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October 4 / 2019
Unit.City (B12), Kyiv, Ukraine
European Circular Economy
About the Forum
The Forum will get together leading experts in circular economy and industries pioneers from the EU and Eastern Europe.
In order to make a real shift towards more sustainable built environment, we have to create a capable ecosystem of change-makers – innovators, businesses, governments and civil society, committed to circular economy principles.
1. Circular Cities
2. Circular Fashion
3. Circularity in Agri&Food
4. Waste Management Tech
Circular Cities
Dramatic urbanization is foreseen to make big cities centers of life, consumption and sometimes even production. In cities thousands of material flows and value chains of diverse sectors are interconnected to provide our comfort of life. Ironically, those logistical, industrial and consumer-related processes and networks have been damaging natural environment, polluting waters, air and eventually lowering the quality of life.

There is no doubt cities will further expand. But could this be continued in a sustainable way? How can we reduce our impact and reuse materials in cities? Which innovations and solutions are needed and how can citizens contribute to creation of sustainably built environment?
Circular Fashion
World's second largest polluting industry needs a global rethink. In the era of massive consumerism, brands often compete in a pricing war and numbers of collections per year. This has brought them to developing countries, where rather irresponsible production facilities are being located. In addition, most of customers rarely think of their impact while buying trendy clothing every couple of months. How this can be changed and who has to start a change? Are there examples to follow from the brands' side? What is the designers' role in making fashion more sustainable?
Circularity in Agri&Food
If 'food waste' were a country, it'd be on 3rd place by global warming effect after the USA and China. As well as we're wasting ready food, lots of agricultural byproducts are usually left aside without use. In fact, those afterharvest residues, for example, could become a valuable source of biobased packaging, paper, fertilizers or energy. We will listen to various Agri&Food value network actors about how to change the situation and use the opportunities.
Advanced Waste Management Technologies and Logistics
Ukraine is probably the only European country where nearly 93% of household waste ends up at landfills. Not so circular country so far. However, the same problem is still relevant in a way for Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and some other EU countries, where waste still exists and a significant part of it is not being used again or properly treated. We will ask leading development companies, technology providers and decision makers to describe their success stories, challenges and views on where Ukraine should start.
Full program will be available soon!
Key Speakers
Ellen van Bueren
Professor of Urban Development Management at Delft University of Technology, Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions.
Kim Poldner
Professor of Circular Business at the Wageningen University and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Leader of the Circular Fashion Lab.
Els Leclercq
Urbanist, founder of the Aitken design studio, PhD in Design as Politics at the Delft University of Technology
Chantal Engelen
Co-Founder, Kromkommer
Johannes Baur
Representative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
Viktor Zotov
Architect, Founder of 'Zotov&Co' Bureau
Dmytro Borysov
Restaurateur, Founder of Gastrofamily group
Ksenia Karpenko
Author of #LOVEfp brand, London College of Fashion
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