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Europe wants circular cities


An annual conference of European city leaders will focus its attention this year on the circular economy.

Ljubljana is hosting the EUROCITIES 2017 conference, which will welcome representatives from more than 130 cities from across the continent.

“Cities are responsible for implementing national and EU recycling targets and can play a crucial role in stimulating behavioural change relating to consumption patterns. As procurers of goods and services we can guide decisions towards more circular choices, and build local partnerships with businesses moving towards circular production models,” the conference website states.

European decision-makers are pretty unified in their commitment to advancing the circular economy. Last month the European Commission announced €1 billion of investment to support its growth.

EUROCITIES 2017 is on from 15 to 17 November.

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