How to Advance the Circular Behaviours that Really Matter? Register Now to Join Our #EUCircularTalk on 8 May 2024!

What are the missing pieces in the puzzle in order to make circularity the norm among consumers in Europe? What can successful circular economy citizen engagement initiatives teach us with regards to effective ways to advance the circular behaviours that really matter? At the #EUCircularTalk: How to advance the circular behaviours that really matter, taking place on 8 May 2024, from 10:30-12:00 (CET), the CSCP and the Rediscovery Centre bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss these issues and share insights on how to get people engaged in the circular economy. There are still a few places available – register now to be part of it!

Changes in consumption behaviours and lifestyles are increasingly recognised as one of the key levers for enabling the transition to a Circular Economy. Citizens play an important role in advancing circular solutions to close material loops. Recent data suggests that despite increased efforts to engage consumers, there is still much room for improvement. Although awareness of environmental and fairness issues has increased in global textile chains, for example, fast fashion companies are still market leaders in Europe.

Following up on our participation at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 (WCEF) on behalf of the Leadership Group “Citizen Engagement & Circular Behaviours” of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP), the CSCP and the Rediscovery Centre will co-host a discussion around the behavioural challenges that consumers face when it comes to endorsing more circular behaviours. At the #EUCircularTalk we will also look into how such challenges can be successfully tackled on the ground. Key questions that will be addressed include:

  • What puzzle pieces need to be included to make circularity the norm among most European consumers?
  • What are the critical mistakes made when trying to engage people?
  • What are the success factors when it comes to helping European consumers adopt circular patterns of behaviour?

To share insights and learnings to these questions, we have invited a line-up of panelists with hands-on experience on what works best on the ground to make it easier for people to adopt circular behaviours:

  • Odile le Bolloch, Stop Food Waste campaign, EPA Ireland
  • Dr Mark Roberts, Lead Analyst, WRAP
  • Sari Laine, Senior Lead, Nature and daily life, Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA
  • Steve O’Reilly, Policy & Research Communicator, Rediscovery Centre

Event: #EUCircularTalk: How to advance the circular behaviours that really matter
Date: 8 may 2024
Time: 10:30-12:00 (CET)
Place: Online
Language: English
Cost: Free

Click here to register for the talk and benefit from these insights for your own circular economy engagement initiative!

You can also listen to the podcast series on Circular Behaviours that the CSCP and the Rediscovery Centre have produced in preparation for this #EUCircularTalk. The podcasts are available at the ECESP podcast channel on Spotify.

Episode 1: Interview with Esra Tat, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe and focuses on the topic of waste prevention.

Episode 2: Interview with Odile Le Bolloch, Stop Food Waste campaign, EPA Ireland and focuses on the topic of food consumption and waste prevention.

Episode 3: Interview with Veerle Labeeuw, Circular Economy Facilitator, Circular Flanders and focuses on the topic of public-private partnerships as the means to engage people with circularity.

The #EUCircularTalks are an exchange concept organised within the framework of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP), to which the CSCP is a Coordination Group member.

For further questions, please contact Mariana Nicolau or Rosalyn Old.