Circular Economy

Taking transformative actions to a circular future

What is Circular Economy about?

It is not an abstract concept anymore. The implementation of the action plan on Circular Economy, which is restorative and regenerative by design, ranks second among European Commission key political priorities for 2017 under the heading "A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment". For a good reason: today's ‘take, make, dispose' linear economic model is no longer sustainable. Moreover, cities can benefit from ‘circularity' by increasing resource productivity, creating jobs and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, this new model requires fundamental changes throughout the value chain, from product design and production processes to new business models and consumption patterns, as showcased by the Blue Economy report. Challenges are considerable and frictions between the existing linear system and circular approaches are bound to arise. How can urban managers smooth the transition to a circular economy to provide cities opportunities for a new source of wealth?

Take a look at our co-located event Circular Economy European Summit to get further information on this topic.

What Circular Economy covers

  • blue economy
  • business model
  • closed loop
  • design for circularity
  • eco-design
  • food
  • green industry
  • industrial symbiosis
  • job creation
  • low carbon
  • logistic for circularity
  • material flow
  • packaging
  • plastics
  • product as service
  • productive cities
  • re-cycling
  • regenerative system
  • refurbish
  • remanufacturing
  • resource efficiency
  • re-use
  • repair
  • supply chain
  • textile
  • urban mining
  • zero waste

Partners sharing their Circular Economy expertise

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Speakers talking about Circular Economy

Annerieke Douma
Director of Program and Business Development - Circle Economy - Amsterdam - NL
Mireia Cañellas
Head of the Sustainable Department Unit - Generalitat de Catalunya - BCN - Spain
Mohammad Mentek
Secretary General - Ministry of Urban Wellbeing Housing and Local Government - Putrajaya - Malaysia


Congress Sessions

A day by day breakdown of the full agenda to help you manage your visit.

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Video Sessions

Watch the congress sessions about Circular Economy from the 2017 edition.


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