Tools

The tools here presented are available for all regional stakeholders wishing to deepen
their knowledge and integrate the principles of Circular Economy in the context of their organisations and their daily lives.


Report “How moving to a Circular Economy can help the UK to build back better”

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) believes that adopting a more circular economy could help the UK recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new report, they argue that that moving to a more circular economy should form an essential element of the UK’s recovery plan, as greater circularity has the potential to deliver increased growth, net jobs, higher resilience and stronger environmental sustainability. The report presents six recommendations for action to become more circular, more resilient, and more sustainable, that can help other regions and countries with similar ambitions. For more information, please visit: https://www.wrap.org.uk/buildbackbetter.

published June 29th


Circulytics – measuring circularity

Circulytics is a circularity measurement tool developed by Ellen MacArthur Foundation that enables companies, regardless of industry, complexity, and size, to measure circularity across their entire operation and identify opportunities to adopt or further embed circular practices. To register your company and submit the required qualitative and quantitative data in the survey platform, in order to receive your company scorecard that features a comprehensive breakdown of the results, please visit https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/resources/apply/circulytics-measuring-circularity.

published June 29th


Local guidance on implementing the Single-Use Plastics Directive

Together with the Rethink Plastic alliance, Zero Waste Europe has developed a guide for local municipalities and communities looking for support on implementing the EU’s SUP Directive. This guide aims to provide concrete examples and advice on the different actions cities and municipalities can implement to reduce plastic pollution, simultaneously achieving the targets set out in the Directive. More information here: https://zerowastecities.eu/local-guidance-on-implementing-the-sup-directive/.

published June 8th


Circular Economy self-assessment tool

The project partners of INTERREG POCTEP CircularLabs developed a self-assessment tool that allows assessing the degree of implementation of the circular economy in companies and institutions. After the self-assessment study, the tool offers an initial diagnosis, which allows comparing with the average of the different sectors, as well as following the results of subsequent studies on how to monitor the evolution of the circular economy in activities. To try this free tool, click here.

published June 8th


The Sustainable Fashion Glossary

The Sustainable Fashion Glossary is the product of a partnership with Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion, UAL with input from Vogue Editors-in-Chief and reviewed by a network of academics and sustainability researchers from around the world. This tool is designed to strengthen and develop sustainability literacy by providing guidance on key sustainability terms and emerging topics. To learn more, visit this link: https://www.condenast.com/glossary/glossary-introduction.

published May 20th


Circular Transition Indicators (CTI)

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), together with 26 of its members have jointly developed a universal and consistent framework to measure circularity. The Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) is a simple, objective and quantitative framework that can be applied to businesses of all industries, sizes, value chain positions and geographies, available at WBCSD.

published May 7th


SCALER Project – Guides & Outlooks

The SCALER Project, funded by Horizon 2020, published two quick guides for industry. One, entitled “Quick Guides – Helping industries increase efficiency through resource sharing” offers insights into how businesses can start industrial resource synergies with other companies to minimise their waste and create more value from their production. The other one is a “Synergies Outlook – List of 100 potential synergies to increase industrial resource sharing”, providing a list of 100 promising synergies that could be implemented in the European process industry, helping companies identify potential waste exchange with other firms. You can download them here: https://www.scalerproject.eu/resources/guides-outlooks.

published February 28th


Circular City Funding Guide

The Circular Cities Funding Guide is now available for consultation, with information and supporting tools for the funding of circular projects and activities in an urban context, developed under the ‘Urban Agenda for the Circular Economy’ partnership. More information available at
https://www.circularcityfundingguide.eu/.

published February 12th