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Online Training: Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - 2. Minerals and the circular economy

31 May 2022
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Geological Society Events, 2022 Year of Sustainability
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This course starts at 16.30 GMT and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Raw Materials Empowering Sustainability: Mind the Gap - Minerals and the circular economy

Understanding the core principles of the circular economy, and competing and complementary concepts. Understand enablers and barriers, and appraise prospects for implementation. Explore the interrelationship of CE and mining.

• Define the circular economy, and understand its core principles
• Understand and compare circular economy ideas to competing and complementary concepts, e.g., linear ‘take-make-dispose’ supply chains, lifecycle assessment, resource extraction efficiency
• Distinguish enablers and barriers to recycling and other circular economy approaches for technology metals, including product design, material dispersion, in-use stocks of materials, recovery technologies and economics, business models, and reverse cycle logistics and infrastructure
• Critically appraise current and future prospects for implementing circular economy approaches
• Explore the role of mining in more circular models, and how circular economy thinking can be integrated into mining


This session will be held as a lecture followed by a Q&A session with the speaker.


Nic Bilham and Frances Wall (The University of Exeter)


This is the 2nd course in a 10 part series. Delegates can either register for courses individually or for the whole series at a discounted rate. 

Registration for this session will close at 12.00 GMT on 1 June 2022

We offer discounts on group bookings of 5 or more, please email to enquire.

Student Registration

Previous course speakers Alison Graham and Vicky Corcoran have kindly donated a proportion of their speaker fee to fund places for students, this has enabled the society to offer a limited number of student places at a special rate. Proof of student status required when registering at this rate.


This series of events will be held virtually over Zoom at 16.30 GMT.


Please contact with any enquiries.

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Registration rates

£ 60.00
£ 80.00
£ 10.00

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