Peter Laybourn ISL’s Chairman and Chief Exec spoke at the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) roundtable on Manufacturing Industrial Symbiosis in collaboration with the UK Manufacturing Symbiosis Network plus (UKMSN+).
The event was held on the 26th of April 13:00 – 15:00 in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, London, SW1A 2JR. The event was hosted by Dr Alan Whitehead MP, MP for Southampton and Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero).
Industrial symbiosis is an important part of circular economy and as we accelerate our race to net zero, resource efficiency becomes and increasingly mechanism by which the manufacturing sector can reduce its carbon consumption. An industrial symbiosis approach looks beyond the traditional resource transactions and aims to create cross sectoral linkages, supporting the growth of skills as innovation in addition to the sharing of materials. This roundtable explored how this is being developed across the UK and internationally.
Peter focussed on sharing ISL’s experience in 50 countries around the world building on the experience gained in the UK through the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP®) which marks its 20th anniversary this year.