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.

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
Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions
Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions
English
Author:
Carmela Di Giorgio
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
This document presents the results of the local analysis of regional data collected through the mapping tool and the agreed methodology defined in T2.1. The regions participating to SCREEN sent data on their smart specialisation strategies with specific focus on the areas and sectors to be prioritised for the diffusion of circular economy. The document contains a descriptive local analysis of the data produced by each region and collected during the first 3 months of the project activity. The analysis takes into consideration the data received, which in most cases cover only the area suggested as compulsory by D2.1: focus sectors, R&D capabilities, education capabilities, and emerging ideas.
Circular economy
Calculation Method Circularity Index
Calculation Method Circularity Index
English
Author:
Eurostat
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Country:
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
The transition to a more circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible and the generation of waste minimised, is an essential contribution to the EU's efforts to develop a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy. The transition towards a circular economy is the opportunity to transform our economy, create jobs and generate new and sustainable competitive advantages for Europe.
circularity
Materials
Materiais
Portuguese
Author:
Universidade do Minho, TecMinho, Sciencentris
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
How can materials influence innovation? The future is made of sustainable (eco) solutions, with good performance (nano) and adaptable (smart). This book identifies trends an opportunities in personal protection, mobility, well-being and infrastructures.
Materialsnanomaterialssmart materialsSustainability
Products
Produtos
Portuguese
Author:
Universidade do Minho, TecMinho, Sciencentris
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Most companies are aware of the potential of the digitalization process of their business model. From the point of view of the sustainability of new products, it will be necessary to think about aspects such as materials, production, quality and durability, design for reuse, utility and biodiversity.
Digital economyProductsSustainability
CE and construction sector, how to minimize the emissions of the sector by 61%
GOZ a budownictwo, czyli jak zmniejszyć emisyjność sektora o 61 proc.
Polish
Author:
Joanna Spiller
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing circular economy principles in the construction sector is possible. Key actions include reducing consumption of concrete, cement and steel.
Circular economyConstructionemissions