Category: Circular Economy Blog

The EPA are calling for comments on the best practice guidelines for waste in construction and demolition.


One third of all waste produced within the EU comes from construction and demolition (C&D) activity. 6.2 million tonnes of C&D waste was produced in 2018 alone. C&D waste, when managed properly can have significant benefits in terms of

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Success in Paris Agreement goals dependent on adopting a circular economy

At the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), which occurred on April 15th and 16th out of Finland, UN Climate Change Executive, Patricia Espinosa, stressed the importance of countries adopting circular economies to achieve climate neutrality. A shift towards a circular

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circular economy performance measurement tool

Over 950 businesses have already signed up for Circulytics, the most comprehensive tool for measuring your business’ circular economy performance. A Circulytics assessment will give vital insights into how businesses can move towards more circular practices to reach their Sustainable

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Have your say: National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy

In September 2020, the Irish government published the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy. Now, Ireland’s Waste Regions are turning that policy into meaningful action with the National Waste Management Plan for a Circular Economy. 

The pre-draft of this …

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EPA Webinar addresses the link between Circularity & Environmental Restoration

Sign up for the EPA/IIEA Webinar – Circularity to Restore the Earth – taking place on Thursday 22nd April 2021.

Speaking on the webinar will be Inger Andersen (Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations …

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Festival of Circularity Starts April 20th

The inaugural Festival of Circularity starts this month, with an impressive lineup of speakers discussing all things circular across the two day digital festival.

The world needs to change the way it consumes and disposes of goods – from fashion

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Irish Government approves landmark Climate Bill

The Irish Government has approved legislation to set Ireland on the path to net-Zero emissions no later than 2050, and to a 51% reduction in emissions by the end of this decade. The Bill will also provide the framework for …

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World Circular Economy Forum + Climate Event to take place in April

The World Circular Economy Forum is a landmark event of the year that brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. On 15 and 16 April 2021, Sitra will be co-hosting with the …

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European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform launches #EUCircularTalks

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, on which the Rediscovery Centre sits as a steering committee member, has launched a series of talks about the Circular Economy. Recently,  the platform organized a Circular Talk on resource extraction and the circular economy, …

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Dutch architect wins circularity award

Dutch architecture studio RAU Architects have been recognized by Holland Circular Hotspot for their work in bringing about a circular built environment. Their design for the Triodos Bank HQ in the Netherlands is celebrated as a fully sustainable and circular …

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