The Swedish government is set to take policy steps to enable a different kind of behaviour in the way in which products are used and the life-cycles of goods. Tax breaks on repairs to bicycles, washing machines and just about any broken item are being brought to the parliament by the
A new report from CEPS seeks to supports the transition towards the circular economy by simplifying and clarifying the concept for both policy-makers and business leaders.
How do we interpret policy effectiveness for a circular economy in the Nordic region?
The European Environment Agency (EEA), based in Copenhagen, is an official body of the European Union whose mission is to gather information and provide guidance with regards to the integration of environmental criteria in economic policies and strategies. Released today, its latest publication titled “More from less” gives a detailed
Reaction to the first universal legally binding global climate deal, agreed at COP21 in Paris, and signed by 195 countries at the United Nations in New York on Earth Day has been mixed. The signing has triggered headlines like “Experts Say Plans Don’t Pack a Wallop”, with the New York
During the last 200 years, cities have been attracting a growing amount of people, financial and political power, becoming hubs of innovation and creativity. The global urban population has grown rapidly, rising from 34% of the world’s people in 1964, to 54% today and predictions expect the figure to reach 75%
An £18 million fund to support small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in developing circular economy business models and designs has been launched by Zero Waste Scotland.
One of the key points in December’s updated circular economy package from the European Commission was ‘a revised Regulation on fertilisers, to facilitate the recognition of organic and waste-based fertilisers in the single market and support the role of bio-nutrients’. A few months later, draft legislation on this aspect of