Re-use, recycling and recovery are at heart of a circular economy – as envisioned by the new Circular Economy Action Plan of the EU. The transition to such an economy poses challenges to raw materials supply, manufacturing and recycling in Europe as well as in partner countries. SMEs – essential players in slowing or closing resource cycles – need support to make the radical shift from a linear economy to circular business models and circular value chains.
In the “Building new partnerships to globally support EU priorities on the circular economy – The SWITCH to Green experience promoting circular business models in key value chains” session of the 14th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) on The Green Deal for a Sustainable Future, three SMEs supported under the EU-funded SWITCH programme share their journey towards circular practices and a greener employment. This session will be held online on 15 June between 1-1.45 pm (CET).
Houda Mrouche together with Saif Eddine Laalej, the founders of Zelij Invent, a Moroccan eco-building start-up transforming plastic waste into sustainable paving blocks and traditional floor tiles, will represent SwitchMed during this event. In addition to that, a case from Mongolia shows what it takes to develop, verify and approve a commercial product from construction and demolition waste and an intervention from Ghana demonstrates recycling of e-Waste.
Register now to discover the opportunities associated to circular economy practices through the SWITCH experience.
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