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CiRcular Economy: SusTainability Implications and guidING progress

CiRcular Economy: SusTainability Implications and guidING progress

Objective

CRESTING will train Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in cutting edge systematic analysis of the process of transformation to a Circular Economy (CE). Establishing a CE (such that the maximum value is extracted from materials and waste generation minimised) is a major policy area within the European Union and elsewhere. Explicitly seen as increasing economic competitiveness and laying a foundation for environmental employment, CE policies are designed to increase resource efficiency and decrease carbon dependency. Previous and ongoing research into the CE, however, has been largely concerned with strategies for implementation. The many different fields of activity comprising the CE (e.g., re-use, recovery, recycling, eco-design amongst others) operate with varying degrees of effectiveness in different places and for different materials. These fields of activity have not been critically analysed as an interrelated social, technical, environmental and, significantly, spatial phenomenon. This programme will advance the critical analysis of the concept and sustainability implications of the CE by the training of 15 ESR analysing CE-related activity and initiatives in a range of geographic and economic settings. CRESTING is divided between 5 work packages (WP) analysing: current discourse and policy contexts (WP1); corporate engagement with the CE (WP2); public sector engagement in the CE (WP3); the potential for local economic development and employment from the CE (WP4); and measuring life cycle impacts and developing sustainability indicators relevant to the CE (WP5). With multidisciplinary and international supervisory teams including non-academic partners within each WP, CRESTING will 1) analyse the sustainability implications of the CE; 2) analyse the spatial dimension of the CE and 3) translate these analyses into specific actions for managing the transformation to the CE.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

Address

Cottingham Road
Hu6 7rx Hull

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 819 863,64

Participants (7)

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NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

UNIVERSIDADE ABERTA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 238 356,36

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 766 122,84

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 511 868,16

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE TROYES

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 061,32

Partners (15)

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THE WASTE AND RESOURCES ACTION PROGRAMME

Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure)

NANJING UNIVERSITY

University of Ibadan

SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG

IPOINT-SYSTEMS GMBH

Amt der steiermärkischen Landesregierung (Office of the Regional Government of Styria)

Taiwan CE Network

Secretaria-Geral do Ministério do Ambiente (Ministry of Environment, Republica Portuguesa)

KINGSTON UPON HULL CITY COUNCIL

Environmental and Management Solutions Ltd

IDEE ALSACE

ECOINNOVAZIONE SRL

APTAR Italia SpA

Mangiatorella SpA

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765198

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 854 797,56

  • EU contribution

    € 3 854 797,56

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom