Efficient use of resources

From waste to resource productivity - Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser

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Year: 

2017

"This report is presented in two parts: The first is the summary report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser. This was developed as a result of seminars and the advice of the experts who provided the source of the evidence. The second part, the evidence, has been gathered from and written by a distinguished group of experts. The evidence takes two forms: chapters that consider a major aspect of the waste and resource productivity landscape; and individual case studies that illuminate points of detail and principle. The evidence section provides the views of the experts themselves,...

Environmental evaluation of concrete made from recycled concrete aggregate implementing Life Cycle Assessment

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Author names: 

Nicolas Serres, Sandrine Braymand, Françoise Feugeas

Year: 

2016

"Recycled concrete aggregates from demolition constitute one of the largest waste streams within the developed countries. These study aims to quantify environmental impacts associated with mixing compositions of concrete made of waste materials by using LCA. Environmental performances of natural, recycled and mixed 20-mm concrete samples, formulated with the same mechanical strength regarding the functional unit, were evaluated. Eight millimeter concrete samples, formulated with natural or recycled (concrete or terracotta brick) aggregates - with the same volume composition of the granular...

End of Waste criteria for inert aggregates in member states

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Source: 

ECN

Year: 

2017

"The objective of this report is to study the consistency of the EoW criteria among different European countries. In the Netherlands there is one regulation with EoW criteria, specifically for construction and demolition waste. Comparable regulations for inert aggregates are available for the United Kingdom, France and Austria. These EoW criteria for construction and demolition waste (inert aggregates) among the four countries the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France and Austria are compared in this report. An overview of other EU and national EoW regulations is given. The consequences for...

Workshop "Improving management of construction and demolition waste"

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Source: 

BIO by Deloitte et al.

Year: 

2016

"This background paper was prepared in the context of the stakeholders’ workshop that will be held the 25 May 2016 at the premises of the European Commission in Brussels, in the framework of the project ‘Resource efficient use of mixed waste’. The purpose of this background paper is to:

Introduce the seminar on “Improving management of construction and demolition waste”

  • Objectives
  • Programme
  • Practical details

Present the study “Resource efficient use of mixed waste”

  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Performance of the
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Recycling Concrete

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Source: 

The Cement Sustainability Initiative

Year: 

2009

"In its report “Recycling Concrete” the CSI argues that the recycling of concrete can reduce natural resource exploitation and waste going to landfill. The report asks for an ultimate goal of “zero landfill” of concrete. The recovery of concrete falls between standard definitions of reuse and recycling: concrete is broken down into aggregates (granular material), generally to be used in road works, but also as aggregates in new concrete. Recovering concrete has two main advantages: it reduces the use of new virgin aggregate and the associated environmental costs of exploitation and...

Circular Economy Mapping Week

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Circular Economy Club

Year: 

2018

"CEC is thrilled by the participation, knowledge and network built through the Circular Economy Mapping Week held in over 65 cities worldwide during this past week [5th – 11th February 2018]. During this week, CEC Organizers voluntarily set up group sessions to map the circular initiatives in their cities. Workshops took place in 65+ cities, including Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Madrid, Montreal, New York, London, São Paulo, Singapore and Taipei.

The CEC Mapping Week had two objectives:

  1. To bring together circular enthusiasts to discuss and learn
  2. ...

Electric vehicles in Europe

Type of evidence: 

Source: 

EEA

Year: 

2016

"This report provides a non-technical summary of the latest information on electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies. It focuses upon electric passenger vehicles, explaining the different types that are now available on the market, how each type works, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. The report also outlines how many countries in Europe are presently using incentives to encourage the further uptake of electric passenger vehicles, and it identifies the main barriers restricting their broader use. The latest information on electric...

Phosphorus Recycling from Manure - A Case Study on the Circular Economy

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Author names: 

Marie-José Smits, Geert Woltjer

Source: 

Wageningen University and Research

Year: 

2018

In this case study paper, phosphorus recycling from manure is discussed, with a special focus on the recycling process developed by the BioEcoSIM consortium. We analysed phosphorus flows globally, at a European level and on a national level, with a focus on the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, as in some other regions in Western Europe, there is excess supply of manure due to intensive livestock production. The oversupply, combined with legislation, generates a negative manure price. This negative manure price creates the business case for BioEcoSIM and other manure processing techniques....

Circular Consumer Electronics: An initial exploration

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Source: 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Year: 

2018

"We are increasingly surrounded by ever more complex products, from smartphones and computers to wearable devices. Although these devices have become an essential part of life, most are still treated as if they are disposable. 

If we want to enjoy the benefits of technological innovation and access to the services that electronic devices bring, we need to create an electronics system that works. This paper offers an initial overview of how the principles of a circular economy could be applied to the electronics industry, where the...

A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning fashion's future

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Author names: 

Andrew Morlet, Rob Opsomer, Dr Sven Herrmann, Laura Balmond, Camille Gillet, Lukas Fuchs

Source: 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Year: 

2017

"Fashion is a vibrant industry that employs hundreds of millions, generates significant revenues, and touches almost everyone, everywhere. Since the 20th century, clothing has increasingly been considered as disposable, and the industry has become highly globalised, with garments often designed in one country, manufactured in another and sold worldwide at an ever-increasing pace. This trend has been further accentuated over the past 15 years by rising demand from a growing middle class across the globe with higher disposable income, and the

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