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How to become an Industrial Symbiosis Facilitator

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Belgium, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

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The INSIGHT training course aims to increase knowledge, skills, and competences concerning industrial symbiosis for trainees willing to become industrial symbiosis facilitators. The course, which is available for free on an online e-learning platform, is in English, but summaries of each unit are provided in Italian, Spanish, French, Slovenian and Romanian.

An economy wide circularity assessment in Flanders

An economy wide circularity assessment in Flanders

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Belgium

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Following the study on the material flow analysis for Flanders in the period 2002-2018, which was published by the Circular Economy Policy Research Center in June 2020, this study introduces the link between the material flows in and out of the Flemish economy and the material flows within the Flemish economy.

Circular economy indicators for the food system

Circular economy indicators for the food system

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Belgium

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This report is part of the ongoing research at the Policy Research Centre for Circular Economy to create a monitoring instrument to guide the transition to a circular economy in Flanders. This report presents a guiding framework specifically for circular economy in the food system and provides a first set of indicators to monitor the food system.

Circular economy indicators for consumer goods

Circular economy indicators for consumer goods

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Belgium

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This report is part of the ongoing research conducted by the Circular Economy Policy Research Center on creating a framework for a monitor to guide the transition to a circular economy in Flanders. It presents a set of indicators for the system of consumer goods, revealing how this system performs in relation to circular economy principles.

Reuse. The understudied circular economy strategy

Reuse. The understudied circular economy strategy

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Belgium

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This report addresses blind spots in current research about the understudied circular phenomenon of reuse. It also explores the variety of channels for reuse, both formal (i.e. included in our economy through regulated economic units and protected workers) and informal (i.e. part of an informal economy in which transactions are not registered).

Circular economy indicators for person mobility and transport

Circular economy indicators for person mobility and transport

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Belgium

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This report presents the set of indicators comprising the mobility system. The indicators show that the mobility system is far from circular and is in fact becoming more linear. It is consuming ever greater amounts of materials, with more vehicles which are used less intensively and efficiently. The modal shift towards public transport or bicycles is simply not progressing.

Modelling job creation in the circular economy in Flanders

Modelling job creation in the circular economy in Flanders

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Belgium

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This research paper on Modelling job creation in the circular economy in Flanders is the second output of the research line that studies employment and actor analysis for the circular economy.

The goal of this research paper is to investigate the impact of the transition to a more circular economy on employment in Flanders.

A Circular Economy Monitor for Flanders

Circular Flanders

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Belgium

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The Flemish Government wants to reduce the material footprint of consumption in Flanders by 30% by 2030. In order to know whether Flanders is on the right track and makes well-considered policy choices, data are needed. That is why Circular Flanders and the Circular Economy Research Centre launched the Circular Economy Monitor on 17 November.

FURN360: Circular business training course for the furniture and woodworking sectors

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FURN360 training course is a free-of-charge set of online modules offering 80 hours of training to understand the shift needed in the furniture industry to engage in a circular economy.

New report helps IT buyers avoid greenwash and false claims

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Sweden

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Complex product categories such as IT involve a considerable degree of social and environmental risks. TCO Development, the organisation behind the sustainability certification for IT products TCO Certified, has launched the new report Navigating the Sustainable IT Revolution – The critical role of independent verification.

Monitoring progress in Europe's circular economy: the Bellagio Process

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The Bellagio Declaration is a set of principles for how to ensure that any system for monitoring the transition to a circular economy captures all relevant aspects and involves all relevant parties.

Measuring the circular economy: Frameworks, Indicators and Impact Management

Foretica

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Spain

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Forética and the Task Force on Circular Economy*, which coordinates with 11 large Spanish companies, presented on 11 July 2019 the report Measuring the circular economy - Frameworks, Indicators and Impact Management.

The document analyses the business opportunities in measuring circular economy in business management and contains a roadmap to support companies in this measurement.

Circular Economy: what we WANT to know and CAN measure

PBL Measurement Report

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Netherlands

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The Dutch Government has outlined its plans for the transition to a circular economy in the government-wide circular economy policy programme, entitled ‘A circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050’. A monitoring system is required to determine whether this transition is progressing as planned, a proposal for which is made in this report.