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Deepening Knowledge Module on

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY Developer of the module: Time Associates

Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

Introduction

This presentation will cover: • • • •

Waste and resource management statistics and information on the environmental issue to be overcome. To critically evaluate our current consumption and production systems and explore better ways of dealing with resources. Investigating alternative models: the linear economy vs the circular economy To explore the circular economy and learn about a business applying the circular economy model to mattress recycling.


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

Waste and Resource Management

The environmental issue: Waste and resource management

Waste is any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard. It represents an enormous loss of resources in the form of both materials and energy.


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

The Circular Economy

Biological materials Materials can go back into the soils by composting or through anaerobic digestion, it will regenerate and improve it. Technical materials Polymers and metals – designed to continually flow at high quality in closed industrial cycles.


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

The Circular Economy

Why do we need the circular economy? •

Overpopulation and demand for raw materials

Dependence on other countries for natural resources.

Impact on the climate

increasing


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

Waste and and Resource Management International EU Strategies for the Circular Economy • The circular economy is important to Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. • The circular economy cannot be confined to one of the Sustainable Development Goals. • The circular economy has the potential to improve resource efficiency and save money but also to create meaningful jobs, promote economic growth without environmental degradation, encourage collaboration by forming new partnerships, provide clean sources of energy and protect biodiversity.

• A small investment in the circular economy can have a huge impact across a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

Waste and and Resource Management International EU Strategies for the Circular Economy

EU Context 2015 – Circular Economy Package: Closing the loop Key elements of the revised waste proposal include: • A common EU target for recycling 65% of municipal waste by 2030; • A common EU target for recycling 75% of packaging waste by 2030; • A binding landfill target to reduce landfill to maximum of 10% of municipal waste by 2030. Dismissed in 2015


Project No. 2016-1-IT01-KA202-005387

Waste and Resource The Business Case Management for the Circular Economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has set out 6 actions businesses can take to implement the circular economy. This is known as the ReSOLVE framework:

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