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Every new market requires a multi factor analysis of opportunities, possible players, weaknesses, strength and risks. Consequently as far as Circular economy and Bio economy are still fairly new and unknown terms on the global market, it is essential to meet industry players engaged in the process of their implementation. One of the most crucial components that drive all markets is the macro policy exercised by the Governments towards Bio economy and Circular economy in our case. This particular EU policy has been thoroughly studied and researched by the European Policy Centre that conducts research and organises debates with relevant stakeholders on Circular economy.
European Policy Centre – well known EU Think Tank – on November 9th organized the Policy Dialogue focused on the topic “The bioeconomyand the circular economy – A perfect match?”. It gathered participants and speakers from all over Europe, from different organizations and companies. No wonder, the Circular economy and Bio economy are the terms that are on the tips of the tongues of many people in the world, while the essence and interrelations between the two are hardly clearly grasped as by the companies and organizations as by the public. While the clarification and deeper understanding of the processes will help to make the policy making process more efficient and can enhance the public acceptance followed by active participation in Circular and Bio economy building.
We discussed this topic from the different angles with the representatives of various organizations: a think tank and representatives of business. Subsequently: the Chair of the Conference, Senior Policy Analyst (EPC), Annika Hedberg; Senior VP, Metsa Group (Finland), Bio-based industries consortium, Riika Joukio and Director of the Industrial Biotechnology, Europabio, Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel, Joanna Dupont-Inglis.
EPC – is a well-known European think tank working on a wide range of EU policy areas interests. Through the Sustainable Prosperity Program led by Senior Policy Analyst Annika Hedberg, EPC analyses and explores, among other important themes, the topic on how society and economy can grow on an environmentally sustainable basis. Their solid and extensive research of the topics in question makes EPC contribution into discussion very valuable and important.
Metsa Group (Finland) is a unique business because it is one of the pioneers in the world who succeeded to implement the Circular economy principles in the whole chain of wood utilization – from sustainably grown wood to the multiple end products. Currently it works on improvement and extension of the process within the chain and builds a new plant based on circular principles.
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, concentrates on the deployment of the industrial biotechnology products and processes. EuropaBio aims to enhance public awareness in benefits of biotechnology for the sustainable economy and this way for the effective Bio economy development.
Watch the video with detailed answers and explanations of the market potential for Circular and Bio Economy.