The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Since its creation the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia.
We are delighted to announce Marco Meloni as a keynote speaker for innoLAE 2019.
Society, governments and businesses are increasingly aware of the need for a systemic shift in the way consumables are designed, produced and treated at their end-of-life - looking beyond the current take-make-dispose model.
Marco will introduce the circular economy, explaining the challenges and opportunities it presents to researchers and industry with specialist insights based on the experiences of companies who have incorporated circular economy principles into their business models.
Full abstract TBC
Marco’s talk will form the background to the conference’s first workshop on Circular Economy for Large-Area Electronics, to be held on day 2 of the conference. Further details about the circular economy workshop can be found, here.
Marco is a Research Analyst in the Insights and Analysis team of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, working to provide evidence of the economic, environmental and societal benefits that a circular economy transition could deliver. He has worked on a wide range of topics since joining the Foundation, ranging from applying the circular economy concept to the food system, to exploring design strategies and a vision for consumer electronics.
Marco has a background in Industrial Ecology and has worked in the field of Life Cycle Assessment before joining the Foundation. Outside of work, he is enjoying the water sport activities the Isle of Wight offers.
MSc. Industrial Ecology, TU Delft and Leiden University