World Resources Forum 2019

Conference and eCircular Lab workshop

  • Events 24.02. - 27.02.2019
  • Location Antwerp, Belgium

"Closing Loops – Transitions at Work" is the leading motive of the World Resource Forum 2019. From the 24 to 27 of February 2019 the forum takes place in Antwerp, Belgium. Among other issues the conference will highlight the importance of Industrial transformation and the role of industry 4.0 as a technological driver for circular economy.

Among others, the project eCircular will be represented at the forum. The workshop, managed by the Sustainable Productions Systems Theme, will take place on 26 February 2019, 11:30 until 13:00. It intends to highlight the role of digital technology as driver for circular economy through energising pitches and hands-on co-creation sessions. The workshop will start with short pitches combining nine start-ups and projects aimed at closing the loop for different material systems.
Three thematic blocks have been set up:

  • Prioritise waste prevention, make most out of existing material flows
  • Reuse and remanufacturing to extend material lifecycle
  • End-of-life solutions to close the loop

From the Wuppertal Institute, Dr. Holger Berg, Project Co-ordinator in the Circular Economy Division, presents the results and outcomes of the project "Plastic Waste Recovery by Regional Blockchain Networks" in the first block.

Further information about the projects and the World Resource Forum 2019 can be found on the corresponding project page.