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Circular economy in the furniture sector: new skills for industry

Day: Friday, 26 June 2020
Time: 10:00h - 11:30h
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Julio Rodrigo / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +34 608 932 483
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The European Green Deal establishes a commitment to address the challenges related to the climate and the environment and achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050. In the interiors design sector, every year 10 million tons of furniture are discarded by companies and consumers in the EU, most of which are destined for landfills or incineration.

The implementation of strategies to move towards a circular economy is the main way to achieve this objective. It is increasingly necessary for companies to develop new business models that incorporate circularity principles to accelerate this transition and it is essential to train workers with new circularity skills.

This webinar will contribute to share ideas about the current state of art in circular economy of the sector. Ellen MacArthur Foundation, European Federation of Furniture Industries (EFIC) and CENFIM cluster will participate. The work to be presented has been carried out within the framework of the FURN360 project. The webinar will be held in English.

Program

10:00h — Introduction and welcoming words. Erwan Mouazan (Circular Economy Researcher)

10:10h — The furniture sector and circular economy 2.0, perspectives from the European furniture industry. Gabriella Kemendi (EFIC - European Furniture Industries Confederation)

10:30h — New skills and competencies for a circular economy. Ilma Stankeviciute (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

10:50h — Circular Economy in 2030: Forecasted Scenario for the Furniture SectorJuan Carlos Alonso (CENFIM)

11:10h — Educating the furniture sector on circularity skills: presentation of the Furn360 online course. FURN360 project team.

Contact

Julio Rodrigo / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / +34 608 932 483

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  • Asociados a CENFIM
  • Marcas del sector interiorismo

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