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.

The ‘factory of the future’ is circular. Whether it is to reduce material costs, anticipate new legislation, respond to changing customer requirements or reduce their ecological footprint, companies will evolve towards more circular business models. The learning network Circular Economy Connect wants to help you with this and starts the second cycle.

Many organisations recognise the need for the circular economy and what it might bring. The key question remains: how to progress towards this economy within your organisation? What steps can you take? What is the most relevant and priority action to undertake?

Embracing the circular economy is a good idea. Understanding the basics of the circular economy is the key to making progress. It ensures you ask the right questions and offers a view of the entire picture.

A tendency is emerging of companies which reject our disposable lifestyle and are in favour of a more circular economy. Sirris fully supports this tendency with all kinds of supporting actions for the industry.

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The first standard for the circular economy - BS 8001:2017 - has recently been published and was created with a broad support of key actors in the domain. We went through the document and will provide you with the major insights it has to offer. Furthermore, we will provide examples from industry and link to our experiences, to bring the new standard as close to the activities of manufacturing companies as possible.