Today the Foundation welcomes new Circular Economy 100 (CE100) member, Bruxelles Environnement, responsible for the environment and energy in the Brussels-Capital region, Belgium.
As a Government & Cities member, Bruxelles Environnement will join similar minded members like the City of Phoenix, the Government of Scotland and London in collaborating for a circular economy.
Set up to advise the government on issues including waste management, sustainable construction and air quality, the region recently adopted a new programme ‘Be Circular’, which is a global strategy that aims to take Brussels from a linear to a circular economy. Built around circular loops, and bottom-up initiatives it aims to put Brussels at the forefront of regenerative and restorative development.
The organisation will join the global CE100 network at Acceleration Workshops, the Annual Summit and other collaborative events to offer insights and new ideas, develop their business, learn about the circular economy and scale their ambitions.
The Region of Brussels is very pleased to join forces with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in its effort to integrate more circularity into our economies. Together with other institutional and private partners of the Brussels Region, we are currently deploying an ambitious programme called “Be Circular” to stimulate our transition towards a circular economy. Our common goal is to seize the opportunity of the circular economy paradigm shift model to stimulate informative forms of sustainable economic activity, and create new jobs for the benefit of Brussels citizens and their quality of life.