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Core Elements Towards Circularity: Evidence From the European Countries

Version 1 : Received: 3 July 2021 / Approved: 6 July 2021 / Online: 6 July 2021 (11:40:19 CEST)

How to cite: Lingaitienė, O.; Burinskienė, A. Core Elements Towards Circularity: Evidence From the European Countries. Preprints 2021, 2021070139 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0139.v1). Lingaitienė, O.; Burinskienė, A. Core Elements Towards Circularity: Evidence From the European Countries. Preprints 2021, 2021070139 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0139.v1).

Abstract

In this paper, the authors identified key elements important for circularity: (1) Background: The primary goal of circularity is to eliminate waste and to prove the constant use of resources. In the paper, we classify studies according to circular approaches. The authors identified main elements and classified them into categories important for circularity, starting with the managing and reducing waste and the recovery of resources; and ending with the circularity of material, and general circularity-related topics and presented scientific works dedicated to each of the above-mentioned categories. The authors analyzed several core elements from the first category aiming to investigate and connect different waste streams and provided a regression model; (2) Methods: The authors used a dynamic regression model to identify relationships among variables and selected the ones, which has an impact on the increase of biowaste. The research was delivered for the 27 European Union countries during the period between 2020 and 2019; (3) Conclusions: The authors indicated that the recycling rate of wasted electrical equipment in the previous year has an impact on the increase of recycling biowaste next year. This is explained as non-metallic spare parts of electronic equipment are used as biowaste for fuel production. And the separation process of the composites of electric equipment takes some time, on average the effect is evident in one year period.

Subject Areas

circularity; waste streams; circular approaches; regression equation

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