Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Circular Economy

81 views

Published on

Policies for the Emergence of the Circular Economy
ENP-EU Grant, Theoretical foundations

Published in: Environment
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

The Circular Economy

  1. 1. The Circular Economy Teodor Kalpakchiev the-enpi.org
  2. 2. Introduction: Natural vs. Technological Ecosystem
  3. 3. Guiding Principles • Recycling • Redesign • Reduction • Reuse • Remanufacture • Recovery • Renewability • Reclassification
  4. 4. Is it all about recycling?! Codification: • Directive 75/442 – “Waste Framework” • Directive 78/319 – “Dangerous Waste” • 1989, EC Communication “Community Strategy for Waste Management” • Directive 84/631 – “Transfrontier Shipment of Hazardous Waste” • Case C-2/90 – “Disposal under best possible conditions” • 1996 – 2nd Waste Management Strategy • Directive 1999/31 – “Landfill” • Regulation 880/92 – Information for consumers • COM(2005)666 -“Thematic strategy on waste prevention and recycling” • Directive 2005/32 – “Ecodesign”, standards for recyclability and recycled content • Directive 2008/98 – Consolidation • COM(2008)699 – “Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production” • COM(2011)571 – “Roadmap to Resource Efficient Europe” • COM (2014)398 – “A Zero Waste Programme for Europe” • COM(2015)615 – “Closing the Loop – an EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy”
  5. 5. Constitutive Elements of a Circular Economy • Eco-design • Leasing Society • Industrial ecology / industrial symbiosis • Sustainable sourcing of Materials • Urban Mining • Secondary Resource Markets • Resource Efficiency • Waste management • Plastics, CRMs, Demolition, Biomass • Innovation and Investment • Measurement • Level of analysis: Micro, Meso, Macro, Horizontal
  6. 6. Circular Economy vs. 7th EAP vs. the SDGs. Circular Economy EU’s Environment Action Programme Sustainable Development Goals Targets, Indicators, Comments Reduce Usage of Natural Resources 1. Preserve Natural Capital 15. Life on Land Product Innovation 2. Resource Efficient, Green and Competitive Economy 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 12. Responsible Consumption and Production Waste Management 3. Safeguarding Citizens’ Health and Well-Being 3. Good Health and Well-Being 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 4-6. Policy Rationale and Finance 17. Partnership for the Goals 7. Integration into other policies and policy coherence Industrial Ecology 8. Sustainable Cities 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities Circular Economy Missions 9. Address International Climate Challenges 13. Climate Action Marine Waste, Water Efficiency 6. Clean Water and Sanitation 14. Life Below Water Food Waste 2. Zero Hunger Renewable Energy 7. Affordable and Clean Energy Communication /resp. Constructivist Action/ 4. Quality Education Decentralized, Multi-Level Governance 16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Polluter Pays, Producer Responsibility, Resource Taxation 1. No Poverty / Multiple
  7. 7. But what is it actually? • An Economic Model, part of a pulsing vision? • An Exponential Vision?
  8. 8. Sources: • Thesis Related Research. • Visit us under http://the-enpi.org

×