More than two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050 – and the challenge is on to make them circular.

The Circular Cities conference in Brussels next month, with its focus on ‘innovating to tackle plastic waste’ is another step in advancing the goal.

PlastiCircle and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability will host a special conference on the circularity of plastics in European cities. The conference – through panel sessions and interactive parallel workshops – will gather multiple stakeholders to assess the challenge of a circular economy for plastics, and the innovations which aim to tackle plastic waste in Europe’s urban areas. The event welcomes policy makers at national and EU levels, cities, civil society, business, Horizon 2020 projects and academia, all sharing solutions and networking for better mutual understanding of the challenges of the day.

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