Certification in Sustainable Material Management - 2022
What you'll learn
- Explores where materials come from, and builds a rationale for why society needs more circularity.
- circular business models are explored in-depth and a range of ways for business to create economic and social value are discussed
- Understand about functional materials and eco-design as well as methods to assess environmental impacts.
- Understand and explores the role of governments and networks and how policies and sharing best practices can enable the circular economy.
- Examines new norms, forms of engagement, social systems, and institutions, needed by the circular economy.
- Learn how we, as individuals, can help society become more circular.
- No Specific requirement.
This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers, and all of us as consumers.
In addition to providing many cases of managing materials for sustainability, the course also teaches skills and tools for analyzing circular business models and promotes the development of your own ideas to become more involved in the transition to a Circular Economy.
You will learn from expert researchers and practitioners from around Europe as they explain core elements and challenges in the transition to a circular economy over the course of 5 modules:
Module 1 - Learning Objectives
Explain concepts related to circular economy definitions, extraction and processing of minerals, material value chains, and criticality
Describe the need for and key processes involved in mining and how to mine more sustainably
Understand the complexity of governance in global value chains and the concept of criticality for materials
Discuss the need and rationale for a circular economy transition
Module 2 - Learning Objectives
Explain the circular economy strategies of ‘closing loops’, ‘slowing loops’ and ‘narrowing loops’
Identify examples of circular business model concepts and strategies
Discuss drivers and barriers for circular business models through a PESTEL framework
Apply an analytical framework to analyze a circular business model (assignment)
Module 3 - Learning Objectives
Describe different ecodesign strategies
Give examples of material innovations
Explain how environmental and other impacts can be assessed through methods such as life cycle assessment and resource efficiency indicators
Critically assess the impact of circular business models (assignment)
Module 4 - Learning Objectives
Discuss the historical approaches to material scarcity and waste policies
Describe current and proposed EU circular policy approaches
Explain the importance of networks for a Circular Economy and give examples
Apply a partial PESTEL analysis to explain the influence of policies (assignment)
Suggest additional strategies to further circularise business models (assignment)
Module 5 - Learning Objectives
Discuss the benefits of a circular economy for society
Explain the concept of environmental footprint and how it can be used
Critically reflect on key issues such as conflict minerals, e-waste, and property rights
Explain how sharing and repairing contribute to a Circular Economy
Develop your own ideas to contribute towards a Circular Economy
Who this course is for:
- School / College students, Industrial person, Environmentalist, Businessman etc.
OZIS Academy is the platform for struggling university or high school students and professionals who want to improve their skills in the work field as we provide quality and detailed courses. We offer courses from brilliant Ph.D. Professors from prestigious Universities who are experts in their relative fields. We have a team of well-experienced, full-time faculty and dedicated staff including talented retired and working University professors. Our mission is to impart the most qualitative education by the way of systematic methodical and scientific approaches.