BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy Project Update: February 2022

Lily Chambers, BLUEPRINT Project Communications Officer 7th March 2022

Overview

More exciting developments see the BLUEPRINT Project hit the ground running this February.

The BLUEPRINT Model

A first draft of the BLUEPRINT Model, a tool that will help local authorities to understand and progress their transition to a circular economy, was presented to partners for feedback. It continues to develop further from the reflections discussed.

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The main output of the project is the co-creation of the BLUEPRINT Model.

Circular Economy Training Programme

ESITC Caen, UPJV and Essex County Council have now delivered their first training modules to learners. More modules are to be delivered during March. See the list here.

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A recent training course conducted by ANBDD at ESITC Caen.

SHIFT Pilots

Essex County Council has started rolling out resources as part of their food waste pilot and sourced new stock to be added to the Essex Library of Things. New items include sports equipment to help your family get active and learn new skills!

Brighton and Hove City Council will soon complete its school workshop series focussing on electronic- waste. Meanwhile, PECT will be creating more resources to accompany their Fox’s Waste Adventure school booklet and Kent County Council will explore a flats recycling project.

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Fox's Waste Adventure booklet has been circulated in schools.

Project Communications

The agenda for the BLUEPRINT Roadshow, a week-long series of free virtual circular economy-related events, is now complete. Partners will finalise details at the upcoming Steering Group Meeting, before contacting an exciting range of speakers.

The BLUEPRINT blog continues to offer regular useful tips, tricks and project updates.

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Keep an eye on the BLUEPRINT blog for useful tips and project updates.