To meet the challenges caused by an increased demand for sustainably sourced raw materials, limited natural resources and climate change, a shift towards the circular economy is becoming more crucial than ever. Therefore VITO helps authorities and companies switch to life-cycle thinking and develops circular business models.

Research manager Sustainable Materials
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We are noticing that the term ‘circular economy’ is easily and quickly adopted and used by many actors. And it’s precisely because the term ends up in the mainstream in this way that it is important to remain critical, to engage in debate, to continue evaluating whether we are on course to the right goal. We must prevent our current habits from simply getting a new circular label.

Karl Vrancken
Research manager Sustainable Materials - VITO

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