The Nordic Working Group for Circular Economy (NCE) is a working group under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The NCE mandate includes contributing to activities and exchanges of information that will promote the transition to a circular economy in the Nordic Region.
The NCE also wishes to influence the EU and global actors, for example by helping to identify solutions that will reduce consumption of raw materials, waste, emissions and energy by recycling products, including for new purposes.
The NCE also carries out projects on different topics related to the circular economy.
The Czech company KOMA Modular s.r.o. is taking a new approach to construction: it manufactures modular buildings made up of individual prefabricated units. It's an effective method which avoids the whole material-intensive issue of construction and demolition.
Gees Recycling's "Retracking" project aims to help lay the groundwork for moving the fibreglass manufacturing sector from a linear to a circular economy by proposing a circular model able to produce a secondary raw material from fibre-reinforced composite waste.
Eco Repair Score NV and VITO have developed the Eco Repair Score® to assess the environmental impact of a specific car repair job. It does this using a single score, with categories from A to E and associated colour coding.
The 4th International Conference on Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation – Water, Raw Materials & Energy (ICGreenDeal2023) will take place on 14-15 December. It will tackle climate change and ways to prevent it, including innovative solutions (technological, environmental, economic and social) that can be implemented under the Green Deal Strategies.
CEN and CENELEC, together with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), are carrying out an annual ‘foresight on standardisation’ initiative named Putting Science into Standards (PSIS).
The 2023 PSIS workshop on 12-13 December will focus on Circular technologies for construction. This workshop will bring stakeholders from the research, scientific and standardisation communities together with policy makers to debate standardisation needs for implementing circular technologies in the construction sector.
On 12 and 13 October, Mistra REES and its partners will chair a series of interactive workshops devoted to the industrial transition to a more circular and sustainable society. Listen to experts discussing developments in policies, standards and business models and contribute to the discussion!
The Expert Forum on Materials for Battery Innovation will take place on 11 October in Darmstadt. It will spotlight the vital role that materials play in driving innovation in the field of batteries. Recognising the increasing importance of energy storage for various applications, stakeholders from the EIT RawMaterials network will gather to discuss cutting-edge materials research, manufacturing techniques and sourcing principles that can enhance battery performance, safety and sustainability.
The forum will provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange to accelerate the development of advanced battery technologies and skill sets.
The commitments listed on the platform primarily involve the company’s internal stakeholders, along with suppliers, partners and customers. All aspects of the circular economy are leveraged in these commitments, from the supply of sustainable resources to the repair and recycling of the end product.