The circular economy is a model of production and consumption that helps extend the life cycle of products by reusing, repairing, and recycling them as long as possible. It helps minimize waste and reduce the exploitation of natural resources. After the products reach the end of their lives, parts of them could be reused as resources for another production. Therefore, the circular economy is more efficient, in terms of waste reduction and resource use, than the conventional linear-economic approach of production and consumption (which is based on a take-make-consume-throw-away pattern)
In Lao PDR, the concept of circular economy has just been introduced recently and many people are not aware of this model. Therefore, training on circular economy is necessary for the public and private sectors. The training aims at providing the knowledge of circular economy, its importance, and its benefits. In addition, the training will provide case studies on how some countries are doing to becoming a circular economy, and how Lao PDR could integrate the concept and practice of circular economy into policy formulation.
During this training, the speaker will Introduction to the current situation of development activities and pollution in Laos.
The following case studies will be raised for the participant's understanding:
- Case study 1: Circular economy in Japan
- Case study 2: Circular economy in Europe
After the presentation, all participants will be divided into groups to reflect on the circular economy and identify the type of business or product in Laos that embeds the concept/idea of the circular economy. Therefore, the participants will be giving the presentations and integrating the circular economy concept into the policy.
Venue: Ruby Room, 4th Floor