Are Uber, Airbnb and car-sharing platforms good for the environment?

Consciously or unconsciously, the sharing economy (or collaborative economy) has provided many consumers with more and often cheaper alternatives of products and services in many sectors of the economy. During holidays we rent apartments with Airbnb, we borrow a ladder from a neighbour with Peerby, or we join a ride with a stranger to visit relatives in another city with Blablacar. Many of the collaborative economy platforms have…

Mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Trinomics has in collaboration with Technopolis group at the request of the Ex-Post Evaluation Unit of the Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, within the Directorate General for Parliamentary Research Services (DG EPRS) of the General Secretariat of the European Parliament supported the mid-term review of the…

Access-to-Finance Conditions for Investments in Bio-Based Industries and the Blue Economy

The EIB report on  Access-to-Finance Conditions for Investments in Bio-Based Industries and the Blue Economy was published on 31 May 2017. This report is based on a study carried out by EY with the support of Trinomics. Trinomics carried out desk research, data collection and interviews with project promoters in the Blue Economy in Europe. The study…

Stakeholder workshop supporting the Fitness Check on the most relevant chemicals legislation

Report: Fitness Check workshop – draft agenda (45 KB)   As part of its Better Regulation agenda, the European Commission is conducting a Fitness Check of selected chemicals legislation (excluding REACH) as part of the REFIT programme. The evidence and data gathering for this Fitness Check is supported by a number of studies including a…

What is the impact of the circular economy on jobs?

The transition towards a circular economy has been set in motion. National policy frameworks are being developed and the European Union adopted the Circular Economy Package in December 2015. Policymakers, industry and – increasingly – citizens understand the potential that the circular economy could bring to Europe. The circular economy is a comprehensive proposition, of which…

Investigating the feasibility for a circular economy and secondary raw materials platform in the EU

As part of a consortium led by Technopolis Group and UCL, Trinomics will conduct research on identifying the key aspects and features of effective industrial symbiosis (IS) coordination intermediaries and assessing the feasibility of creating an EU-level platform that could contribute to a better exchange of secondary raw materials and an exchange of best practices…