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Circular Economy

Global consumption patterns far exceed the world’s natural limits because economic growth is largely linked to the ever-greater consumption of natural resources. A circular economy is one in which this consumption is decoupled from economic growth and a non-linear approach to creating value emerges.

You need to know how a circular economy functions.  We can help you understand the economic implications of extracting value from raw materials, products and waste, reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency.

Our analysis can also shed light on how improving resource efficiency, coupled with the recycling and re-use of resources and products, can reduce the environmental impact of economic activity. It can highlight the direct implications of circular economy policies (for recycling and waste sectors) as well as the direct and indirect rebound effects.

Some challenging questions we can help you answer:

Our Circular Economy work

Identifying regional circular economy opportunities: Zero Waste Scotland

This project for Zero Waste Scotland, led by Ricardo Energy & Environment, identified opportunities for circular economy initiatives within two economies: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross. It then went on to provide an initial estimatio...

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Impacts of circular economy policies on the labour market

The aim of this project for the European Commission's DG Environment is to develop an understanding of how a transition towards a more circular and resource efficient economy in Europe will affect labour markets across the Member States. Circular Economy report The study is...

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Modelling the impacts of changes in raw material consumption

This study aimed to provide a quantitative analysis of different EU resource productivity targets, defined as GDP per unit of raw material consumption (RMC).

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Circular Economy blog posts

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For more information on our work in Circular Economy, contact:

Jon Stenning Associate Director js@camecon.com