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CRESTING Conference – Registration Open!

Registration for the CRESTING Conference 2021 is now open! Circular Economy: Sustainability implications of a social transformation 📅:  15th December 2021 📍: Hybrid event – online and in London, UK. In partnership with Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) & International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) We look forward to welcoming an international audience to the…

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CRESTING timeline: an interactive timeline of CRESTING publications, workshops, milestones and events

The timeline, which can be accessed here, presents key articles from CRESTING professors leading to the conceptual development of the CRESTING project.  Moreover, the timeline provides a list of all publications made during the project period and a list of all CRESTING workshops and project relevant conferences. Professors within the CRESTING project team and colleagues…

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CRESTING Conference – Circular Economy: Sustainability Implications of a social Transformation

Circular Economy: Sustainability implications of a social transformation Hybrid event on 15th December 2021       In partnership with Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This conference aims to open discussion into the implications for sustainability of the development of a circular economy. A major element of resource policy globally, a circular economy is seen as…

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Reflections on the final Cresting workshop in Pescara, Italy

For several months, the Pescara organising team had started planning where to take the ESRs, which hidden corners of Abruzzo to present to them, what venue to choose (beach or mountain?) and how to organise vegetarian food in the region of Arrosticini (grilled lamb skewers).  The anticipation of hosting the whole team lasted only until January,…

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White Paper Published – Transforming Extended Producer Responsibility

How can the transition to circular economy be supported? Researchers at the University of Utrecht, including CRESTING Supervisor Walter Vermeulen and CRESTING researcher Kieran Campbell-Johnson, have recently published a White paper on transforming extended producer responsibly to aid the circular goals of the Netherlands.  Extended producer responsibility plays an important role in the transition to…

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How is the French public administration going circular?

New blogpost from Cresting : Natacha Klein, one of the CRESTING Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working on the public sector, gives insights from some exploratory work done last year into what the French public administration is doing to contribute to the transition towards circularity. Find out here what kind of initiatives the French public sector organisations are…

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Lenses of Value within Circular Economies

A circular mindset is often connected to retaining value or creating higher value, but can this mean anything other than monetary value? Explore this interactive blog written by Cresting ESRs  (Early Stage Researchers) Kieran Campbell-Johnston and Heather Rogers, and join the discussion on varied and interrelated perceptions of value in circular economies. What other lenses…

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To define or to act? — Front-runner perspectives on circular economy and sustainability

There is a new Cresting blogpost out on Medium:  CRESTING ESR (Early Stage Researcher) Erik Roos Lindgreen summarizes early results from research with CRESTING ESRs Anna Walker and Katelin Opferkuch, in which they interviewed Circular Economy front-runner companies about the connection between Circular Economy and sustainability. Two perspectives were found; how do these relate to…

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Is the circular economy a fairy tale or a real transformative vision?

Is the circular economy a fairy tale or a real transformative vision? To answer this question, this short piece critically reflects on the concept of circular economy, discusses its key challenges, examines its implementation, and explores its precursors and many related concepts and visions. Visit the article to better understand the potentials and shortcomings of…

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How our purchasing decisions can support the transition to a circular economy

In the run up to Christmas this timely piece by CRESTING researcher Aodhan Newsholme (University of Hull, UK), explores how we as consumers can support the transition to a #circulareconomy through our purchasing decisions. As a consumer, you may ask yourself: How do my purchasing actions have an impact in a global world?   Find…

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