A circular economy is a realistic way to provide an expanding world economy with the raw materials that will be required. A more circular economy envisages increased re-use, repair and recycling of manufactured goods and the utilization of the waste streams generated by modern society. This analysis focuses primarily on the overall Dutch economy, but begins by examining two cases: the circular economy for products from the metal and electrical sectors, and the use of waste streams from biomass. The first case focuses on abiotic materials, and the second on biotic materials, both of which present their own specific challenges and opportunities. This report aims to answer the following questions:  What opportunities would present themselves if the Netherlands were to accelerate the transition to a circular economy?  How can these opportunities be used, how can obstacles be removed, and what shape should this transition take?  What part can the government play in this process? For more details, please go to the external weblink.

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