Tag: circular economy

First results from the Regions and Stakeholders meetings in the Policy Lab, join the second!

The Policy Lab 2.0 has been launched in the month of June with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing Circular Economy (CE) programs. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the way we understand circularity will change how the projects are designed and implemented. Achieving a…

3+1 policies to get out of the COVID crisis trough Circular Economy

On the 21st of April, the President of the European Council and the President of the EU Commission presented the need to invest massively in the circular economy as part of the EU post-COVID19 recovery strategy.   The same priority to CE has been given by several member states, for example, Italy has placed this for the first time in the history of the country, the transition within the Economic planning…

Happy Birthday Veltha, a Story of Circular Economy

On 10th of May 2010 Veltha was set up in collaboration with Università della Tuscia of Viterbo-Italy with the scope to join the European research family in the fields of environment, sustainable development and eco-innovation Working on these fields, also through EU funded projects, Veltha realized in the early stage the importance of the CE for a new systemic approach to our resources supply chain. After the adoption by the…

Announcing the 1st Digital Workshop Open for EU Regional Officers

The Policy Lab will launch in the month of June with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing circular economy programs. The starting point will be to co-create a guideline to evaluate the projects. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the way we understand circularity will…

Circular Economy: what kind of cooperation is needed at a territorial- scale?

Last week, we had the pleasure to attend a webinar co-organized by the student-led think tank CliMates and the social entrepreneurship association makesense. It focused on understanding the cooperation needed for the successful implementation of circular projects in cities and regions. Here we highlight the most interesting points discussed. In our interconnected world, the flows of materials evade artificial and administrative frontiers, thus it is impossible to conduct an effective…

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On the Deep Implications of Nudging in Circular Economy

The link between firms and circular economy is evident. If we think of circular economy as a set of propositions to integrate economic activities and environmental sustainability, we can easily understand how close one is to the other. There are several mechanisms linking environmental responsibility to economic outcomes. In this article, we focus on how our own behavior is key for this integration. Particularly, we examine the concept of nudging…

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Is it Circular Economy the latest powerful buzzword?

Certainly, the circular economy has gained momentum and, as noted by Josè Luìs Cardoso, the concept has come to stay. With the environment and the climate at the verge of the risk for catastrophes, the circular economy has already earned the status of a powerful antidote for preventing the worst from happening, or at least for lessening the negative impacts. The circular economy has not only entered the scientific debate…