Modos - Circular Economy

Modus Circular Economy training

MODOS Training for a Sustainable Future 2020

MODOS is a circular economy training programme for micro, small and medium size enterprises. It is a joint initiative of Dublin City Council and the Waste Management Plan Lead Authority (WMPLA).

MODOS 2020 training sessions will take place during September and October. There is a Dublin MODOS programme for businesses based in the Greater Dublin Area and a National MODOS programme for businesses based in the rest of the country.

The programme will be delivered virtually. The trainers will make each session interactive with a mix of presentations, best practice case studies, exercises and discussion to help participants apply the learning to their business.

See below for programme schedules and to book your place.

What is the circular economy?

Our current economic model is based on a linear ‘take-make-waste’ approach, which is costly for businesses and bad for the environment. By contrast, a circular economy is efficient and environmentally sustainable. In a circular economy, products, components and materials are kept in use for as long as possible. Supply and production chains operate in ‘closed-loops’ making them less wasteful and more resilient. New business models based around leasing, re-manufacturing, recycling and upcycling become possible, saving businesses money and reducing environmental impacts.

How does the circular economy benefit businesses?

Adopting circular economy principles can help your business:

  • Save money, reduce waste and increase resilience
  • Boost competitive advantage and brand reputation
  • Unlock new business opportunities that also help the environment

With the European Union introducing new policy and regulation for a low-carbon economy and the Irish government bringing in new Green Procurement standards, Irish businesses need to understand and adapt to the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Doing so will help to future proof their business and enable them to #buildbackbetter post COVID.

Who is this training programme suitable for?

MODOS is suitable for all businesses but is particularly relevant for those from the following sectors: construction and the built environment, food, retail, manufacturing, textiles and fashion, electronics, plastics and packaging.

Hear from some of the participants of MODOS 2019.

Course schedule and registrations details for the Dublin MODOS Programme 2020

Course schedule and registrations details for the National Modos Programme 2020