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Achieving an increased adoption of new solutions for a circular economy requires the reinforcement of the institutional framework conditions and the capacity of business, public bodies and other stakeholders in society to adopt new models and approaches. These shall boost recycling and prevent the loss of valuable material, showing how new models, eco-design and industrial symbiosis can move the 2 Seas area towards zero-waste.


Specific Objective 4.1   |   Back to list

Bloc 1

Expected Results

This Specific Objective responds to the identified need of the 2 Seas area to develop resource-efficiency policies and change attitudes of economic stakeholders to more sustainable behavior.

The Programme seeks to contribute to this Specific Objective by adopting and implementing collaborative approaches, structures and policy tools in order to facilitate the transition towards a circular economy.

This Specific Objective focuses on the adoption of circular economy solutions across all sectors relevant to the 2 Seas area.

Bloc 2
4.2 - Circular Economy

Examples of actions

  • Formulation of approaches (protocols, tools) for green public procurement (GPP), in order to limit the outflow of wastes to ecosystems and optimize recycling.
  • Establishment of collaborative platforms and services towards the key economic stakeholders to strengthen a circular economy (promoting waste management at cluster level).
  • Establishment of joint programmes and pilot actions to introduce the concept of the circular economy to companies.
  • Adoption of new technological solutions for recycling notably through the promotion and implementation of nature-based solutions.
  • Investment in support of the application of more resource efficient solutions, for instance as part of cross-border pilot initiatives to improve recycling of waste material notably through the promotion and implementation of nature-based solutions.

This list is not exhaustive.