The director of the International Society for Circular Economy, Ken Webster, was accompanied on a visit to the offices of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands by the academic director of the University Diploma in Circular Economy in Isolated Territories of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The director of PLOCAN, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, explained the features and functions of the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure to Webster and Aridane González.
Webster gave the inaugural lecture of the University Diploma in Circular Economy in Isolated Territories, organised by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The course provides solutions for the transition to an economic model that optimises the lifecycle of raw materials and for improving the efficiency of resources, with the aim of promoting the circular economy, especially in isolated territories, addressing all those aspects that promote public and private policies that, together with R&D, contribute to reducing waste and energy use and to optimising the water cycle.
The current director of the International Society for Circular Economy was, from 2010 until the end of 2018, head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a pioneering organisation in the circular economy, during which time he was instrumental in shaping current thinking on the circular economy.