During his presentation, Monràs defended the role of the local world in promoting the circular economy “by facilitating the environment and the conditions for economic agents to implement new models of more circular production and consumption, such as the advanced manufacturing, eco-design, collaborative platforms or industrial symbiosis, “and in this sense,” public-private collaboration and knowledge centers are essential, since municipalities can not do it alone, and This is, in fact, one of the reasons of being of the Association Area B30 “.
Since the year 2017, the Association Area B30 is working on the definition of a strategy and plan of impulse to the circular economy that has allowed to identify the economic sectors with the greatest potential and define strategies of circularity, under a vision global of the territory, and with this strategy, has exposed Monràs, “we intend to promote new models of production that allow to minimize the consumption of resources and the generation of waste and, at the same time, create new opportunities of growth and employment, promoting innovation and competitiveness “.
Monràs added that “our focus in this initiative is to promote the circular economy between the productive fabric and in particular in manufacturing sectors, while taking advantage of the high potential of knowledge centers in the B30 field.”
In front of the Forum, the president of the B30, has also announced the Hub B30 as a platform to go to find information about what is happening in our environment and to find the resources and the answers to the challenges that have the different economic sectors .
In this regard, he explained that the Hub b30 “is an open innovation network conceived as a community of companies, R + D + I agents, administrations and citizens and as an interrelation, confluence of challenges and innovative answers where who needs it can find a joint offer of services, resources and experts”
The Fourth Forum on the Environment and the Local World has brought together more than 400 participants, including mayors, councilors and municipal technicians, together with consultants and business managers of the environmental field that have debated the environment and the local world.