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CEN | More good practices, more guidelines: the CEN website continues to get enriched

 


The Circular Europe Network (CEN) recently published new cases on its website, in order to illustrate how cities and regions have been implementing circular economy strategies and actions on their territory.

About 150 are already available on the CEN website. Among the most recent cases, the database includes in particular factsheets about instruments supporting business, like the Greenlab programme, the Resilient Web toolkit and its pilot action about urban farming, as well as the product-service system module (PSS) to help companies transforming their business model into a more sustainable one. Other cases are related to sustainable procurement, for instance related to building and construction (London, Cornwall, Hambourg, Rome or Genova) and to office supplies (Ghent, Bolzano, Rome).

More general strategies on circular economy and integrated approaches on material resource management have also been recently published, for instance in the territories of Treviso, Scotland, Wallonia and Amsterdam. The Guidelines on circular economy strategies by local and regional authorities published in English in 2015 are now available in Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and Spanish on the CEN website.

The guidelines were translated by ACR+ members AICA, LIPOR, ARC and Fundación para la economía circular. The most recent translation – Spanish – was officially presented during an event organised in Madrid by the Fundación and gathering several ACR+ members and experts, to share opinion and experience on circular economy. Additional translations could be considered in the future for the general guidelines, in order to be ever closer to local decision makers.

More information about the guidelines: www.circular-europe-network.eu