasising that circular does not always equate to sustainable. Through selected case studies, participants will learn how to gauge circularity, set realistic targets, and chart a path forward that not only achieves these goals but also allows for the transparent communication of progress.

Designed for professionals within the Institution of Chemical Engineers, this session promises to provide actionable insights for implementing and measuring circular economy initiatives, with a focus on achieving economic and sustainability goals in practice. Join us to refine your understanding of circularity metrics and to contribute meaningfully towards a sustainable future in chemical engineering.


Dr Jim Goddin, Head of Circular Economy

Jim is a distinguished materials engineer and a strategic advisor at the Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining. He has been at the forefront of the circular economy, eco-design, and addressing supply risks, collaborating with prestigious organisations such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Jim played a pivotal role in developing the Materials Circularity Indicator and was instrumental in implementing Circulytics. His expertise is recognised internationally, serving as the UK expert for ISO59020 and as an advisor for CEGE.ICEC-MCM, alongside contributing to the Circular Transition Indicators program.

His extensive experience includes leading large international projects. Jim has worked closely with leading advanced manufacturers across various technologies, integrating circular economy metrics into industries including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, construction, food, textiles, and packaging. As a member of the Critical Minerals Expert Committee, he is actively involved in shaping the UK's Critical Minerals Strategy.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Sustainability Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.

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