Opportunities for Circular Business Models and Circular Design related to Fishing Gear Complimentary Webinar from Blue Circular Economy


28th May 2020 4.00 PM GMT

(5.00 PM CET)


As part of the EC funded Blue Circular Economy(BCE) project, The Centre for Sustainable Design at Business School for the Creative Industries at UCA and anois have authored a report that provides an update on EC’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) developments, and new thinking on Circular Business Models and Circular Design related to (waste) fishing gear. The report can be downloaded from this link www.cfsd.org.uk/research . This webinar will share the findings of the report and provide an opportunity to ask questions.


  • Blue Circular Economy
  • Review of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to waste fishing gear
    • Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive Implementation
    • Legal terms and definitions associated with EPR scheme for fishing gear
    • Summary of key targets and dates
  • Business-driven and design opportunities related to waste fishing gear
    • Overview of current design and manufacturing
    • New Circular Business Models (CBMs)
  • Circular Economy and fishing gear design, and development
  • Stakeholder implications in local systems
  • Conclusions

Blue Circular Economy

Blue Circular Economy is funded by Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme (European Regional Development Fund) that is being organised between 2018-2021). Free mentoring on eco-innovation related to waste fishing gear is available for eligible companies with less than 250 employees based in the NPA region (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland west coast of Republic of Ireland, northern areas of Scotland, Northern Ireland (except for Belfast), Greenland and Faroe Islands). For more information on SME support for companies in the NPA region email Richard on rigl@ntnu.no or Arron arron.w.tippett@ntnu.no


The event is free of charge but you need to register via rcarruthers@uca.ac.uk by sending your name, job title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar.

Further information

For more information contact:
Ros Carruthers
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
Business School for the Creative Industries
+44 (0) 1252 892772