CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: online expert workshop on Circular Plastic Use

The Asia-Europe Environment Forum (ENVForum) in association with The Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development INNOWO is organising an online expert workshop on Circular Plastic Use: Innovate & Change to Close the Loop.

The workshop offers participants a framework to innovate and work on localised, scalable and cost-efficient solutions to address environmental challenges related to plastics; the attainment of SDG 12: “Ensuring Sustainable Consumption and Production“; and transitioning from a linear to a circular economy. We will focus on Plastic Waste and the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – applying the Design Thinking Methodology.

The main goal of the project is to find practical and scalable solutions for chosen problem related to plastic. If you would like to be a part of AESF active community and have an impact to tackle environmental issues join our workshop.

We are looking for Individuals from civil society, private and government sector who are interested in making a difference and shape their working environment. The project will consist of 3 workshops inspired by the design thinking process:

  1. Introduction to CE & plastic (input for empathise & define)
  2. Challenge – 3R in Action (ideation & prototype)
  3. Making Things Happen (prototype & test)

The call is open till 24 May 2021. Shortlisted participants will be informed by 25 May 2021. Then we will meet at three international online workshops in June 2021.

The workshop is completely free of charge and open to all ASEM Citizens to apply. To ensure the best collaborative experience for all, the training will be limited to 50 participants from Asia and Europe.

For more information about the workshop and to apply, please visit this website. Please send any enquiries to