The CIRCULAR IMPACTS project website has been updated with an evidence library on the circular economy. The Circular Impacts online library created by Ecologic Institute centralized information related to the circular economy transition. The library helped policy professionals in conducting impact assessments on the transition to a circular economy. It was a useful resource for policy-makers, journalists, scientists, NGOs and anybody else interested in increasing their knowledge of circular-economy concepts. The library formed an integral part of the website and was an important project outcome.
There is a vast amount of information available on the circular economy, such as reports, models and indicators, which keeps expanding on a daily basis. However, this information is scattered across the web and in many cases not so easy to find. This evidence library brought everything related to the circular economy together in one place, while also introducing a categorization structure that helped users quickly find relevant evidence effectively. It incorporated existing databases and profits from existing research. Databases such as Measuring Progress, LIAISE KIT and Horizon 2020 research projects were also added.
The evidence library was created by Ecologic Institute's Senior Web Developer Christian Bruhn in close cooperation with Laurens Duin of the CIRCULAR IMPACTS project team.