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).

MODOS 2020 training sessions will take place during September and October. There is a Dublin MODOS programme for businesses based in the Greater Dublin Area and a National MODOS Programme for businesses based in the rest of the country.

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.

Free 30 min taster sessions for National MODOS Program
Friday, 28th August: 9.30am – 10.30am

For more information, please see Dublin City Local Enterprise Office