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Stakeholder Views Report- Enablers and Barriers to a Circular Economy

In September 2018, the R2π Consortium published the Stakeholder Views Report on the Barriers and Enablers to a Circular Economy. By analysing stakeholder views on what affects the transition to a circular economy, the report provides an insight into the key obstacles and drivers of adopting circular economy business models.   By promoting the implementation

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Circular Economy and the policy making on the national and European level

Throughout the recent months, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology has been continuing its work on the national Roadmap Towards Circular Economy Transformation. Currently, it analyzes multiple valuable comments and ideas which were sent in response to the document draft published in framework of public consultations. In general, the Roadmap will consist of four parts

by Olga Rataj

The Aquaponics Case-Circular By Design

The R2Pi project team is working closely with an advanced and innovative aquaponics start-up, to analyse how the business model and production process are oriented to improve circularity in the food sector. With this aquaponics case study, we are investigating the business models of a promising new area of technology based on biological processes in

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Green Alley Award 2018: Looking For Circular Economy Startups!

Help turn the linear into a circular economy with your green business idea and apply to the Green Alley Award, Europe’s first startup prize promoting digital circular economy solutions, recycling innovations and ideas for waste prevention. Applications including a customized pitch deck must be sent by 1st July 2018 at www.green-alley-award.com/apply. The offer: At the finals in

by Christina Drechsel

ICEDE Research Group is Keeping Busy

ICEDE Research Group at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) is contributing to the paradigm shift towards Circular Economy from research and university education. Within the R2PI project, the group is currently coordinating the consortium work related to case study development as well as leading investigation on two ambitious business models for Circular Economy

by Ángeles Pereira

The Story Behind :”The Green Alley Award”

The mission of the Green Alley Award is simple: helping Europe’s most innovative businesses in the circular economy to flourish in the market. We are Europe`s first startup prize for innovative ideas on how to turn waste (back) into a valuable resource and want to give these promising businesses the visibility they deserve. With our

by Christina Drechsel

Breaking the Barriers to Circular Economy

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands and Deloitte have jointly carried out research on barriers to the Circular Economy (CE) in the European Union. For this research, a survey with 153 businesses, 55 government officials and expert interviews with forty-seven thought leaders on the circular economy from businesses, governments, academia and

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Green Alley Award: Finish start-up ‘Sulapac’ wins over jury with ecological packaging

The Green Alley Award is given annually to European founders and start-ups from the circular economy. On November 9th, the Green Alley Award took place in Berlin, here’s what Christina from Green Alley is telling us: Those following our actions – as for example the news on the finalists – know: it was a really tough

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Geneva World Resources Forum

On 25th Oct 2017, some of our researchers travelled to Geneva to attend the World Resources Forum 2017, where they delivered a workshop: “How to Transition from Linear to Circular” and here’s what they’re telling us: The shift towards a circular economy has undisputed benefits for the world and its citizens.  It is a clear

by Shona Mcdermott

How UEAPME is helping SMEs on the quest for Circular Economy

UEAPME has certainly been keeping busy while it strives to stay as involved as possible in all EU committees and working groups. The main reason for this representation is to ensure that SMEs’ interests are kept into consideration during the discussions of these bodies and that SMEs can express their opinion on the different issues

by Guido Lena

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