Circular economy for the plastic sector

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A brand new circular economy training programme targeted at businesses working with plastics in Spain (delivered in Spanish).

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Participants

The training is targeted at businesses and organisations that want to understand how to better manage their resource, materials and energy use in a more circular way associated with the automotive and electronics sectors.  Previous knowledge of the circular economy is not necessary, but the participants should have such positions within their companies that could produce impact according to the newly acquired knowledge. Therefore, the attendees should be, but not being limited to, environmental officers, process engineers, product designers, innovation drivers or business managers.

If you want to change your products, processes and operations to be part of the circular economy, then this training is for you!

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Agenda
How to identify worthwhile circular economy approaches (Blocks 1 and 2)
Day 1 - 21st February 2019
How to develop worthwhile circular economy approaches (Blocks 3 and 4)
Day 2 - 6th March 2019
How to make circular economy approaches a success (Blocks 5 and 6)
Day 3 - 20th March 2019
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Course Objective

Course Objectives

Participants will leave the training with:
  • A detailed understanding of what the circular economy aims to achieve
  • Tools, methods and a self-defined action plan outlining how to implement circular economy improvements within their work or organisation
  • Access to a network of like-minded people within their sector or region
  • A drive to establish a reputation for circular economy expertise.

About - Short Description

A brand new circular economy training programme targeted at businesses working with plastics in Spain (delivered in Spanish).

About - Long Description

The training aims to help people from businesses and organisations understand the principles behind circular economy and more importantly, learn to deliver activities using circular economy tactics. This will help businesses and organisations become more efficient, save costs and reduce their impact on the environment. The training is intended to change the way people operate by being more aware of their resource use, waste generation and energy use, and create deliverable action plans to operate in a more ‘circular’ way.

Background

Climate-KIC is delivering circular economy training as part of its drive to create a prosperous, inclusive, climate-resilient society founded on a circular, zero-carbon economy. It is focussing the training in places where Climate-KIC is already working in to bring varied partners together and direct circular economy actions on particular climate challenges relevant to the area. The circular economy training will compliment other approaches to tackling climate change, as well as increasing knowledge and awareness of new approaches within its existing partner network.

What we offer:

The training is delivered by experts in the circular economy from the local training areas in Spanish.  It will be workshop-based and includes tutored presentations, case studies from practitioners delivering circular economy and group discussions to reflect on new ways of operating.

The training will provide links to other tools and resources to help participants create their action plans. A resource pack of all training materials and presentations will be available for participants.

 

Participants

Who can take part?

The training is targeted at businesses and organisations that want to understand how to better manage their resource, materials and energy use in a more circular way associated with the automotive and electronics sectors.  Previous knowledge of the circular economy is not necessary, but the participants should have such positions within their companies that could produce impact according to the newly acquired knowledge. Therefore, the attendees should be, but not being limited to, environmental officers, process engineers, product designers, innovation drivers or business managers.

If you want to change your products, processes and operations to be part of the circular economy, then this training is for you!

Agenda

How to identify worthwhile circular economy approaches (Blocks 1 and 2)

Day 1 - 21st February 2019

The first two blocks create an understanding of what circular economy is, why it is necessary, why it offers opportunities for businesses and how it applies to the participant’s sector. Circular economy innovation is an approach to find new and innovative business opportunities that also produce environmental and social benefits. Many case studies will be provided to inspire the participants and show them how similar organisations have delivered circular economy.

How to develop worthwhile circular economy approaches (Blocks 3 and 4)

Day 2 - 6th March 2019

Blocks 3 and 4 provides participants with insight into implementing circular solutions. They will hear inspirational stories from practitioners that relate to this, as well as analysing barriers and enablers. This allows the participants to understand how to identify key actions for further improving and detailing high level circular economy strategies.  It teaches participants how to develop circular economy solutions that are relevant to their industry.

How to make circular economy approaches a success (Blocks 5 and 6)

Day 3 - 20th March 2019

The final blocks teach participants how to break down the proposed change into manageable actions that are feasible, and that are both low-effort and high-reward.  This provides participants with tools to prioritise actions into short, medium and long term actions and allows participants to understand the importance of verifying assumptions about new activities.

Coaches & Expert

D. Enrique Añó Montalva

Trainer

Industrial Technical Engineer, Chemical Engineer and Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is a technical specialist in the Environment Area of the U.T. Innovation and Sustainability of AIJU. He has more than 16 years of experience advising companies in the toy sector and the industrial fabric of the area in environmental management (technical and legal advice, implementation of management systems, systems integration, internal audits, ...) and quality management. He is qualified since 2005 by AENOR as chief auditor in environmental management systems according to UNE-EN ISO 14001. He has carried out the management and execution of more than 20 national and international R&D&I projects within three lines of work: implementation of Best Available Techniques (BATs) to the sector, adaptation of the sector to emerging environmental legislation, LCA and ECODESIGN of products. It also regularly carries out training, awareness-raising and awareness-raising work within the sector through lectures, courses and participation in congresses.

Mrs. Raquel Berbegal Pina

Trainer

Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Murcia, currently doing her doctoral thesis with the Polytechnic University of Valencia. She is a technical specialist in the Environment Area of the U.T. Innovation and Sustainability of AIJU. She has more than 14 years of experience advising companies in the toy sector and the industrial fabric of the area in environmental management (technical and legal advice, implementation of management systems, systems integration, internal audits, ...). She has carried out the management of national and international R+D+i projects within three lines of work: implementation of Best Available Techniques (BATs) to the sector, adaptation of the sector to emerging environmental legislation, LCA and ECODESIGN of products. Since 2008 she has been working on Food Management Systems (HACCP System, BRC/IoP Protocol, etc.) both in implementation tasks and audits. It usually also carries out training, environmental awareness and sensitisation and food management through lectures, courses and participation in congresses. 

D. Alejandro Fernández (CEIV)

Trainer

Industrial Engineer, specialist in Energy Techniques by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is responsible for the international area in the Cluster of Innovative Companies of the Toy Valley. He has more than 10 years of experience in sustainability, energy efficiency and renewable energies. He has carried out R+D+i projects in this field at a European level and has advised European regions in the process of implementation of renewable energies.  He also regularly carries out training, awareness-raising and awareness-raising work within the sector through talks, courses and participation in congresses.

Partner Organizations

Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change. It drives innovation in climate change through creative partnerships large and small, local and global, between the private, public and academic sectors. All Climate-KIC partners bring their industry experience to the community and are connected through the centres across Europe.

AIJU

AIJU is a research and technology development center, located in Ibi. The center develops new projects, technologies and provides training to the regional companies, which are focused in toy manufacturing and plastic processing for several sectors, among others. It has its own environmental department, where several climate change topics are addressed.

CEIV

CEIV is the cluster of the toy valley region. It is composed by the most innovative companies of the region who want to work together towards increasing their innovation track and reduce their impact to climate change.

ACTECO

ACTECO is a company where we work hard towards a fully integrated management recycling and recovery process for both hazardous and non hazardous industrial waste. Our plants are involved in all aspects of this process such as equipment hire, waste collection, transportation, storage and conditioning, as well as recycling and recovery, or, where necessary, waste disposal, thus contributing to a circular economy.

Fees & Registration

This training course is part of a new training programme that Climate-KIC is aiming to introduce to reinforce the role that the circular economy has to tackle climate change.  The first edition of the training will be deeply evaluated to improve the direct benefits that participants can achieve by attending the course and delivering circular economy tactics.

As part of the evaluation objectives, grants and sponsorship have been secured to allow the first edition of the training to be delivered at no cost to the participants.  Participants will be expected to actively support the evaluation work and help shape the rollout of the circular training later in 2019.

This does mean that training places are limited and applications will be assessed as they come in. The deadline for application is 18th February 2019.

For further enquiries, please contact informacion@aiju.info

 

Course Location & Logistics:

The course will be hosted at AIJU facilities, in Ibi (Alicante).


AIJU INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO

 

Av. Industria, 23, 03440 Ibi, Alicante

Tel. +34 96 555 44 75

Email: informacion@aiju.info

Website: www.aiju.info

 

Practical Information:

The town is easily reachable by car from the international Airport of Alicante (ALC), located at only 50 km.

It is recommended to get there using a rented car or taxi, since there is no convenient public transport for this trip.

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