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Past Events
Closing the Loop – Circular Economy Business Models in the Electronics and Agri-Food Sectors

On September 22nd and 23rd CIRC4Life partner CEPS will host the project’s final events.

Day 1

Circular economy business models in the electrical and electronic equipment value chain – Wednesday, 22/09/2021, 14:00 to 16:00

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is among the fastest growing waste streams in Europe, posing several environmental, economic and societal challenges. Various circular business models exist in the market based on collection, repairing, refurbishment, eco-design, recycling and leasing approaches. However, their uptake has been limited in comparison to the scale of challenges linked to the management of WEEE. This event aims to present lessons learnt from the CIRC4Life project, as well as have a discussion on challenges and the policies needed to further boost circular solutions for the EEE value chain.


Day 2

Circular economy business models in the agri-food value chain – Thursday, 23/09/2021, 14:00 to 16:00

Production of food has been associated with significant environmental impacts such as CO2 emissions, increased pressure on land use, water and energy consumption. These impacts are further amplified by high levels of losses and food waste across supply chains as well as during the consumption stage. Various business models have been emerging in the agri-food sector with the objective to improve the use of resources across supply chains, including models based on improved production methods as well as utilising side streams from food production and consumption. This event aims to present lessons learnt from the CIRC4Life project and have a discussion on the existing challenges and policies that are needed to further boost circular solutions for the agri-food value chain.


Traceability Across Circular Value Chains: How to Unlock its Potential and Mitigate Challenges

On 10th June, from 11am till 12.30pm CET,  CIRC4Life partner CEPS will host a webinar to discuss available traceability solutions that can be used by companies and customers to have a better picture of products and materials. Lack of visibility regarding flows of materials and their sustainability impact can limit opportunities for a circular economy. The event will focus on the existing challenges and the policies that are needed to further boost such solutions for circular economy business models.

This webinar is a EU Green Week 2021 Partner Event.


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Circular Economy in Organic Vegetable Growing

Learn how Scilly Organics has embraced the circular economy approach to business. This small vegetable farm in the UK has successfully reduced its environmental and social impacts, reduced waste, engaged with its customers and created new products.

As part of CIRC4Life, over three years we have been researching, testing and implementing circular economy solutions for businesses. We believe the approaches we have uncovered will be applicable for many other businesses, particularly those in farming and growing


Join us on May 12th  (10am to 12pm BST) to learn more about the project, circular economy, and how it might be applied to businesses.


For more information and registration click here.

ALIA showcase at the University of Murcia, Spain: implementing Circular Economy Business Models in the meat industry

On May 5th 2021, CIRC4Life partner ALIA will showcase the project's three Circular Business Models and how they were implemented in demonstration activities in the meat supply chain. Join us either live at the University of Murcia, Spain, or watch the event (in Spanish) online!

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El 5 de mayo de 2021, el socio del proyecto CIRC4Life, ALIA, mostrará los tres modelos de negocio circulares del proyecto y cómo ha sido su implementación en el sector cárnico. Únase a nosotros en directo en la Universidad de Murcia, España, o vea el evento en línea. Para más información e inscripciones:

CEPS Webinars on incentivising new circular economy business models and engaging consumers in Circular Economy

Our partner CEPS will be organising 2 webinars :

“Incentivising new circular economy business models” - 14th of Oct 2020 / 11:00 - 12:30 (CET)

Drawing amongst others on the results of CIRC4Life, which implements circular economy business models in different value chains, this event aims to present examples of circular business models, discuss barriers and enablers, and importantly the role the new Circular Economy Action Plan can play in accelerating towards a circular transition.


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“How to encourage consumer engagement in the circular economy?” - 20th Oct 2020 / 11:00 - 12:15 (CET)

Consumer buy-in is key to unlocking the potential of circular approaches, so how can we encourage consumers to engage in the circular economy? This event will also draw amongst others on the results of CIRC4Life and  aims to present examples of circular business models and discuss how to engage consumers in circular practices.


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Seminar: The Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy

25 April 2019, 15:01:06


Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee on the eve of the International Day of Families a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy".

It will take place during the annual edition of the #EUgreenweek.

As the Behavioural Study on Consumers' Engagement in the Circular Economy recently published by the European Commission 2018 points out, consumer participation on the Circular Economy has received little attention until now. Thus to move towards a Circular Economy, the consumption/ demand side needs to be well understood and studied. Consumers play a pivotal role in transitioning to a circular economy.

At this conference we want to explore how families can be better integrated and considered on the circular economy. We will bring together different experts and stakeholders at various levels of action, from policy-makers to community-led initiatives combining a top down and bottom up approach. The aim is to exchange and build a constructive dialogue among different actors of sustainable development in Europe.

We will analyse how our society can achieve economic progress by including measures of social inclusion, equal opportunities and justice, and how families can be supported in order to contribute in the transition to a more circular economy.

This event is an occasion for MMM to present how we are engaging families in the circular economy at the Horizon 2020 research project CIRC4Life.


Luca Jahier: EESC President,

Hugo Schally: DG Environment European Commission,

Eline Boon: Ellen MacArthur Foundation,

Olalla Michelena: Make Mothers Matter,

Jörg Adamczewski: Zero Waste France


Please find more information on the agenda.

Please kindly register here.


In order for you to get the accreditation needed to access the event, please leave us the required information and bring your ID or passport with you on the 14th May.

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The Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy

14 May 2019

9.30-11.30 am

Venue: Room JDE 51

European Economic and Social Committee

Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels

Learn more about the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter by visiting us.

Seminar report results can be found from here:


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