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.

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
Recycling of the construction waste at the stage of works implementation
Recykling odpadów budowlanych na etapie realizacji robót
Polish
Author:
Szafranko, Elżbieta , Jaromińska, Marzena
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
The article presents a brief overview of the regulations and recommendations regarding waste management arising at the stage of construction works. Solutions related to waste management at the construction site were also presented.
EU regulationRecycling of construction wasteWaste management
Secondary waste management as the last element of the Circular Economy
Zagospodarowanie odpadów wtórnych jako ostatni element GOZ
Polish
Author:
Nikolina Poranek, Adrian Czajkowski, Łukasz Wagstyl, Beata Łaźniewska – Piekarczyk
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Secondary waste as resource for building elements to support the idea of Circular Economy and sustainable development.
Circular economyconcretesecondary wasteSustainable developmentWaste management
Recycling as one of the stages of a building’s life cycle
Recykling jako jeden z etapów cyklu życia obiektu budowlanego
Polish
Author:
Szafranko, Elżbieta
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Regulations impose achieving a certain level of recycling, and cities are required to prepare reports. The article presents the approach to recycling taking into account the requirements of applicable law, complemented by statistical data illustrating the situation in the area of recycling of construction waste in Polish cities.
construction regulationconstruction wasteofficial responsibility
Construction and Demolition Wastes: specific conditions for recycling in North West Europe
Odpady budowlane i rozbiórkowe: szczególne warunki powtórnego wykorzystania w Europie Północno-Zachodniej
English
Author:
Simon Delvoie, Luc Courard, Julien Hubert, Zengfeng Zhao, Frédéric Michel
Published:
20230
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
A quantitative analysis of the market in five North West European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, including generation of inert construction and demolition wastes, production of recycled sands and aggregates and production of natural sands and aggregates.
Construction and demolition wastelegislationMarketQuarryRecyclingTransportation
Circular Economy Principles for Buildings Design
Circular Economy Principles for Buildings Design
English
Author:
European Commission
Published:
2020
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Standard / Certification / Label
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
The European Commission's document published on 21 February 2020 focuses on a set of principles important for sustainable building design with the aim of preventing and reducing construction and demolition waste, facilitating re-use and recycling of building materials, thus helping to mitigate the environmental impact and decrease life cycle costs of buildings. The aim is to inform stakeholders in the building value chain about the principles to be followed.
building designbuilding materialsCDWConstructionConstruction and demolition wasteRe-UseRecycling