Recycling: a pillar of the circular economy

November 6 from 11.30am to 12.30pm

Level : for experts – Room D

Recycling is full integrated into the circular economy model. It acts as the last stage of the life cycle and as a direct link to the next life cycle. However, recycling is often put aside in favour of incineration or landfill for economic reasons.

The purpose of this session is to present how recycling is implemented, what benefits can be gained from it and what are the potential reuses of materials.

Speakers : 

C-Voucher – European project for financing SMEs in Circular Economy

European Project manager


Romain Turminel works as European project manager for Systematic Paris-Region, a cluster association, since 2018.  

I have a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Territorial Development, with a specialization in European funds and cross-border cooperation. After a first experience in a consulting firm specialized in the engineering of European collaborative projects, and associative experiences in European mobility projects, I joined Systematic Paris-region in 2018 at the beginning of the C-Voucher project, funded thanks to the Horizon 2020 programme. My work consists in supporting innovative SMEs in the field of the circular economy in order to develop their project. Within Systematic, I help ecosystem members to identify European-funding opportunities to develop their projects.

Which fate for used optical cables? – Use of LCA for evaluating R&D solutions

R&D Scientist at Materia Nova



PhD in macromolecular chemistry of INSA of Rouen, Benjamine Belloncle is working for Materia Nova for 11 years now as a researcher. After having worked in the field of polymers in general, from synthesis to biodegradation of bioplastics and composite materials, she has joined the LCA team in 2015. 

Moderator : 

Circular Economy Consultant – Valuation Sédiments

Its mission is to make known the potential of recovery of sediments still too unsuspected. He brings his technical expertise to the projects set up by the sedimaterial approach. It aims to transmit to communities and industry the knowledge acquired by scientists, while respecting the regulations