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Circular bioeconomy: sustainable growth while saving the environment

Global circular bioeconomy, or bio-based circuler economy, may solve the climate, nature, and pollution crises while providing fair and sustainable growth (Cord 2021). At the same time, society consumes natural resources over the capacity limits of the earth. Many planetary boundaries, i.e., safe operation space for humanity have been surpassed (Misiga 2021). As the population […] The post Circular bioeconomy: sustainable growth while saving the environment appeared first on LAB Focus.

Regional Achievements on Boosting Bio-Based Circular Economy

Since 2017, eight partners from six countries have been working together in the BIOREGIO project to develop bio-based circular economy (CE) in their regions. As BIOREGIO is approaching its final stage, a final dissemination event was organized in May 2021. BIOREGIO aims to improve regional policies related to bio-based CE through a number of activities […] The post Regional Achievements on Boosting Bio-Based Circular Economy appeared first on LAB Focus.

Bio- and Circular Economies – Complementary Concepts

Both concepts of bioeconomy (long tradition) and circular economy (rather a new concept) are well-known in the EU though the latter one more on paper than in practice (Carus & Dammer 2018). Bioeconomy is steered by environmental challenges and resource scarcity, circular economy (CE) is driven by innovation. Despite their different origin, both complement each […] The post Bio- and Circular Economies – Complementary Concepts appeared first on LAB Focus.