The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 Expo Area at Messukeskus in Helsinki, Finland will shine a spotlight on selected circular economy solutions from around the world. Would you like to present your solution to the global audience at the Forum?
Remember that WCEF Side Events can be organised throughout 2023!
Circular economy take-up by companies in the textiles and apparel sector has increased significantly in recent years, but we know relatively little about how current circular business models affect workers and communities.
In this session on 14 February, Utrecht University's Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Smart Green Industry and Conserve India will explore the outcomes of their most recent social impact study on the apparel value chain.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 will be held in Helsinki from 30 May to 2 June 2023. This global collaboration forum is co-organised by Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Nordic Innovation, with international partners. It will attract more than 2 000 leading circular economy players in the world to Finland to find circular solutions that can help our economies fit within the boundaries of nature. Part of the programme will also be accessible online.
Organised by the University of Copenhagen as part of the FOODRUS project, this online workshop is the second in a series of eight workshops discussing innovative solutions for surplus food loss and waste prevention. Taking place on Monday 23 January 2023 (15:00-17:00 CET), it will focus on food upcycling and food waste recycling.
During a hybrid seminar organised by Foodvalley NL on 14 February 2023, questions concerning, for example, the consumer's perceptions and expectations on upcycled food will be tackled and the potential impact of circular food concepts by creating an optimal outreach to the market and the consumer will be explored with the help of experts of the Upcycled Food Association (UFA) and Innova Market Insights, and several partners of the Upcycling Community.
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), an online hub for cluster stakeholders, aims to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of Europe’s industrial ecosystems, particularly SMEs, improving their performance in terms of productivity, innovation, internationalisation and resource efficiency through a variety of modern tools:
Events to foster capacity building and peer discussions
Matchmaking events supporting cooperation between clusters in Europe
A knowledge database mapping regional, national, international and sectoral cluster networks, toolkits and publications
Partner search and exchange facilities to share offer/demand directly
Blue Plastics technology, called CleanBlueTech, is a pioneering, solvent-based, closed-loop washing technology that removes smell, glue, print-ink and organic residues from any plastic flexible film waste.
CleanBlueTech is a game changer as it uses 70% less energy and 100% less water than existing technologies.
A new World Bank report titled "Squaring the Circle: Policies from Europe’s Circular Economy Transition” reviews Europe’s experience in spearheading CE policy. It identifies key features in the EU policy landscape that have successfully driven the circular transition, existing barriers to future progress, and critical measures to overcome them. Despite the progress achieved, squaring the circle of the transition and breaking away from linear systems will require a far-reaching suite of CE policies.
Join the event, co-organised by the World Bank and CEPS, on 6 December 2022 from 11:30 - 13:00 CET to discuss the existing key constraints and the policy domains where ambitious action will be needed in the coming years to further boost the CE agenda both within and beyond the EU borders.