The Circular Hub, an accessible, resourceful and multi-disciplinary environmental learning space in the heart of Beirut was created and launched in September 2019 by our team at EcoConsulting, in our office. By collaborating with like-minded people and various environmental experts, our aim is to spread awareness and knowledge about a variety of topics ranging from the environment and the circular economy to sustainability issues, climate change as well as eco & social entrepreneurship, through a wide choice of regular seminars, workshops, activities, and games.
Why Circular? A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use the longest possible, and regenerating natural systems. It is a source of opportunity for business that improves quality of life and tackles global challenges like climate change. The mission of the Circular Hub is to contribute in accelerating the change towards an eco-responsible society that Lebanon strives for and helping move from a traditional linear economy to a circular one.
We renovated the interior space of this new hub by adopting environmentally-friendly features, local, and circular solutions, to showcase that this is possible at minimum cost without purchasing anything new. Aligning with our mission, we refurbished the space with benches made from second-hand wood with the help of a local carpenter, cushions made from leftover textiles (from Tekaya) or from upcycled plastic bags (from NK by Nour Kays), beanbags made from waste fabric (from Waste Studio), and low toxicity local paint for the walls (from Tinol). We have adopted a low-toxicity green cleaning policy by using Savvy Element cleaning products and a recycling policy by having recycling bins, including a bin to recycle or donate used electronics (from EcoServ), one of the most toxic and complicated wastes to recycle.
At the Circular Hub, we encourage you, depending on your field of studies, professional background, and/or interests to attend and actively participate in our series of seminars and workshops in one of the four Tracks that we offer:
You also have the option to earn a Certificate in each of them!
This Certificate can be used as a proof of awareness and knowledge of a certain field, by following training with various environmental experts: it can enhance your personal or company CV. It also validates your understanding of the issues at hand and enables you to apply them to your field of studies or work.
For more information about the different Certificates, please contact our team at [email protected] or +961-1-971266 during weekdays, office hours. Click here to view and download the detailed Certificate information.
By spreading awareness and knowledge, we’re aiming to ignite change and we want you to be a part of it too!