A SOLUTION FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Circular Economy (CE) is a model of sustainable development that tightly connects economic, social, and environmental aspects, and promotes a responsible value chain along the entire life cycle of a product/service with a careful management of resources and reduction of negative externalities.

A specific tool: ChECK it!TM

The idea of this project is to develop a tool to evaluate the degree of implementation of the circular economy principles in urban utilities.

A CIRCULARITY SCORE

ChECK it!TM identifies the critical issues of a specific utility, so can support governance choices. The circularity score per municipality is based on the results of a quanti-qualitative analysis of the single utility performances:

  • Technological Networks

  • Public lighting

  • Electrical network

  • Natural gas

  • Water Network

  • Transport Sector

  • Waste Collection

  • Schools

  • ...

FROM QUESTIONS TO THE INDICATOR

Answers and scores

Different sets of questions, answers, and scores were conceived to test different aspects of each service.

Application of EC principles

The questions derive from the study of circular economy principles applied to public/shared services: difficulty of implementing CE principles, management performance, and network performance.

From technical employees to Indicator

The multi-criteria assessment questionnaires can be answered by a public administration or a service provider.

The score is based on the results of both physical parameters and qualitative analysis of the single utility performances.

The results are shown through an interactive dashboard that allows the user (public administration or service provider) to obtain a circularity score per municipality per utility from a management and social-environmental point of view, and eventually a global score

WHY CIRCULAR ECONOMY

  • RECYCLING

    From a Circular Economy perspective, linear processes are transformed into circular processes: biological materials can be reintegrated into the biosphere

  • CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY

    Circular economy is deeply connected to the notion of sustainability. Sustainability concerns and affects three dimensions that form the 3P model: people, planet, and profit.

  • UNITED NATIONS OBJECTIVES

    In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly has identified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also in related to the three dimensions of sustainability. Each SDG is detailed with specific targets, that in total sum up to 169 targets.

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