Food and the Circular Economy – South West – Penryn


Food and the Circular Economy – South West, is a new two-year research project exploring the opportunities available to, and challenges faced by, small and medium-sized enterprises in the food and beverages manufacturing industry as they transition towards the circular economy.

Led by the University of Exeter Business School and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, this event will also work closely with a select group of dairies, bakers, distilleries and others across South West England.


To raise awareness of this work, they will be holding two free events in the New Year with their industrial partners.

George Eustice, MP for Camborne and Redruth and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, will give a keynote address.


The event will include:

  • A brief introduction to the circular economy and why it is relevant to the food and drink sector
  • An update on the project’s progress so far
  • A mapping workshop and practical activity to offer a sense of the project and the analytical tools it will be using

This event will be especially relevant to SMEs, but businesses of all sizes within the bakery and dairy sectors are very welcome to attend.

Please email d.eatherley@exeter.ac.uk quoting 'FDF Circular Economy and food event' to receive your invite.