Circular Economy is becoming a necessary pillar of sustainable development. The aim of this stream is to propose potential evolutions of LES objectives with regards to the necessary innovation trends implied.
At present, it appears that Innovation trends will emerge from three fundamental domains:
- Innovations in Technology: the need to redesign production processes to integrate from the start the recyclability of products (eco-design), and the overall energy and material efficiency of all value chains
- Supply chain: new constraints will have to emerge to cope with the difficult optimization between material and energy optimization and the consistency between captation/recycling and usage of materials end energy
- Global economy: it looks like a revolution to be able to address the need to adapt the present accounting rules, considering natural raw materials as free resources instead of valuable exhaustible expensive materials
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