In times of global competition, offering added value through your products is an important strategy to stand out among the crowd. This can be achieved in several ways and some options are just a perfect match for the circular economy concept: by extending the life cycle of products, by means of reuse, repairs ... companies can cash in on added value and deploy their resources to the maximum.

With its office furniture and office decoration Pami wants to make concrete moves towards a circular economy. Sirris and Agoria helped them put the pieces together for a step-by-step plan based on their own strengths. This definitely boosts the dynamics at the company.

How new are the new business models to reach a circular economy actually? A look to the past can also teach us some things, thanks to the 18th century engineer and inventor James Watt.

Policy-makers, companies, NGOs ... the whole of society agrees that we need to make material cycles circular, invest in life cycle extension, regeneration, sharing systems, etc. On the Day of Circular Economy it became clear once again that the industry plays an essential role. Interface is now accepting the challenge.

Your company will undoubtedly start doing a lot more with circular economy in the years ahead. Why? It allows you to do business while caring for the environment, it helps you increase your financial strength and stimulates innovation. Smart waste handling is only a small part of the story. You can become circular by rethinking business models and logistic systems and by redesigning products. Sirris and Agoria are organising a bootcamp to help you get started!

Worldline, European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, and major manufacturer of payment terminals, has taken action to reduce its environmental impact by reviewing its processes and products. The company worked with Sirris and Agoria to reduce both costs and eco-impact, putting a process of continuous improvement in place in line with the ambitious CSR policy of the Worldline Group (formalised in its Trust 2020 ambition programme).

To give our companies even better support and pave the way for them to implement the circular economy, Sirris and Agoria have put together a new, comprehensive white paper. This document includes a description of the basic principles and advantages of the circular economy, and of the support and guidance needed to enable you to make further specific progress.

Our society is no longer in touch with building materials. Materials are unknown to many people, as is the process of making objects. According to Mark Miodownik, speaker at the Circular Economy Day, the first step towards circular economy lies in (re)acquiring this knowledge and skill.

Shrinking raw material stocks, rising prices ... the figures prove it all, the need for a circular economy is growing. However, this change also brings some interesting opportunities.

The circular economy brings new innovation chances for entrepreneurs in different fields.