The Circular Economy: recycling solutions for a sustainable future

The Circular Economy: recycling solutions for a sustainable future

Online met MS TEAMS
dinsdag   24/11  om  16u00 - 18u30

The Circular Economy is at the forefront of current global discussions, as seen on last year's World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland. The Circular Economy concept could be an important enabler of overall sustainability.

The Belgian federal government and the three autonomous regions are all aligned on this transition to a circular economy, and it must be said that Belgium is recognized as being a pioneer in this field.

According the principles of a circular economy, increased maintenance, reuse and reprocessing must be considered right from the product design stage, while avoiding waste and environmental pollution. Also, the use of critical raw materials that are subject to supply shortage is an essential aspect.

Material shortage is an outlook we cannot escape, we can, however, change how we deal with that. Undoubtedly, sustainable product design has never been more important. From the purposeful use of plastics design, and recycling precious metals to upcycling aircrafts, our speakers will leave no stone unturned!


  • Opening Keynote, by Prof. Karel Van Acker, KU Leuven
  • Keynote by Koen Staut, CEO Aerocircular
  • Topics

  • Metal recycling technology from LiIon batteries, IT devices and car catalysts
  • Design from recycling for plastics
  • See the full program.


    Members Leuven MindGate: €20 excl. VAT
    Members Leuven 2030: €25 incl. VAT
    Members BJA: €20 excl. VAT
    Non-Members: €40 excl. VAT
    Under 35 years old: €25 incl. VAT


    Registration is possible until 20 November 2020. Cancellation after registration is not possible; however, replacement by a colleague is allowed. Go to the registration form to register for this event.