CityLoops project


The CityLoops project brings together seven European cities – Apeldoorn, Bodø, Mikkeli, Porto, Seville, Høje-Taastrup and Roskilde - to pilot a series of demonstration actions to close the loop of two of the most important waste streams in Europe: Construction and Demolition Waste, and Biowaste. Their ultimate aim is to become circular cities in which no resource goes to waste, driving the transition to the circular economy.

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The Cities



Partners from seven EU countries are working together as part of CityLoops



are being developed to support CityLoops cities, as well as others t implement circular economy actions



on construction and demolition waste, and biowaste are being implemented by the seven CityLoops cities

Building Circular Knowledge

 The CityLoops project is also developing a series of tools for circular planning and decision making. The project will carry out an urban circularity assessment developing a consolidated material flow and stock accounting methodology to assess sector- and city-wide material stocks and flows. 

CityLoops is developing Circular City Indicators, a comprehensive indicator set for cities, including guidance on how to measure them. At the end of the project, this will result in an evaluation framework based on a series of circularity and sustainability indicators. The results will be published on this platform soon.

Circular procurement is a key aspect of CityLoops. Circular procurement experts Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) and ICLEI will help each city identify how and which procurement activities could be used to strategically support the actions they undertake to tackle construction and demolition waste (CDW) and biowaste. The project will also produce guidelines for how to include circular procurement in these two sectors.

Get Involved!

Less greenhouse gas emmissions, less pollution of soil and groundwater, and less pressure on finite resources. These are all highly important reasons to commit to the circular transition, but while the environmental and societal benefits of the circular economy are well documented, its economic potential is often underlooked. Circularity can lead to cost reduction, increased employment and new market opportunities for sustainable and innovative businesses.

CityLoops is ready to harness this potential! Are you too? Then... get involved and join us!

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