3. Local Action Plan
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Circular economy projects planning

Circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible.

Action plans for implementing a circular economy project, could focus on a different phase of the value chain, from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials. There are different models that could be employed to shape a circular economy action plan, focusing on: (a) the design and manufacturing phase; (b) the use phase; and (c) the value recovery phase, such as:

  • Circular design models focus on the development of existing or new products and processes that boost circularity.
  • Optimal use models focus on increasing the value and use of products during an extended lifespan.
  • Value recovery models focus on maximising recovery and recycling of products and materials into new products or useful resources.
  • Circular support models focus on the management and coordination of circular value chains. 

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