A circular economy means a continuous re-use and recycle of materials. It requires a new design of products so that they last longer, and become more repairable, reusable and recyclable and implementation of new technologies but also a change of societal mindset. Transformation towards a zero-waste economy and society entrains costs but also brings about benefits.
The European Commission is currently working on a legislative package on the circular economy that should become the EU law in the period 2016-2019.
The aim of the conference is to discuss how circular economy is implemented in Poland, what are the main challenges and benefits stemming from this process. This exchange of opinions will be a contribution to the EU deliberations.