Circular Economy Agreement

Develop the experience of circular building materials and methods. “To get a circular construction, you have to include the entire supply chain. For example, architects and owners decide whether to reuse or demolish an old building. Construction equipment manufacturers offer organic building materials. Intelligent demolition (disassembly) allows demolishers to offer high-quality used building materials for reuse. Wholesalers can play the role of resource banks and sell used materials.¬†“The circular economy is a new way of looking at the relationships between markets, customers and natural resources.” The aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics of innovation ecosystems and enterprises favourable for the development of emerging industries and clusters in the field of the circular economy. Invest in your network, work together within the chain and make circular decisions. “Our global economy is only 9.1% circular and leaves a massive “circularity gap.”¬†European companies are increasingly affected by the growing shortage of raw materials and natural resources, which form the basis of their activities. Eurochambres has therefore repeatedly stressed the importance of establishing a fully operational circular economy, in which waste is promoted as a valuable resource. However, the transformation of our current linear consumption and production behaviour into circular curves requires profound changes in behaviour.

Consumers need to make informed purchasing decisions and producers need better access to secondary raw materials. The exponential growth of digital connectivity has had a significant impact on our society over the past decade. It is common knowledge that this increase in connectivity – and the technological innovation that drives them between people, products and systems – can create important new sources of value for citizens and economies, while creating new challenges for regulators and policy makers. Understanding and harnessing the potential of this “fourth industrial revolution” for society, the economy and the environment is the theme of the 2016 World Economic Forum annual meeting. This report on smart assets – a key feature of the fourth industrial revolution – and how to link them to the principles of the circular economy is therefore both important and timely to contribute to the new economic agenda. In compiling these studies, the Co.Project wanted to bring the ReSOLVE framework to life for the built environment. The ReSOLVE framework was introduced in Growth Within: a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe, a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, McKinsey and Sun. The framework identifies six different ways for organizations and governments to think about the application of circularity: regeneration, sharing, optimization, loop, virtualization and exchange. “The transition to a truly circular economy will not be a one-step process.

However, this report represents tangible progress towards a more sustainable, efficient and resilient future. Arup is long-term, because even if it takes a generational change to get there, the direction of travel represents a much better future for our common society. The action plan for a circular economy for a cleaner and more competitive Europe stresses that the EU cannot meet the ambitions of the European Green Agreement alone for a climate-friendly, resource-efficient and circular economy.


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