National MODOS Programme Schedule Launched

National MODOS Programme Schedule

Understanding the circular economy is something that all Irish businesses need to do, especially with the increased pressure to reduce waste and carbon emissions and offer environmentally friendly products and services. As business owners re-examine their business models and supply chains post-COVID this is the perfect time to apply circular economy thinking.

MODOS is an online circular economy training programme for SMEs all over Ireland run by the Waste Management Plan Lead Authority (WMPLA) and the Economic Development Office of Dublin City Council (DCC). It’s taking place during September and October 2020, with a free 1-hour taster session on Friday 28th August.

Below are the dates and times of the National MODOS 2020 programme.

Free taster session

Friday 28th August 9.30am - 10.30am

One-hour session to meet the team and get a preview of the topics covered.

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The following Masterclasses are standalone modules consisting of two parts. These will involve a short exercise (30 mins) to be completed by the participant between Workshop Part 1 and Workshop Part 2.

Businesses can take one or more Masterclasses. It is highly recommended that any combination of Masterclasses should include Module 1, as this is a foundational module. Businesses not taking Module 1 should watch the recorded version of the taster session.


Module 1: Circular Economy Introduction and Principles

  • Tuesday Sept 8th, 9.30am - 12.00pm  - Workshop Part 1 and
  • Friday Sept 11th, 9.30am - 12.00pm  - Workshop Part 2

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Module 2: The role of Sustainable Procurement & Supply Chain and Design Thinking Principles

  • Tuesday Sept 22nd, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 1 and
  • Friday Sept 25th, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 2

Module 3: Resource Efficiency

  • Tuesday Oct 6th, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 1 and
  • Friday Oct 9th, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 2

Module 4: Customer Engagement

  • Tuesday Oct 27th, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 1 and
  • Friday Oct 30th, 9.30am - 12.00pm - Workshop Part 2

Following each workshop, the trainers will be available for one hour to address specific questions posed by participants during the session.

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Close out and Certificate Award Session

Friday 6th Nov, 9.30am - 10.30am 

A close out session to address common topics raised during the workshops, consider learnings from the course and a certificate award ceremony for the participants.


A nominal fee will be charged for each module to ensure participants value the training and to go towards the cost of running the programme. The cost is €25 per module, or €75 for all 4 modules, payable when businesses book their place. Bookings detail will be available shortly.


Find details on the course content and answers to questions you may have here.


For any enquiries or questions about the National MODOS programme, please contact