CIRC4LIFE - A circular economy approach for lifecycles of products and services

  • Dates: May 2018 – April 2021 
  • Leader: CIRCE 
  • Grant agreement number: 776503
  • Financed by

     

DESCRIPTION

The new circular economy model proposed by CIRC4LIFE will be based in three new models:

  • Co-creation of Products/Services Model, to bring end-users closer to the design and manufacturing phases by identifying consumer preferences via Big-data tools and tests in Living labs.
  • Sustainable Consumption Model, to trace the producsts sustainability along their value chain and support the implementation of the circular economy via awareness raising and knowledge sharing activities.
  • Collaborative Recycling/Reuse Model, to enable stakeholders interact with each other to facilitate the use/reuse of end-of-life products, reduce waste, and apply measures to encourage consumers to recycle/reuse.

This project has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 776503.

OBJETIVES

CIRC4LIFE aims to develop and implement a circular economy approach for sustainable products and services.
The project activities will be based in two sectors:

  • Electrical and electronic equipment
  • Farming and agri-food

An ICT platform will be developed, containing information about logistics, products, recycling systems and other online tools to support stakeholders and consumers.

CIRCE´s ROLE

CIRCE is responsible of the development of the business model based on the collaborative recycle and/or reuse of goods and products, and will carry out an analysis and definition of systems that enable key players to recycle and reuse a diverse number of products.

CIRCE will also play a key role in the development of the Sustainable Consumption Model, contributing to the development of eco-shopping and eco-cost account to enable consumers to select sustainable products, as well as in the support of the eco-point calculations and recycling / reuse approaches.

PARTNERS