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Product Circularity Data Sheet: a solution to access circularity data

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The Circularity Dataset is an initiative by Luxembourg’s Ministry of the Economy and some international industry leaders. It has now developed the “Product Circularity Data Sheet” (PCDS): a data template for standardising data about the circular aspects of products.

Arpit Bhutani

Policy Lab for Circular Economy - Vol. I

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Carlo Polidori, Elisa Alonso, Gabriel Carlin
Publication Date: 
02/2021
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Belgium

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This publication is the first outcome of the Policy Lab 2.0. It sets itself as the result of the fruitful collaboration between cross-regional officers and stakeholders in their attempt to co-build new standards for circularity. They are also willing to provide effective solutions for the main challenges European regions need to face in the transition towards a circular economy (CE).

This report provides valuable insights into the creation of a common set of circularity criteria for the overall assessment of CE projects, with the aim of providing European regions with the right tool to foster a smooth transition towards a CE. It also emphasises the importance of promoting cross-regional knowledge through education and training.

Julia Metzner

26 Jan 2021
CGRi

On 26 January 2021 Circle Economy will launch its annual Circularity Gap Report during the Virtual Davos Agenda Week hosted by the World Economic Forum.

What is Product Environmental Footprint and how does it benefit the SMEs: results of a webinar

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Hannes Partl, Marc-Andree Wolf, Alicia Boyano, Lionel Thellier
Publication Date: 
01/2021
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EU

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As part of its work on the environmental footprint, the European Commission organised a webinar for SMEs on 10 December 2020 providing an introduction to the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method.

The event focussed on the following questions:

  • What is a PEF study?
  • How can such a study be undertaken?
  • What are the benefits for SMEs?

The presentation, recording and a summary of the Q&A session are available for further information.

    Ecopreneur.eu - the European Sustainable Business Federation

    The European Sustainable Business Federation Ecopreneur.eu features six national associations with 3000 sustainable companies - mostly SMEs.

    A member of the ECESP Coordination Group, Ecopreneur.eu is the international business organisation in Brussels committed to ambitious measures, rules and regulations for a low-carbon circular economy. Ecopreneur.eu advocates a new economic framework by bringing concrete experience from pioneering companies into the political debate, showing best practice examples and advocating the needs of green SMEs in a credible way.

    The Ecopreneur.eu Low-Carbon Circular Economy Advocacy Group is a sounding board of circular economy pioneers, including Tarkett, Werner & Mertz, Interface, REMONDIS and HUMANA Kleidersammlung.

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, or how to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

    Ellen McArthur Foundation

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. It works with, and inspires, business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.

    Its vision is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value.

    A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive. The Foundation’s work focuses on six interlinking areas:

    1. Learning
    2. Business
    3. Institutions, Governments and Cities
    4. Insight and Analysis
    5. Systemic Initiatives
    6. Communications.

    Arthur ten Wolde

    Michael Laermann

    18 Dec 2020
    Circular Learning Hub

    The Circular Learning Hub's public workshop on project outcomes and knowledge sharing will take place on 18 December 2020.

    Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions

    Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions

    ScienceDirect

    The academic paper "Analysing European Union circular economy policies: words versus actions" comprehensively reviews and analyses the EU’s circular economy (CE) policies. Results show a dichotomy between words and actions, with a discourse that is rather holistic, while policies focus on “end of pipe solutions”.

    To address these limitations, the paper proposes a set of 32 science-based policy recommendations which can help strengthen circular economy policies both within and outside the EU. This research thus brings key insights for practitioners and academics seeking to better understand the EU’s CE policies and how to improve circular economy implementation at both national and international level.

    See here for more results, insights and recommendations.

    Martin Calisto Friant

    04 Dec 2020
    Blockchain

    In this webinar on 4 December, Tondo and Circularise will discuss the potential of blockchain technology to support the transition to the circular economy.

    Agnieszka Sznyk

    Agnieszka Sznyk
    About this contact: 

    Agnieszka Sznyk is chair of the Board at INNOWO, the Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development in Warsaw, Poland. She holds a PhD in Life Sciences and is an expert in the fields of sustainable production and consumption, circular economy and healthcare economics. Agnieszka has been connected with nongovernmental organisations for many years, notably as founder and manager of the Polish Circular Hotspot and the international educational campaign Circular Week.

    Agnieszka serves as an economy expert at the CE Working Group under the National Smart Specializations (NSS) appointed by the Steering Committee, which consists of representatives of the Ministry of Investment and Economic Development, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy in Poland.

    She is author of numerous reports including:

    • Environmental aspects of eco-design, August 2020
    • Development of methodology and indicators for various business sectors with regards to circular economy from the regional perspective, December 2019
    • Methodology for matching circular business models to priority sector implementation, December 2019
    • Plastics in circular economy, May 2020

    INNOWO (the Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development) is a foundation, non-governmental organisation and a THINK-to-DO TANK established to support the development of innovation and implementation of systemic changes for the purpose of sustainable socio-economic progress. The circular economy is the main field of interest and expertise of INNOWO. The organisation supports decision-makers and different stakeholder groups in identifying effective solutions and policy instruments to engage businesses and consumers in achieving a significant and lasting change towards sustainable production and consumption.

    Wskaźniki monitorowaniagospodarki o obiegu zamkniętymgospodarki o obiegu zamkniętymgospodarki o obiegu zamkniętym

    Indicators for monitoring circular economy in Poland

    collection of contributions by different authors
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    Joanna Kulczycka (editor)
    Publication Date: 
    10/2020
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    Poland

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    Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

    This is the second book published by the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

    It is a collection of contributions by different authors focusing on a proposal for indicators to monitor circular economy in Poland. A large part of the work consists in explaining that circular economy is more than just waste management.

    The publication is in Polish, but abstracts of the different contributions are available in English at the end of the book (from page 203 onwards).

     

    Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less

    Resource efficiency and the circular economy in Europe 2019 – even more from less

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    Paweł Kaźmierczyk (EEA) and Theo Geerken (ETC/WMGE).
    Publication Date: 
    04/2020
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    EU

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    This European Environmental Agency Report presents an analysis of approaches and identifies trends, similarities and new directions taken by countries in resource efficiency and circular economy (CE). It is based exclusively on data provided by 32 Eionet members.

    Its main objective is to stimulate exchange of information and good practice between countries and to support capacity building within Eionet.

    Another objective is to contribute to various policy processes, including work carried out by European Commission, European Parliament and International Resource Panel.

    The report addresses 6 elements:

    • material resource efficiency and CE in the EU
    • policy framework
    • monitoring and targets
    • examples of innovative approaches and good practice
    • other resources
    • way forward.

    Europe’s consumption in a circular economy: the benefits of longer-lasting electronics

    Europe’s consumption in a circular economy - the benefits of longer-lasting electronics

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    Briefing
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    EEA
    Publication Date: 
    06/2020
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    EU

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    The electrical and electronics industry has been contributing to Europe socially and economically for almost 100 years. However, its production, use and disposal are resource- intensive activities resulting in significant environmental and climate impacts.

    This European Environmental Agency (EEA) briefing describes how increasing product lifetime and improving ‘circularity’ are essential steps towards reducing impacts from electronics.

    Case studies of 4 different electronic product groups show there is potential for significant increases in their actual lifetime use. Extending the lifetime and delaying the obsolescence of electronics can significantly reduce impacts and contribute to meeting EU environment, climate and circularity objectives.

    Categorisation system for the circular economy

    European Commission

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    categorisation of circular economy
    Author: 
    Peter Hirsch (editor), Christian Schempp (editor)
    Publication Date: 
    03/2020
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    EU

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    Janneke van Veen
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    The lack of a commonly accepted, inclusive definition of and methodology for measuring circularity are hindering the transition to a more circular economy (CE). These two factors obstruct the development of and access to dedicated or non-dedicated finance, credit risk assessment and the transferability and replicability of projects and investments across regions and jurisdictions.

    The Expert Group on Circular Economy Financing proposes a sector agnostic CE categorisation system that defines categories of activities substantially contributing to a CE. A set of minimum criteria must be met for activities to be considered as substantially contributing to a CE. Guidelines with an indicative list of typical investments/projects for each CE category are included.

    Circular Europe - How to successfully manage the transition from a linear to a circular world

    Circular Europe - How to successfully manage the transition from a linear to a circular world

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    The European House - Ambrosetti, ENEL
    Publication Date: 
    09/2020
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    Italy, Romania, Spain

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    Many European countries still lack a national strategic roadmap for transposing the European directives at national level.

    Some outstanding issues include the need to have clearer operational guidelines for the adoption of circular models and metrics for monitoring the transition towards circular models.

    This study has been prepared in collaboration with Enel and with the scientific contribution of Enel Foundation. It unfolds in three main parts:

    • State-of-the-art of Circular Economy  in the European Union
    • An innovative assessment model for socio-economic and environmental benefits of Circular Economy in the EU, with a focus on Italy, Romania, and Spain
    • Policy proposals for successfully managing the transition from a linear to a circular world

    Gate C: Helping businesses capture the value of the circular economy

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    France

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    Gate C is a French consulting firm helping clients to map the benefits and capture the value of the circular economy.

    Make More With Less: Enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean Agro-food Sector and Cities for a Circular Economy

    Make More With Less: Enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean - a White Paper by Interreg MED's Green Growth community

    Make More With Less
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    BETA, University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic - UCC), Fondazione Ecosistemi, Regional Council of Durrës, Dynamic Vision, University Consortium for Industrial and Managerial Economics (CUEIM)
    Publication Date: 
    09/2019
    Country: 
    Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Other (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro)

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    Mercè Boy Roura

    The first of 4 Thematic Working Groups created by the Interreg MED's Green Growth community focused on Sustainable Consumption and Production by enhancing Resource Efficiency in the Mediterranean agrofood sector, as well as in urban areas through the implementation of the Smart City Concept.

    The White Paper zooms in on the difficulties that companies face in:

    • measuring their environmental footprint and resource efficiency;
    • the use of low-cost, low-tech, labour-intensive and rudimentarily-equipped greenhouses;
    • the lack of energy efficiency and renovation of EU buildings.

    It then presents the projects' solutions and the benefits of resource efficiency for the environment and the economy. The projects were monitored according to the EU CEAP's indicator framework.

    The Circularity Gap Report, Norway

    The Circularity Gap Report, Norway

    Cover of the Circularity Gap Report, Norway

    The Circularity Gap Report Norway is an in-depth analysis of how Norway consumes raw materials to fuel its societal needs. Currently, 97.6% of materials consumed each year never make it back into the economy.

    Norway also has one of the highest per capita consumption rates in the world (44.3 tonnes per person). At 2.4%, its circularity rate is below the global average (8.6%). Each year Norway consumes 235 million tonnes of materials - metals, fossil fuels, biomass and minerals - to meet its internal needs.

    However, the report reveals how Norway could see a 20-fold increase in its circularity by restructuring its businesses and industry through 6 key actions in the following fields:

    • construction
    • food
    • energy
    • repair, reuse and recycle
    • transport
    • forestry and wood products.
    25 Aug 2020
    Enrique Moliner

    AIMPLAS employee is the only qualified auditor in Spain for new certification launched by Recyclass to guarantee traceability of recycled content.

    14 Sep 2020 to 18 Sep 2020
    Interreg North-West Europe CHARM European Regional Development Fund

    Participate in a series of short online events aimed to inspire housing organisations, policy-makers and communities. They will focus on circular economy in housing and on how communities can develop new homes or retrofit existing homes with minimal impact on the planet.

    12 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020
    Circular Week 2020

    The Circular Week is an international campaign staging a series of events on circular economy and sustainable development throughout Poland and Europe, in order to promote the idea of a circular economy, support sustainable business models and establish cooperation between interested stakeholders.

    Mapping the circular maker movement: from a literature review to a circular maker passport

    Pop Machina Research Project - Mapping the maker community ecosystem and the urban metabolism processes

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    Julie Metta, Kris Bachus
    Publication Date: 
    07/2020
    Country: 
    Belgium

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    Julie Metta

    The Pop-Machina project is an EU-funded research project exploring the maker movement contributions to cities’ transition to the circular economy.

    This 2nd deliverable 'Mapping the maker community ecosystem and the urban metabolism processes' draws a collection of definitions to characterise the circular maker movement. A set of original tools, including a decision tree, a taxonomy, indicators and maps of the circular maker movement are developed to delineate the circular maker movement, with a focus on the Pop-Machina seven pilot cities.

    Eventually, pilot story-boards present the current status of the circular maker movement in the city, with the disclosure of the circular maker passports, characterising the movement in each pilot.

    Roadmap towards the Transition to Circular Economy

    Poland's Circular Economy Roadmap

    The aim of Poland's Roadmap towards the Transition to the Circular Economy (CE), which was adopted in 2019, is twofold: first, to identify cross-cutting measures capable of having the broadest possible impact in Poland, both socially and economically; and second, to prioritise areas that will enable Poland to take advantage of its current opportunities, and to deal with existing or future challenges. 

    The Roadmap focusses on 5 areas in particular:

    1. Sustainable industrial production
    2. Sustainable consumption
    3. Bioeconomy
    4. New business models
    5. implementation, monitoring and financing of CE.

    The Roadmap includes a set of tools, which are not purely legislative, to create the conditions for a new economic model in Poland. 

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