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.

Zero Waste Office
Biuro Zero Waste
Polish
Author:
Interseroh
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Website
Country: Country- specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Website about the topic zero waste in offices including different guides containing different waste related topics, products which can minimize waste production and free exercises to implement zero waste processes within an office.
RecycleReduceRefuseReuseZero waste
Valuable waste exchange
Giełda Odpadów Wartościowych
Polish
Author:
Atmoterm SA
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Website
Country: Country- specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
paid
The valuable waste exchange is a system that supports finding information and proposals for owned waste resources. In a circular economy, each waste should be a secondary raw material. The system is addressed to everyone who wants to get rid of waste or obtain resources.
Circular economyRaw materialsResources
Calculator of plastic waste
Kalkulator Plastikowych Odpadów
Polish
Author:
Hanna Pamuła, Wojciech Sas
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Software / Tool / Online calculator
Country: Country- specific
Target Group: Other
free
A calculator to build awareness in Polish society to real information about real waste generation within one household. Based on those information the user can change her/his behaviour linked to plastic waste generation.
Waste generationWaste minimalizationZero waste
5 Fraction Coalition
Koalicja 5 Frakcji
Polish
Author:
eneris, csrconsulting
Published:
2018
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Best Practice / Case Study
Country: Country- specific
Target Group: Other
free
The initiative 5 Fraction Coalition has prepared the first uniform, transparent pictogram system for packaging in Poland, informing the consumer how to handle waste. It is adapted to the new law regarding waste segregation into 5 fractions.
AwarenessCircular economyWaste management
FURN 360 – circular business training for the furniture and woodworking sectors
FURN 360 - circular business training for the furniture and woodworking sectors
English
Author:
A European consortium composed of 6 organizations
Published:
2017
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Project
Country:
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
FURN 360 is a European project aiming at developing a training curriculum to facilitate the implementation of circular business models in the furniture sector
Business modelsFurnitureTrainingWood
Practical guide of technologies for the remanufacturing process
Practical guide of technologies for the remanufacturing process
English
Author:
IHOBE, Public Society of Environmental Management (Government of the Basque Country)
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 is the first technical guide on an international scale that makes it easier for industries to select the most suitable technologies for remanufacturing. Technical processes necessary for the remanufacturing, cleaning, disassembly, inspection, reconditioning, assembly and final testing are detailed, evaluating the alternatives according to industrial and environmental criteria.
ProcessesRemanufacturingTechnologies
Digital library: 60 practical guides and manuals about ecodesign, resource efficiency and circular economy
Biblioteca digital: 60 guías prácticas y manuales sobre ecodiseño, eficiencia de recursos y economía circular
Spanish
Author:
IHOBE, Public Society of Environmental Management (Government of the Basque Country)
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Database
Country: General
Target Group: Other, Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
A comprehensive compilation of 60 guides, manuals and technical document published by IHOBE, the Basque Environmental Agency (with direct access to each reference)
CasesGood practicesLibraryReport
Waste management and circular economy
Gestión de residuos y economía circular
Spanish
Author:
EAE Business School
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 report has the following objectives: 1) analyze the situation of solid waste in different areas and 2) Reflect on solid waste management models and the new concept of circular economy.
Management modelsWasteWaste management
Circular Economy and waste managament in the Basque Country
Economía circular y gestión de residuos en Euskadi
Spanish
Author:
IHOBE, Public Society of Environmental Managent: Department of Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing of the Basque Government
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country- specific
Target Group: Other, Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
This report identifies action priority waste streams in the Basque County, considering technical factors such as homogeneity of the waste, degree of atomization of production, lines of work, associated problems, .... For each priority stream, references of regulations/planning and good practices developed are identified, including those at a global scale.
Good practicesTreatmentWasteWaste management
The Circular Economy and the Global South – Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Industrial Development
The Circular Economy and the Global South - Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Industrial Development
English
Author:
Patrick Schröder, Manisha Anantharaman, Kartika Anggraeni, Timothy J. Foxon
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country:
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
paid
This book highlights examples of CE practices in developing country contexts in relation to SMEs, informal sector recycling and national policy approaches. It examines a broad range of case studies, and illustrates how the CE can be used as a new lens and possible solution to cross-cutting development issues of pollution and waste, employment, health, urbanisation and green industrialisation.
Business & EconomicsCase studiesCircular economySustainable development
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