Slovenian companies and the circular economy

Slovenian companies and a circular economy: Slovenian Business Observatory 2017

Slovenian companies and a circular economy
Karin Širec
Barbara Bradač Hojnik
Matjaž Denac
Dijana Močnik
Publication Date
March, 2018
Language for original content
Barbara Bradač Hojnik

Since 2000, the “Slovenian Entrepreneurship Observatory” publishes a report annually providing analysis of the situation of Slovenian companies and insight into Slovenian entrepreneurship. In 2018 this report had a thematic focus on the circular economy (CE), with the authors centring in on the drivers and barriers to SMEs integrating CE into business practice.

This report first provides a theoretical framework for the CE, which aims to raise awareness and facilitate information exchange between companies and individuals looking to spread circular innovation. Simultaneously this report also provides an overview of the barriers companies face in transitioning towards circularity, which include a lack of comparable indicators to benchmark and track progress as well as cost of eco-design.