The circular economy in Europe
Apr16

The circular economy in Europe

In Europe there is a move towards a ‘circular economy’ where existing materials and products are reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled. In other words what was once regarded as waste can be turned into a resource, with many economic and environmental benefits. Two leading examples of countries adopting circular economy policies are the Netherlands and UK. The circular economy in Europe At the EU-level, resource productivity in...

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The circular economy and the water-energy-food nexus
Feb23

The circular economy and the water-energy-food nexus

Since the industrial revolution the total amount of waste generated has constantly grown as economic growth has been based on a ‘take-make-consume and dispose’ model. This linear model assumes that resources are abundant, available and cheap to dispose of. In Europe there is a move towards a circular economy where existing materials and products are reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled.   At the aggregate European...

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