Final Round Table

August 25th, the coalition for the Poland Circularity Gap Report (CGR Poland) met for the last time before the report launch during the Circular Week in Poland in October. The roundtable conversation was arranged at the Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw. There, Content Lead and Data Analyst from Circle Economy, Carlos Pablo Sigüenza, walked the coalition through the results and shared a sneak peek of the report.

The main aims of the Circularity Gap Report are to get an overview of the material usage and flows in Poland, and to research and identify future development opportunities to improve the degree of circularity in the economy. The roundtable discussion involved looking over the preliminary results of the report with a focus on a spotlight chapter and future opportunities. The core of the report explained the main areas where the circularity gaps occur in Poland. More importantly, the report also suggests ways to close those gaps.

During the roundtable, the attendees discussed these suggestions, verified them and proposed adjustments. Together, the group had interesting and engaging conversations about topics like complicated biomass issues, political frames of recycling projects, and consumer choices. Throughout the meeting, the group went through the key numbers and got more familiar with ways to bridge the circularity gap in Poland.

Now, it is time to turn our attention to the Circular Week and the report launch in early October.

The Polish coalition members include:
Prof. Joanna Kulczycka (AGH, the Waste Management and Recycling Cluster – Key National Clusters in Poland), Prof. Bolesław Rok (Kozminski University, Business School), Dr hab. Malgorzata Koszewska (Technical University of Lodź), Dr hab. Ewelina Szczech-Pietkiewicz (Warsaw School of Economics), Anna Szałkowska Kozera (Plastics Europe), Piotr Jurkiewicz (Polish Architect Association), Alicja Kuczera (Polish Green Council Building), Paulina Zadura (PARP Polish Agency for Entrepreneurs Development), Monika Dimitrzak (Pomeranian Development Agency), Ewa Chodkiewicz (WWF), Maria Andrzejewska (UNEP GRID), Andrzej Łazęcki (Municipalities Krakow), Marcin Podgórski (Mazovian Marshal Office), Piotr Mieczkowski (Foundation Digital Poland), Agnieszka Zielińska (Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce), Andrzej Grzyb (Parliamentarian, former MEP), Agnieszka Pomaska (Parliamentarian from Pomeranian region), Karolina Opielewicz (KIG), Michał Mikołajczyk (REKOPOL), Mariusz Rukat (Mazowiecki Urząd Marszałkowski), Piotr Wołejko (Federacja Przedsiębiorców) Arkadiusz Pączka (Federacja Przedsiębiorców), Ewelina Lisiewska (Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce) and Krzysztof Pikoń (Politechnika Śląska).