08 November 2023 - CETEM News

CETEM participates in the main European network for promoting the circular economy through sustainable consumption

The Technology Centre of Furniture and Wood took part in the first meeting in Brussels of the COST ECO4ALL Action, whose main objective is to promote responsible consumption.

The Technology Centre of Furniture and Wood (CETEM) continues to play a prominent role in driving the circular economy in Europe. Specifically, on November 7th, it participated in the first meeting of the Management Committee of the COST ECO4ALL Action in Brussels. The main goal of this initiative is to empower consumers in the circular economy by promoting understanding of sustainability, resource conservation, and waste prevention. 


The ECO4ALL project, which will extend over the next four years, involves the participation of 27 countries in its management committee and more than 200 participants in working groups, demonstrating the scope and importance of this initiative. 


There is only one planet Earth, but by 2050 the world will consume as if there were three of these planets. According to various estimates, global consumption of materials such as biomass, fossil fuels, metals, and minerals will double in the coming years, and annual waste production will increase by 70% by 2050. A circular economy is the most logical solution to these problems, but these measures must be taken collectively among different states. Measures such as waste prevention, ecological design, and reuse could save money for EU companies and, at the same time, also reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions. However, there are numerous difficulties regarding the effective implementation of responsible consumption, as it requires greater clarification of which products and services are considered circular. 


CETEM continues to advocate and commit to promoting innovation and sustainability in the European industry. The experience and knowledge accumulated over the years with other projects such as FURN360, INSIGHT, or the recent NewEcoSmart have positioned CETEM as a benchmark in the search for sustainable and efficient solutions in resource management. 


For more information, feel free to visit the CETEM website (https://cetem.es/) or the COST program website (https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA22124/). 

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