Validating circular performance indicators: The interface between circular economy and stakeholders15 Mar 2022
The development and application of appropriate Circular Economy indicators is an issue that concerns both the scientific and the business community, as well as decision makers. The existing gap between research, policy and practice could be bridged by using a dynamic indicators selection approach that combines both expert and participatory practices. This study aims to develop such a novel approach for the selection of indicators based on views and needs of practitioners, whilst considering the complex interdependencies of the indicators and determining their importance.
Potential nutrient conversion using nature-based solutions in cities and utilization concepts to create circular urban food systems23 Jul 2021
This paper quantifies the potential nutrients (main plant macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) that could be recovered from urban wastewater and biodegradable kitchen waste using nature-based treatment solutions. Results indicate that, using NBS, the wastewater and kitchen waste from 77,250 persons could fully cover the nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer demand of the entire vegetable production in Vienna, which currently supplies one-third of Vienna’s vegetable consumption. Additional people connected to the system can supply significant excess nutrients to produce other crops within and beyond the city.
Social engagement strategy for the co-creation of HOUSEFUL solutions as new services (version I)PDF 1.37 MB - 31 Jul 2020
This deliverable provides a preliminary approach on how to develop and implement an engagement strategy for the development of the Houseful project solutions and services (CEBOs). The main objective of this deliverable is to define the actions and activities that will be implemented in Task 3.2 (the process of co-creation through the implementation of workshops). The action and activities are based on the evidence gathered after consulting with the identified and targeted stakeholders. Therefore, this document also provides information on who these stakeholders are, how they have been identified and their role in the engagement process.
Reference methodologies and KPIs in circular economy analysisPDF 2.75 MB - 28 Jul 2020
Establishment of the most relevant calculation methodologies and KPIs to be considered in the circular economy analysis to be deployed during the project. The technically pre-selected KPIs will be then considered when engaging stakeholders in task 3.1., as well as for the circular economy baseline evaluation (D4.3) and for the validation of HOUSEFUL solutions at building scale (D4.6).