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Lessons learnt
ProRail
Rapid Circular Contracting
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General

Layman’s report: Resource efficient business models – Moving to a circular economy

Resource efficiency – doing more with less – is fast becoming the focus for businesses around the world. Large companies like Argos, Sky and Samsung are all exploring new, more sustainable methods of working, while public sector organisations and SMEs also find that, with effective preparation, environmental challenges can be transformed into economic opportunities.

The following report outlines what has been achieved throughout the REBus project and how, through a proven process, your business can move towards more resource efficient ways of working.

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Report: Beyond the Circular Economy package

This Aldersgate Group report welcomes the work undertaken by the European Union in developing the Circular Economy Package and accompanying Action Plan. But once these are completed, the report asks what measures will continue to drive the circular economy in Europe and allow businesses to seize the opportunities of greater resource efficiency. Drawing on the latest case studies from businesses trialling circular models, both as part of the REBus project and beyond, this report makes six policy recommendations which can help support momentum in this crucial area.

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Report: Extrapolating resource efficient business models across Europe

In this study methodology has been developed to identify and quantify the potential economic and environmental impacts of greater adoption of REBMs in terms of GVA, job creation, raw material demand and greenhouse gas emissions. It derives metrics based on data from the REBus pilot companies, Eurostat and the UKMRIO database. The indicative scenarios quantified suggest an expansion in REBMs could offer the potential to create 1.2 million to 3 million jobs in Europe, reduce equilibrium unemployment by around 250,000 to 520,000, generate €115 billion to €325 billion in additional GVA, reduce raw material demand (excluding fossil fuels and energy carriers) by 70Mt to 185Mt, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80Mt CO2eq to 155Mt CO2eq.

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REBus monitoring and evaluation methodology

This document sets out the methodology for monitoring and evaluating the quantitative performance of the REBus project.

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Report: REBMs: The roadmap to resilience and prosperity

A major new report from the Aldersgate Group sets out a series of policy recommendations that could help deliver a more resource-efficient and resilient economy.

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Construction

Construction Lessons report

This category report focusses on the opportunities and learnings from the REBus pilots relating to construction.

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Furniture

Furniture Lessons report

This category report focusses on the opportunities and learnings from the REBus pilots relating to furniture.

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Report: Circular category office furniture

Together with REBus, PIANOo, the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment and TurnToo, the Office Furnishings department recently took the first step by implementing a study into the possibility of achieving a circular economy.

This report, ‘The path towards a circular category office furniture’, is the first step towards developing a vision, exploring opportunities and making recommendations for a circular economy. Besides exploring the influence and potential of circular business operations in the Office Furnishings department, the report also analyses the organisational environment, formulates aspirations and goals and identifies feasible options for implementation.

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Lessons learnt through ProRail

In March 2013, the project team for ProRail Facilities Services’ new traffic control centre in Utrecht (NVLU) was asked to provide it as a pilot location for the government of the Netherlands. Objective: test circular business models.
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Textiles

Textiles Lessons report

This category report focusses on the opportunities and learnings from the REBus pilots relating to textiles and workwear in particular.

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Circle Textiles Closing the Loop for Workwear

Circle Economy partnered with Salvation Army ReShare and Recover to recycle used workwear of the Dutch military into new textile products. The aim of this strategic collaboration is to show the market that used workwear can be transformed into new, beautiful, high quality products while at the same time achieving significant environmental savings.

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RWS Workwear

Leasing 100% recyclable workwear
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ICT

ICT Lessons report

This category report focusses on the opportunities and learnings from the REBus pilots relating to ICT (information and communications technology) and electrical equipment (EE).

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Lessons learnt

Report: REBus project – Summary of learnings

This report summarises learnings developed from the EU LIFE+ funded REBus project. REBus delivered “resource efficient business models” with a range of companies and organisations in the UK, primarily in the Clothing and Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) sectors. Our focus was to actively test and pilot a range of business models.

The project successfully engaged and developed REBM business model concepts with 35 organisations, leading 19 of those organisations to trial the model (as of June 2017).

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Getting started – converting circular ideas into action

As REBus enters an exciting phase where many of the 30 pilot projects are reaching completion, it’s time to reflect on these journeys and share some of the learning.
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Crossing the finish line – building a world class REBM proposition

In this second of two articles, I will be sharing insights to help companies and organisations supplying products and services to get their resource efficient business model (REBM) propositions across the finishing line
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Exploring the circular economy in the concrete sector

This report shares the lessons learnt from two Dutch REBus case studies: ‘Replacement of 50 locks between 2020 and 2040’ and ‘Resource-efficient procurement of infrastructural concrete products by Dutch municipalities’.
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ProRail

ProRail Lessons report

The EU Life+ project REBus (Resource Efficient Business Models) and railway infrastructure management company ProRail have successfully completed a pilot project with circular procurement. The new traffic control centre, officially opened in Utrecht in June 2015, was furnished with ‘circular’ flooring and furniture.
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Circular procurement – furniture ProRail Facilities Services

In March 2013, the project team for ProRail Facilities Services’ new traffic control centre in Utrecht (NVLU) was asked to provide it as a pilot location for the government of the Netherlands. Objective: test circular business models.
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Rapid Circular Contracting

Added Value

Reaping the benefits of 3 tears of the green deal on Circular Procurement.
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Tools

Assessment tool

Use this Assessment tool to identify areas of your business where a more circular business model would be best targeted.
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