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MODOS Training for a Sustainable Future

MODOS is a circular economy training programme for micro, small and medium size enterprises. It is a joint initiative of Dublin City Council and the Eastern-Midlands Regional Waste Management Planning Office..

Announcing the launch of the EPA Green Enterprise fund.

On 10th June: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its €650,000 funding opportunity for Irish enterprises to innovate, demonstrate and implement new circular economy approaches in their business models, moving away from the ‘Take Make Use Dispose’ economic model.

The information can be found here News Releases 2022 | Environmental Protection Agency (epa.ie) for further information email cep@epa.ie.

Our spring program for MODOS 2022 is now completed. Please watch this space for information on Future Programs.

We are delighted to announce a new MODOS Spring Programme 2022 for businesses in the Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown areas during March and April 2022. The MODOS Spring Programme 2022 is being funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and this will allow us to continue the practice of offering top quality circular economy training at subsidised rates.

The programme will be delivered virtually. The trainers will make each session interactive with a mix of presentations, best practice case studies, exercises and discussion to help participants apply the learning to their business.

See MODOS free taster session recordings

02/02/2022.  Click here and use passcode:  Ma.VF%5G

03/02/2022. Click here

For the MODOS Spring 2022 Programme, participants will have a choice of dates: Either 2nd March 2022 to the 30th March 2022 OR 9th March to 6th April.

To apply, simply download the MODOS application form here and email the completed form to modos@dublincity.ie

A payment link will be emailed to all accepted applicants.

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. By contrast, a circular economy is efficient and environmentally sustainable. In a circular economy, products, components and materials are kept in use for as long as possible. 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 regulation for a low-carbon economy and the Irish government bringing in new Green Procurement standards, Irish businesses need to understand and adapt to the transition from a linear to a 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 further information or enquiries contact modos@dublincity.ie

See what MODOS participants have to say about the programme