Representatives from Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur attended the Circular Economy Conference & Mission 2019 held on 11th June 2019 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
Organized by European Union Delegation to Malaysia, with the support of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC), and EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the conference aimed to provide the participants with the opportunity to meet with 30 EU Circular Economy business leaders who were invited to share ideas and experiences in order to promote Circular Economy (CE) business models in EU and Malaysia.
Circular Economy is an alternative to a traditional linear model of economic consisting making, using and disposing. In a Circular Economy, resources are being used in the economy for as long as possible. Products and materials will also be recovered and regenerated at the end of each service life.
The key note speakers at the event were YB Yeo Bee Yin, Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change and Daniel Calleja, EU Commission’s Director General of Environment.
“We look forward to further expanding our knowledge about the concept of circular economy – and we are pleased to hear of Malaysia’s ambitions to become a world leader for alternative plastic,” Royal Norwegian Embassy wrote on its Facebook page.