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Circular economy implementation: case studies in Wales

Circular economy implementation: case studies in Wales

Walpole, Gary, Dewale, Ben, Evans, Sarah, Fuller-Love, Nerys, Hopkins, Sarah, Liu, Zheng ORCID: 0000-0002-5979-5632 , Moghadam, Pouya, Murphy, Lyndon, Rich, Nicholas, Sain-Ley-Berry, Clare and Kyaw, Sandy (2023) Circular economy implementation: case studies in Wales. Project Report. Cardiff Metropolitan University - Universities Wales, Cardiff. (doi:

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The recent IPPC report asserted: “To avoid mounting loss of life, biodiversity and infrastructure, ambitious, accelerated action is required to adapt to climate change, at the same time as making rapid, deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions” (IPCC, February 2022). The Welsh Government declared a Climate Emergency in 2019 and their Net Zero Strategic Plan (2022) outlines the need to transition to a Circular Economy (CE) in Wales. This report aimed to support practitioners within public, private and third sector organisations by enhancing their knowledge of the implementation of CE principles. The ESF funded Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) programme, delivered by Cardiff Met and Swansea University, encountered a few organisations implementing CE principles and many more looking for 'how to' examples of the application of CE principles. The CEIC programme was designed to support public service and third sector organisations coproduce new regional circular economy service solutions, through regional CE innovation communities of practice. We obtained the support of the Wales Innovation Network to provide ‘how to’ cases to inspire practitioners to implement CE principles and help Welsh Government encourage public, private and third sector organisations to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to a CE as outlined in their ‘Beyond Recycling’ strategy.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
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