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HR Excellence in research Unia Europejska


Circular Economy – Rational Use of Raw Materials

Circular Economy – Rational Use of Raw Materials

We are honoured to invite you to participate in the International Conference on the Circular Economy – Rational Use of Raw Materials to be held on 18-19 July 2019 in the Hotel Mercure Racławice Dosłońce Conference & SPA.

The key element of a circular economy is the rational management of raw materials including that of metals, energy, chemicals and industrial raw materials as well as water and biomass. The improvement of such management is still a challenge for many countries, including Poland, but it contributes not only to reducing the impact on the environment but also to ensuring the security of raw materials and energy supply. The European Commission, recognises the importance of the circular economy, and is developing and implementing an action plan that outlines new requirements for products, the principles of financial support, an educational programme, sustainable public procurement, the principles for assessing environmental performance using the life-cycle assessment method, and eco-design in the whole of the European Union. The aim of the circular economy is to boost economic growth without increasing the consumption of resources. It creates many opportunities for the rational use of raw materials i.e. reducing and optimising the use of materials, industrial symbiosis, recycling, reuse, redistribution, re-selling, refurbishment, remanufacturing,  maintenance, repair, service, etc.

The purpose of this conference is to exchange knowledge and experience on effective methods of management in accordance with the rules of the circular economy and their future directions. On the first day, the subject of the conference will be the rational use of raw materials from primary and secondary sources i.e. metals, energy, chemicals, industrial raw materials, water and  biomass including social and economic changes and technological and innovative solutions. On the second day the discussion will focus on implementation of the circular economy: new business models, education, CE indicators, eco-innovation, economic symbiosis and the use of new IT tools.

Registration for the event is mandatory.


Day 1 – The urban circular economy – an Idea City

Day 2 – The circular economy – methods and good practice

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Place: Hotel Mercure Racławice Dosłońce Conference & SPA, Dosłońce 56, 32-222 Racławice

Division: The Division of Strategic Research

Division:The Division of Strategic Research