UIC invites you to an interactive workshop on sustainable use of resources, reuse and circular economy in railways

online on 15 April 2021 (9:30 am – 12:30 am)

UIC has launched the opt-in project REUSE in 2019 based on the findings of the accelerating growth of natural resources use and the challenges this poses to economies in general and rail operations and infrastructures in general by their eventual scarcity and the associated management of waste flows, end-of-life materials and related emissions and pollutions in the coming decades

Even though waste can be considered as a problem, used materials are now increasignly considered as a resource. This change of perspective has been addressed in the REUSE project in order to show that decreasing the environmental footprint of resource management is not only beneficial to our ecosystem but can also lead to significant costs savings if carefully designed and implemented.

Amongst other goals the project was aimed at producing a state-of-the-art report to address the practices in use within a panel of UIC members and to report on the variety of approaches to implement reuse and circulary economy principles in their daily operations.

This final report will be presented and discussed in an interactive online workshop gathering experts in sustainability with a view to discuss the findings of the project and to ensure the widest range of practices and cases are covered for the benefit of all UIC members.

Highlights of the workshop:

  • Theoretical background
  • Best practices of circular economy in the railway industry
  • Circular economy key performance indicators and tendering processes
  • Group discussions
  • Next steps

Expected speakers and target audience:

  • REUSE project partners
  • Experts in circular economy from the UIC members
  • Sustainability directors and experts from the UIC members
  • External stakeholders

This workshop format including plenary + breakout session will ensure fruitful exchanges between speakers and participants as well as between the participants.


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Monday 1 March 2021