Limits to circular bioeconomy in the transition towards decentralized biowaste management systems

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The European Union bioeconomy strategy seeks to unlock the potential of circular economy and to strengthen and deploy local bioeconomies rapidly. The decentralization of waste management can be a coherent supporting mechanism for achieving long-term climate goals for the future communities while overcoming some of the constraints introduced due to the centralized treatment plants. Through stakeholder analysis we identified the major supporting and hindering factors when implementing circular decentralized biowaste management models, focusing mainly on the regulatory and institutional environment. To enable local communities to operate in a circular environment, several factors need to be taken into account and sought to be changed usually through legislation. The economic viability of all actors should be safeguarded under a holistic framework and new alternative regulatory incentives are required for circular economy to support positive externalities and other benefits over linear economy.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer105207
TidsskriftResources, Conservation and Recycling
Vol/bind164
ISSN0921-3449
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2021

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Funding Information:
This work is part of the DECISIVE project that has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 689229. The work was further supported by the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University and the Circular Bioeconomy center of Aarhus University (CBIO). The authors would like to thank Gisela Sommer and Marga Lopez Martinez for proof reading the manuscript and providing valuable input on coherent definitions and the project partners in the French national institute for agriculture, food and environment (INRAE), SUEZ, the Waste Agency of Catalonia (ARC), Refarmers, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the Horticultural training and promotion center for their participation in the research.

Funding Information:
This work is part of the DECISIVE project that has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 689229 . The work was further supported by the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Aarhus University and the Circular Bioeconomy center of Aarhus University (CBIO). The authors would like to thank Gisela Sommer and Marga Lopez Martinez for proof reading the manuscript and providing valuable input on coherent definitions and the project partners in the French national institute for agriculture, food and environment (INRAE), SUEZ, the Waste Agency of Catalonia (ARC), Refarmers, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the Horticultural training and promotion center for their participation in the research.

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