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Back Circular material use rate — Calculation method — 2018 edition

The purpose of this paper is to present the reference methodology for the calculation of the circular material use rate indicator. The circular economy aims at increasing the amount of material recovered and fed back into the economy, therefore reducing the generation of waste and limiting the extraction of primary raw materials. The circular material use rate measures the share of material recovered and fed back into the economy - thus saving extraction of primary raw materials - in overall material use. The European Commission has released a framework to monitor progress towards the circular economy. This indicator is part of that monitoring framework and is used to monitor the progress towards a circular economy on the thematic area of 'secondary raw materials'.

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Release date: 27‑11‑2018

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Product code: KS-GQ-18-013
ISBN: 978-92-79-96698-9
ISSN: 2315-0815
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.2785/132630
Theme: Environment and energy
Collection: Manuals and guidelines