Sustainable consumption and production aims at 'doing more and better with less', increasing net welfare gains by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. By definition, the multi-disciplinary research involves many stakeholders, including business, consumers, policy makers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies. By investigating the transition to a more sustainable industry, the Copernicus Institute contributes to a more resilient and sustainable economy. We not only look at how businesses can improve the sustainability of their operations, but also study strategies and opportunities to reduce unsustainable consumption, reduce waste, improve resource efficiency, and create and stimulate a circular and sustainable economy.
Responsible consumption and production
The Copernicus Institute and RIVM are targeting the full potential of biotic waste streams and biotic feedstock for making biobased chemicals and products...
Researchers at the Copernicus Institute have been working for some decades to move beyond the rusty linear economy of the past.