Circular Econonomy in Dutch international cooperation and trade programmes

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Circular Economy, Energy, Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Tycho Smit How does and can the Dutch international cooperation and trade programs contribute to the shift to circular economy? In the Dutch policy context, there are large ambitions when…

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 Africa-EU cooperation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit How can EU-Africa cooperation programmes and partnerships be fostered to promote the transition to a circular economy? There are a lot on interdependencies between Europe and Africa. The…

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…

Study to monitor the economic development of the collaborative economy in the EU

Client: European Commission – DG GROW Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, Niclas Gottmann What is the current level of economic development of the collaborative economy in the EU? Collaborative economy business models are growing strongly in Europe and are changing…

How much can the circular economy contribute to fighting climate change?

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change Mitigation, Environment, Circular Economy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit Quantifying the benefits of circular economy actions on the decarbonisation of the EU economy The circular economy has gained momentum in the political arena in the last few…

Future energy indicators for the European Environment Agency

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Elske Veenstra What indicators best measure progress towards the EU’s energy objectives? This project involved the…

Study on the environmental impacts of the collaborative economy

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, Laura Baroni Is the collaborative economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging business models (for…

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

Client: European Commission – DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How can we advance industrial symbiosis in Europe? Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources…

The effects of consumer behaviour on the Circular Economy

Client: European Commission – Chafea Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit 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 effect of the circular economy on the labour market in Europe

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, Joris Moerenhout 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…

CarbonNext: Next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Liliana Guevara Opinska Responding to Europe’s two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change,…

The efficient functioning of waste markets in the European Union – legislative and policy options

Client: European Commission – 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,…