Vision and mission

CEP promotes the transition to a circular economy in Portugal, specifically by sharing knowledge and developing projects about waste prevention, reuse and repair. All our projects are based on social innovation and collaborative action. Furthermore, we support and inspire public and private entities with the implementation of circular principles in practice. This way we contribute to a society without waste, while creating value for society and the environment.

This way we contribute to a society without waste, while creating value for society and the environment. The transition to a circular economy is a systemic change:

  • from waste to recovery
  • from fossil to renewable
  • from planned obsolescence to eco-design
  • from landfill/incineration to reuse
  • from exclusion to sharing
  • from global to local markets
  • from monoculture to (bio)diversity
  • from theory to action!

The only way out of the socio-environmental crisis is a paradigm shift


CEP´s interdisciplinary team is composed of dedicated professionals with extensive experience in the field of circular economy, sustainability and project management.

Circular economy principles and business models, repair, sharing economy, training, and education

With a degree on Social Work and a master’s in Environmental and Sustainability studies, Marta started her path as a volunteer at Repair Café Lisboa – a role she still holds. She worked in many NGOs, making the link between circular economy and the promotion of social impact the basis of the community projects she develops at CEP. She is also responsible for the training and education activities.

Environmental policy & regulations, sustainability management, circularity assessment, recycling, plastics, electronic waste, sustainable food

After a MSc degree in Environmental Sciences, Lindsey started working as a policymaker at the Dutch Ministry of Environment. There she contributed to the first circular economy policy program of the Netherlands. In 2016 she decided to move to Portugal with the mission to disseminate the concept of circular economy, take action and create positive impact. Environmental advocacy and social justice is what drives Lindsey in her work for a sustainable society.

Social and Solidarity Economy, Reuse, Communication

Trained in Communication, Andreia worked as a content producer for television, radio and podcast. She also wrote screenplays. Since 2015 she has been exploring the fields of Social and Solidarity Economy, along with Circular Economy, having completed a Master’s degree in Human Ecology.

Management, Business development, Partnership development, Funding, Repair

Luísa has a Master’s degree in Management and lots of experience in business development and entrepreneurship. She found her purpose in the Impact Economy and wants to contribute to a more circular and sustainable future.

Special Members

Catarina Leitão | President of the General Assembly

Rafael Calado | Repair Café

Advisory board

Cristina Rocha | LNEG

Artur Patuleia | E3G

António Lorena | 3Drivers

Inês Costa | Ex Sec. of State for the Environment (XXII Gov.)


CEP is a network of experienced professionals who share the same vision for a circular and inclusive economy. By joining forces we can achieve more impact! If you are interested in joining our network, and from time to time also contribute as a volunteer, please fill out this form.

We are looking for professionals (particularly environmental engineers) with at least 5 years of experience in the field of sustainability. We are not able to respond personally to all submissions, but we will keep your details and contact you in case collaboration opportunities arise.

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Support Us

The more support we have, the more we can do in the transition to a circular economy in Portugal! If you want to support our mission, you can:

Make a donation
Become an individual member of CEP (annual fee 20 EUR)
• Join CEP as a company or organisation. Different membership fees apply, depending on the organisation´s size. Please contact us.

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