Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Client: EC - DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How is growth in industrial symbiosis best facilitated and what can the EU do to support this? Industrial symbiosis (IS) can provide a significant boost towards a more circular economy by stimulating…

The effects of consumer behaviour on the Circular Economy

Client: EC - CHAFEA Implementation period: 2017 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen How does consumer behaviour affect the transition to a Circular Economy? The European Commission has been supporting the transition to a Circular Economy for some time, for example by adopting the comprehensive Circular…

The effect of the circular economy on the labour market in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency||Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit Will the circular economy create or destroy jobs? The transition towards a circular economy has been set in motion. National policy frameworks are being developed and the European…

The environmental impact of the collaborative economy in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency||Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova, Tycho Smit, Laura Baroni Is sharing economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging disruptive business models (e.g. Airbnb,…

CarbonNext: next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG RTD Implementation period: 2016 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jessica Yearwood Responding to Europe's two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, and at the same time it needs…

The Efficient Functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union – Legislative and Policy Options

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2015 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Irati Artola, What are the obstacles and regulatory failures affecting the functioning of waste markets in the EU and how can these be tackled? The study, led by Arcadis Belgium, aimed…

Measuring Eco-Innovation Uptake and Circular Economy

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2014 - 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: 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 upon and implement…