Circular Economy

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With the continuous growth of the world population, a key challenge is to use resources much more efficiently and to explore alternatives for rare materials. A future circular economy consists of closed loops of resources to eliminate waste from production and consumption through maintaining, sharing, re-using and recycling.

In their study of a transition towards a circular economy, Copernicus researchers investigate sustainable consumption, technological innovations and new organizational arrangements. They also advise business leaders and policy makers at national and international levels on deep decarbonization, tax and regulation, and the implementation of sustainable business models.

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