The Virtual Academy provides resources related to the implementation of Urban Circular Bioeconomy
solutions. This includes handbooks, manuals, factsheets and videos on technologies and financial engineering for circular bio-economy projects.
Circular Economy policy innovation and good practice in Member States
The European Commission requested the EEA to produce EU27 country profiles on circular economy policies at a national level and best practices on policy innovation. This report provides an overview of the main findings of the 27 circular economy country profiles.
Circular Indicators for Governments - Accelerating action in the circular economy
PACE is a global community of leaders working together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. In this paper a series of improvement areas for immediate action on circular economy are presented.
The 2022 edition of the Circularity Gap Report provides high level insights into the globe’s material flows and key levers for transitioning to circularity. It also supports decision-makers with clear metrics, global data and a measurement of the circular economy to guide their action.
Bacillus thuringiensis Production Through Fermentation Using OFMSW Enzymatic Hydrolysate
This paper aims to explore an alternative pathway to valorize OFMSW. It is based on enzymatic hydrolysis to obtain a sugar-rich fraction with the potential for liquid fermentative processes and a partially hydrolyzed solid that is evaluated as a substrate for solid-state fermentation.
WaysTUP Evaluation methodology for measuring change in the collection of urban biowaste
In this report, the evaluation methodology measuring the change associated with
the behaviour change intervention (consisting of the implementation of the toolkit for behaviour
change in three pilot cities, Valencia, Athens and Barcelona) is described.
Behaviour change, Citizen awareness, Consumer acceptance, Pilot projects, Stakeholder engagement
Urban Metabolism analysis is an analytical instrument to quantify flows of food, water and generated biowaste. In the eight HOOP cities and regions about 60 % of the biowaste is treated by AD and or composting. A high proportion of biowaste still ends up in the mixed municipal waste.
The Urban Circularity Assessment is an urban, economy-wide material flow and stock accounting method, which paired with indicators, will enable the assessment of material circularity of a municipality or city.
City Loops_Apeldoorn (The Netherlands): Sector-wide circularity assessment for the biomass sector
The City Loops project developed a Sector-Wide Circularity Assessment method to assess the circularity level of biomass in cities. This report presents the results in the city of Apeldoorn (The Netherlands).
Readers will be guided through the process of policy making cycle by addressing evidence-based objectives, choosing the measurement criteria (indicators) and way to apply them to monitor, evaluate and improve sustainable urban development policies.
European Commission_Monitoring framework for the circular economy
In 2018, the European Commission published a communication on a monitoring framework for the circular economy. This framework is made of ten indicators grouped into four aspects: (1) production and consumption, (2) waste management, (3) secondary raw materials and (4) competitiveness and innovation.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation_Cities and Circular Economy for Food
This report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation aims to highlight the often underappreciated role urban food actors can play in driving food system transformation, and to spark a global public-private effort to build a circular economy for food.
Circular business models, OFMSW, Sorting, Urban metabolism