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Imagine expanding the life of electronic devices while incorporating blockchain traceability technology capable of creating 1 job for every 300 items reused. Now imagine ensuring a 95% recycling rate and transforming a cost for municipalities into revenue that stays in the community. This is not imagination, this is eReuse: a perfect example of how symbiosis between the digital agenda and waste management can create value, sustainability and jobs.

 

Available in: English. Other languages coming soon!

 


Carpet manufacturers, industry associations and civil society join voices to make the carpet industry go circular.

Available in English


In November 2016, Freiburg decided to stop the flood of disposable coffee cups.

Less than two years later, Freiburg has proven how a mid-size city can push for alternatives to the throw-away society and define the political agenda.

Available in: English and French. Other languages coming soon!


Recircle has arrived to transform take-away restaurants. In two years, more than 400 restaurants across Switzerland are already using Recircle’s 70,000 reusable meal boxes.

A winning solution that prevents waste and saves money to restaurants and cities.

Available in: English and French. Other languages coming soon!


 

Circular economy opportunities for digital products

The joint policy paper by Zero Waste Europe, ECOS, EEB, IFIXIT and Rreuse complements Digital Europe's publication “The Contribution of the Digital Industry in a Circular Economy” with additional perspectives, and challenge the digital industry's conclusions with regard to policy options.

Available in English


Seizing the opportunity: using plastic only where it makes sense
The policy paper looks at existing alternatives to fast-moving and short-lived plastic applications, and calls for the
EU to introduce reduction targets for single-use plastics within the EU Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy.

Available in English


Climate Finance for the Waste Management Sector - Guidance for Policy-Makers and Project Developers

This policy briefing looks at the false climate solutions promoted by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The false solutions including the burning of refuse derived fuel (RDF) are emitters of greenhouse gases and could undermine the GCF's climate mitigation efforts.

Available in English


A briefing paper on the use of embodied energy in product policy. The paper looks at the basis for an indicator of the energy which is embodied in a product and how this could be used to reinforce circular economy practice.

 

Available in: English


A guide on how to run zero waste events. Produced by Zero Waste France, and translated by Zero Waste Europe.

Available in: English

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