Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub is an interactive resource centre, which gathers useful information for Vocational Education and Training teachers and professionals from companies who seek for knowledge and inspiration on zero waste and circular economy. Here, you will find scientific and “grey” literature, standards and legislation, books, good practices, case studies, presentations, videos, software, methods, tools and other relevant resources.

New / amended legislation in the field of environment and energy
Novi / spremenjeni zakonodajni predpisi s področja okolja in energije
Slovenian
Author:
Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Other
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
New / amended legislation in the field of environment and energy Announcements in the period from 17 July to 26 August 2020
ChangesWaste regulations
Waste regulations for faster transition to the circular economy and changes in construction legislation to accelerate investment
Uredbe o odpadkih za hitrejši prehod v krožno gospodarstvo ter spremembe gradbene zakonodaje za pospešitev investicij
Slovenian
Author:
Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia
Published:
21-7-2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Amendments to construction legislation (within the framework of ZIUZEOP) Amendments to the Waste Regulation
ChangesWaste regulations
Regulation amending the Regulation on environmental interventions subject to an environmental impact assessment, page 4379.
Uredba o spremembah in dopolnitvah Uredbe o posegih v okolje, za katere je treba izvesti presojo vplivov na okolje, stran 4379.
Slovenian
Author:
Government of the Republic of Slovenia
Published:
25-7-2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Other
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
In the Regulation on environmental interventions for which an environmental impact assessment is required
environmental impact assessmentenvironmental interventions
Decree amending the Decree on waste electrical and electronic equipment, page 4673.
Uredba o spremembah in dopolnitvah Uredbe o odpadni električni in elektronski opremi, stran 4673.
Slovenian
Author:
Government of the Republic of Slovenia
Published:
7-8-2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Other
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
This Regulation lays down rules for the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment
electronic equipmentwaste electrical
The draft Environmental Protection Act displaces the circular economy
Predlog Zakona o varstvu okolja izriva krožno gospodarstvo
Slovenian
Author:
Izjava za medije
Published:
19 february 2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Predlog novega Zakona o varstvu okolja je do 19. februarja že drugič v javni obravnavi, saj je ministrstvo v prvem poizkusu prejelo izredno veliko pripomb na zakon. Po sedmih mesecih tišine je ministrstvo, kljub zelo obsežni tematiki, omogočilo samo skrajšano, 14-dnevno javno razpravo. Nenavadna naglica pri tako pomembnem zakonu vzbuja v strokovnih in gospodarskih krogih nezaupanje in zadržanost.
lawlegislation
Circular and digital bioeconomics
Bioeconomia - Circular e digital
Portuguese
Author:
Alexandra Leitão, Maria Pintado, Francisco Rebelo, Tânia Ribeiro
Published:
December 2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Report with recommendations for the promotion and implementation of the circular bioeconomy, in which digitization plays a decisive role and underlines the need for new policies and legislation that create an effective regulatory and supportive framework.
BioeconomyCircular economydigitalization
Incentives systems to Circular Economy
Sistemas de Incentivos à Economia Circular
Portuguese
Author:
IAPMEI
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
IAPMEI ( Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) provides a set of Incentive Systems that aim to increase the competitiveness of companies through the modernization and innovation of their processes and products, services and business models, making them more efficient in the context of the Circular Economy.
Circular economyCompetitivenessincentives
Bio-waste – Correct waste accounts
Biorresíduos - Contas certas nos resíduos
Portuguese
Author:
Ministério do Ambiente e da Ação Climática
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Strategic Guidelines for Bio-Waste present measures to promote the collection, routing and recovery of bio-waste
Bio-wasteCircular economyResources
Assessment criteria for circular economy projects
Assessment criteria for circular economy projects
English
Author:
SCREEN-Lab
Published:
2019
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
SCREEN was an H2020 coordinating and supporting action, implemented between November 2016 and October 2018 by 17 European regions: the project defined a replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions within the context of the Smart Specialization Strategy. More details on the project are provided in the annex 2 to this document.
Circular economy
Enablers and Barriers to a Circular Economy
Enablers and Barriers to a Circular Economy
English
Author:
Joanne Houston, CSR Europe Elisa Casazza, CSR Europe Marie Briguglio, University of Malta Jonathan Spiteri, University of Malta
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Circular economy business models allow Europe to address the challenges posed by the increasing scarcity and depletion of natural resource to ensure sustained economic development, minimise environmental impact and maximise social welfare. Transitioning from linear to circular economy business models, however, is not simple. There are numerous obstacles at company and value chain levels, as well as from EU and local level policy perspectives. This report provides a simple, yet rich overview of the barriers and enablers of circular economy business models as identified by stakeholders, drawing upon a range of interviews, workshops and events, and a survey conducted with representatives of the European business sector.
Circular economy