Circular Economy Platform

The shift to a circular economy represents a great business opportunity. The core of the concept is not yet deeply recognized by most companies, although the use of this model can increase the resilience of the world economy and facilitate the achievement of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Circular Economy Platform was officially established in Hungary in 2018 as an initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. So far, 101 companies and organizations have joined the Platform, the purpose of which is to accelerate the transition to a circular economic model by sharing knowledge, creating joint projects and collaborations.

For the new model to develop and spread, collaboration and knowledge sharing are required, with the involvement of businesses, government and science. BCSDH and its partners play a prominent role in facilitating the paradigm shift and joint thinking, along with building a community of forward-thinking change leaders and sharing business solutions that make a real impact.

Platform members

We welcome all companies and organizations that are committed to speeding up the transition to a circular economy with their active work, activities, knowledge sharing, joint projects and collaborations.

101 signatories, as of 01.01.2024

Circular Economy Academy

Our survey on the circular economic potential of Hungary conducted in 2020 confirmed the need for innovation, sharing of business solutions and education. The Circular Economy Academy was launched as a higher-level continuation of education, with the professional support of the Dutch Embassy. During the days of Academy, participants can explore several specific topics with the help of experts.

What is the future of packaging? – The last episode of the Circular Economy Academy was held

What is the future of packaging? Are there innovative solutions that can solve the problem? What can companies do? Yesterday, the third and the last episode of Circular Economy Academy was held with the participation of more than 30 company…

“How circular is your company?” – The Circular Economy Academy has been launched

With close to 50 participants, the first day of the Circular Economy Academy kicked-off with the presentation regarding the Circular Transition Indicator (CTI) and the Circularise software, which both ensure the transparency of the circular…

Circular Economy Summit

It is now a tradition that starting in 2019, we organize the Circular Economy Summit every November, organized by the BCSDH, the Dutch Embassy and ING Bank. The focus of the conference is on the possibilities of transitioning to a circular economy and the presentation of international and domestic best practices.

The circular economy is key to halting biodiversity loss

Ninety percent of biodiversity loss is caused by the extraction and processing of natural resources. One million species are threatened with extinction by 2050. Over half the world’s total GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature and…

Meeting the 1.5°C target cannot be achieved without the circular economy

Implementing the strategies for achieving a circular economy would reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 39%. How to achieve climate goals through the circular transition? – this burning issue was at the heart of the fourth Circular Economic…


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