Circular economy

A circular economy (also referred to as "circularity") is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a closed-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions. The circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources.

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Flipflopi shows value of creating circular economy for plastics

UNEP · 31 March 2021

For much of the last three weeks, the Flipflopi, a dhow made from recycled plastic, including a helping of old sandals, has been calling into ports across Lake Victoria. The …


IISD Trade and Sustainability Review, Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2021

IISD · 31 March 2021 English

This second edition of IISD's Trade and Sustainability Review features analytical pieces and commentaries that focus on a series of transitions in the realm of trade and sustainability development—from new …

a more resilient and sustainable world. A circular economy transition could pave the way toward a sustainable to be held in April 2021, is “Promoting circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources in and consumption patterns, and advancing the circular economy. Digital technologies offer huge potential


Investing for Tomorrow, Today: How Canada's Budget 2021 can enable critical climate …

IISD · 29 March 2021 English

This new report highlights the gaps between the investments needed to meet Canada's climate goals and what the government has committed thus far.

Zero-waste technologies • Industrial and circular economy innovation • Additional support for startups


Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU industries

EPRS · 29 March 2021 English

The COVID-19 crisis has had a substantial impact on the EU27 economy and triggered unprecedented policy responses across Europe and the globe. With evidence on the effects on the EU …

access to critical raw materials; 5) Include circular economy investments in the national recovery plans


Towards a Circular Economy — Ecolabelling in Colombia

UNEP · 25 March 2021

tourism to construction, and it is part of an effort to facilitate the transition towards a circular economy.


Research for REGI Committee -ISLANDS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: State of play …

EPRS · 24 March 2021 English

This paper explores the specificities of islands of the European Union (including Outermost Regions), as well as their challenges and existing means of development. It aims to provide a basis …

on all EU islands, as well as to support circular economy and biodiversity conservation. At the time European Commission, 2017). • Development of circular economy practices, including as a response to waste


Utility of the Future : Taking Water and Sanitation Utilities Beyond the …

World Bank Group · 23 March 2021 English

The sustainable development goal for water and sanitation to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is a lofty goal. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people remain without …

energy and water efficiency, inclusion, circular economy, innovation, and good governance.


Utility of the Future : Taking Water and Sanitation Utilities Beyond the …

World Bank Group · 23 March 2021 English

The sustainable development goal for water and sanitation to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is a lofty goal. Worldwide, 2.4 billion people remain without …

energy and water efficiency, inclusion, circular economy, innovation, and good governance. 9


Cohesion policy and climate change

EPRS · 22 March 2021 English

The European Green Deal and the European Union's commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have put climate issues firmly on top of the EU agenda. However, the transition towards climate …

climate change adaptation, renewable energy, circular economy, and sustainable urban development. The Just


Implementing the Own Resources Decision

EPRS · 22 March 2021 English

During its March II plenary session, the European Parliament is scheduled to vote on three Council regulations that complete the architecture of the revenue system of the EU budget. The …

as the fight against climate change, the circular economy, and 'Europe fit for the digital age'; and


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