Circular Strategies Workshop

Circular Strategies Workshop

The Circular Economy & Eco Design

Maya Karkour

Maya Karkour is an Environmental Consultant, an Eco-Entrepreneur, and the Managing Director of EcoConsulting which she co-founded in London, UK in 2003 and then established in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008. EcoConsulting is a specialized sustainability consultancy with a focus on reworking the relationship between businesses, institutions, municipalities, corporations, households and the Environment through greater energy-efficiency, better resource use, pollution mitigation, as well as healthier and circular solutions. Maya oversees or has directly worked on numerous projects aiming at reducing their environmental footprint –including the eco-renovation of Casa Batroun, first project in the Middle-East to achieve the British BREEAM “Excellent” certificate in 2014 and the Lebanese Architects Sustainability Award in 2017. She also conducts eco-building, sustainability, circular economy and environmental seminars & workshops on a regular basis. Maya has been actively promoting the Circular Economy and sustainable practices in Lebanon through workshops, as the local representative of the Circular Economy Club in Beirut, and more recently by launching the Circular Hub of EcoConsulting. She has also been coaching environmental start-ups or entrepreneurs with innovative entrepreneurial solutions. Maya has been a keynote speaker or moderator at various sustainability/environmental conferences in Lebanon and other countries. She has organized and animated a panel in 2017 on Agriculture & Climate Change, has been selected to coach all presenters and moderate an event for the EU Delegation in Lebanon in December 2019, entitled “Towards a Green Society in Lebanon?”, and was invited as a speaker on “Enabling a Circular Economy” at the CSR Lebanon Forum in October 2019. Maya holds an MSc (hons) in Environment from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a LEED Accredited Professional, a BREEAM Licensed Assessor, a Low Carbon Energy Assessor, and holds certificates in the Circular Economy and Permaculture. She is currently the President of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association and is heading its environmental Education Committee.

Seminar Content


Are there different or eco-friendlier ways to meet the end-user or consumer needs and expectations by applying circular strategies?

In this workshop, you will re-design a common use object by re-evaluating the functional and emotional needs that it serves and making use of circular strategy cards to brainstorm new designs, solutions, and/or materials for that object that are more eco & socially responsible, and better for all of us.

This workshop is hands-on, creative and suitable for all. It is recommended to attend the Introduction to Circular Economy & EcoDesign seminars prior to taking it if you are not familiar with these concepts.

October 8, 2020
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm


1 Unit CE




The Circular Economy & Eco Design


The Circular Economy & Eco Design

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible Consumption & Production
Decent Work & Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Who is it for?

Designers (any designer: fashion, industrial, product, architectural, etc.), researchers, the civil society, the general public and teenagers.