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With the GreenEcoNet Final Conference exploring moves toward circular economy for SMEs, we're po

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Come along to GreenEcoNet's Final Conference on 26th May, hosted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Our theme for this final event will be "Moving towards a circular economy: Challenges and opportunities for SMEs’’. We hope to see you there.

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The Circular Economy paradigm may offer enterprises a new crop of opportunities, but SMEs risk being left behind because the complexity of the discussion and of the instruments are unsurmountable barriers to exploitation. A systematically organised and stakeholders centred framework is necessary to give SMEs access to these opportunities: in the report the authors develop such a framework.

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GreenEcoNet's Final Conference entitled 'Moving towards a circular economy: Challenges and opportunities for SMEs' took place at CEPS in Brussels on the 26 May 2016.

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As recycling and reusing industrial textile waste is just as logical as recycling glass and plastic, Estonian textile manufacturer has developed a green solution by building a recycling factory.

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At the recent World Resources Forum 2015 in Davos, Switzerland, Vasileios Rizos of CEPS presented GreenEcoNet paper on circular economy business models and green SMEs.

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On September 14th, the North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of the Environment hosted a dinner debate on the topic of circular economy and resource efficiency. Henning H. Sittel of Effizienz-Agentur NRW gives GreenEcoNet a summary of proceedings, discussions, and attendees below.

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Large corporations play a key role in the emerging circular economy, but there are huge untapped opportunities for SMEs to take the lead, argues environmental journalist Maxine Perella.

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