Be part of the debate! Join in with four different round table discussions designed for knowledge sharing and greater understanding. The event, which is sponsored by FIRA, Ocee and Four Design, Panaz and SATRA Technology, will include representation from key industry associations including Commercial Interiors UK, British Furniture Manufacturers Association (BFM), the National Bed Federation (NBF) and Carpet Recycling UK.
Each table will be hosted by sustainability champions within the furniture & furnishing industry with topics including:
• Avoiding harm to people and planet;
• Standards & certification;
• Measuring & reducing carbon emissions;
• Prioritising material selection;
• Circular Economy – keeping products & materials in circulation.
Please choose four table topics you would like to join. We will endeavour to accommodate each attendees’ choices.
Attendees are allocated tables for each session based on their preferences at registration. 10 people per table .
Table One: Avoiding harm to people and planet – POPS, fire retardancy, Indoor Air Quality, Minimising Waste. What are we doing to minimise impacts? What action should be taken?
Table Two: Standards and Certification. Are there different requirements for corporate buyers versus general public? Would labelling help consumer education and engagement? How do we standardise to allow fair comparisons?
Table Three: Measuring and reducing Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions. Should Scope 1 and 2 measurement be mandated for all businesses? Much of Scope 3 is difficult – what would help? Is offsetting just avoidance? Carbon reduction strategies – more than just switching electricity providers.
Table Four: Material selection – carbon impact, biodiversity, recyclability, durability – how do we prioritise? Should waste impact and reuse potential be a primary consideration?
Table Five: Circular Economy – How do we keep products in circulation for longer? Is there too much focus on recycling? Is this counterintuitive for manufacturers? Would EPR help ‘level the playing field?