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Recommendations for Circular Economy Implementation: Engaging Youth in the Transition

Start/End date: 
24 Jun 2022
Country: 
EU

Between September 2021 and March 2022, the Circular Economy - Sustainable Competences for Youth project team conducted an online survey, reaching more than 200 young people aged 18-30 across Europe. These findings fed into data used to prepare recommendations advocating better inclusion and opportunities for young people regarding the transition towards a circular economy.

Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Garment and Footwear Value Chains

UNECE

Start/End date: 
23 Jun 2022
Country: 
Other (Switzerland, World)

UNECE and UN/CEFACT, together with key industry stakeholders, have launched a project for an international framework initiative to enhance transparency and traceability for sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear industry.

Enterprise Value Chain Carbon Emission Reduction - a practical guide by Normative

Normative

Start/End date: 
03 May 2022
Country: 
Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom

Reducing your value chain’s emissions is a key factor in combating climate change, transitioning to a circular economy and ensuring that your business is competitive and complies with the law. This guide by Normative sets out six building blocks to measure and reduce carbon emissions from your value chain, a prerequisite for adopting circular business model principles.

Circular public procurement: a framework for cities

EMF

Start/End date: 
25 Apr 2022
Country: 
United Kingdom

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This guide helps municipal authority practitioners adopt a more circular approach to public procurement. It provides an overarching framework that should be adapted to the local context and the reality of each city. Each step includes questions to consider, examples of how other municipal authorities have implemented circular procurement, and resources.

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

Transition time! A circular economy for plastics

In its publication "Transition time! A circular economy for plastics", the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition sheds light on the challenges of plastic, shares innovative cases and makes specific recommendations on how to incentivise action.

10 steps to integrate the circular economy into your purchasing - Operational guidelines

INEC

Country: 
France

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In 2018, the National Institute for Circular Economy (INEC) launched an Operational Programme on Purchasing and Circular Economy, together with the Métropole du Grand Paris and the Observatoire des Achats Responsables. Drawing on participants' experiences, these guidelines aim to guide private and public buyers through integrating the circular economy into their purchasing policies.

The Netwap Project: a network of small “in situ” waste prevention and management initiatives

NETWAP

Start/End date: 
01 Jan 2019 to 30 Dec 2021
Country: 
Croatia, Italy

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The NETWAP project has produced a set of guidelines for national and local governments to manage biowaste and optimise marine litter prevention on beaches, with an emphasis on the local/community dimension.

Circulab toolbox: apply regenerative economy principles

Circulab

Available in seven languages, the Circulab toolbox has been tested and improved by hundreds of customers in many industrial sectors around the world since 2014.

These powerful tools make it possible to explore a context, map a business model with all its impacts, identify key stakeholders, and start generating circular and regenerative ideas under a systemic approach.

Incentives to boost the Circular Economy - A guide for Public Authorities

Incentives to boost the circular economy

Start/End date: 
21 Jun 2021
Country: 
EU

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The Expert Group on Circular Economy Financing has developed this guide to support public authorities in identifying the most suited incentives to speed up the transition towards a circular economy at national, regional or local level. Incentives aim at addressing market failures that prevent or delay the transition towards circular products, services and solutions.

Sustainable healthcare waste management in the EU Circular Economy model

Health Care Without Harm

Start/End date: 
03 Nov 2020
Country: 
Belgium

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Health Care Without Harm has recently developed a set of global principles for sustainable healthcare waste management. This position paper builds on those principles and focuses on the situation in Europe – particularly with reference to the EU Circular Economy framework.

Circular Procurement Guide

Business in the Community

Country: 
United Kingdom

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This Circular Procurement toolkit outlines how businesses can redesign their procurement processes for greater ‘circularity’. This means maximising the value of products and materials while in use and recovering and repurposing them at the end of their lives, eliminating waste. This toolkit contains six simple steps for any business beginning their circular procurement journey.

Product Circularity Data Sheet

PCDS logo

Start/End date: 
01 Jan 2021
Country: 
Luxembourg

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The Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) is the result of the European Circularity Dataset Initiative launched by the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg in 2018. More than 50 companies from 12 different countries have put together the proof of concept of the PCDS data template, including the related standard and its audit system. More information can be found on www.pcds.lu.

Circular Economy in Travel and Tourism: a guide for operators and policymakers

Circular Economy in Travel and Tourism

Country: 
EU

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The travel & tourism industry has touchpoints with most, if not all, key value chains and material flows in society and is therefore very relevant to consider for the circular economy transition.

To guide a sustainable recovery and development of the industry post COVID-19, this publication introduces key circular economy principles and concepts in the context of travel & tourism.

Recommendations to national policy-makers on circular public procurement

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Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Other (Russia)

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Circular Public Procurement (CircularPP) is a 3-year project (2017–2020) supported by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region programme. CircularPP has published Recommendations to national policy-makers on circular public procurement.

An EIB Circular Economy Guide on how to support the circular transition

The European Investment Bank's Circular Economy Guide aims to promote a common understanding of circular economy, and raise awareness about and promote circular solutions.

The Guide provides information about EIB’s lending and advisory activities in this field, and communicates the vision of how the EIB can further support the transition to a circular economy.

Design Research Tools: How to become a more sustainable and circular designer

Country: 
United Kingdom

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Professor Rebecca Earley introduces a series of short films about the design tools produced at the Chelsea College of Arts research centre, and how to use them to become a more sustainable and circular designer. The series aims to help designers access and use the research resources to stay inspired and motivated to design better futures.

Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities – A circular economy perspective

ACR+ report - Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities – A circular economy perspective

Sustainable construction guidelines for public authorities – A circular economy perspective aims to help public authorities navigate through the topic of sustainable construction, understand what it means and determine how to encourage it.

These guidelines are especially targeted at local and regional authorities.

Circular Procurement in 8 steps

Country: 
Netherlands

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Increasingly, circular procurement is seen as one of the ways to promote a circular economy. The book Circular Procurement in 8 steps provides a practical approach to integrate circular economy principles into a procurement process.

A new web-portal to help cities become circular: the Circular City Funding Guide

Funding Guide

A new web-portal to help cities become circular: the Circular City Funding Guide was launched on 31 January 2020. The guide provides information and support on funding and financing of the circular economy in an urban context. It has two main target groups: fund-seekers and funders of circular projects in cities.

 

Making the Circular Economy Work - MiW-IMPEL Guidance for regulators on enabling innovations for the circular economy

MiW-IMPEL Guidance Making the Circular Economy work

Country: 
EU, Other (EU Member States and other countries applying EU environmental law)

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A crucial element in the transition to the circular economy are the innovations at production and recycling facilities that aim at ensuring resource efficiency, prevention of waste and the use of production residues or materials recovered from waste as secondary raw materials. This guidance was developed to support regulators, policy- and law-makers and businesses.

Circular Economy Guidebook for Cities

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Germany

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In this guidebook, the CSCP classifies cities into four broad categories: a legacy city or a pioneering city in a developed or an emerging economy. Based on this classification, a number of examples from cities across the continents this guidebook documents the journey towards becoming more circular, and provides suggestions for cities seeking to make the shift.

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