Impact Assessment Study on the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris, Perla C. Torres Vega, William Keeling, Tycho Smit, Lisa Korteweg How can policy ensure that only sustainable products are sold in the EU? The European Green Deal includes a Circular…

Evaluation of the Sewage Sludge Directive 86/278/EEC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Foivos Petsinaris How is the Sewage Sludge Directive performing and what is the future of sludge use in Europe? Sewage sludge is rich in nutrients and therefore is used in agriculture as a fertiliser and organic…

Assessing unbundling of selling of mobile phones and other portable devices from their chargers (de-coupling)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith Would excluding chargers from new devices really help the environment? And what would the other impacts be on consumers and industry? The evaluation study will support the European Commission – DG GROW to…

Evaluation of the climate benefits of the use of harvested wood products in the construction sector

Client: EC – DG CLIMA Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Joris Moerenhout How to incentivise the usage of wood in construction as a carbon sink – while ensuring that its harvest is sustainable? Using wood timber or engineered wood as construction materials can lead to…

Project of the EU Social Partners on the Circular Economy

Client: European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Elske Veenstra, Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova, Laura Baroni How will the Circular Economy affect European workers and employers? “The European cross-sectoral social partners (i.e. the European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC on the workers’…

Limits of Recycling 2020

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea, Irati Artola How high can recycling targets fly? In light of increasing recycling targets and the drive for a more circular economy in Europe, the aim of the contract was to identify and…

Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Environment Policy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, William Keeling Powering up measures on the environmental performance of batteries and their waste. Batteries are becoming an increasingly utilised and important technology for contemporary society, ever since the development…

Circular economy in EU-Africa cooperation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit, William Keeling How can EU-Africa cooperation programmes and partnerships be fostered to promote the transition to a circular economy? There are a lot on interdependencies…

Evaluation of Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, William Keeling How has the Waste Shipment Regulation and the Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 performed so far? The project (the report is expected to be published by end…

Measuring eco-innovation uptake and circular economy

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2014 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Laura Baroni How do EU countries compare in terms of their performance regarding eco-innovation and the circular economy? The main objective of this project, led by Technopolis group, was to improve…