Information published on 4 March 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

Invitation to a free webinar on the circular economy in the railway sector – challenges and opportunities

Sustainable use of resources has received growing attention in the railway sector in recent years. With this in mind, UIC has launched the REUSE project to address the challenges associated the ever-increasing consumption of natural resources, as well as management of waste, waste flows, end-of-life materials and related emissions and pollution in the coming decades.

Although worn-out materials and equipment may be considered a problem in some cases, they are now increasingly being recognised as a resource. This change of perspective has been addressed in the context of the REUSE project to show that decreasing the environmental footprint of resources is not only beneficial to our ecosystem, but can also result in significant cost savings if carefully planned and implemented.

The findings from the REUSE project will be presented and discussed in an interactive online workshop gathering sustainability experts to ensure that the widest possible range of practices and cases are covered for the benefit of all UIC members.

Workshop highlights:

  • What is the circular economy?
  • Circular economy best practices in the railway industry
  • Key performance indicators and tendering processes
  • Group discussion
  • Next steps

Speakers and target audience:

  • REUSE project partners
  • UIC members’ experts in the circular economy
  • Sustainability directors and experts from amongst UIC’s members
  • External stakeholders

To register for the event, please complete the form available at:

We look forward to seeing you at our webinar!

To find out more, please contact Isabelle de Keyzer at: dekeyzer at

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