This year's program of the event includes a series of expert panels, webinars, workshops and networking sessions aimed at representatives of business, startups, think tanks, public administration and consumers. This year, Circular Week will take place on October 11-17, 2021.
- Last year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, over 3,000 people from around the world took part in Circular Week. We organized 56 events in cooperation with 17 countries - says Agnieszka Sznyk, President of the Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development INNOWO - This year we are joined by partners from other countries, which is why we focus even more on the topics of innovation that can be implemented and scaled in all markets. I am pleased with the growing interest in the congress, which proves the growing need to implement circular economy solutions.
Internationally about circular economy
Circular Week is a response to both ecological and social challenges. Thanks to the Circular Economy idea, stakeholders begin to reasonably manage the planet's resources and change the functioning of the economy in such a way as to close the cycles in which waste becomes a valuable resource. Most importantly, when using circular economy solutions, you do not have to give up everyday comfort of life, the designed tools are based on the latest technologies and focus on the wise use or processing of raw materials, often from the second circulation.
So far, 20 institutions, companies and start-ups, as well as embassies of European countries, including Embassy of the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden. This year, the group of partners was joined by the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform - an organization associating national entities operating in the field of circular economy.
The circular economy of the future - challenges and opportunities
During this year's edition, solutions to the challenges facing the modern economy will be presented, such as: extended producer responsibility, the construction of circular cities, wise food management, the development of the bioeconomy or the revolution on the plastic market.
Daily thematic sessions (Circular Matchmaking Sessions) are planned for business representatives, each day devoted to different topics, including textiles, food waste, agriculture, industry.
As every year, the Mazovia Circular Congress will be the culmination of Circular Week 2021, which will take place on October 15 in Warsaw.
The detailed program is available on the website: http://circularweek.org/