The R2Pi project: The route to circular economy, a three-year research project, under the European Commission’s Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Its overarching goal is to accelerate the widespread implementation of a circular economy based on successful business models and effective policies.
These guidelines compile a series of principles and lessons that the R2Pi team has developed from working with companies in six different sectors, that have incorporated Circular Economy Business Models (CEBMs). It also details a set of policy packages in each of the six sectors that enable the CEBMs.
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide consultants and in-house strategists with a set of tools to train others in the principles of the CE and CEBMs and the corresponding policy environment.
Based on its wide-scale study of international firms the R2Pi team integrated a suite of business tools Read more >>
Our team compiled 18 case study reports concerning companies in six sectors about their journeys to circularity Read more >>
In December 2015, the European Commission published its Circular Economy Action Plan. looks at the Read more >>
A circular economy business model (CEBM) is one which creates, delivers, and captures value in a manner that is compatible with and enables regeneration of finite natural resources; and keeping products, components and materials at their highest value and utility within a relevant system boundary. The R2Pi consortium defined seven CEBMs. The diagram below summarizes the seven CEBM models and each model is linked with a specific “modified” business model canvas.