UIC Circular Economy Sector:

Save the date and call for speakers for the Zero Waste Railways workshop “Cross sector collaborations and innovations”, Zürich, 24 April 2024

Continuing their exploration on how to promote circular economy, the Zero Waste series of workshop intends to address systems thinking and discuss how cross sector collaborations and innovations can stimulate the efficient implementation of circular economy in the rail sector.

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This fourth workshop will be hosted by SBB-CFF-FFS and include a technical visit to a site emblematic in terms of circularity and reuse of heritage railway assets, collaboration with local authorities, and economic transformation of an ancient industrial area.

Proposed agenda

23 April (afternoon) – Technical visit
24 April (9.30 – 16.00) – Workshop (hybrid format)

  • Keynote speech on systems thinking
  • Best practices from biomimicry applied in other sectors
  • Cross-sector collaborations: examples from the railway sector and other industries
  • Cross-sector innovations: examples from the railway sector and other industries
  • Interactive session (topic tbd)

Call for speakers:

Be a part of it!

Join us to present case studies, best practices, nature-based solutions or any systems thinking based innovation to inspire a panel of Circular Economy, sustainability experts, industry experts, of the whole value chain driving the rail industry in its journey towards a resource efficient and 100% circular rail transport by 2030!

Practical information

  • Exact schedule, details for technical visit and address of the venue will be communicated shortly.
  • To apply for a speaker slot, contact circular


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Tuesday 6 February 2024