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The Circular Economy and Benefits for Society

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Anders Wijkman, Kristian Skånberg

Source: 

Club of Rome, MAVA Foundation

Year: 

2015

"The main purpose of this report is to broadly explore the potential for a significant increase in resource efficiency and to specifically assess what the main benefits for society would be looking at carbon emissions and employment in particular. We are using the Dutch, Finnish, French, Spanish and Swedish economies as test cases." (p. 5)

Opportunities for a circular economy in the Netherlands

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Ton Bastein, Elsbeth Roelofs, Elmer Rietveld, Alwin Hoogendoorn

Source: 

TNO

Year: 

2013

"This report analyses the opportunities and obstacles that will present themselves as the Netherlands moves towards a more circular economy. It proposes a number of actions that can be taken, particularly by the government, to accelerate this process." (https://www.government.nl/documents/reports/2013/10/04/opportunities-for...)

The Job Creation Potential of a Circular Economy for the EU

Type of evidence: 

Source: 

MVO Nederland

Year: 

2016

"This factsheet focuses on the job creation potential of a circular economy for the EU. MVO Nederland is looking for cooperation to get a better insight in the winners - and the losers as well - of a transition to a circular economy so the right policy decisions can be taken to speed up the process to a circular and inclusive economy. We aim to deepen our insights during 2015." (p. 1)

Design for change and circularity - accommodating circular material & product flows in construction

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

R.J. Geldermans

Year: 

2016

"Circular building concepts, as proposed within e.g. Circular Economy and Cradle-to-Cradle frameworks, imply radical changes for the construction sector. Cradle-to-Cradle® in particular has put forward the idea of buildings as material banks, radically altering the way material flows need to be managed. The notion of material banks (temporary storage of materials that comprise the building assemblies) sheds new light on the value of building materials and products, and how to maintain and restore this. The basics are straightforward: high quality, pure material use and anticipated material...

The Circular Economy 100

Type of evidence: 

Source: 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

"The Circular Economy 100 is a pre-competitive innovation programme established to enable organisations to develop new opportunities and realise their circular economy ambitions faster. It brings together corporates, governments and cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates in a unique multi-stakeholder platform. Specially developed programme elements help memebers learn, build capacity, network, and collaborate with key organisations around the circular economy." (https://...

CIRCULARITY INDICATORS: NON-TECHNICAL CASE STUDIES

Type of evidence: 

Source: 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Year: 

2015

"This document describes illustrative case studies on how the Circularity Indicators developed in the Circularity Indicators Project can be used. Due to the commercial sensitivity of the data it has not been possible to disclose results for actual products. However, the following cases have been developed to give examples of possible uses, and are inspired by actual examples and real world cases of companies adopting circular economy principles." (p. 3)

A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Brett Bridgeland, Ellen Franconi, Ken Webster

Year: 

2016

"The second book of the series A New Dynamic reflects on the necessity to develop a whole-system approach to re-think our economy. This edition brings together thought leaders who can see beyond the boundaries of their respective areas of expertise, and establish the necessary connections to re-think our current development path. This portfolio of 11 articles, spanning a variety of fields including architecture, agriculture, design, business and engineering, provides both analytical and action-orientated insights that point towards a new regenerative framework for economic prosperity." (...

Waste to Wealth: The Circular Economy Advantage

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Jakob Rutqvist, Peter Lacy

Year: 

2015

"Waste to wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not to be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models succesfully." (https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137530684)

The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows - 2nd Edition

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Ken Webster

Year: 

2017

"Since the first edition of this volume published in 2015, the global economy has remained relatively subdued and pressure on resources, especially in terms of waste and carbon emissions, continues. More than ever, the circular economy gives the direction of travel, and appears as a model for economic prosperity. This revised volume contains one entirely new chapter, expanding on the role of digital; on how we see the world; how the economy really works and how we can act within it. The other major revision is in rewriting the final chapter, as it becomes obvious, argues the author, that...

The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Improving Resource Efficiency and Sustainability

Type of evidence: 

Author names: 

Mélanie Despeisse, Simon Ford

Year: 

2015

"Additive manufacturing is heralded as a revolutionary process technology. While it has yet to cause a dramatic transformation of the manufacturing system, there are early signs of how the characteristics of this novel production process can improve resource efficiency and other sustainability aspects. In this paper, we draw on examples from a wide range of products and industries to understand the role of additive manufacturing in sustainable industrial systems. We identify four main areas in which the adoption of additive manufacturing is leading to improved resource efficiency: (1)...

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