Apr 19, 2021

Switching to the Circular Economy: MODOS Training for D8 Businesses

MODOS is a circular economy training programme for micro, small and medium size enterprises developed for Dublin City Council and the Waste Management Plan Lead Authority (WMPLA). The Digital Hub is now teaming up with Dublin City Council to deliver MODOS training for businesses in Dublin 8 in June 2021.

 

The programme will be delivered virtually. The trainers will make each session interactive with a mix of presentations, best practice case studies, exercises, and discussion to help participants apply the learning to their business.

 

What is the circular economy?

Our current economic model is based on a linear ‘take-make-waste’ approach, which is costly for businesses and bad for the environment. By contrast, a circular economy is efficient and environmentally sustainable. In a circular economy, products, components and materials are kept in use for as long as possible. Supply and production chains operate in ‘closed-loops’ making them less wasteful and more resilient. New business models based around leasing, re-manufacturing, recycling, and upcycling become possible, saving businesses money and reducing environmental impacts.

Adopting circular economy principles can help your business:

  • Save money, reduce waste, and increase resilience
  • Boost competitive advantage and brand reputation
  • Unlock new business opportunities that also help the environment


Who is this training programme suitable for?

MODOS is suitable for all businesses but is particularly relevant for those from the following sectors: construction and the built environment, food, retail, manufacturing, textiles and fashion, electronics, plastics, and packaging.

Free 1-hour taster session

This session offers an opportunity to meet the team and get a preview of the topics that will be covered in the training and see if its right for you. The session take place on Wednesday, 5th May 2021 at 10.30 to 11.30. Register here.

Dublin MODOS Programme Schedule

Below are the dates and times of the MODOS Training for D8 Businesses programme.

  • Circular Economy 101 – Tuesday 1st June from 9.30 to 13.30
  • CE in your supply chain – Tuesday 8th June from 9.30 to 13.30
  • CE in your operations – Tuesday 15th June from 9.30 to 13.30
  • CE and customer engagement – Tuesday 22nd June from 9.30 to 13.30
  • Close-out (1 hour wrap up) – Tuesday 29th June from 9.30 to 10.30

 

Following the training session, the trainers provide a 1-hour face-to-face mentoring with participants to discuss the learning outcomes and how it might be applied to their business.

Cost: A nominal fee will be charged for each module to ensure participants value the training and to go towards the cost of running the programme. The cost is €75 for all 4 modules, payable when businesses book their place.

How to Apply: Please complete and return the Application Form to register your interest.

FAQs: Here are some of the Questions & Answers on the programme.

For any other enquiries or questions about the MODOS Dublin 8 programme, please contact cviguier@thedigitalhub.com