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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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Analyzing the EU’s circular economy policies from an academic perspective

The EU has embraced the concept of the circular economy (CE) since the publication of the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan in 2015.  It is now a central component of many EU policies including the European Green Deal and the Coronavirus Recovery Plan.  However, academic research has yet to evaluate the discourse and policies…

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DIGITAL SOCIAL CAPITAL: THE GLUE BEHIND DIVERSE CIRCULAR ECONOMIES AMIDST COVID-19 AND SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM

CRESTING Researcher Malgorzata Lekan has written the second blogpost in the Cresting blogpost series, these are published on the platform medium. In this blogpost we are embarking on a journey to Tedoy, un mundo para compartir – a community foundation from Santiago (Chile) to explore how digitized alternative economic models can navigate us toward a…

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