Tracking local circular progress
The Dutch national government has set a goal of achieving full-scale circularity in the Netherlands by 2050, with an intermediate goal of 50% circularity in raw materials by 2030. Currently, there is no uniform way to measure circularity in any given region, which makes it difficult to track overall progress. Present-day efforts in the Netherlands towards monitoring the transition to a circular economy (CE) mostly take place on (inter)national and provincial level, but less so on municipal or local level. Certain indicators are essential to monitor on a local level such as recycling rates, circular employment and circular awareness. Hence, this research analyses the monitoring process in the region Rijk van Nijmegen (RvN) and ultimately provides recommendations for possible improvements in the monitoring process. The following main question is posed for this research: ‘what indicators and factors contribute to a better monitoring towards a more circular economy in Rijk van Nijmegen (RvN) and what recommendations can be given to RvN to further stimulate the monitoring of the transition towards a more circular economy?’. Keywords: circular economy, monitoring, indicators, barriers, opportunities.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen