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Circularity and the electrical and electronic equipment sector: Barriers, enablers and policy insights

Implementation of circular economy approaches in the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sector

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Author: 
Vasileios Rizos, Julie Bryhn
Publication Date: 
March, 2022
Country: 
Belgium

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The article Implementation of circular economy approaches in the electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) sector: Barriers, enablers and policy insights by Vasileios Rizos and Julie Bryhn aims to enrich the research in the field of circular economy business models by focusing on the EEE sector.

The study adopts a multi-case study approach and uses a sample of 31 cases developed through the EU-funded CIRC4Life project and the snowball sampling method. 

The findings show that despite the various policy instruments in place to boost the CE transition in this sector, gaps exist which require policy attention. 

The study suggests actions to facilitate CE practices including knowledge sharing platforms and business partnerships as well as R&D project grants.