With the aim of boosting the regional economy, the Junta de Castilla y León assumed the commitment through a Circular Economy Strategy in the government program presented by the President of the Junta de Castilla y León in July 2015. In this context, in order to help disseminate the circular economy and promote initiatives in cooperation, on November 29, 2018 it was held a conference. The objective was to contribute to knowledge, debate and exchange experiences about opportunities and challenges posed by a circular economy model for businesses and entrepreneurs of Castilla y León of the value chain of the automotive sector.

The first was focused on the analysis of the opportunities of the Circular Economy to the automotive sector through the elaboration of a questionnaire sent to the companies and relevant entities of the Castilla y Leon automotive sector. This analysis would be integrated into the global report that is being carried out by the work group of automotive Observatory of Castilla y León in 2018.

The second presentation had a practical application and addressed success stories in Circular Economy projects carried out by CIDAUT in the automotive sector. Circular Economy projects were presented in three fields: Packaging, Tire and Metal. These areas are perfectly aligned with the activities of CIDAUT and the proposed solutions can offer a competitive advantage for companies in the sector through the application of circular economy actions.

The day also brought together a group of companies and presentations aimed at highlighting the opportunities of the Circular Economy in the automotive sector. Representatives of Renault, Michelin, ABN PIPE SYSTEMS, N.C. Electronica S.A. and Fundacion Patrimonio Natural showed their activities and impressions in the field of Circular Economy.