FEVE: Open Day on Circular Economy

FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, is hosting an open-day meeting to examine how a shift towards greater resource efficiency could play to the advantage of Europe’s industries.

As Europe progressively implements its 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, the concept of a circular economy is frequently presented as the only alternative to the current linear patterns of production and consumption. There is nothing new about the circular economy: the glass industry is already a successful example. But if used more widely, the circular economy holds great potential to improve Europe’s competitiveness.
FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, is hosting an open-day meeting to explore with a broad range of stakeholders how far the circular economy has been deployed. The meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 18 June 2013 from 16:00 to 18:30, at the Sofitel Brussels, Avenue de la Toison d’Or 40, Brussels.
Against the background of increasing scarcity and cost of raw materials, we want to examine how a shift towards greater resource efficiency could play to the advantage of Europe’s industries. And what are the relative merits of closed loop and open loop approaches to recycling and turning waste into a resource?
We will be debating these questions with our speakers and seeking the views of the audience in a discussion moderated by Peter O’Donnell, Associate Editor at European Voice.
An invitation and the full programme will be sent in the coming weeks.