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MODOS is a circular economy training programme for micro, small and medium size enterprises. It is a joint initiative of the Economic Development Office (EDO) of Dublin City Council and the Eastern Midlands Waste Region Office (EMWRO).

NEW! MODOS Circular Economy Webinar Series

Following the success of the 2019 and 2020 MODOS Circular Economy Training Programme for micro-enterprises and SMEs, we decided to extend our MODOS offering for 2021 by designing a series of webinars for a broad audience of private, public and third sector stakeholders.  

The Pathways to the Circular Economy webinar series is FREE to attend, but registration is essential to reserve your space as numbers are limited to make this as interactive as possible for those attending.

Please register your place here.

About the Pathways to the Circular Economy webinar series

The MODOS Pathways to the Circular Economy webinar series is designed to inspire and create awareness for a range of stakeholders about the circular economy (CE) principles, concepts and practice. This series is aimed at SME’s, investors, public service actors, policy makers, public representatives, academics, students, social enterprises, change makers and citizens. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to all those attending 2 or more of the webinars in the series.

Through a series of four interactive webinars, we will explore practical topics particularly relevant to building a thriving circular economy, including the valuable potential of the bioeconomy, scaling businesses, leveraging finance, the role of technology and researching sustainable packaging.

What is the circular economy?
Our current economic model is based on a linear ‘take-make-waste’ approach, which is costly for businesses and bad for the environment. It is a model that relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy. By contrast, a circular economy generates no waste; it is efficient and environmentally sustainable. In a circular economy, products, components and materials are kept in use for as long as possible, continually creating value. Supply and production chains operate in ‘closed-loops’ making them less wasteful and more resilient. New business models based around leasing, re-manufacturing, recycling and upcycling become possible – saving businesses money and reducing environmental impacts.

How does the circular economy benefit businesses?
Adopting circular economy principles can help your business:

  • Save money, reduce waste and increase resilience.
  • Boost competitive advantage and brand reputation.
  • Unlock new business opportunities that also help the environment.

With the European Union introducing new policy and regulations for a circular economy and the Irish government bringing in new Green Procurement standards, Irish businesses need to understand and adapt to the circular economy. Doing so will help to future-proof their business and enable them to #buildbackbetter post COVID.

Who is this training programme suitable for?
MODOS is suitable for all businesses but is particularly relevant for those from the following sectors: construction and the built environment, food, retail, manufacturing, textiles and fashion, electronics, plastics and packaging.

For more information, please see Dublin City Local Enterprise Office