The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is an annual meeting that showcases the world’s leading circular economy solutions with business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world. This year the event takes place from the 6th to the 8th of December in Africa, the Global South, Kigali, Rwanda. Nevertheless, five cities across the continent will facilitate discussions around circularity and offer participants the opportunity to present their solutions worldwide.

At Reincarnate, we are committed to this transformation towards circularity based on The Circular Gap Report 2022 conducted by Circle Economy; between Paris and Glasgow, more than half a trillion tonnes of virgin materials were consumed. Therefore, we advocate for a Reincarnation Practice that maximises the life cycle of our products, buildings, and materials.

The three-day event leaves the essence of circularity for economic resilience and social stability. This aligns with Reincarnate’s efforts to advance with a Circular Potential Assessment Information Management and Decision-Making platform (CP-IM) and its three empirically proven social innovations that positively impact the planet and people.

Spaces to discuss, such as the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), are necessary to present innovations and solutions worldwide. In Europe, currently, we are 8.6% circular, and two years before, we were 9.1%. The problem is that material use is increasing and accelerating beyond population growth.

As far as the construction sector is concerned, one of the consequences of this population growth (almost 9.9 billion over the next 30 years) is the installation of new buildings and infrastructures. Current estimates suggest that 255 billion square metres of buildings exist globally—a figure expected to almost double within the next four decades. In this context a project such as Reincarnate that aims to develop technical and social means are necessary to give new opportunities to existing infrastructures.

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