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The environmental impact of building materials

The environmental impact of building materials: ECI and EPB

Start/End date: 
08 Aug 2022
Country: 
Netherlands

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Reducing the negative environmental impact caused by building processes and materials is an important element of circular construction. Sustainable construction applies to both public spaces (as it pertains to civil and hydraulic engineering) and the built environment (the construction of residential and non-residential buildings).

The circular design of buildings

The circular design of buildings

Start/End date: 
08 Aug 2022
Country: 
Netherlands

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Circular design is gaining momentum as regards creating both a sustainable built environment and public spaces. Circular design makes buildings more adaptable and facilitates the high-value reuse of a structure’s materials once they have reached the end of their life. This toolbox article summarises the circular design of buildings in eight core principles.

Close The Loop - A guide towards a circular fashion industry

Close the Loop

Country: 
Belgium

Simon Gryspeert Contact details

Flanders DC and Circular Flanders have developed a tool to guide fashion entrepreneurs through the basics of a more sustainable way of working. With this online platform they want to encourage the industry to steer clear of a linear system (take-make-waste) and to embrace a more circular approach instead (with a focus on durability and avoiding waste).

Recommendations for Circular Economy Implementation: Engaging Youth in the Transition

Start/End date: 
24 Jun 2022
Country: 
EU

Between September 2021 and March 2022, the Circular Economy - Sustainable Competences for Youth project team conducted an online survey, reaching more than 200 young people aged 18-30 across Europe. These findings fed into data used to prepare recommendations advocating better inclusion and opportunities for young people regarding the transition towards a circular economy.

Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Garment and Footwear Value Chains

UNECE

Start/End date: 
23 Jun 2022
Country: 
Other (Switzerland, World)

UNECE and UN/CEFACT, together with key industry stakeholders, have launched a project for an international framework initiative to enhance transparency and traceability for sustainable and circular value chains in the garment and footwear industry.

Enterprise Value Chain Carbon Emission Reduction - a practical guide by Normative

Normative

Start/End date: 
03 May 2022
Country: 
Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom

Reducing your value chain’s emissions is a key factor in combating climate change, transitioning to a circular economy and ensuring that your business is competitive and complies with the law. This guide by Normative sets out six building blocks to measure and reduce carbon emissions from your value chain, a prerequisite for adopting circular business model principles.

Circular public procurement: a framework for cities

EMF

Start/End date: 
25 Apr 2022
Country: 
United Kingdom

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This guide helps municipal authority practitioners adopt a more circular approach to public procurement. It provides an overarching framework that should be adapted to the local context and the reality of each city. Each step includes questions to consider, examples of how other municipal authorities have implemented circular procurement, and resources.

Tools for developing your circular business model

business model lab

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Netherlands

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Timber Haaker Contact details

As a company or organisation you want to contribute to circularity. This may require a new business model focused on efficient use and reuse of products, components and raw materials. You can use Saxion University of Applied Sciences' free, interactive toolset to clarify what you want to achieve and start exploring how to develop your circular business model.

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