Eco-innovation and competitiveness
Enabling the transition to a resource-efficient circular economy: annual report 2013 - Study
Eco-Innovation will fuel the transition to a circular economy. This report presents evidence of changes already happening across the EU and highlights some of the key barriers and future challenges toward mainstreaming a circular economic model. It argues that the circular economy concept offers a model of resource flows through the economy that may underpin the vision of a resource-efficient Europe. Eco-innovation will enable the transition by changing dominant business models, transforming the way citizens interact with products and services, and developing improved systems for delivering... value. This report looks at five activities that are crucial to building up resource-efficient material flows across the EU: design, repair, reuse, remanufacturing and recycling.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Environment (European Commission) , Technopolis Group Belgium , Vienna University of Economics and Business , Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy
- Personal author(s): Doranova, Asel; O’Brien, Meghan; Giljum, Stefan; Miedzinski, Michal Themes: Environment policy and protection of the environment, Industrial policy
- Subject: activity report, competitiveness, economic development, environmental impact, environmental protection, exploitation of resources, innovation, sustainable development