On 18 January 2016, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published a report entitled “Circular economy in Europe - Developing the knowledge base”. According to the authors, fundamental changes throughout the value chain (from product design and production processes to new business models and consumption patterns) are required in order to create a circular economy. In this respect, recycling will turn waste into a resource and extending product lifetimes will help preserve natural resources.
On 11 January 2016, the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) published a briefing paper entitled “Strategic approach to the selection and procurement of construction materials and products”.
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