SMEs in Glarus familiarize themselves with circular economy


Ennenda GL – Glarus companies are examining how they can use the instruments of the circular economy. Around a dozen of them are taking part in a training course organized by the Innovations Netzwerk Ostschweiz (INOS). The training will take place at Hans Eberle AG and Läderach.

Small and medium-sized enterprises can also become circular: This is the conclusion of the first part of the training course “Managing in cycles”, which was held at Hans E berle AG in Ennenda as part of Innovations Netzwerk Ostschweiz(INOS). During this first half-day on August 22, Olaf Holstein, coordinator of the INOS platform Wirtschaften in Kreis läufen and president of the SME network NextGenerations, presented the different approaches of the circular economy. He showed how the circular economy can help companies get a handle on their energy and resource consumption.

Daniel Aeschbacher from the Network of Trust, which was launched by epeaswitzerland GmbH, presented the Cradle to Cradle concept. With the help of this approach, the entire production is transferred into technical and biological cycles; waste no longer occurs.

The dozen or so participants are now working on sketches of ideas for how their own products and services can become sustainable within the framework of this Cradle to Cradle model. They can present their ideas and discuss them with the other participants during a second half-day of training on September 15 at the House of Läderach in Bilten GL. In addition, companies that already operate according to the principle of the circular economy will present their experiences.

INOS wants to strengthen the competitiveness of Eastern Switzerland. In addition to the federal government, the two cantons of Appenzell, Glarus, Grisons, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, Thurgau and the canton of Zurich for the Zurich Oberland participate in INOS. ce/stk