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Tools and methods

This section focuses on tools and methods that can be used to support the development and implementation of Circular Systemic Solutions. The selection covers a variety of topics including, but not limited to, circular economy indicators, resource scanning tools and circular procurement guidelines. 

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Circular public procurement: a framework for cities

This tool is a guide to help practitioners in city governments to adopt a more circular approach to public procurement. Public procurement processes...

Type of tool or method
Circular economy procurement
Impacts: Increased recycling rates, Dematerialisation, Environmental pollution and land use, Competitiveness and innovation, Material savings, Stakeholder and citizens mobilisation, engagement and participation
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COLLECTORS web platform – waste collection benchmark data

The COLLECTORS web platform provides an online database documenting the organisation and performance of 242 European waste collection systems in 23 EU...

Type of tool or method
Circular economy benchmark data
Impacts: Dematerialisation, Increased recycling rates, Environmental pollution and land use
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E-learning module on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement

The Urban Agenda Partnership on Innovative and Responsible Public Procurement aims to push forward the development and implementation of an ambitious...

Type of tool or method
Circular economy procurement
Impacts: Environmental pollution and land use, Increased recycling rates, Dematerialisation, Competitiveness and innovation, Innovation, Stakeholder and citizens mobilisation, engagement and participation, Material savings
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Getting the governance of the circular economy right: Checklist for Action and OECD Scoreboard

The Checklist for Action supports decision-makers to promote, facilitate and enable the transition to the circular economy. The Checklist is...

Type of tool or method
Resource scanning tools
Impacts: Climate adaptation and Climate mitigation, Environmental pollution and land use, Increased recycling rates, Dematerialisation, Equality of opportunities/Just transition toward a sustainable and inclusive circular economy, Competitiveness and innovation, Education, knowledge, training and reskilling, Stakeholder and citizens mobilisation, engagement and participation, Material savings, Innovation
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Indicators for circular economy transition in cities

The European Commission provides a general monitoring framework for the circular economy (CE). It aims to help understand how the various elements of...

Type of tool or method
Circular economy indicators
Impacts: Increased recycling rates, Dematerialisation, Competitiveness and innovation, Equality of opportunities/Just transition toward a sustainable and inclusive circular economy, Education, knowledge, training and reskilling
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REBus – Guide for circular procurement

The REBus project’s tool provides different resource-efficient business models, including service systems, hire and leasing, incentivised returns and...

Type of tool or method
Circular economy procurement
Impacts: Dematerialisation, Environmental pollution and land use