Understanding the Circular Economy (Reuse / Hire / Sharing focus)


March 21


09:30 am - 01:00 pm

Event Category:

Short Course

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Short Courses


Frome Town Hall

Christchurch St West Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 1EB

Frome, England, GB, BA11 1EB

1 of a series of w/shops supporting enterprises that help build a resilient, sustainable, local economy.


Prior to the course we will email a digital enrolment form link to each attendee, please complete this enrolment form before joining the course.

Alternatively, please arrive at the venue by 9.15am, where you will be able to complete a paper enrolment form.

This is a requirement from our funders Somerset Skills & Learning.

Reusing items – through sharing, upcycling and reselling – and reusing materials is the alternative to “seeing waste as waste”. This shift in mindset provides an opportunity to create new green enterprises and to make existing businesses more sustainable – it’s an impactful, practical way to address the climate crisis on a local level.

This workshop is for individuals and groups who want to create or grow a circular economy business – initiatives and enterprises that reduce or repurpose waste, as a key cornerstone of a sustainable economy in Frome. For example, this could include enterprises that reuse wood, old furniture, clothing, plastics, bikes, food, or consumer items.

It is also for individuals and groups who want to make their existing business more circular – you could be working in fashion, food, or product design, for example, but be united by a desire to be more sustainable.

It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at – whether you’re starting with an idea or are already in the thick of it – every participant will leave with tangible next steps for their business, and meet other people who are engaged in this locally.

Similarly, if you want to play a role in future reuse projects in Frome to help ​​secure a greener, healthier Frome, come along to discuss and share your vision or ideas for a thriving “reuse economy”. The team of Future Shed Frome will be there to host an ideas sharing session at the end of the training.

The short course combines the expertise from people who have made it work, people who have experience of incubating start-ups, and from yourself. Everyone makes the day, and as participants, you will be invited to contribute your own experiences and ideas. Bring your ideas or challenges if you want to get some input or feedback from the group.

The day is run by Edventure Frome and Loop Frome, with support from Frome Town Council, Somerset County Council, and Somerset Skills and Learning.

Contributors: Peter Macfadyen: Author of Flatpack democracy, founding member of Independents for Frome and co-founder of Frome Community Compost CIC – Loop Frome.

Ben Still: Loop Frome

Attendees can also benefit from 1-to-1 following coaching and advice. This event is free & funded for residents of the county of Somerset – there is a £5.00 booking fee. Please click here to read the essential booking information.