Received: 2023-03-12  |  Accepted: 2023-07-24  |  Published: 2023-09-30

Title

Environmental policies, waste and circular convergence in the European context


Abstract

This work explores the transition process towards a circular economic model in the European context. By placing the role of policies and waste as a focus of the debate, it first examines the possible effects that a stringent policy can generate and, secondly, how much waste and its management can influence the goodness of the transition process. By analyzing European data on major indicators of circularity, waste generation, and management, this paper attempts to provide a snapshot of the European situation and its different speeds along the transition path. In light of the recent development programs established by European institutions in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic that strained the world economy, the trends show how program resources should be directed towards key sustainability sectors that can stimulate European countries towards a common circular pathway.


Keywords

environmental policy, circular economy, waste management, sustainability transition


JEL classifications

Q53 , F64 , E61


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/140


DOI


Pages

95-121


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Zecca, Emy
University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy http://www.unife.it
Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies (SEEDS), Ferrara, Italy http://www.sustainability-seeds.org
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Pronti, Andrea
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy https://www.unicatt.it
Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies (SEEDS), Ferrara, Italy http://www.sustainability-seeds.org
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Chioatto, Elisa
University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy http://www.unife.it
Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies (SEEDS), Ferrara, Italy http://www.sustainability-seeds.org
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

5


Number

3


Issue date

September 2023


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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