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Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches Circular Economy in Cities portal

Start/End date: 
03/06/2020
Country: 
United Kingdom
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Cowes, Isle of Wight

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In March 2019, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched Circular Economy in Cities, a suite of easily accessible resources which provide a global reference on the topic.

CIRCLE - promoting circular economy in SMEs in rural areas

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Finland, Luxembourg, Sweden

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Contact: 
Erik Rosenblad

CIRCLE is a transnational cooperation project aimed at promoting circular economy solutions in SMEs in rural areas.

The project comes under the EU's LEADER programme and its objectives are as follows: 

  • increase knowledge and awareness about circular economy and its potential for enterprises in rural areas
  • increase cooperation between local enterprises
  • increase international cooperation and create networks, and to enhance existing ways of implementing circular economy.

The project partners have agreed to organise one programme in each country with visits to enterprises, farms and organisations implementing circular economy or innovative environment-friendly solutions.

EuRIC - Plastic Recycling Factsheet

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EuRIC - European Recycling Industries' Confederation
Publication Date: 
06/2020
Country: 
Belgium

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Alejandro Navazas
EuRIC General Contact

Plastics represent a serious waste-handling problem with only 10% of the plastic waste generated worldwide being recycled. Plastics recycling is instrumental to close the loop of the circular economy by re-introducing into the economy high-quality plastic recyclates incorporated into new products.

The brochure highlights the importance of moving towards a circular economy for plastics in Europe. It identifies the most commonly used types of plastics and describes the current state-of-play, challenges faced by the European mechanical plastics recycling industry alongswith key recommendations to overcome them. Plastics recycling’s environmental benefits and economic importance are also touched upon.

España Circular 2030: the new Circular Economy Strategy for a #FuturoSostenible in Spain

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Publication Date: 
06/2020
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Spain

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At the beginning of June 2020 the Spanish Government published España Circular 2030, the new Strategy for Circular Economy in Spain until 2030. It contains circular economy objectives and a series of strategic orientations for the period 2020-2030. 

The strategy:

  • sets up a series of objectives for 2020-2030 which will, inter alia, allow a 30% reduction in the national consumption of resources and a 15% reduction in waste generation (as compared to 2010);
  • contributes to Spain's efforts to transition to a sustainable, decarbonized, resource-efficient and competitive economy;
  • takes the form of successive three-year action plans providing for concrete measures to deliver on circular economy.

 

    05 Jun 2020

    Le 5 juin 2020 à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’environnement sera lancée la campagne Relance Verte. Pour porter la voix des solutions et des entrepreneurs, un collectif d’associations et d’acteurs économiques lance une initiative pour la relance verte, intitulée « comprendre et agir tous ensemble ». Le webinaire de ce vendredi 5 juin marque le lancement de cette initiative.

    Holy-wood upcycles old-fashioned furniture into designer creations

    Holy-wood upcycling social entrepreneurship ecodesign carpentry

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    Belgium

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    Holy-wood is an association of craftsmen who design designer furniture with locally recovered wood in an ethical and holistic approach.

    Wanted by Sitra: Circular economy solutions that change the world

    Start/End date: 
    28/05/2020
    Country: 
    Finland
    City: 
    Helsinki

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    The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is collecting a selection of circular economy solutions that are among the most viable, promising, scalable and impactful in the world.

    Circular Change promoting Creative & Circular

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    28/05/2020
    Country: 
    Slovenia
    City: 
    Ljubljana

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    Within the ECESP, Circular Change has promoted the role of creative industries with a focus on circular design.

    CEC4Europe explores and evaluates business showcases from the circular economy industry platform

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    21/05/2020
    Country: 
    Austria
    City: 
    Vienna

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    This research by Lukas Stumpf, part of the CEC4Europe factbook on the circular economy published in September 2018, evaluates 131 projects from the Circular Economy Industry Platform (CEIP) regarding their contribution to circular economy from both a scientific and a political perspective.

    WBCSD and Circle Economy: Scaling the Circular Built Environment

    Start/End date: 
    26/05/2020
    Country: 
    Other (International)
    City: 
    Geneva

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    This publication by WBCSD and Circle Economy highlights how the built environment, consuming almost half of the world's resources extracted every year and responsible for a massive environmental footprint, is a fundamental sector in the circular transition.

    ProCirc project: creating a toolbox for circular procurement

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    01/01/2018 to 31/12/2022
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    EU
    City: 
    Brussels

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    ProCirc – Circular Procurement: Accelerate circular economy through procurement power, alliance and capacity building – is a 3.5 year Interreg North Sea Region project that started in 2018, co-funded by the Regional Development Fund of the European Union. It is led by a consortium of 11 partners, including ACR+, representing both public authorities and research institutes.

    Circularity Gap Report Austria

    Start/End date: 
    27/05/2020
    Country: 
    Austria
    City: 
    Vienna

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    In June 2019, Altstoff Recycling Austria (ARA) and Circle Economy released the Circularity Gap Report Austria, the first measure of circularity for a nation state.

    5th Circular Change Conference

    Start/End date: 
    01/09/2020
    Country: 
    Slovenia
    City: 
    Bled

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    On 1 September 2020, the 5th Circular Change Conference, held under the theme of “Mainstreaming the Circular Economy Mindset”, will set the trends for the discussion on sustainable leadership, business-led innovation and the EU’s sustainability goals based around the European Green Deal.

    04 Jun 2020
    Tondo Webinar

    The webinar series organised by Tondo represents an opportunity for companies, start-ups and experts from all over the world to have a clearer overview of the status of the circular economy and how it can enhance innovative business models and concepts with lower environmental impacts.This third session will continue to focus on circular cities around the world, in this specific case Rotterdam.

    Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) by WBCSD

    Start/End date: 
    26/05/2020
    Country: 
    EU
    City: 
    Geneva

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    Together with its 26 members the WBCSD has jointly developed a universal and consistent framework to measure circularity. The Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) provides a simple, objective and quantitative framework that can be applied to businesses of all industries, sizes, value chain positions and geographies.

    04 Nov 2020 to 05 Nov 2020

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    City: 
    Hamburg
    Country: 
    Germany

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    ACI’s European E-Fuels Conference will be taking place in Hamburg, Germany on  4-5 November 2020. The event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the renewables, fuels, energy and oil & gas industry, and speakers will present on technical aspects of the e-fuel market, and highlight the latest challenges and opportunities in the industry. 

    Scaler Quick Guides – Helping industries increase efficiency through resource sharing

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    Author: 
    Scaler
    Publication Date: 
    05/2020
    Country: 
    Other (EU)

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    SCALER

    SCALER provides mechanisms to accelerate the journey towards efficient and quick implementation of industrial symbiosis in the European process industry. They do this by developing action plans and adapted solutions to industrial stakeholders and communities.

    SCALER works closely with a wide range of stakeholders including industrial networks, consultancies, researchers and policy makers at various geographic and politic levels, to deliver practical tools and guidelines for industry actors engaging in resource efficiency, reuse and sharing.

    To achieve this goal, SCALER is developing a set of reports and guides. They offer insights into how businesses can start industrial resource synergies with other companies to minimise their waste and create more value from their production.

    06 Oct 2020 to 07 Oct 2020

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    City: 
    Marseille
    Country: 
    France

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    The Oleofuels conference in Marseille, France, on 6-7 October, will bring together senior representatives from the biodiesel, renewable diesel and HVO industries to discuss the latest market advancements, developments and business opportunities.

     

    07 Sep 2020 to 08 Sep 2020
    Produrable

    L'édition 2020 de Produrable - le grand rendez-vous européen des Acteurs et des Solutions de l'Economie Durable - sera à l'enseigne de 'Sobriété, Solidarité, Prospérité... pour un New Deal Européen'.

    11 May 2020
    Hackathon

    Business4Change is a 2-day Hackathon and initiative of the European Commission to be held on 16-17 November 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of the Hackathon is to support businesses with their transition to the circular economy. They are currently looking for "challenge owners" to pitch the circular challenges they are facing.

    Maltese business Frank Wrap reduces single use of plastic cling film

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    Malta

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    Frank Wrap® is a natural and reusable alternative for food storage. This natural food wrap replaces the single use of plastic cling film.

    5 May 2020
    Reimagine Fashion

    Launched in memory of social innovation pioneer Diogo Vasconcelos, the European Social Innovation Competition is run by the European Commission across all EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The theme this year is Reimagine Fashion.

    6 May 2020
    WCEF

    The major circular economy event, the World Circular Economy Forum, will be postponed until 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual WCEFonline event in September 2020 will address how the circular economy can help reboot the economy. (Image: Topias Dean, Sitra)

    12 May 2020
    Tondo

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    City: 
    Milan
    Country: 
    Italy

    Re-think Circular Economy is a series of webinar organised by Tondo. It focuses on circular cities around the world, comparing their different scenarios and evolutionary paths and how the different frameworks of circularity and sustainability are implemented.

    Circular Aluminium Action Plan: A Strategy for Achieving Aluminium's Full Potential for Circular Economy by 2030

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    European Aluminium
    Publication Date: 
    04/2020
    Country: 
    Belgium

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    Contact: 
    Kelly Roegies

    The Circular Aluminium Action Plan is the aluminium sector’s strategy for achieving aluminium’s full potential for a circular economy by 2030. The action plan aims to ensure that all end-of-life aluminium products are collected and recycled efficiently in Europe to maximise the aluminium recycling rates and to keep the material in active use. It builds on the aluminium industry’s Vision 2050 and provides policy recommendations for the sector.

    The aluminium industry has the potential to be a key driver in achieving Europe’s ambitions for a climate-neutral and circular economy. Aluminium is by nature circular and fit for multiple recycling: it can be recycled over and over again without losing its original properties (lightness, conductivity, formability, durability, impermeability).

    Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry (CEDaCI)

    CEDaCI platform

    The Circular Economy for the Data Centre Industry (CEDaCI) aims to enable trans-sectoral and transnational learning and develop circular economy solutions for the Data Centre Industry in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK by:

    • Building a transnational / trans-sectoral network and a co-creation platform for sharing knowledge and expertise
    • Establishing regional and transnational Working Groups
    • Utilising co-creation methodologies in 8 workshops
    • Jointly defining concrete circularity solutions to address the project pilot studies.

    By joining this network you will receive innovative insights into circularity solutions and share ideas within a multi-professional network.

    To become a member, you may apply by 30 September 2020.

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