Research and Recommendations

Building an evidence base for a circular economy

Tailored research services to help understand your organization's opportunities through benchmarking studies, policy analysis, and research case studies.

Circular Innovation Lab supports organizations in their research on circular economy based on best practices and accurate scientific data.

If you are looking for new insights, comprehensive research and findings, or assessments, we are here to help you on a variety of topics.

Recent Projects



We are working with the Government of Vietnam to produce a Benchmarking Study of Circular Economy Roadmap practices. The project is led by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE).

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We have been commissioned by Sanghi Cement to conduct a circular economy study to identify different types of methods to reduce the fuel requirement in the manufacturing process, substitute mined raw materials from local sources with un-mined renewable products, and reduce water usage within the cement industry.

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The study aims to offer India a comprehensive and tailored circular economy (CE) development scheme (covering guidance on CE practices, utilization of global circular value chains (GCVC) for a faster CE transition, analysis of opportunities and challenges, amongst others) by combining India's local context, policy framework and national visions.

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s life cycle. This study will research and put forward associated policy recommendations targeting the upcoming revisions of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV), Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Waste Framework (WFD) directives.

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We are working with the Government of Senegal to conduct a baseline study to assess the circularity of the current economy in Senegal. It will be accompanied by a mapping of the involved stakeholders, aiming to identify the existing gaps and propose related recommendations for stakeholder mobilisation to address those gaps.

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