Circular Economy European machine tools industry vital for achieving a green future

From Ahlam Rais

Brussels – CECIMO has shared a short video which highlights the different measures undertaken by the machine tools industry—reusing, recycling and using innovative digital solutions—to reduce its impact on the environment. It also offers an insight on the industry’s futuristic goals of achieving circular economy.

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With ambitions regarding climate protection increasing by the day, the machine tools industry is also placing sustainability at the core of their mission.
With ambitions regarding climate protection increasing by the day, the machine tools industry is also placing sustainability at the core of their mission.
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Events like COP26 highlight the importance the entire world is currently placing on climate change and its devastating effects, but they also remind us that we need to take immediate action. With ambitions regarding climate protection increasing by the day, the machine tools industry is also placing sustainability at the core of their mission. CECIMO (European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies) recently created a documentary style video focused on the actions the industry is taking in order to become more sustainable. Director General, Filip Geerts, CECIMO points out: "As a sector, we still need to ensure that sustainability and circular economy principles become our DNA".

The video includes an overview of the actions already taken by the industry in this sense such as focusing on refurbishing, reusing, recycling and using innovative digital solutions to reduce the impact of machine tools on the environment. It also sheds light on future goals, such as working with policy makers and innovators to achieve the ambitious goals of the circular economy. When it comes to sustainability, the association’s members organisations are innovating in a variety of ways and the video shows examples in this sense from companies like Mikron and others.

Watch the short documentary

to find out more about why the machine tools industry is a key player in achieving a more sustainable future.

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