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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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CRESTING researchers offer you an interactive timeline of circular economy thinking to explore over 70 CE-related concepts

The timeline, which can be accessed here, presents the key ideas that influenced the current concept of circular economy, as well as ideas which build upon it and share its goals.  It is based on extensive research carried out by the CRESTING project, which was published in the following open access article in the journal…

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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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CRESTING Researcher achieves 2nd place in ‘best path to action’ awards!

Cresting researcher Santiago Perez has won second place in the « best path to action » award by the AScUS (un)conference held from the 3rd to the 5th of June, 2020. The conference was organised by the Sustainable Urban Systems section of the International Society for Industrial Ecology in partnership with Metabolism of Cities and…

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