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Resource efficiency in practice - Closing mineral cycles

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Author names: 

Marion Sarteel et al.

Year: 

2016

"The issue of closing mineral cycles was analyzed in eight European regions and the results are presented in the report "Resource Efficiency in Practice – Closing Mineral Cycles". The authors of BIO IS, Ecologic Institute, AMEC, Danish Technical University, University of Milano and LEI, identified measures that support the closing of mineral cycles within the study regions. For each region, practical and strategic options to reduce the nutrient surplus further were derived." (http://ecologic.eu/14069)

A review on circular economy: the expected transition to a balanced interplay of environmental and economic systems

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Author names: 

Patrizia Ghisellini, Catia Cialani, Sergio Ulgiati

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University of Bologna, Dalarna University, Parthenope Universtiy of Naples, Beijing Normal Unversity

Year: 

2016

"This study provides an extensive review of the literature of last two decades, with the purpose of grasping the main CE features and perspectives: origins, basic principles, advantages and disadvantages, modelling and implementation of CE at the different levels (micro, meso and macro) worldwide." (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652615012287)

Regulatory barriers for the Circular Economy: Lessons from ten case studies

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Author names: 

Joost van Barneveld et al.

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Technopolis Group, Fraunhofer ISI, thinkstep, Wuppertal Institute

Year: 

2016

This report takes a look at several circular economy practices and identifies regulatory barriers that obstruct their full potential. Subsequently, recommendations are provided on how to overcome these barriers.

Circulair bouwen

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Author names: 

Sanderine van Odijk and Floor van Bovene

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Circle Economy, ABN AMRO

Year: 

2014

This report provides an overview of the Dutch construction and demolition sector in relation to the circular economy. To this end it addresses key isssues that arise due to resource-inefficiency and explores what a circular construction and demolition sector could look like. Furthermore, recommendations for the future are presented.

Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems

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The High Level Panel Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

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Year: 

2014

"The issue of global food losses and waste has recently received much attention and has been given high visibility. According to FAO, almost one-third of food produced for human consumption – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes per year – is either lost or wasted globally: their reduction is now presented as essential to improve food security and to reduce the environmental footprint of food systems. In this context, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), in its Thirty-ninth Session (October 2012) requested the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to...

From an eco-industrial park towards an eco-city: a case study in Suzhou, China

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Author names: 

Chang Yu, Gerard P.J. Dijkema, Martin de Jong, Han Shi

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Year: 

2015

"As eco-industrial park policies have been in place for years, many mature eco-industrial parks tend to acquire more than just industrial functions and become new urban districts. We investigated this development and conducted empirical research in Suzhou Industrial Park, to obtain insight in how a mature eco-industrial park influences if not leverages the development of an eco-city. To this end we inventoried and analyzed policy instruments and environmental infrastructures and deduced how in Suzhou Industrial Park these led to improved energy efficiency, reduced pollution and contributed...

New era. New plan. Europe

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Femke Groothuis et al.

Source: 

The Ex'tax Project, Deloitte, EY, KMPG Meijburg, PwC, Cambridge Econometrics, Trucost

Year: 

2016

"The report 'New era. New Plan. Europe' shows us the possibilities and opportunities a fundamental shift in taxes has to offer. It is a valuable study for policy- and decision makers in businesses and governments who are looking for solutions to address the challenges of our time: climate change, pollution, inequality, unemployment and resource scarcity." (http://www.neweranewplan.com/)

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