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Lagos Circular Business Community & Platform

Lagos Circular Business Community & Platform September 2021 Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Nigeria, EDC Lagos, and Circle Economy Amsterdam developed and offered a new training module to introduce Nigerian SMEs how to transform their business into a Circular Business Model. Several businesses that participated in the course have started to transform their operations to a small or large extent. Some have started to make products from their waste. Some have reorganized their resource management, and some have even redesigned their production process to increase the possibility to recycle after the product is used. Next to increased social and environmental sustainability, this also creates more business opportunities and...

Launch of the Circular Business Platform Lagos Tickets, Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite

About this event Circular economy challenges demand an integrated approach in which the private sector, government, civil society and knowledge institutions all play a part: waste management and creating an enabling environment for business and innovation are typically government task, knowledge institutions typically research new technologies and educate youths, private companies create new products out of waste, offer waste management and recycling solutions or provide innovative solutions promoting resource efficiency and civil society facilitates awareness raising and offers non-commercial services. With this in mind, the Circular Business Platform Lagos is an initiative to bring the various stakeholders and their initiatives together, strengthen them and work...

Lagos Inaugurates Circular Economy Technical Working Group

The Technical Working Group of Circular Lagos Economy was inaugurated on Friday, 3rd September 2021 at the conference room of the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB). Speaking on behalf of the governor, the Honorable Commissioner, Sam Egube expressed the willingness of the Babajide Olushola Sanwoolu led Administration to support every initiative that will further stimulate an efficient and effective delivery of public goods and services for the benefit of the good citizens of Lagos State. He further stated that this administration has preemptively commenced the establishment of an interactive, Web-Based Citizens Engagement Dashboard, called the Wheel of Progress, designed to measure the...

Chasing the Dragon: Scaling Circular Economy Innovation

The story of the industrial era is centered on business capacity to reach mass markets. Advances in efficient manufacturing fueled the American consumer revolution in the early twentieth century. This was followed by the dramatic elimination of trade barriers in the 1990s, which drove down consumer prices and facilitated an unprecedented era of global growth. As the world begins to pivot from the so-called “Made in China” model and we experiment with greener and more “circular” innovations, the goal of many innovators and their backers remains to scale new solutions. But to what extent is this possible? Two forces are at work that reshape how markets...

The Bricks and Mortar of Circular Economy Measurement in Africa

As excitement about the Circular Economy grows so too do calls for proper definitions and measurement of circular economic activity. Luckily, the field of social and environmental measurement is going through a renaissance and there are a dizzying variety of concepts and tools to choose from when confronted with the challenge of describing and measuring “circular economies”. Is there a gold standard of measurement? The truth is there is no silver bullet. “Circular Economy” refers to a wide range of industrial activities, that cover every step of production, distribution and disposal from apparel to wood product manufacturing. Circular Economy models furthermore promise to create economic as...

Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy Closes with Commitment to Action

If there is one thing we can agree on, it is that 2020 has been a pretty dismal year. At no time in recent history has daily life been so disrupted and the direction of social and economic progress felt so uncertain. The rapid and destructive impact of Covid-19 has also served as a reminder of another, more complex impending global crisis caused by human economic activity, referred to in the broadest terms as "climate change". Times of crisis are however also moments of opportunity to build new visions and to shift direction. The Lagos State Roundtable on Circular Economy, held on December 2, 2020...