Pathways to the Circular Economy

Online, Wednesday 20th January - Wednesday 10th February

Featuring expert knowledge and real-life insights, the MODOS Pathways to the Circular Economy FREE webinar series explores the practicalities of building a thriving #circulareconomy in Ireland

The purpose of our webinar series is to create awareness of the circular economy. We will discuss opportunities, challenges and the benefits of circularity. The series topics and dates are as follows:-

1. What is the Circular Economy?
4pm – Wednesday 20th January 2021

What is the case for the circular economy? Discover the opportunities, challenges and gaps.

• Peter Corcoran – MBio
• Dr. Geraldine Brennan – Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR)
• Patrick Barrett – Dept. Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM)

2. The Future of Food and Bio-Based Systems

4pm – Wednesday 27th January 2021

The world population is to exceed 9.8bn by 2050. Food production needs to increase by 70% and net emissions reduced to zero. What are the circular opportunities for growth in your business?

• Cliodhna Dowling – Nutramara
• Teresa Patton – Green Generation
• Deirdre de Bhailís – The Dingle Hub
• Dermot Hanley – Roundtable Partners

3. Financing the Circular Transition
4pm – Wednesday 3rd February 2021

The funding landscape and options. How is the transition financed? What are the funding options available to you?

• Dr. Geraldine Brennan – Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR)
• Dr. Conor Hanley – CEO Fire1 Foundry
• Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli – Irish Bioeconomy Foundation (IBF)

4. Re-thinking Packaging in the Circular Economy
4pm – Wednesday 10th February 2021

What is the future of packaging of our goods and food? Plastics has a role to play. Is it using plastic differently? There’s no single answer but we’ll discuss the options and opportunities.

• Sinead Murphy – Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP)
• Russell Walshe, Garrett Walshe – VivaGreen
• Romain Couture – Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR)

Wednesday 20th January - Wednesday 10th February

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