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 Economy Principles for Buildings Design
Zásady cirkulární ekonomiky při projektování budov
Czech
Author:
European Commission
Published:
2020
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Standard / Certification / Label
Country: Country-specific
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
Turning Waste Into Resources
Přeměna odpadů na zdroje
Czech
Author:
Published:
2017
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Information And Promotion Campaign
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade organizes annual „Turning Waste into Resources“ Award to acknowledge inspiring projects that search for a novel use of secondary raw materials with the aim of saving resources and the environment. The award is open to manufacturing and construction companies, schools as well as municipalities.
awardsecondary raw materials
CYRKL – Digital Waste2resource Marketplace
CYRKL - Digitální odpadové tržiště
Czech
Author:
CYRKL
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Website
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
CYRKL is an on-line platform – a digital waste2resource marketplace – that helps recover secondary raw materials by enabling companies and municipalities to offer or demand these materials on-line. Users can see in real time where the material is available and vice versa where it is needed.
platformsecondary raw materialstrade
Re-use and re-use centres
Opětovné využití a re-use centra
Czech
Author:
INCIEN
Published:
2017
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: VET teachers and trainers
free
This short brochure provides a basic insight into re-use of products highlighting its economic, environmental and social benefits. It recommends establishment of re-use centres and gives examples of existing initiatives.
Re-Usere-use centre
Innovations in Circular Economy
Innovations in Circular Economy
English
Author:
Lenka Minářová, Vladimír Víšek
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
The publication summarizes practical experience with innovation projects in the area of the circular economy, describes real examples of circular products and services and highlights the complex consequences of changes in design. (Available in Czech and English.)
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Innovations in Circular Economy
Inovace v cirkulární ekonomice
Czech
Author:
Lenka Minářová, Vladimír Víšek
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
The publication summarizes practical experience with innovation projects in the area of the circular economy, describes real examples of circular products and services and highlights the complex consequences of changes in design. (Available in Czech and English.)
Circular economycosmeticseco-designeco-innovationsPlastics
Technologies
Tecnologias
Portuguese
Author:
Raul Fangueiro (coordination). 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 to convert advanced materials in technology? The future of technology is closely related to additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, advanced materials, Internet of Things and Health Tech. This e-book describes trends, opportunities and related technological developments in the areas of sports, architecture, mobility and health.
additive manufacturingadvanced materialsInternet of ThingsNanotechnology
Circular Construction Project
Projeto Construção Circular
Portuguese
Author:
Associação Smart Waste Portugal, 3DRIVERS, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Project
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
The project aims to promote education actions directed to the various agents along the chain associated with construction and demolition waste, supporting their interaction, in order to promote a more sustainable value chain organization, in line with the principles of the circular economy.
circular constructionConstruction and demolition wasteTraining
Examples of circular economy projects in Portugal
Exemplos de projetos de economia circular em Portugal
Portuguese
Author:
Circular Economy Portugal
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Website
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Projects and initiatives on circular economy covering various sectors, with a short description, keywords, date and links. Collected by the NGO Circular Economy Portugal.
Circular economyinitiativesPortugalprojects
Closing the loop – The business case of the circular economy
Cerrar el Círculo - El business case de la economía circular
Spanish
Author:
Forética
Published:
2018
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: g
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
A report that presents circular economy as a business case, including a roadmap on how to integrate circular economy in the business strategy
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