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Partnership on Circular Economy
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A classification of local approaches to waste prevention, re-use, repair and recycling in a circular economy.

This classification contains cases based on 12 interviews conducted in 2018 and 2019.

The cases are all city-based approaches to waste prevention, re-use, repair, and recycling. Some of these are traditional recycling stations with a special focus on waste prevention and reuse, others are organised as second-hand shops, while other cases are examples of networks of repair centres or initiatives.


picture of a mini recycling station in Oslo, Norway
Mini recycling stations – Oslo, Norway
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The cases are varied, but similar in their circular nature; taking new steps to transition from a linear to a circular economy. The cases all underline the organisational structure of the centres, their objectives, and their measured impact of the activities. There are also clearly stated barriers and success factors, which may be of special interest for urban policy makers working to establish similar concept in other cities.