Makstil Promotes Circular Economy Concept

Makstil Promotes Circular Economy Concept

Makstil is pioneering the concept of the circular economy through its collaboration with the M6 Educational Centre and Helvetas. Utilizing recycled iron, without depleting natural resources, and processing in a manner that minimizes environmental impact while deriving secondary raw materials, Makstil fully embraces circular economy principles. By applying this business model, Makstil nearly eliminates industrial waste by reusing waste material and reintegrating it into further production cycles, thereby enhancing its value.

The introduction of the circular economy process is part of a project aimed at promoting the private sector as a driver of sustainable economic growth. Innovative processes lead to skill development and the creation of new job positions, supported by the M6 Educational Centre and Makstil, one of 27 leading Macedonian companies collaborating with the Swiss Embassy and Helvetas through the “Education for Employment” project.

“Sustainable economic growth is a result of and benefit from working according to circular economy principles, which are based on ecological, socially responsible, and innovative practices. At Makstil, by implementing innovative technological processes, we have demonstrated that steel not only plays a crucial role in the circular economy but can also be ‘green’ when produced sustainably, allowing for reuse, recycling, and minimizing the use of natural resources. Such production processes foster sustainability and future economic growth, benefiting not only the company but the entire industry, as a company’s operations and products reflect on the overall economy,” emphasized Marija Dukovska-Pavlovska, General Director of Makstil.

The Swiss Embassy, a staunch supporter of economic growth, environmental preservation, and rational natural resource management, views Makstil’s work as an example of an innovative company oriented towards a sustainable future.

“Skills development and innovation are essential for promoting sustainable economic growth. Active involvement of the private sector, especially innovative companies, is crucial for fostering the development of skills that drive economic growth and development. Economic progress must align with environmental sustainability, making the circular economy a key component. Switzerland strongly advocates for the principles of the circular economy and skill development. Through collaboration with various stakeholders, Switzerland supports North Macedonia in implementing circular economy practices, improving resource efficiency, and minimizing waste,” said Carmen Tonnesen, Regional Environment Advisor at the Swiss Embassy.

“Additionally, investing in education and sustainability education ensures that the workforce is equipped with the necessary skills to advance in the circular economy. By prioritizing education, young people are assisted in developing careers that advocate for environmental protection and contribute positively to a sustainable future,” added Tonnesen.

A strategic partner for implementing the “Private Sector Engagement” project is the M6 Educational Centre, an institution that inspires lifelong learning and development during times of agile change and digital transformation.

“As part of this project, M6, together with 27 other companies, are agents of change in society. Together, we develop and organize training for mid-level management and requalification and upskilling of the workforce in the country. Today’s event is in line with our strategy to support companies in developing green skills that will contribute to easier adaptation to productive work, entry into the circular economy, and the implementation of modern ESG practices. We call on other companies wishing to make positive changes in our society to join the project,” stated Elena Mladenovska Jelenković, Executive Director of the M6 Educational Centre.