Launched on 24 February, the Circular Economy Laboratory (LabEC) is a platform that will aim to enhance the ability of businesses in Uruguay to contribute to the SDGs and circular economy. Aimed at both the public and private sectors, the platform will include training and knowledge building in the areas of Circular Economy, SDG Goals, and sustainable development, among other topics. The courses will be designed for small and medium enterprises who have an interest in implementing circular economy strategies at the firm level, beginning in March.
LabEC was developed collaboratively by PAGE Uruguay, UNDP, and Uruguay’s Chamber of Industries (CIU), with the Plastic Technological Center (CTplas), the Uruguayan Technological Laboratory (LATU) and additional support from the DERES business association. Specifically, LabEC will apply a methodology developed by UNDP’s SDG Accelerator that’s been adapted to the Uruguayan context.