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Understanding the Circular Economy in Europe from Resource Efficiency to Sharing Platforms: The CEPS Framework

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Publication details

DatePublished - Jul 2016
Number of pages24
PublisherCEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies)
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6138-535-2
ISBN (Print)978-94-6138-535-2


This paper aims to rethink the concept of the ‘circular economy’ through the
prism of its relevance to its many stakeholders, ranging from public and
private actors and mature and emerging industries to cities and regions, SMEs
and multi-sectoral corporations. The paper presents a schematic framework,
which breaks down the circular economy into eight fundamental building
blocks and shows how they are interconnected in relation to the multiplicity
of involved actors. The framework is used to develop recommendations
addressed to European policy-makers on how best to support the transition
towards a circular economy in the EU.

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