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Our sole aim for the next 12 months is to invest a lot of our time, efforts and energy to bring realistic and implementable business models via seminars that deliver realistic tools and guidance to the attention of Asian companies, entrepreneurs and policy makers. Why
this approach? While the circular economy maybe 'trending' there is very limited uptake. After 2 years of investigation, trial and error, we know it's going to take a substantial investment into working with Asian businesses, including consumers, to provide a realistic, profitable and sustainable roadmap to the circular economy.
The roadmap will include hosting free / paid seminars (both online and off) covering topics such as entrepreneurship, IoT, new business models and circular supply chain management.
We must also: - Extra communication:
Our voice, activities, tools needs to be everywhere, starting small and then expanding into as Indonesian, Thai and Mandarin. We need to utilize more social and traditional media to connect with a wider range of demographics. - Public speaking:
The circular economy requires more exposure, to more people, in more places, covering more topics.- Hire staff:
We are under-resourced and this negatively impacts our ability to deliver.The winners:
In just one of our projects, Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System
, it is well documented that a robust recycling industry for secondary raw materials creates more jobs that landfilling or incineration. We have identified at least 5,000 new jobs in Malaysia just from one area of the circular economy, the recovery of secondary raw materials.
The sustainability of the planet will be decided in Asia. A region with 50%+ of the world's population and the all important supply chain connected to the rest of the world.
For most Asian companies it is still 'business-as-usual' and in order for any shift towards sustainable and circular practices will take a vigorous push alongside a well co-ordinated and executed strategy that provides the incentive, tools and services any size company may need.
Currently CEA has the following projects
1. Training & educational services (CEA has the largest Knowledge Centre
on the circular economy in the world)
2. The Nine Steps Towards a Circular Business
- training tools for businesses.
3. A sustainable and circular Plastics & Packaging
industry across the Asian region (we are reworking this document to make it more deliverable).
4. Recyclable Resource Recovery Collection System: Stage 1 completed and Stage 2 now seeking funding.
5. Consulting servicesTiming for funds
: As soon as possible