The 2016 European Circular Economy Conference. Is the new package the right fit for Europe? February 16, 2016, Brussels.

Timed to follow the release of the European Commission’s revised Circular Economy Package, which forms a key pillar of the Commission’s work programme for 2016 and which was released on 2 December 2015, this conference will enable stakeholders to debate and respond to the new proposals.

In an economic climate where European countries are burdened by global competition for an often unstable supply of resources, creating a new paradigm in which a sustainable European economy emerges is an urgent matter for debate.

To secure Europe’s competitiveness in the face of such challenges, the circular economy is seen in some quarters as a restorative solution, with the potential to eliminate waste and reduce carbon emissions through environmentally superior materials, products and processes, while at the same time driving green growth and jobs. However for some, the EU regulatory burden continues to handicap European companies faced with stiff global competition.

Sessions will focus on:

Bringing eco-design into the mainstream

Creating a viable European market for secondary raw materials

Preventing food waste across the supply chain


The conference will also feature a case study session led by SMEs, emerging innovators and disruptors discussing to what extent the new circular economy package can drive disruption among traditional sectors, while boosting economic activity at the SME level.

If you would like further information, or are interested in becoming involved, please contact Rose Maloney on / +44 (0) 2920 783 070.

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