CSR Sri Lanka had its 5th Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20th September from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at “Sankathani” Auditorium of Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) attended by the Member Companies, some distinguished guests and other invitees.
To mark the theme of the day, CSR Sri Lanka had organized a keynote speech on “Opportunities for a Circular Economy through the International Collaborations on Sustainable & Inclusive Business” which was delivered by Her Excellency, Eva Van Woersem, the Deputy Ambassador of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who inspired the audience with the knowledge and insights shared.
The keynote speech identified the need for more efficient use of raw materials as one of the key challenges of the 21st century. Vital change of usage is required to ensure a safe and healthy environment for future generations. Circular economy emerges to address those challenges through both social and technological innovations.
“The Netherlands is working hard to achieve an economy without waste, an economy that reuses raw materials. We want to have a completely circular economy by 2050. Now already 81% of our waste is being recycled. The next step is eco-designing. Saying no to products that can’t be reused. Reuse will become the standard. A new economy. A new design.” said Her Excellency, Eva Van Woersem.