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 strategies and roadmaps in Europe: Identifying synergies and the potential for cooperation and alliance building
Circular economy strategies and roadmaps in Europe: Identifying synergies and the potential for cooperation and alliance building
Author:
Giacomo Salvatori, Frank Holstein, Kai Böhme
Published:
15/04/2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
This report reviews circular economy strategies in support to the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP). Circular economy strategies have been under development in European cities, regions, and countries in the last few years. 33 strategies have been adopted since 2014, and at least 29 more are under development.
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Strategy for the transition to circular economy in the municipality of Maribor
Strategija za prehod MO Maribor na krožno gospodarstvo
English
Author:
Wcycle Institute Maribor
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
The basic idea of the Strategy for the transition of the City of Maribor to the circular economy (Strategy) as well as the Wcycle project is its own innovative model as a system for managing all the resources available in the Municipality of Maribor and the wider urban area
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EU CE Stakeholders Platform
Evropska platforma za KG
English
Author:
European Parliament European Council Council of the European Union Court of Justice of the European Union European Central Bank European Court of Auditors European External Action Service European Economic and Social Committee European Committee of the Regions European Investment Bank European Ombudsman European Data Protection Supervisor European Personnel Selection Office Publications Office of the European Union Agencies
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Website
Country: General
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, your space to exchange and interact. On this virtual platform you can - contribute by submitting content for this website (good practice, publication, event, network...) via our submission forms - engage with other stakeholders on our discussion forum - and stay up-to-date with all ongoing activities of the Platform by subscribing to our newsletter.
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Waste, Resources & Circular Economy
Waste, Resources & Circular Economy
English
Author:
Patrick ten Brink, IEEP
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Presentation
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Capacity building, programmatic development and communication in the field of environmental taxation and budgetary reform
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Delivering the circular economy a toolkit for policymakers
Delivering the circular economy a toolkit for policymakers
English
Author:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Published:
2015
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Book / Guide / Handbook / Report
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
This report has been produced by a team from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which takes full responsibility for the report’s contents and conclusions. While the key contributors and contributors listed in the acknowledgements provided significant input to the development of this report, their participation does not necessarily equate to endorsement of the report’s contents or conclusions. The McKinsey Center for Business and Environment provided analytical support. NERA Economic Consulting provided support for the macroeconomic and policy analysis for Parts 2 and 3 of this report. This report describes a methodology for circular economy policymaking. It also explores a range of policy options that Denmark – the country of the report’s pilot study – could choose to pursue. The report does not recommend any specific policy intervention to Denmark or to any other country.
Circular economy
Evaluation study the guarantee system, component of the waste management system in Romania
Studiu privind evaluarea sistemului de garanție, componentă a sistemului de gestionare a deșeurilor în România
Romanian
Author:
lect. univ. dr. Cristian Teodor, coordonator/director prof. univ. dr. Mariana Bran conf. univ. dr. Raluca Ignat prof. univ. dr. Erika Marin conf. univ. dr. Vasile Strat conf. univ. dr. Carmen Trică
Published:
2020
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
Free, available on request
Managementul deșeurilor este una dintre probleme acute ale societății contemporane. Identificarea soluțiilor pentru optimizarea gestionării acestora reprezintă o preocupare constantă a autorităților publice, cetățenilor și actorilor ce își pun amprenta asupra mediului.
Waste management
Planning effective transport of people, products and materials
Planning effective transport of people, products and materials
English
Author:
Mobility is a key urban priority. It is central to how a city operates, and has a significant impact on quality of life, the local environment, and resource consumption. Effective urban mobility systems can be enabled by accommodating all modes of transport. The system can be further optimised by integrating mobility planning with the spatial planning while considering how products and services are produced and accessed.
Published:
2019
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
Mobility is a key urban priority. It is central to how a city operates, and has a significant impact on quality of life, the local environment, and resource consumption. Effective urban mobility systems can be enabled by accommodating all modes of transport. The system can be further optimised by integrating mobility planning with the spatial planning while considering how products and services are produced and accessed.
Planning
Planning for compact, connected cities
Planning for compact, connected cities
English
Author:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Published:
2019
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies, VET teachers and trainers
free
How a city’s buildings are planned and developed has a significant impact on urban living conditions and on resource consumption. The physical structure of a city is fundamental to how a city functions. Urban planning in a city includes making decisions on the placement of buildings, their use, and urban density. Planning for compact, connected cities can ensure that land is used effectively and support the looping of local material flows while at the same time increasing urban quality of life.
Planning
PLANNING FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION AND CIRCULAR MATERIAL FLOWS
PLANNING FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION AND CIRCULAR MATERIAL FLOWS
English
Author:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Published:
2019
Sector:
Sector-specific
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country: Country-specific
Target Group: Professionals from companies
Free, available on request
Household goods tend to end up in municipal waste streams, where their value is lost and where they create a strain on public budgets. To address this at city level, both upstream and downstream policy measures are needed. To ensure effective resource consumption and the elimination of waste in cities, local material loops and flows must be created through two interrelated city-scale measures that address the entire product life cycle: 1. Upstream: Enabling and incentivising better production through business support and advisory services that focus on design and business development. 2. Downstream: Providing resource management infrastructure that facilitates services such as collection, sorting, reuse, and recycling.
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Industrial Symbiosis Facilitator
Industrial Symbiosis Facilitator
English
Author:
ECORES – Belgium – Julie Decaux, Erwan Mouazan and David Steinmetz. • SYM - SIMBIOSY SIMBIOSI INDUSTRIAL SL – Spain - Adriana Sanz and Verónica Kuchinow • STP - STYRIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK (Stajerski Tehnoloski Park d.o.o.) – Slovenia - Stefano GUARDATI and Matjaž Fras • CETEM - ASOCIACIÓN EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DEL MUEBLEY LA MADERA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA - Spain - Almudena Muñoz • CNPCD - Asociatia Centrul National pentru Productie si Consum Durabile - Romania – Aida Szilagyi • SFC - SISTEMI FORMATIVI CONFINDUSTRIA SCPA – Italy - Ivana Russiello, Francesco Lembo, Serena Maiorano and Serena Lisai
Published:
Undetermined
Sector:
Cross-sectoral
Type of resource:
Article / Scientific Article
Country:
Target Group: Professionals from companies
free
Industrial Symbiosis (IS) has been highlighted as a strong pathway to implement a circular economy, by developing waste-as-resource business models aiming at using waste as resources and promote cross-sector and cross-cycle collaborations by creating markets for secondary raw materials. In that respect, in order to foster IS, there is a need to support involved stakeholders in developing the necessary skills and competences to accelerate this strategy.
industrial symbiosis